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Karen Burniston
I am a paper crafter who specializes in pop-ups and interactive designs
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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 yesterday at I am not left-handed
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
In just three weeks we will have 20 new die sets available at 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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