Pop it Ups Design Team

Karen Burniston here to tell you a little bit about the 2016 Pop it Ups Design Team! These 9 talented designers show off the Pop it Ups line brilliantly. Check out their work here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog every Wednesday and join us on my blog for the Designer Challenges the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month. You’ll also see many of their projects featured in the Elizabeth Craft Designs catalog, Facebook page, at booths, teaching events and on The Craft Channel.


Kelly Booth, Arizona, USA

Blog: cruzinkellster.blogspot.com

Hi, I’m Kelly Booth, from Arizona, where I live with my husband Dale and new Shih tzu puppy Sassi. I have been a stamper and card maker for over twenty years and I love using Pop it Ups dies to add an extra element of surprise to the cards I send. When I’m not in my craft room coloring up a storm with my Copic markers I enjoy camping, traveling, spoiling my grandkids and adding to my owl collection.


Shelly Hickox, Mississippi, USA

Blog: shellyhickox.blogspot.com

Hello! My name is Shelly Hickox and I live with my husband, chickens, and cats in the country, just south of Memphis. I’ve been a paper crafter for as long as I can remember, and was introduced to rubber stamping about 15 years ago. When I discovered Karen’s dies, a whole new world opened up for me! I love making interactive cards – they look so complicated, but Pop it Ups dies make creating them so easy. When I’m not making a mess in my stamp shack, I love gardening and photography.


Summer Hills-Painter, South Carolina, USA

Blog: 1craftypainter.blogspot.com

Hello everyone! My name is Summer Hills-Painter and I live in South Carolina.  I am a mother to three spirited and handsome little boys and wife to a wonderful husband, Shawn. I have been crafting all of my life in some form or another.  My passion for crafting started with my very talented and creative mother. She helped me to see past what things are and envision what they can be. I began paper crafting in 2000 and immediately became addicted. Things have certainly changed since then and using Pop It Ups line allows me to easily take my projects to the next level.


Sandy Diller, Arizona, USA

Blog: sandydiller.blogspot.com

Hi, I’m Sandy Diller and I’m happily retired living in sunny Arizona with hubby, Mac. We like spending our summers in the RV traveling around the US and Canada.  When we’re not traveling I like spending time with friends & swimming.  Since starting my blog in 2011, card making and mixed media have been my focus.  I enjoy all styles when it comes to cards and the Pop it Ups line sure makes it easy to be creative.

Raquel Mason, Florida, USA

Blog: raquelmason.blogspot.com

My name is Raquel Mason and I live in Sunny Florida.  I was introduced to stamping and card making 10 years ago by a friend who convinced me I’d be good at it.  My friend was right and I also enjoy teaching others how to make cards.  I love to make pop up cards because they give that little extra something special.


Frances Byrne, Queensland, Australia

Blog: stampowl.blogspot.com

Hi, I’m Frances Byrne from  ‘downunder’ Australia. I live with my wonderfully supportive husband of over 40 years; Phil. My blog’s name StampOwl is not because of any late night stamping sessions (although I have been known to do that at times), but rather it combines my two favourite hobbies – stamping & collecting owls. I started stamping and card making over 25 years ago and have always enjoyed creating cards that do something special. I love using Pop it Ups as they make it so easy to create amazing cards. Phil and I also enjoy record collecting and spoiling our two grandchildren.


Fran Sabad, Kentucky, USA

Blog: fransabad.com

Hi everyone!  My name is Fran Sabad and I live in Lexington, Kentucky.  I have 3 grown children, 2 dogs, 2 cats and a bunny!   I’ve been stamping and scrapbooking for almost 20 years and have been a demostrator for Stampin’ Up! for the last 14 years. I simply love Pop It Ups dies!  There is nothing better than a card with a surprise in the middle!


Caz Counsell, Surrey, UK

Blog: stampingcaz.blogspot.com

I am Caz (Caroline) Counsell and I live in Surrey in the UK.  I fell in love with papercrafting over 20 years ago, initially starting with rubber stamping and then moving on to using die cuts as well. I live with my 2 boys, husband and an array of animals and can be found most evenings in my garden inside my Crafty Palace.


Karen Aicken, Alberta, Canada

Blog: alteredscrapbooking.blogspot.com

Hi, I’m Karen Aicken, from Alberta, Canada. I bought my first rubber stamp (a PSX rose) 26 years ago and was hooked! I have made every one of our family’s cards since then. I love it all – stamps, stickers & Peel-Off’s, paper, cardstock and DIES! I especially like making pop-up and interactive cards. We have 2 furry kids and 4 wonderful grandchildren who we love to spend time with. We also enjoy getting away to the mountains.

It’s going to be a great year for pop-ups!

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