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Karen Burniston Pop it Ups Designer Challenge – Triple Categories

January 21, 2015

Hi, it’s Karen Burniston with the January Pop it Ups Designer Challenge. Each month I challenge my Designer Challenge team to use Pop it Ups dies for a specific theme. This month the challenge was to incorporate dies from three (or more) categories in the Pop it Ups collection. Categories are: Accordions & Frame Edges, Pivot Cards, General Pop-ups, Pull Cards, Pop Stands, Edge dies, Characters & Props, Embossing Folders, and Accessory Dies.

For my project I took requests while attending the CHA show last week. Several people asked me to make a video for how to construct a stacked star accordion album like the one I made to showcase the Designer Challenge team. I also had some requests to explain the technique for making the Characters into sketch cartoons like on my Garden Bench/Poppy Card. I combined both those techniques to make a Happy Birthday Sketched Stacked Star Accordion card. (Say that five times fast!) My three categories are: Accordions & Frame Edges (Star, Star Fancy, Fancy, Fancy Seasons), Embossing Folders (Clouds) and Characters & Props (Rocky, Whiskers, Chilly, Honey, Buster, Hoppy, Dutch, Poppy, Props 1-4)

I used every Character and every Prop Set so you’d have a “go-by” for each Character’s sketch marks (not that I’m an expert – I just hash away with a pen until I like it) This would be a great project to simplify with fewer pages, fewer Characters and/or mix in some photographs, greetings, other dies, etc. This technique requires only heavy white cardstock, adhesive and a good black gel pen plus whatever dies you want to layer, trace and hash mark.

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  • Bazzill Card Shoppe “Marshmallow” white cardstock, Zebra Sarasa 0.7 black gel pen, Fineline 20 gauge glue bottle filled with Lineco pH neutral Adhesive, Black baker’s twine

 

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Let’s see how the Designer Challenge Team and invited guest Sandy Diller interpreted the three-or-more categories challenge. Get ready for twenty inspiring ideas.

Helen Cryer created a very clever, colorful and beautiful hybrid card that features two Accordion pages with a Pivot Card in the middle. Categories: Accordions & Frame Edges (Rectangle, Katie Stars), Characters & Props (Whiskers the Cat, Buster the Dog), Pivot Cards (Tags), Edges (Outdoor), and General Pop-ups (Happy Birthday)

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Summer Hills-Painter made this bright and fun Rectangle Pull Card using the Categories of Pull Cards (rectangle, balloons), Accordions (barn star) and General Pop-ups (banner). She created fun action inside the die through the use of a double spinner. (The spinner die comes included with the Rectangle Pull Card)SummerRPC1

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Caz Counsell has another great example of the Rectangle Pull Card using the Categories of Pull Cards (rectangle), Accordions (star), Pivot Cards (tag) and Characters/Props (Buster, paw print and bone). She styled Buster with the positive pieces from the Detail Layer for an alternate look. The spinner die spins the star up into the card when opened.

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Fran Sabad has mixed the Circle and Star Accordions together for a wonderful Grandfather Father’s Day card. I just love the color scheme! Categories: Accordions & Frame Edges (Star, Circle & Star Fancy Frame Edges)

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Kelly Booth made this stunning 3-page Rectangle Accordion featuring the All Seasons Tree and Eiffel Tower. She used Glitter Dots on the tower decks – what a great idea! Categories: Accordions & Frame Edges (Rectangle), Pop Stands (Eiffel Tower), Accessories (All Seasons Tree), Pivot Cards (Heart)

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Frances Byrne made this sensational park scene using the Adirondack Chair placed in the park instead of the beach. Whiskers the Cat is styling in a pair of shades. Categories: General Pop-ups (Adirondack Chair), Characters & Props (Whiskers the Cat, Props 4), Accessories (Palm Tree & Pail), and Accordions (speech bubble)

