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karenburniston
Paper Crafter and Licensed Designer for Elizabeth Craft Designs, specializing in pop-ups
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Welcome to this month's Pop it Ups Designer Challenge with a theme of: GLITTER! For my card I did not spare any glitter! I used the new Flower stencil to create an ombre effect with three colors of pink glitter,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at I am not left-handed
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Congratulations to Linda Shepard for her number coming up by random draw in the January Secret Word Giveaway. In honor of the NEW products, the Secret Word was "new" and Linda won her choice of (1) new die, (1) clear... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Happy Monday! Today I'm posting the first in a new video series called Pop Post. I will choose someone in my life who has a milestone or occasion or just to say hello and I will make that person a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Anna, a graphic artist with Elizabeth Craft Designs, shot some demos of each of the artists while at CHA. Mine was a demo of the new Cup Pop Stand die set. The cup will work well for both pop-up cards... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at I am not left-handed
Thanks Rosemary! Karl is not quite ready for the rigors of being a full-time university student. He's currently taking a Cisco-certified computer course and wants to get some job experience in his field to help him determine which way to go. He's going to live at home and go to community college for at least a year.
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2016 on Emma's a future Aggie! at I am not left-handed
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It took Emma a while to decide what she wanted to study in college. John and I (naturally) thought she'd make an excellent engineer, but she was not convinced. Then she took an AP Statistics course and loved it. She... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Today I had a chance to make a card using a lot of the new Pop it Ups products. I wanted to combine new products with existing products to show how well Pop it Ups builds on itself to make... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at I am not left-handed
Thanks, Christine! I'll be sure to let people know.
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Happy New Year! I am delighted to welcome you to our new home for the Pop it Ups Designer Challenges. Having the challenges hosted on my blog allows us to change up the format a bit in the coming months... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Last Saturday I launched my very first Pop it Ups eBook, called Pop it Ups cardmaking | Winter 2016. It's a celebration of the talented Designer Challenge Team - one project from each team member plus one from myself. It's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Hello from no-longer-rainy but a-little-chilly Anaheim California! Karen, Joset, Els, Susan and Suzanne in our ECD aprons customized by Els. Today is the start of the 2016 CHA Mega Show, where we officially launch new products. We've been setting up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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In a few days I'll be heading out to California for the CHA 2016 Mega Show. A couple of weeks ago I shared the Make 'n Takes, and I hope you'll stop by Booth #775 to make the projects and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . . which for me means paper is flying everywhere. No, I don't mean wrapping paper, I mean cardstock and patterned paper, being cut into the pieces for CHA Make 'n... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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Our last Designer Challenge for 2015! For December I challenged the team to interpret the phrase "Home for the Holidays" using Pop it Ups dies. OK, so I say this every month, but this month it's really super-dee-duperly true -... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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Well, CHA is less than a month away. Can you believe it? I can't! I have two new Pop it Ups collections being released at the show, called High Jinks and Coffee & Cake. You'll be able to see a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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This Saturday I'll be at Craft Crossing in Gonzales, Texas with a Pop it Ups card class. We'll make two cards that double as optional Gift Card Holders. The class is this Saturday, December 5th, from 12:30-2:30 and only costs... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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It's Designer Challenge day! For November I challenged the team to be inspired by any of my Pop it Ups technique videos and make their own version. As always, they did a fantastic job and you'll find their interpretations, plus... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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Yesterday I spent the day at Scrapp'n Savvy, my old stomping ground, teaching cards I made with the Kit Kraft Day kit. I took absolutely no photos, because a charming thing about me is that I completely forget that I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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I was asked to be a guest designer for Scrapp'n Savvy's November Kit Kraft Day, which is a fun event where you purchase a kit of materials and receive instructions for a variety of projects using those materials. For my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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The Pop it Ups Fall 2015 Collection has shipped to stores and is now available. I'll be using the Fall Collection for a video this week, including Lucky the Rabbit. I figured while the die was out I'd throw together... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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Are you in need of some holiday card inspiration? Check out the first Elizabeth Craft Designs eBook, "Holiday Head Start", by clicking HERE. It's a free download by entering your e-mail address. Included are step-by-step photo instructions for 14 different... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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The Fall Release dies are in stock! They're shipping now to independent craft stores worldwide. Today I wanted to use a few of the new dies for an Autumn-themed Gift Card Accordion. The Gift Card Accordion measures 5.25" wide by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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In this month's Pop it Ups Newsletter there were two "WIN" opportunities for commenting on recent Designer Challenges. Congratulations to Barbara, who won the Secret Word Giveaway on the Characters in Costume Designer Challenge with her comment: I love all... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2015 at I am not left-handed
Pshaw, Marlene! The "drawing" here is just some blobby eyes, little nostril ovals and a line with dashes for the mouth. The more imperfect the better! Grab a piece of scratch paper and try it - once you fill in with black it will look great. Or just print my middle photo and trace mine if you want. It's just meant to be "essence of Jack". Thanks for the compliment!
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Need a quick and simple Halloween card? Here's a 3-page Circle Accordion featuring Jack S. faces - so easy to draw with a black pen. I used some old stash paper for the pages themselves - distressed gray - you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2015 at I am not left-handed