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karenburniston
Paper Crafter and Licensed Designer for Elizabeth Craft Designs, specializing in pop-ups
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I'm on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today with the December Designer Challenge, which was to provide a year's worth of inspiration using Pop it Ups dies. My month was August, and I chose to provide birthday inspiration in honor... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at I am not left-handed
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Today I decided just to make a card front, but since I love interactive cards I added a shaker element to it. This is definitely a scrap stash project. The paper was in my scrap bin and the snowflakes and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at I am not left-handed
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My apologies for not getting this up last night. We hunted the clues late because Emma had a hair appointment with Tina to get her hair rePixied. (What? It's a word.) I was at the salon earlier this week getting... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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Karl has a $5 gift exchange at school this week and thanks to a candy sale at CVS I was able to stay within budget to make a candy sleigh. If ever there were a time for an explosion box,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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Earlier this week I posted a Christmas Cookies Evergreen Pivot Card with a seamless backing card and promised a video tutorial for how to do it. The video will show three different ways to achieve seamless backing cards for Pivot... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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Are you following along with Shelly Hickox's 12 Days of Ornaments? She is posting a new ornament tutorial every day for the first 12 days of December. Her Day 2 Ornament featured Poppy the Owl looking extremely cute as a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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In case you missed yesterday's post, I explained that my twins *thought* they outgrew this tradition of the Christmas Clues. They voted not to continue and I had to bribe them to do once-a-week clues for sweets this year. Today... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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Well it's December 2nd and I'm sure a lot of you are wondering if we will be doing our annual Christmas Clues Countdown to Christmas tradition this year. I started this tradition back in Colorado where the kids solve a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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Have you seen the new Tags & More dies by Els for Elizabeth Craft Designs? They are so fun - they cut just the top of the tag and you can make the height as tall as you want. They... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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Happy Thanksgiving! We had a nice low key holiday with just the four of us, and after our feast, games and pumpkin pie it was time for everyone to scatter to do whatever they wanted for a while. I chose... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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Happy Thanksgiving week! Today I'm sharing a video tutorial for how to convert the Katie Label Accordion album from portrait style to landscape style. You'll also see a version of this technique using the Oval Accordion (photos and supply lists... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at I am not left-handed
Finally got around to making this video, which has been a request of many of my students when I've mentioned this trick. It was Summer Hills-Painter who told me about a year ago that dryer sheets could be used to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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Today I'm blogging on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with the November Designer Challenge, which is to create monochromatic cards in either all-white, all-red or all-blue. The rules state that they can mix in a little neutral into the cards... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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I'll be heading to North and South Carolina for my final teaching trip of the year at the end of October. You can take this class at one of the eight stores listed below. You'll need to contact the stores... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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Congratulations to Pammy B. for participating in the Spooky September Secret Word Giveaway. Her comment on the ECD blog post incorporating the secret word ("technique") was chosen by random draw. I’m always open to new and fresh ideas so when... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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Today I'm blogging on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with the September Designer Challenge, which is to use Pop it Ups dies to make Halloween cards. Make sure you click over to the blog post to see all the amazing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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The machines have been humming and the paper flying non-stop all weekend as I continue preparing the class kits for this weekend's trip to my old hometown, Colorado Springs, Colorado. It's going to be a jam-packed two days of fun... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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Finishing up my Texas Teaching Tour will be Scrapp'n Savvy this Friday, August 29, 2014 for two class sessions. Since I already taught the House Pivot Card at this store I've substituted a new card using the Evergreen Pivot Card... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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Recently I saw a piece of ceramic art by Katharine Morling and I was blown away by the look of her pieces, which incorporate black line art onto 3D sculpted everyday shapes. It inspired me to try this look with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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Today I'm blogging on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with the August Designer Challenge, which is to use any of the three Character Dies (plus Props 1) for a project of any type. Make sure you click over to the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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Last month the Designer Challenge was to use Pop it Ups for Christmas (or other winter holiday) cards. All of the projects can be found on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog here. For my project I created a Pivot Accordion... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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Really?! I mean, REALLY?!!! How did my twins get to be sixteen? I'm pretty sure this photo was taken on Tuesday: But on Wednesday ... In a couple of weeks they will start their Junior year of high school. *gulp*... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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My little sister turned 40 this week. Yep, my LITTLE SISTER. *gulp* The fun thing about 40th birthday cards, though, is how black and morbid you can make them. I love that! Some of you may recall the card I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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Today I'm teaching a technique for mixing in transparency panels with a Pivot Card die for a floating effect. This works especially well with clouds, but you could do this technique with any shape cut-out (think butterflies, flowers, etc.) The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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I'll be hitting the Texas highways in a few weeks to teach a Pop it Ups card class throughout northeast Texas. I'm bringing along my daughter, Emma. This will be her first time helping me teach the classes, although she... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at I am not left-handed