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Helen Cryer created a “helencredible” card for the challenge. This one is a Katie Label Pivot Card and it’s gorgeous! Categories: Pivot Cards (Katie Label), Pop Stands (Eiffel Tower), Edges (Paris), Accordions (hello)

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Shelly Hickox has made another amazing Shellypiece for this month’s challenge. She combined the Rectangle Pull Card with the Clock & Gears and Tags Pivot Card tags. The way the gears on her three spinners miss each other to open and close is very impressive. You can see this card in action on Shelly’s blog in a little video. Categories: Pull Cards (Rectangle), Pivot Cards (Tags), Accessories (Clock & Gears)

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Raquel Mason created this absolutely fabulous Tags Pivot Card with a fun “Calling Dr. Love!” theme. There are so many wonderful details in how she styled Dutch the Fox. Categories: Pivot Cards (Tags), Accordions (speech bubble, heart frame), and Characters & Props (Dutch, Props1).

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Donna Wright used the new Bathtub Pop Stand die to make the perfect pea green boat to animate The Owl and The Pussycat. She has so many amazing (and accurate!) details in this piece. Categories: Pop Stands (bathtub), Edges (Beach, Outdoor), Characters & Props (Poppy the Owl, Whiskers the Cat, honey), Accessories (Palm Tree & Pail), Accordions (Katie Label)

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Caz Counsell was so inspired by Donna’s bathtub-into-boat transformation that she made another version, this time using the Bathtub on the Lots of Pops die for a traditional pop-up (versus a standing pop-up like with the Pop Stands). Categories: Pop Stands (Bathtub), General Pop-ups (Lots of Pops), Characters & Props (Rocky the Crab), Edges (Beach), and Accessories (All Seasons Tree clouds)

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Karen Aicken made this adorable House Pivot Card, styled as a dog house for Buster the Dog. Categories: Pivot Cards (house), Characters & Props (Buster, bone), Accessories (Palm Tree & Pail, Holiday House), Edges (Outdoor Edges) and Accordions (speech bubble & hello)

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Sandy Diller was extremely clever in what she did for this fabulous hybrid card. She used the Rectangle Pull Card but then cut the Tags Pivot Card into it! And then if it wasn’t awesome enough she added two spinners inside the card for more action. A video on her blog post shows the card opening and closing. Make sure you click over to see it. Categories: Pull Cards (Rectangle), Pivot Cards (Tags), Accessories (Butterflies)

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Kelly Booth made this wonderful mixed accordion for her grandson, who loves superheroes. The first page is from the Circle Accordion and the second page is from the Star Accordion. These two accordions mix together just perfectly. Categories: Accordions & Frame Edges (Star, Circle, Star Fancy Frame Edges), Edges (Beach)

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Summer Hills-Painter made this funny (or should I say punny) card using the Spiral Circle Pull Card die. What a great idea to create a little “scene” on the front circle. Categories: Pull Cards (Spiral Circle plus the spinner from Rectangle), Accessories (Palm Tree & Pail), Characters & Props (Rocky, lips, bow), Edges (Beach), Pivot Cards (tags)

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Fran Sabad made a gorgeous wintry Spiral Circle Pull Card featuring the Paris Edges and ECD snowflake dies. So lovely! Categories: Pull Cards (Spiral Circle), Edges (Paris)

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Kelly Booth combined the spinner from the Rectangle Pull Card with the Adirondack Chair to make an angled pop-up platform for Rocky the Crab. This is an easy way to add a different look to the General Pop-ups. Her waves are cut from the glittered lace technique. Categories: General Pop-ups (Adirondack Chair), Characters & Props (Rocky the Crab), Accordions (speech bubble), Accessories (Palm Tree & Pail), Edges (Beach)

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Frances Byrne found the perfect paper to use with Rocky the Crab. By using the spinner inside the Rectangle Pull Card she creates the illusion that Rocky is suspended in the water. A second spinner animates the greeting. Categories: Pull Cards (Rectangle), Characters & Props (Rocky the Crab, Props 2), Edges (Beach), Accordions (speech bubble from Katie), Embossing Folders (Clouds)

