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Karen Burniston
I am a paper crafter who specializes in pop-ups and interactive designs
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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 3 days ago 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
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Merry Christmas! There's gno place like gnome for the holidays! (See what I did there?) I thought it would be fun to style our new Surprise Ball Pop-up die set as a Christmas gnome. The front of the card measures... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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My last class of the year is this Wednesday, December 18th at Scrapp'n Savvy in Conroe, TX. As of yesterday there were 2 seats left, so call the store quickly if you want in on this class. Because it's so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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We had a very relaxed Thanksgiving this year with just the four of us. We wore comfy pants. We ate ham. And just for fun, we made paper turkeys. I asked each family member to style two turkeys from our... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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Happy December! For this month's Designer Challenge the theme is Surprise! The team was challenged to use either the Parcel Pop-up die set or the Surprise Ball Pop-up die set for a card of any theme. Both of these dies... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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Happy Thanksgiving Week! Over the weekend I hosted "craft weekend" where my cousin Jessica came for the weekend and we were joined by Rebecca, Becky and Karrie for card making merriment. On our Facebook Group, the Karen Burniston Pop-up Peeps,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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First up, a huge congratulations to the winners of our November 2019 Release Blog Hop. Winners were chosen by random draw from the comments on each blog post in the hop. You will be contacted by e-mail for instructions on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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Yes, I know I've promised a video tutorial for how to do the Magic Card technique with the Parcel Pop-up die set. I ordered a rubber stamp to use in the video so I'm waiting for that to arrive before... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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Happy Sunday! Tomorrow is the day that our November 2019 release starts shipping from our website. We've already shipped orders out to stores, so you might check locally first to see if they have the dies in stock. One of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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It's a fun and busy week for us as we launch our November 2019 release of seven new die sets. The dies start shipping from our website on Monday, November 11, 2019 in the order received. Tanya had the brilliant... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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Happy November! For our challenge this month the theme is Holiday Accordions. The team was instructed to use either our Charm Accordion die set or our Fancy Label Accordion die set to make a card celebrating the upcoming holidays. My... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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Happy November! We have a fun 7-die release that you can order starting today on our website. Although it's a smaller release, it packs a big punch. Start mixing and matching with our other sets and the possibilities are endless.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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OK, I might have a new addiction! It used to be that I couldn't make a card that didn't pop-up. Now I fear that I won't be able to make a card that doesn't pop-up and then also light up!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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As if pop-up cards weren't cool enough . . . let's light 'em up! Thank you so much for hopping along with us on the Karen Burniston and Pear Blossom Press Collaboration Hop! Be sure to comment along the way... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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Happy October! Our Designer Challenge this month has a theme of Autumn. The team has once again knocked it out of the park with their fabulous creations. For my project and video I'm teaching a fun technique for doubling our... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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Happy September everyone! First just a little update on die releases - we elected not to release anything specifically Christmas/Holiday this year. Our July release contained so many dies that can be styled for holiday (Photo Collage, Triple Flip, Barn,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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For this month's Designer Challenge we have a theme of Fun on the Farm where I challenged the team to use the new farm-themed dies on a card. For my video I wanted to teach a technique of combining the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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