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karenburniston
Paper Crafter and Licensed Designer for Elizabeth Craft Designs, specializing in pop-ups
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It's a busy time around here as I gear up for a bunch of upcoming teaching trips. First up I will be teaching at Kept Creations in Whitman, MA on Thursday, March 27th from 6-9 pm with this card class:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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I'm blogging on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today with the March Pop it Ups Designer Challenge for Spring & Easter cards. You'll definitely want to check out the eighteen amazing projects by the Designer Challenge team plus a guest... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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Today I'm sharing a quick Oval Accordion card using a fun technique with the Oval Dots Frame Edges. The Oval Dots Frame Edges are used in the usual manner on Page 1, cut from green and attached to the white... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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I have a new project on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with a picture tutorial for how to make these cool two-tone glittered Fancy Frame Edges to fit the Fancy Accordion Album. This is a really fun technique that will... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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So today I have something quite unusual for me . . . a card front only! Yep, I made a good old fashioned regular card. I jot notes all the time. It would be great if they were all tidy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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It's a new year, a new die collection and a new home for the Designer Challenges! The February Challenge is posted on the *NEW* Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. This month the Designer Challenge Team (plus one Guest Designer) have knocked... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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I had fun with some brand new Peel-off stickers from Elizabeth Craft Designs called Little Cuties 1, designed by Judi Kauffman. The larger ballerina fits just perfectly on the Oval Accordion Album. To make this card I first cut three... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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How fun to be asked to contribute a card tutorial for the Studio Els article this month for Scrapbooking.com! You will find a full supply list and step-by-step instructions for this card, plus another great tutorial by Els for an... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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This Saturday, February 1, 2014 I'll be teaching a Pop it Ups class at Scrapp'n Savvy in Spring, TX. There are three sessions and I believe there may be a few seats left, but I'm not sure in which session.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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For the last few years I've been helping my friend Kristi Coy of Dollarscrapbooking.net with convention class designs. Kristi teaches the classes at nearly every CKC, so check the schedule at the end of this post to see when she'll... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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In lousy news, I've been home a full week from CHA and still am not completely well. I seem to be in a state of constant coughing, making videos completely impossible. We're going to blame the illness for why I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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I'm back from CHA and unfortunately have been sick, which is why you didn't see a nice blog recap post from me with the two photos I took while at CHA. (OK, I took more than two photos, but barely... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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One of the many exciting things about joining the team at Elizabeth Craft Designs is getting better educated on all the products they are famous for - Shimmer Sheetz, Micro Fine Glitter, ECD Tape and Peel-off Stickers. I started my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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Here we go! The final Sneak Peek of the new Pop it Ups dies. I refer to the final three interactive card dies in the collection as general pop-ups. These are the dies that are like Pop 'n Cuts, but... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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Happy New Year! It's time for another Sneak Peek of my new Pop it Ups dies being released at the CHA show in ten days. (*gulp! So much left to do!*) The Accordion Album is one of my most popular... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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Happy New Year's Eve! No, I didn't fall off the earth - I went to Minnesota, you betcha! My apologies for not finishing the last 5 days of the Christmas Clues - I had good intentions to do them up... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at I am not left-handed
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EMMA: "Christmas is giving, Christmas is truth, Christmas is sharing (except for the juice)" (grins) MOM! She immediately went toward the kitchen. KARL: (following) the juice? EMMA: Oh, yeah. You probably haven't seen my post-it notes yet. (she opened the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2013 at I am not left-handed
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We all survived Finals Week! Whoot! It was time to get caught up on clues. Now my original plan for the butterflies was to hide them in the toaster. We have a four-slot toaster and I had a rhyme in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2013 at I am not left-handed
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So much for my promise to keep up with the clues daily, huh? Hunting clues with teenagers during Final Exams is certainly tricky, but one good thing about doing two days at once is that I could combine the dollars... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2013 at I am not left-handed
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It's 10 days until Christmas. Gulp! Last week was just crazy. The kids had activities and homework and appointments and sleepovers. The dogs had a vet appointment. I had a class to prepare (my final class for Sizzix) and a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2013 at I am not left-handed
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Not wanting a repeat of the day before's grump-fest, I felt that I should casually drop some hints on our way to school. ME: Dad ordered some special harnesses for the dogs and the tracking number says they were delivered... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at I am not left-handed
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We had spent some time yesterday putting up the Christmas decorations and trimming the tree: As we were decorating I mentioned to Emma that she should be committing the ornaments to memory, since I sometimes wrote clues around them. (Hint... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2013 at I am not left-handed
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Dec 8, 2013
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For Day #6 I wanted to write a clue that Emma would get before Karl. He's been solving most of them, so I decided to stack the deck in her favor. First things first, I needed some origami dollars. Behold,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2013 at I am not left-handed
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Well Karl was right. Apparently I will look for any excuse to fold stuff, because this morning, while getting out the dollars for today's clue, they just looked so blah without being folded into something, so I went with Cranes.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2013 at I am not left-handed
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