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Raquel Mason made this chic chien card featuring a French Buster the Dog, Paris Edges and a shortened Eiffel “bone” Tower. Categories: General Pop-ups (Garden Bench), Pop Stands (Eiffel Tower), Characters & Props (Buster, Props1, Props4), Edges (Paris), Pivot Cards (Tags)

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Karen Aicken created another fun Rectangle Pull Card with Rocky the Crab and created her own ice cream cone using the party hat Prop with the All Seasons Tree cloud as the ice cream. Smart! Categories: Pull Cards (rectangle), Characters & Props (Rocky, cone), Accessories (cloud), Edges (beach) and General Pop-ups (happy birthday)

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Well I’m inspired – how about you? These new dies are available now online and in independent craft stores around the world and thanks to the team you can see how well the new dies will integrate with your previous purchases. With Pop it Ups each new die is meant to enhance your collection and bring new possibilities. (Or should I say “pop-abilities”?)

Join us next month when the team is taking on the Artsy/Cutesy Challenge. They may choose to make a card that leans very “artsy fartsy” or very “cutesy wootsie”. Many team members are creating two cards to be able to try both styles. The compilation post and a new video from me will be posted here on the ECD blog on Wednesday February 11, 2015.

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110 Comments

  • Reply Janet Murphy January 29, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Love, love, love pop up dies!

  • Reply Evelyn Tranbarger January 28, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Your design team is wonderfu And you are simply Awesome, Awesome. Awesome. I can hardly wait to get my NEW dies.

  • Reply Shari January 27, 2015 at 7:27 am

    OMG!!! How do you choose which dies to get first when you LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them all!! The Adirondack chair, palm tree and bathtub are the first 3 that stand out. Who knows when I see them in person I may have to get them all lol!! Thank you Karen for your amazing talent.

  • Reply scramblinrosie January 26, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    I must say, I’ve been keeping the poor folks at ECD busy with my ordering. I have made 3 orders in 2 weeks! I love the bathtub and Buster, of course! I love the pull out card too.
    My absolute favorites are the characters, Props & edges dies.
    You out did yourself again, Karen!!
    I think you shot yourself in the foot on these sets, Karen. How are you going to top them?
    I got a few suggestions for more character & props dies!!

  • Reply Donna Gibson January 26, 2015 at 11:34 am

    I really love all of the over-the-top samples that the DT presented! It’s such a versatile collection and they did a great job of using three different categories of dies on each card. The first three I want are the Rectangle Pull Card, Whiskers the Cat and Buster the Dog! I really want to replicate your Cheshire Cat card! I also need to get more props for my characters. And that Eiffel Tower Pop Stand. And…., oh heck, I need them all!!!

  • Reply Sandy January 25, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Luv, luv luv your dies. Fantastic cards by a very gifted team.

  • Reply Ivette M January 24, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Congratulations to your Extraordinary, Talented, Creative team! =D

  • Reply Helen B January 24, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Love, love, love all the new dies and the design team did a brilliant job showcasing them. Thanks so much for the awesome video too!

  • Reply Gerry January 24, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Karen, you get 3 stars for your great designs. Your are just super, super, super talented..

  • Reply Joyce January 24, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    As always—Great,Great, Great!!!!

  • Reply Doris January 24, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Not 1, not 2, not 3 but a lot of inspirational cards this month.

  • Reply Lyn C January 23, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    I just LOVE LOVE LOVE That new crab and his friends. He is going to have a great home with CRABBY CRABBY CRABBY ME!

  • Reply Kathy Brubaker January 23, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    I am so excited about the New Dies, especially the Crab and Beach Chair. Thank you Karen, I love your Ideas and Videos. Your Videos are extremely helpful to me

  • Reply Deb Hurtig January 23, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Love, love, love the inspiration!

