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Karen Burniston
I am a paper crafter who specializes in pop-ups and interactive designs
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Happy February! For our challenge this month we are incorporating hearts into a card of any theme. For my card and video I cover the Christmas Tree Pop-up with hearts from the Love Charms to create a heart pop-up tree.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2021 at I am not left-handed
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Happy New Year! We're kicking off 2021 with a simple challenge theme - Thinking of You. It's more important than ever to check in on your friends and family and the perfect way is with a cheerful card. For my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2021 at I am not left-handed
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Welcome to our December Designer Challenge. Our theme this month is to use our new Mini Pops Pop-up in a card of any theme. I am showing how to use our smaller pop-up ball die, the Bitty Ball Pop-up, to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2020 at I am not left-handed
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For this month's Designer Challenge I taught a modification of the Pop 'n Swap die set to create a side swing arm. I mentioned in the video that this technique would work for any theme, so I thought I'd try... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2020 at I am not left-handed
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Welcome to our November Designer Challenge. To celebrate the dies in our newest release that are designed for long cards, I challenged the team to make slimline-sized fall-themed cards. Their cards are, as usual, spectacular and you'll find the photos... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2020 at I am not left-handed
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Welcome to our Karen Burniston Products - KB Riley LLC October Release Blog Hop. I'm joining our Design Team for a fun blog hop to celebrate the release of 10 new dies. Sneak peeks of the new release started last... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2020 at I am not left-handed
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For our Designer Challenge yesterday I posted a video tutorial for using the Rockin' Rectangle Pop-up die set for a shaped-window card with the added element of pulling up a piece of twine to animate more items. I thought it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2020 at I am not left-handed
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Welcome to our October Designer Challenge. The theme this month is "Inspired by" where we each chose a card from a teammate to be our inspiration card. I chose this cute card by Lois Bak as my inspiration card. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2020 at I am not left-handed
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Today is the day for the limited time offer of an exclusive clear stamp set from Simon Says Stamp featuring Riley and Company. The links are in the supply list below. I was lucky enough to get an advance copy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2020 at I am not left-handed
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Our brand focus has always been to create die sets that build on and coordinate with the dies from previous collections. The idea is that you are building a collection and nothing becomes obsolete because newer dies will provide fresh... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2020 at I am not left-handed
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Welcome to our September 2020 Designer Challenge. Our theme this month is "In the Wild!" and I challenged the team to create animals by combining our Surprise Ball Pop-up with the new Bitty Ball Pop-up. For my card and video... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2020 at I am not left-handed
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Welcome to our August 2020 Designer Challenge. Our theme this month is "Wing it!" and I challenged the team to incorporate wings into their cards. They have once again taken it to a new level with their creativity. For my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2020 at I am not left-handed
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Welcome to our July 2020 Release Blog Hop. Hop along on the blogs of our Design Team to find inspiration for using these new die sets. Dies are available for pre-order now on our website with shipping starting the first... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2020 at I am not left-handed
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We have sixteen new die sets available for pre-order starting today. Shipping will start the week of August 3, 2020 in the order received. Do please consider making your pre-orders at your local store if you're lucky enough to have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2020 at I am not left-handed
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Welcome to our July 2020 Designer Challenge. This month the theme is Two Folds. I challenged the team to incorporate two folds into a card of any theme. For my card and video I am adding two folds inside a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2020 at I am not left-handed
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Welcome to the KB Riley - Karen Burniston Dies and Dare 2B Artzy Collaboration Blog Hop! Our Design Team members are excited to share their inspiring creations using some of the fabulous products from both these companies. To celebrate our... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2020 at I am not left-handed
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Welcome to June 2020. I had mixed feelings about posting a Designer Challenge at a time when our nation is so full of sorrow, struggle, anger and injustice. I considered, though, that our hobbies can be a source of peace... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at I am not left-handed
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Wishing everyone a blessed and safe Memorial Day Weekend. Within our family there is military service on both sides, including three late grandparents who fought in WWII, plus John's father (pararescue in Vietnam) and many uncles and cousins. We honor... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2020 at I am not left-handed
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Welcome to our May 2020 Designer Challenge. Our theme for this month is Treasure. I challenged the team to use our new Treasure Chest and/or Treasure Charms in their projects. Although I say this every month, it's extra true with... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2020 at I am not left-handed
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Welcome to our April 2020 Designer Challenge. Our theme for this month is Tree. I challenged the team to create a card using any of our die sets that include a tree. For my card and video I wanted to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2020 at I am not left-handed
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Welcome to launch week for our April 2020 release of eight new die sets. The dies are available to order TODAY from our website with shipping starting April 13, 2020 in the order received. Some customers have been asking if... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2020 at I am not left-handed
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Happy March! Our theme for this month's Designer Challenge is In Case You Missed it (ICYMI) where I challenged the team to repost an older Designer Challenge (DC) card and to be inspired by it to create a new version.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2020 at I am not left-handed
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Happy February! Our Designer Challenge for this month has a theme of "Double!". I challenged the team to double up their pop-ups for a card of any theme. They could either use two of the same pop-up in a card,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2020 at I am not left-handed
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Welcome to our first Designer Challenge of 2020. This month our theme is "Hearts" and you'll find some lovely heartfilled cards by our Design Team to inspire you. For my card and video I am showing how to use the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2020 at I am not left-handed
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Happy New Year! In honor of it being 2020, I think "vision" is going to be my word for this year. On Christmas Eve I posted a Christmas gnome card made with our Surprise Ball Pop-up die set, and others.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2020 at I am not left-handed