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Karen Burniston
I am a paper crafter who specializes in pop-ups and interactive designs
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Happy 2017! I know, I know. You've probably noticed a few changes, most notably the lack of Designer Challenges and no sneak peeks or hints from me about new products. After three years of licensing Pop it Ups dies, stamps,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at I am not left-handed
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Today I'm sharing a Twist Circle Panel Card in a Love theme. Shelly mentioned that the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog had a theme of Be Square, so I thought I'd adapt the measurements of the Twist Circle Panel... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at I am not left-handed
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Well 2016 is nearly over and our final Pop it Ups Designer Challenge is full of fun! Sandy Diller set the theme of "Party Animals - use any of the Character dies for a card celebrating New Years or anything... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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This month I've been revisiting some of my favorite technique videos and making Christmas versions of the cards. Today's share is an amped-up version of the Twist Circle Panel Card where I added two Evergreen Pivot Card cuts into the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Howdy crafters! Can you believe it's just a couple of weeks until Christmas? The month is flying by but the team and I took a moment from the hustle and bustle to contemplate our own lists . . . what... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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I'll be back to my "Christmas Version" series tomorrow, but I needed to change gears to make a card for my friend Rebecca's baby shower yesterday. She's expecting twin boys and went with a cowboy theme for the shower. I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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My latest Christmas Version of a previous video tutorial is based on the March 2014 Designer Challenge where I taught an Easter-themed Garden Bench card and taught how to add extra "pops" next to the bench using the Lots of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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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 Dec 7, 2016 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 Dec 6, 2016 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 Dec 4, 2016 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 Dec 3, 2016 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 Dec 2, 2016 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 Dec 1, 2016 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