  • Reply Barbara Woodard January 23, 2015 at 8:29 am

    I love,love,love all your new dies. the three new character dies are so so so cute. Thank you for creating these dies for everyone!!BarbW

  • Reply JoAnn Salmon January 22, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Love all the new dies! They are just plain fun, fun, fun!

  • Reply carol snedden January 22, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    I will be so happy, happy, happy when I can get those new dies.

  • Reply Lisa Eldridge January 22, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Hip Hip Hooray, Hooray, Hooray for all these new terrific dies! I can hardly wait to add to my collection.

  • Reply Michael Bakeler January 22, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    We are all winners with these Karen Burniston dies from Elizabeth Craft. 3 times blessed for creativity!

  • Reply Diana Krug January 22, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Love, love, love all the new dies. So cute.

  • Reply Mary Prasad January 22, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Wow! Some awesome cards in there! Love them all!

  • Reply Marlene L January 22, 2015 at 11:25 am

    The new dies are awesome. How can I limit myself to just 3?

  • Reply vivink January 22, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Wowza! Wowza! Wowza! All the cards are amazing! I couldn’t pick one favorite or even three favorites. I need all the dies, not just 1, 2 or 3. Thanks for another great video, Karen. You rock!

  • Reply Mandy Moore January 22, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Out-of-the-park FABULOUS! Great job, Team!!

  • Reply Marjorie January 22, 2015 at 9:26 am

    You are awesome!! Love everything. I spent 3 weeks recently in Paris so particularly interested in the Eiffel Tower. I can’t wait to start on all kinds of projects.

  • Reply Annette January 22, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Love them triple!

  • Reply HK January 22, 2015 at 8:10 am

    Wow.wow.wow. The New dies are Crazy. Love them.

  • Reply Cheryl B January 22, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Love, love, love all of the new release! I especially love the three new character dies. Can’t wait to get some of them and create.

  • Reply Leslie January 22, 2015 at 7:50 am

    I love them all. These are amazing, amazing, amazing samples.

  • Reply Chiara T. January 22, 2015 at 7:49 am

    Love your accordion. Have to try it with all my nephews: 7 girls and 3 boy… Total: ten, like your great great great team!!!

  • Reply AdrianeC January 22, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Wow, Wow, Wow these are great cards!

  • Reply Michelle Montague January 22, 2015 at 7:02 am

    Ohboyohboyohboy!!! These are all so amazing! I can’t wait to see them in person! I wan’t them ALL!!!

  • Reply Cathy DiBlasi January 22, 2015 at 5:26 am

    The new dies are triply (can I sat that?) fantastic, The cards are fantastic and I can see myself spending three times more than my usual crafting budget.

  • Reply Sharmaine van Biljon January 22, 2015 at 5:16 am

    Amazing, Beautiful and Creative. The 3 first letters of the Alphabet! Thanks for all the effort and creative thinking that goes in making all these incredible dies. Just love love love these dies to try and make a card to combine all of the dies toe create a beautiful sentiment to share with someone special! ☺

  • Reply Martha January 22, 2015 at 3:24 am

    These cards are great. I received some of your dies the other day. Can’t wait to try them out. Thanks for all the great inspiration.

  • Reply Connie L. Riley January 22, 2015 at 3:20 am

    Hello Karen. Ooh, La, La, La! What a truly fantastically creative group of cards from the DT this month. I’d already decided I absolutely needed every one of the new releases, but the examples definitely sent me way over the edge. Thanks for the excellent video on your blog–you do such a great job at including all of the vital details. I so enjoyed all the information you included. — Connie

  • Reply Peg Smith January 22, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Karen, your designer challenges are awesome! I love, love, love the poppy the owl die that I just received. Can’t wait to play with it. I’m So inspired by this last video and will try to make 2 level ACCORDIAN albums for my granddaughters. Thanks!

  • Reply Debbie B. January 21, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    So many wonderful projects, but the stacked star accordion card is fun, fun, fun ;- ) Love all the great inspiration and thanks for the tutorial.

