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karenburniston
Paper Crafter and Licensed Designer for Elizabeth Craft Designs, specializing in pop-ups
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Happy Wednesday! For today's Christmas version I'm once again taking on a video of a Christmas card, so we'll call it "Another Christmas Version". For the November 2014 Designer Challenge: Red, White or Blue I was quite the over-achiever and... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at I am not left-handed
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OK, true story. I was going to call this series "12 Pop-ups of Christmas" and challenge myself to make a Christmas Version of a video card and post one per day for the first 12 days of December. Our first... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at I am not left-handed
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OK, so today's share is technically a Christmas Version of another Christmas card, but let's not get hung up on technicalities, okay? This is a combination of two previous cards - the Twist Circle Snowman Card and the Twist Circle... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at I am not left-handed
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This month I'm revisiting some of my favorite video tutorials and making holiday versions of the cards. The Explosion Birthday Card remains one of my most popular videos (by far!) and is easily transformed into a holiday version by swapping... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at I am not left-handed
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This month I'm revisiting some of my favorite technique videos to make Christmas versions. One of my favorite technique videos is from the Feb 2015 Designer Challenge where I used the Rectangle Pull Card with included spinner die to make... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at I am not left-handed
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On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me . . . a cardinal in a bare tree! Happy December! Today I have a card to share that was one of my class cards last month. I... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at I am not left-handed
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Today I'm sharing a class card I taught in early November. This card combines several Pop it Ups products to make a festive "Santa Mouse in a Chimney" scene. The front of the card features the decorator pieces from the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Welcome to our team-theme Designer Challenge for November. Karen Aicken set the theme as "Charmed, I'm sure!" and we are to use any of the Pop it Ups Charms dies for a card of any theme. For my card and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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For last week's Designer Challenge I posted a video tutorial for how to make a window pop-up card using the Lorna Label die set. I mentioned that window cards make particularly good holiday cards because the item in the window... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Today in America we elect a new President and I'm sure I speak for most Americans when I say that it's been a very stormy political climate during this election cycle. We all need a break and nothing could be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Welcome to our second Designer Challenge for October. Summer Hills-Painter set the theme this month and chose Boy, oh Boy! - a challenge to focus on rough and tumble masculine cards. One of my friends is expecting twins and just... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Today I'm sharing an encouragement card I made for a friend. See this card opening and closing in an animated GIF here. I decided to make a Twist Circle Panel card combined with the Iron Fence pop-up. This card measures... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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First things first - congratulations to Barbara M. and Karen H. for each winning a Twist Circle die set in the last Designer Challenge. Their comments were chosen by random draw. If you want to have the chance to win... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Great news! The Halloween Scene and Halloween Charms dies have come back into stock at Elizabeth Craft Designs! In honor of the return of the popular Halloween Scene die set, Elizabeth Craft Designs is offering a limited quantity of "Buy... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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This is my project for the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop. I've made another version of the Twist Circle Panel Card from this week's Designer Challenge Video. The front of my card features elements from the Cup Pop Stand and Hanging... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Howdy crafters! Sorry for the late arrival of this Designer Challenge post. I had major technical issues getting the video to upload to YouTube. You know it's a major problem when even my tech wizard son Karl couldn't explain it.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Howdy crafters! Today I'm on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog scaring up a fun way to use the Rectangle Pull Card for a peek-a-BOO! Halloween card. The Rectangle Pull Card is a versatile, generic, interactive die made even more interactive... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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I'd been wanting to make a special card for my friend, who is expecting her first baby . . . and her second one too! It's twins! She seems to think that I will be a valuable resource in the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Hopefully you are loving this new format for Pop it Ups Designer Challenges as much as we are. Challenges are now posted twice a month - on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. The first theme of the month will be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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I'll be teaching a 2-hour, 2-card Pop it Ups class at Croppin' Bug on Saturday, September 17. 2016. The video shows the cards in action. In addition to the two pop-up cards, students will make a bonus Halloween Tag featuring... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Interesting story about this card. My original Twist Circle Snowman Card was sent to Els for her shows. It did a fair bit of traveling and I believe it now resides in London at the offices of The Craft Channel,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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A great option for the new Anita Frames Pop-up die is to use the included decorator label dies to cut windows from the pop-up labels and hang charms in the openings. Here's a Halloween card using this technique. (See this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Good news! The Flower Pot Pop Stand die set, which blazed through its initial stock order, has arrived to the ECD warehouse 4 days ahead of schedule and is IN STOCK! Learn how to assemble this die set in this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Today I'm sharing a fun way to use the new Anita Frames Pop-up die set with any of the Charms sets in the Pop it Ups line. The front of my card is very simple - just layered squares of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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We are loving this new format for Pop it Ups Designer Challenges. Challenges are now posted twice a month - on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. The first theme of the month will be set by me and the second... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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