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karenburniston
Paper Crafter and Licensed Designer for Elizabeth Craft Designs, specializing in pop-ups
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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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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
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A couple of weeks ago I showed a Sneak Peek Part 1 of the Summer 2014 Pop it Ups die release and I'm back today with Part 2. All sixteen dies in the Summer Release will be in stores mid-July... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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For the June Designer Challenge the theme was Photo Accordion albums. My team of 11 plus 3 guest designers took on the challenge to use any of the Pop it Ups Accordion Album dies for any length/theme album as long... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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Today I've got a fun Pop it Ups card featuring the new Hoppy the Frog die. Hoppy is part of the Summer 2014 release and will be in stores mid-July. Elizabeth Craft Designs caters to independent retailers, so definitely ask... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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"So what's going on with Lucy today, she has a linebacker injury?" Two, actually. Both knees. It started with just one knee, and then because she was favoring it so much (and tearing through the house barking, jumping and wrestling... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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If you missed this week's Sneak Peek (Part 1) of the new Pop it Ups release coming to stores July 15, 2014, you may be seeing the new Character die sets for the first time. Here is the introductory video:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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I am so excited to announce that the Summer 2014 Karen Burniston Pop it Ups release will be shipping to stores the first couple weeks of July. The Summer release includes 16 new dies and 1 new embossing folder. Today's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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Today I'm blogging on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog for this month's Designer Challenge. Here are the only instructions I gave my team of eleven designers plus three guest designers: The word is "FLY" - how will you interpret it?... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at I am not left-handed
Thank you to Vivian, who e-mailed me to politiely inquire about April's giveaway winner since I had not *cough* posted said winner on my blog. Uh oh. I had forgotten to choose the winner. Sorry about that. Rectified. Random.org chose... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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One of the many things I love about working with Elizabeth Craft Designs is having the opportunity for Els van de Burgt to work her magic with my dies. She has such an amazing style, so rich with sparkle and... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at I am not left-handed
Kittie, wow! I am so glad I stumbled across your blog via Pinterest. This card is stunning and a fabulous tutorial for using Pop it Ups dies. I've linked you on Facebook today so more of my followers can see this gorgeous creation. Thank you!
Toggle Commented May 6, 2014 on Welcoming Fence Gate and Garden at KittieKraft
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So here's one good thing about me neglecting my blog for weeks - I was completely oblivious to Typepad being down for several days this week! Tra-la-la! Oh sure, I could have played that differently, maybe something like "I have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at I am not left-handed
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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