  • Reply Devy January 21, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    Absolutely beautiful cards from all the team! Thanks for sharing all of that inspiration!

  • Reply Marcia January 21, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    My fav, favorite, fabulous dies from the new releases are Rocky the Crab, Eifel Tower, and the Star pivot. Looking forward to all the amazing, wonderful, gorgeous ideas used, coming, shown with all the new dies!!!

  • Reply Billie Ratliff January 21, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    I love love love your new designs. Each one is on my wish list because I must have them all. To chose only 3 I would pick the dog, crab and cat. But 3 is just not enough. I have to include the new frames, French dies and accessories for the dog & cat. If I keep adding 3 again eventully all wil be picked as my favorites. I simply love how the new dies work with current dies, all so interchangeable. thank you thank you thank you for wonderful dies and your designs.

  • Reply Jean Heming January 21, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Awesome as always… Just placed my order tonite for 15 of your new dies that I just couldn’t live with out !!!It was kinda funny ,I had the store lady on the phone (because I had given her my wish list a couple weeks ago) and the adirondeck chair was not in stock on her site…She told me she would put one in the cart, well I ended up trying to check out 4 times because before I could finish up with paypal someone else was ordering an taking dies from my cart!!! We were laughing about it !!! She finally got enough put back in her stock for me to get checked out… So Karen I would say your dies are a GIGANTIC success!!! thanks for all your hard work!!! Hugs Jean….P.S. thanks for the autographed Hoppy, you gave my niece in North Carolina, wish I could have been there!!!

  • Reply Jeannie Huff January 21, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Trying to limit myself tot just 3 different dies would be impossible. i love your ideas. All of them.

  • Reply Debi Jean January 21, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Joy joy joy is what the new dies would bring for all whom I make cards for.

  • Reply Fran T January 21, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    This is a great way to use that star die in an unconventional way. Can I even pick only three of the new dies from the new collection that I want? Love them all! All of the new dies leave me wanting create even more and more and more!

  • Reply Melanie January 21, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    I love love love your new collection! I have already asked my local stamp and stationary store to order a few of my favorites! The video on the double high accordion star card has now got me thinking I need need need a few more! 🙂

  • Reply Cynthia Clark January 21, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    WOW that double star album is AWESOME!! Love the new dies!

  • Reply Charlotte Sher-rod January 21, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    These cards make it even more difficult to decide if my card should have 2, 3, 4 or even more sides/parts. So many ideas, so much creativity. Love it.

  • Reply Karen Lai January 21, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    How I wish, wish, WISH I can have those new dies right now. They are absolutely fabulous! Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing such sensational projects!

  • Reply Debbie Kaste January 21, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Love, love, love your dies Karen. You continue to amaze me with your endless creations and your creative team’s results. Excellent, superb and outstanding art!

  • Reply Karen Buchanan January 21, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Love all the offering from the “Triple” Challenge. Some great new dies, exciting!

  • Reply auntiemaryann January 21, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Wowsers! Wowsers! Wowsers! Love the star, and the star with the circle, and the tall rectangle. The edger dies add just the right touch!

  • Reply dyeandpigment55 January 21, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Man oh man, I just love these cards. All I can say is Pop It, Pop It, Pop It….and I don’t mean corn 🙂

  • Reply Diane Sasscer January 21, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    These cards are awesome, incredible, amazing! Three of the new dies will not be enough to satisfy my need! I need,require,must have more! Thank you,thank you thank you for your new creations! Love them!

  • Reply Keysha Sain January 21, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Oh My Goodness!! (In my Shirley Temple voice) The design team did a fabulous job on their cards! I love all of them! My top three are: Frances Byrne’s Adirondack Chair card – that cat with the shades is too cute! I love, love, love Raquel Mason’s Garden Bench card – it is very chic indeed! Kelly Booth’s House Pivot card – that Buster the dog is adorable! I can’t wait to add several of these new dies to my collection.

