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karenburniston
Paper Crafter and Licensed Designer for Elizabeth Craft Designs, specializing in pop-ups
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It had to be done. A pop-up bathtub and a cat die in the same release? Clearly this begs for a Cat in the Hat card! I had a blast making this card to display in our CHA booth. (Click... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at I am not left-handed
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In June 2013 I posted a picture tutorial for using wafer thin dies to emboss instead of cut. I used the Deco Labels Framelits in that tutorial, a die set that I designed for Stampin' Up! It ended up being... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at I am not left-handed
She sounds like a character for sure, Suzi! Hope she likes the card when you make it. And yes - I read every comment on my blog - I love comments!
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Today I'm on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog with this month's Pop it Ups Designer Challenge. The theme for January is to include dies from at least three categories in the Pop it Ups line. Categories include: Accordions & Frame... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at I am not left-handed
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Here's an idea for a welcome card using the Rectangle Pull Card, Whiskers the Cat, the new ECD Alphabet die and the All Seasons Tree. The new dies start shipping to stores next week! When the card is closed you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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Well I'm back from CHA, and what a difference a year makes. In 2014 our booth was a modest creation using black curtains and gridwall. Signs were printed on foam board. It was exactly what we needed, and I was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at I am not left-handed
Yep! It's on the list for later this year. Typically holiday items are part of a spring/summer release. The stores aren't usually buying holiday at the winter show so I didn't include it in this release. I love your idea of a wreath they can wear! Definitely writing that one down - thank you!
Jeannie, thank you so much for giving proper credit for the idea. I especially love how you get a "free" emboss when you use the dryer sheets for ejecting. It really does make those intricate dies easy to use. Have a wonderful New Year!
Doris, I only designed one Accordion die for Sizzix - #658035 Bigz Accordion Album - and it is compatible with any of the Fancy Frame Edges. So your choices of Frame Edge are #774 Fancy Frame Edges, #907 Fancy Seasons Frame Edges or the new #976 Star Fancy Frame Edges. As for the difference between Pop 'n Cuts (Sizzix) and Pop it Ups (ECD) you do not need a "base die" for Pop it Ups - they have alignment nubs and you line them up over the fold of any size, any shape card. No base die required. Hope this helps explain things. Thanks for the nice words on the new release - I'm very proud of it!
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Happy New Year! It seems that the CHA winter show gets earlier and earlier every year. It's less than a week until I leave for Anaheim to debut my 2015 Winter release of 17 new Pop it Ups dies. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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Happy New Year! If you missed the December Designer Challenge last month during the busy holiday season you should definitely check it out. The team provided ideas for using Pop it Ups dies for every month of the year. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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During Thanksgiving dinner: ME: OK, Family, what are we doing for our Christmas photo card this year? JOHN: Matching pajamas? EMMA: Never. KARL: I think we should Photoshop our heads onto the members of Nickelback. (lots of laughter) JOHN: Why... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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This year we decided to hunt clues only once a week but still managed to miss last week because of Finals. Rather than make up the missing week I promised the kids an "epic" finale to the Christmas Clues on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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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 Dec 17, 2014 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 Dec 12, 2014 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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