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karenburniston
Paper Crafter and Licensed Designer for Elizabeth Craft Designs, specializing in pop-ups
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For the August Designer Challenge I taught a technique for an Open Center Accordion and mentioned that it works with any of the Accordion dies. Today I'm showing a Christmas version of the Open Center Accordion using the Ring Accordion.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at I am not left-handed
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Congratulations to Melanie, who was chosen by random draw as the winner of the August Secret Word Giveaway. Melanie's comment: I am a big fan of the Halloween Holiday so the use of Jolly in the accordion card was great.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at I am not left-handed
Sherry, check the picture supply links on this post. There's a direct link to the stamp at Stamp Francisco. Thanks!
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It's Designer Challenge day! This month I challenged the team to be inspired by each other. They were instructed to go back through their teammate's creations and find one (or more) to use as inspiration for a new project. They... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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Congratulations to Judy, who was chosen by random draw as the winner of the July Secret Word Giveaway. Judy's comment: I am excited about the merry and bright collection. I get excited about anything that pertains to Christmas. Excited about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at I am not left-handed
Hi Jo. I'm fairly sure I got that reindeer washi tape at Michaels. I wish washi tapes had printing inside the "wheel" to tell you who makes them - I don't keep the packaging. I should remember next time I buy some tape to mark the manufacturer inside the wheel with a Sharpie.
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HEY! This isn't funny . . . these babies just keep growing up! Here's a selfie of us Thursday on their birthday - seventeen years old! (Can you believe Karl was less than 3 lbs at birth? I know! Crazy!)... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2015 at I am not left-handed
Hi Rita - yes! Here's a cool little hack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTbqLIFbCgs
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Here's a great way to keep your general pop-ups open for display. These are the cards that are meant to be viewed at 90 degrees. Here are the eight (as of now) general Pop it Ups dies that will work... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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The Merry & Bright collection is shipping now! Here is a video tutorial for the Merry Christmas Pop-up die: Here are some photos of the card from the video. The front is a very simple lead-in to the magc inside.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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The Merry & Bright Collection is shipping now! Here is a video tutorial for one of the new pop-ups, the Christmas Trees Pop Stand die. This is such a versatile die set as the trees can be combined in lots... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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The brand new Merry & Bright Collection is now shipping! One of the new pop-up dies is the Sleigh Gift Card Holder die set. Check out how to assemble it here: Need a closer look at Fran Sabad's birthday hot... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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Two posts in a day?! I know . . . who AM I? But the dies were out on the table, you see. And it's ever so much more fun to craft with stuff on the table than to put... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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Elizabeth Craft Designs is running a great giveaway on their Facebook page but you have to act quickly because winners are announced on Thursday, July 30, 2015 (tomorrow!) Two lucky winners will win the four dies used by Shelly Hickox... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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I really wish I didn't have to make this card, but one week ago my friend Debra Hensley unexpectedly passed away. I first met Debra when I started teaching pop-up classes at Scrapp'n Savvy, in Spring, Texas. Debra was also... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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I'm blogging on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with this month's Designer Challenge. The theme this month is Homegrown Holidays where I challenged the team to make Christmas in July cards with a farm or country feel. They were encouraged... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at I am not left-handed
Congratulations to Jan and Lorie for being randomly selected to win the Sneak Peek Giveaway. Jan wrote: OOHHH my!! What fun new critters! And I love the props, I want to spread those around on Hoppy and his friends! Lorie... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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Today's the day! I'm excited to share Sneak Peeks of my two newest Pop it Ups collections for Summer 2015. Each of the collections features six new dies and a 4" x 6" clear stamp set. First up, Farm 2.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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One year ago I made a Pivot Accordion Card for the Christmas in July Designer Challenge where I combined the Fancy Accordion with the Evergreen Pivot Card. I always liked that technique and figured it was time to use it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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Happy 4th of July to all my fellow Americans! Here's a quick little patriotic card using the Holiday House #918 die set. Celebrate the Holiday Weekend with Elizabeth Craft Designs 20% off on ALL products* - 3 days only (Friday,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2015 at I am not left-handed
Judith, they are 7Gypsies Square Hooks. Here's a link: http://shop.canvascorpbrands.com/collections/hardware-metals-1/products/squarehook-silver
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Happy Wednesday and Happy July! I'm blogging on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today with a different type of Wednesday post. As the Pop it Ups Collection grows larger, it may be a little overwhelming to understand all the different... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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My nephew turned one this week and I wanted to make him a special card. Michael's too young to have favorite cartoon characters (and really, he'll probably just want to eat the card anyway) but I remembered that my niece... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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Congratulations to Vencine, who was chosen by random draw as the winner of this month's Secret Word Giveaway. The Secret Word for June was "Name" in honor of the theme: What's in a Name Designer Challenge. Members of my mailing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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I'm blogging on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with this month's Designer Challenge. The theme this month is What's in a Name? where I challenged the team to choose dies based on their first and last initials. You'll see incredible... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at I am not left-handed