  • Reply Myrna January 21, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Two Accordion pages surrounding a pivot card…….. What a great idea! FUN, FUN, FUN.
    I can hardly wait to try this out with some of my Accordion and Pivot dies. Thanks for all
    the inspiration and for the wonderful new dies. Yippee, Yahoo, Yay!!!!

  • Reply Margaret mcchesney January 21, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    I love all of the new dies. They are great..great…great.

  • Reply Roxanne January 21, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    your dies are so much fun . I enjoy working with them and cant wait to get the dies to do the things , I love to do. you are amazing

  • Reply Wilda Cogar January 21, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Wow, these are super, super, super cool. I could see me owning at least three of these after seeing way more than 3 idea’s that I love, love, loved 🙂

  • Reply Sabrina Radican January 21, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    OMG! OMG! OMG! All of these cards are absolutely Fabulous, Fantastic, Phenomenal etc. I wish I could do at least half as good of cards as all of you do!!!

  • Reply Renee Collier January 21, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    All of you..you and your design team are such talented, talented, talented crafters. Thank you so much for your tutorials and tips. You make my dies wish list longer and longer and longer!

  • Reply lisa808 January 21, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Wow, wow, wow!!! Awesome, Fantastic, Super release and samples.

  • Reply parisluceParis January 21, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    These cards are GREAT! French Buster is AWESOME and Ricky with the “just be-claws” and the googley eyes is FANTASTIC! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Reply Pam January 21, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Oh my Karen, you have really outdid yourself on this latest release. I have a long list going but my top 3 are the Rectangle Pull card, the Star Accordian and I totally LOVE Rocky the crab!

  • Reply Maryann E January 21, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Wow Karen, This release is amazing. All the cards that your design team has created are fantastic it is very hard to choose a favourite. All I can say is I want want want them all LOL

  • Reply debbiew January 21, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    OMG, OMG, OMG. I love, love, love the new star according die. I would have liked to use it for a Super Bowl party invite if the Cowboys had been playing. Oh well, there’s always next year. But in the mean time I can see lots of uses for it.

  • Reply Karen Kanda January 21, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    I Absolutely LOVE (Sarang Hae, Aishiteru, Aloha) ALL your designs especially, 971 Accordian Star, 976 Star Fancy Frame Edges, and 984 Buster the Dog from your new collection. Looking forward to seeing more of your Fantastic, Amazing, Adorable designs! Hugs Hugs Hugs <3

  • Reply Connie LaClair January 21, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Love your creativity with these cards, i myself want all three new pet dies, love doing cards with animals.

  • Reply Carrie Sylvester January 21, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    What an amazing, fantastic, fabulous collection! I love, love, love this! I can’t pick just one favorite, so I’ll pick 3 favorite cards from the challenge: Helen Cryer’s Katie Label Pivot, Fran Sabad’s Just Be-claws, and Kelly Booth’s Super Hug! Although it is hard…difficult…no, IMPOSSIBLE to choose which are my favorites from all this talent! What 3 dies would I love to add to my collection? Maybe the adirondack chair, Rocky, and Props 1? Triple the fun, triple the ideas, triple the possibilities! Thanks for sharing this wonderful inspiration!

  • Reply Christine Graham January 21, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    I have only just discovered Elizabeth Craft Design dies! Just finished a birthday card using the happy birthday pop up die cutter. The spiral circle pull card cutter arrived a couple of days ago but I am unable to find a recording of how to cut with this die – I am a little intrigue about positioning and the use of the tab? Any help please?

    • Reply Karen Burniston January 21, 2015 at 4:28 pm

      Hi Christine. Here is the video tutorial for using the Spiral Circle Pull Card die: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NEX956e8eQ Hope you enjoy it!

      • Reply Christine Graham January 22, 2015 at 7:59 am

        Karen, thank you so much. This is so inspiring! I am going to have a lot of fun with these dies. It would be so good to have more stockist of the Elizabeth Craft Design dies out here in the UK….

