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Karen Burniston
I am a paper crafter who specializes in pop-ups and interactive designs
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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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This Friday I'll be teaching at Kaitlyn's Crop in Spring, TX, plus setting up a full trunk show at the Scrapp'n Savvy booth. If you're coming to the event come see me at the booth. The class is sold out,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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Happy July! And to my fellow Americans, have a patriotic and fabulous 4th of July. This month's Designer Challenge has a theme of "Picture this!" where I challenged the team to incorporate a photo or photos into a card of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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Happy July! In just two weeks we will start shipping our July 2019 Die Release. Over the next two weeks I will be posting the assembly videos for the new dies. Today I am sharing all the videos for the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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In just three weeks we will have 20 new die sets available at KarenBurniston.com and at many of your favorite local and online retailers. You may pre-order from our website starting today, but do please consider pre-ordering through your favorite... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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For this month's Paper Pros challenge the theme was to be inspired by one of my previous videos to make a new version. I decided to revisit the video I created for Designer Challenge 20 that featured a mash-up of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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I love this month's challenge! The theme is Beach Day and the team will definitely inspire you with their cards below. For my video I'm combining the mechanism from the Ice Cream Sundae Pop-up and then decorating it with the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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It's time for another Save the Crafty YouTuber video hop! We are one of the sponsors of the event, which is explained so well by Justine Hovey, the organizer: The Save the Crafty YouTuber Video hop is a celebration of... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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For our last Designer Challenge my video taught a technique for using the bottom tier of the Cake Pop-up as a stage for a graduation card. The beauty of this technique, though, is that it can be used for any... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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Here's a birthday card that combines the mechanism from the Oval Frames Pop-up with the decorator dies from the Flower Pot Pop-up die set. I started by making my entire pop-up off of the card so I could measure it... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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Happy May! For this month's Designer Challenge the theme is Congratulations! Graduation season is coming up soon, so here's a fun way to repurpose the Cake Pop-up die set into a stage for a graduation scene. Watch the video to... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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Happy Easter everyone! I'll be at Scrapp'n Savvy this Wednesday, April 24, 2019 teaching two sessions of this quarter's Pop-up Cards class. All pieces are pre-cut in the kit and you also receive a die to take home. The die... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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Can you believe it's April already?! This month we're taking on the challenge to make Easter or Spring cards. The projects by the team are spectacular as usual. For my card and video I wanted to see how well the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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Hi Crafters, I'll be in Sulphur, Louisiana next weekend teaching a pop-up card class at the Two Crafty Chicks crop event. I'll also be demoing with a full trunk show at the Scrap Attack booth. You do not need to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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For our monthly no-stress just-for-fun Paper Pros challenge, the theme was set by Sandy Diller as Spring Fever. I've been teaching a lot for the last several months and have been unable to participate in the challenges, but I lucked... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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Happy March! We've got a great challenge for this month. The theme is Tiny Accessories and the team was challenged to incorporate Tiny Accessories 1 or Tiny Accessories 2 (or both) die sets into their projects. Tiny Accessories are designed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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Happy February! Our newest release is in stock and shipping! If you missed the preview video of the 18 new dies you'll find it here: January 2019 Release Preview Video. The theme for this month's challenge is Love, sweet love,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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On Wednesday I'll be teaching at Scrapp'n Savvy with our brand new release. Both class sessions are sold out, but I do teach at Scrapp'n Savvy once a quarter, so check the teaching events portion of our monthly newsletter for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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Happy Wednesday! Our January release is now available for pre-order with shipping starting January 31st in the order received. I'm working on assembly videos for the new dies and sharing them here on my blog as I finish them. To... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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Happy Tuesday! Our January release is now available for pre-order on our website. Last week I started sharing the assembly videos for the new dies and have another one to share today. As you look for inspiration for the new... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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Happy Saturday! This week we are showing ideas for our upcoming January release, which will show up on our website for pre-order on Monday, January 21, 2019 with shipping starting January 31st. You will find some great ideas from our... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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Happy Friday! This week we are showing ideas for our upcoming January release, which will show up on our website for pre-order on Monday, January 21, 2019 with shipping starting January 31st. You will find some great ideas from our... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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Happy Thursday! This week we are showing ideas for our upcoming January release, which will show up on our website for pre-order on Monday, January 21, 2019 with shipping starting January 31st. You will find some great ideas from our... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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Happy Wednesday! This week we are showing ideas for our upcoming January release, which will show up on our website for pre-order on Monday, January 21, 2019 with shipping starting January 31st. You will find some great ideas from our... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2019 at I am not left-handed
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Happy Tuesday! This week we are showing ideas for our upcoming January release, which will show up on our website for pre-order on Monday, January 21, 2019 with shipping starting January 31st. You will find some great ideas from our... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2019 at I am not left-handed