  • Reply jan castle January 21, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Cute, Clever, and Creative cards!!! TFS and for a chance to win!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

  • Reply Nancy Walker January 21, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    You girls are fabulous! What great imaginations you all have. No wonder you are on Karen’s design team! Great minds tend to gravitate towards each other, I think. Karen, just keep on doing what you do! We love all your creations…now to go shop and try and decide on some things without breaking the bank…

  • Reply Valinda Garcia January 21, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Love, love, love the dies and the creative work of everyone! Such great cards and such an inspiration!

  • Reply Lynda January 21, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Oh Karen,
    I LOVE, LOVE,LOVE them all, all, all! I esp like the bathtub, Buster the dog and Whisker the cat! I hope, hope, hope to win one time:)
    You and the gals are so talented and love that you share ideas!
    Lynda

  • Reply Cathy January 21, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    oh la la la! My head is spinning with all the ideas you have shared! My 3 amigas and I will have great fun making cards from these phen phen phenomenal dies!

  • Reply MaryBeth January 21, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Awesome creative inspired. Love the new dies

  • Reply Liz D January 21, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    I’ve bought over 3 odd the dies. They are going to make some super fun, super cute, and super great cards when I great them. Can’t wait

  • Reply Becky Sorensen January 21, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Wow! These were awesome. Thanks for sharing this to I love my Die Cutting Machine because I didn’t know about these.

  • Reply clickityklak January 21, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    OH KAREN YOU ARE BREAKING ME……I ALREADY BOUGHT, BOUGHT, BOUGHT, THREE, THREE, THREE, OF YOUR DIES AND MORE. LOVE ALL THAT YOU DO AND THANKS FOR SHOWING ALL THE ABOVE NEAT CARDS TO INSPIRE US. BLESSINGS!

  • Reply Angela Styles January 21, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Yes ,yes ,yes to all these great new dies and ideas on how to use them.I really love the Star Accordion and as the other such dies- so versatile and so much fun!

  • Reply Patti January 21, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Whoo, Whoo, Whoo. How could I pick 3,3,3 of these. Love, love,love them all. They all are fabulous, sensational, and awesome talents shared with us.

  • Reply Yoo-Rah Lee January 21, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Fabulous! Sensational! Awesome! Absolutely love the new release! The Paris, Dog and rectangle accordion are three of the many dies I love!

  • Reply Deana Hayes January 21, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Amazing, amazing amazing! There’s no way to pick just 3 cards. I love them all. Each has elements in them to use on another card. I’m looking forward to getting some of the new releases to make more cards!

  • Reply Liz Holloway January 21, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Wow! Wow! Wow! You have such an amazing DT. I hope to one soon, soon and soon!

  • Reply Skeeter Horne January 21, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    These dies are addicting-when you get one ,you want them all.They are all great.

  • Reply jlingraham January 21, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    I hope I am doing this right. Karen Burniston I hope you are honored your products gave me the incentive to figure this out. For some reason of the THREE top dies you have I love the Bubble Bath the best, but am enhamored with the pivot card and the crab. Just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your creativity.

  • Reply Sandy January 21, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Love, love , love the new dies. Just when you think you might just maybe have what you need, along comes the new stuff showing you how wrong that thinking is.

  • Reply Frances Byrne January 21, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Wow such an amazing video Karen, and such wonderful DT cards.

  • Reply Robin B January 21, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Love the double star album – Karen you & your team constantly amaze me with your brilliance!

  • Reply Susan B. January 21, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    I just love, love, love all the new dies. I wish that I could have all, all, all of them. I just watched the double star album and I had to run to my dies and try the “cartoon” look. I only have the first 3 characters, but I still find things to create with them. I enjoy the fancy accordion die. It is very versatile for me. Keep the creative juices flowing, flowing, flowing. Susan B.

  • Reply Edith Bell January 21, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Fantastic Sensational Awesome

  • Reply Diane H January 21, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Love all your wonderful creations and dies….I don’t know why, but when I was reading your awesome newsletter, the first thing that came to mind was the song “You’re THREE Times A Lady”…do you remember that or am I aging myself…lol…lol…lol….Wow the design team certainly has outdone themselves once again…wonderful projects!! I want them ALL!!

  • Reply Paula January 21, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    You guys are funny, funny, funny! 🙂

  • Reply amazeofmemoriesChristian Doré January 21, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Brilliant, Beautiful and Creative – so many adjectives to describe the new collection of fabulous dies – and that is only THREE words! I would love all of them.

  • Reply Michael Bakeler January 21, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Oh my Stars Stars Stars. These are so awesome, awesome, awesome! I want to use them use them use them because they are so cheerful cheerful cheerful. 3 times the fun with Elizabeth Craft dies. (fun for the soul, fun for the spirit, and fun for the receiver!). A triple win, win, win. 🙂

  • Reply VICKIE HOLUB January 21, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    WOW, WOW, WOW, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THEM ALL.

  • Reply Debra Hensley January 21, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Amazing job by an amazingly talented DT! So creative and inspiring. Love them all!

  • Reply Karen Aicken January 21, 2015 at 11:49 am

    AMAZING Double High Star Album … wow! So much fun to watch the video and see all your steps, Karen B. Takes the fear out of tackling a project like this and makes it so much more doable. FABULOUS DT projects as well.

  • Reply clickityklak January 21, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Fantastic collection of cards and each & every one is inspiring. Gotta get to work making cards, just gotta! ! !

  • Reply barb macaskill January 21, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Every single one of these cards is absolutely amazing!! I wish I had the creative brain that could think of all these amazing combinations and make them come out looking as awesome as these do! I couldn’t pick a favorite if my life depended on it but Shelley’s, Helen’s and Summer’s cards are tops in my book! Can’t wait to be able to get some of these amazing new dies so I can get started combining them and hopefully making something half as cool as these are!! TFS!

    • Reply barb macaskill January 21, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      As I said already the three cards by Shelley, Helen and Summer are my absolute favorites out of all of them but they are make my heart go BOOM BOOM BOOM! Simply spectacular!

  • Reply hellerlittle January 21, 2015 at 9:18 am

    awesome creations by all of the DT´s …. think my favorite is the one from Raquel Mason – love the dogie French style ;o)
    or Frans Father’s Day Card ???? it´s such a great menscard
    even the Pop it Ups Steampunk Birthday by Shelly…
    Lasies your works blow my away
    TFS CU hellerlittle

    • Reply hellerlittle January 21, 2015 at 2:41 pm

      sorry for my mistake writing in “Lasies your works blow my away”
      it must be
      Ladies your 3 works blow me away !!!

  • Reply Candy Spiegel January 21, 2015 at 8:59 am

    These are amazing!

  • Reply Raquel Mason January 21, 2015 at 8:35 am

    As always, great video Karen! Lots of phenomenal inspiration here!

  • Reply NADINE ILLINGWORTH January 21, 2015 at 8:34 am

    I JUST MADE MY FIRST CARD AND GLUED ALL THE SURROUND EDGES ON WHAT A MESS. I THINK I WILL BE MAKING STICKY PAPER NEXT TIME. FAB VIDEO HELPED ME A LOT. THANKS, CANT WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON THE NEW PROPS AND CHARACTERS.

    • Reply Willy January 22, 2015 at 2:41 pm

      Do you ever finish the back of the card?

      • Reply Karen Burniston January 22, 2015 at 3:42 pm

        I rarely decorate the backs of cards. I figure if I’m giving a handmade card with a decorated front and a pop-up middle that I don’t also owe a decorated back. Ha. But several of my team will decorate the backs of their Accordions. It does give you more real estate for decorating, so it’s completely up to you.

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