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Karen Burniston Pop it Ups Designer Challenge – What a bunch of Characters!

August 20, 2014

Hi, it’s Karen Burniston with the August 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 use the Character dies (Hoppy the Frog, Poppy the Owl, Chilly the Penguin and optional Props1) to make any sort of project, pop-up or otherwise. You’re going to love the clever creations they’ve made.

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For my project, I have used the new Spiral Circle Pull Card, the All Seasons Tree plus Poppy the Owl and Props 1 for an all-purpose Love card (or should I say “owl-purpose”?).  This would make a great back-to-school card, too. Learn how I made it, along with general tips and tricks for the Spiral Circle Pull Card die plus several great decorated samples from the team in this video tutorial:

Here are photos of the finished card, which measures 5″ wide by 6″ tall and will mail for a single stamp in an A7 envelope (5×7).

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Supply List:

  •  916 Spiral Circle Pull Card die set by Karen Burniston
  • 781 All Seasons Tree die set by Karen Burniston
  • 910 Poppy the Owl die set by Karen Burniston
  • 911 Props 1 die set by Karen Burniston
  • 917 Clock & Gears die set by Karen Burniston (3″ circle die only)
  • Prima patterned papers, Core’dinations cardstock, washi tape, Hero Arts woodgrain stamp, Stampendous greeting stamp, write-on transparency, twine

Time to check out the amazing inspiration by the Designer Challenge Team.

11DC Team Album

Hoppy the Frog:

Caz Counsell got very clever making a card in the shape of a lily pad. Then she added the Lots of Pops Pop it Ups die inside to animate Hoppy the Frog, wearing Props 1.


Fran Sabad used Hoppy for a festive Thank You card using the Lorna Label pop-up and the Agatha Edges dies. Such fun colors in this card. See the front on Fran’s blog.


Helen Cryer’s Hoppy Fancy Accordion card is full of fun. Such great patterns and colors, including jump lines for Hoppy and little Props1 bows with pearl-centers in the corners. She had me at hello.


Raquel Mason doubled the Lorna Label pop-up die by cutting it into a folded card instead of an open card. This creates a double platform and she decorated it perfectly with Hoppy decorated as a tree frog. The All Seasons Tree makes a great branch for the Characters by turning it sideways. Raquel also used the Outdoor Edges on this card and she’ll be teaching it as a class in Florida in September. (details on her blog)


Frances Byrne created such fabulous movement with this Spiral Circle Pull Card featuring Hoppy and the lips from Props 1. Notice that she decorated the tuck slots with little flies. The coloring on the lilies is fabulous.



Karen Aicken also used Hoppy with the Spiral Circle Pull Card die, but for her card she did not use the spiral die and made a gate-fold double instead. She also added a spring feature behind the frogs so they jiggle. Love the use of the Props 1 to create a masculine and feminine Hoppy.

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Summer Hills-Painter made a quick and easy card front using Hoppy holding the present from the Evergreen Pivot Card. The Character dies are a nice finished size (around 2.5″ tall) to fill the space for card fronts. She also took advantage of the emboss/stencil feature on Hoppy to add leg spots and nostrils.



Kelly Booth made these adorable lunch box notes for her grandkids. How sweet for them to get a special little note from Mom and Grandma each day in their lunch. She used Hoppy the Frog and Props 1.


Chilly the Penguin:

Fran Sabad used Chilly the Penguin to decorate a Bell jar to fill with candy. What a great way to present a gift. Six Chillys will fit perfectly on the jar. Fran also used the snowflake decorator die that is included with the All Seasons Tree and embellished with rhinestones. See the top of the jar on her blog.


Caz Counsell made a brilliant card featuring a scene with Chilly the Penguin making a snow penguin. She used the shadow layer of the Chilly die for the snowman and added Chilly’s scarf and the hat from Props 1. She created a background using the Outdoor Edges and snowflakes from the All Seasons Tree. Love this!



Frances Byrne is clever, clever, clever! I love that she used the Evergreen Pivot Card and the Outdoor Edges to make a snowy scene for Chilly the Penguin (wearing Props 1) and then used the greeting “Have a chillin’ birthday!” so it could be used any time of the year. Great color combo, too!


Poppy the Owl:

Kelly Booth made this adorable birthday card for my twins’ 16th birthday using Poppy the Owl and Props 1 on a doubled Lorna Label pop-up card. For the grass in the background she used the Outdoor Edges. Karl and Emma loved it!


Donna Wright was commissioned to make a Mr. & Mr. wedding card and used Poppy the Owl and Props 1 on the Spiral Circle Pull Card. Notice her use of different colors to create tuxedos for the owls – how clever!


Frances Byrne used the Happy Birthday Stand-up Helper die to create a great easel card and then decorated with Poppy the Owl perched on an All Seasons Tree used as a branch. Love the leaves especially!



Caz Counsell shows how perfectly the Characters fit on the Accordion Album dies. For her card she used the Oval Accordion and *NEW* Oval Clouds Frame Edges plus Poppy the Owl. She also mixed in some of the decorator dies from other sets. (I encourage this! Don’t think the decorator dies are just for the set they came with.)



Fran Sabad really had fun with Poppy and the Props1 die for this card, attaching all the props to swing-out arms so it becomes a fun interactive card for the recipient. She also made a kids’ art holder using Poppy dressed as a scholar. Amazing projects!

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Karen Aicken has packed a lot of smiles into one awesome Heart Pivot Card. Poppy the Owl looks great in pink, along with the Props 1 glasses and perched on an All Seasons Tree. Notice the clever use of a dots stamp to fill in the foliage on the tree. She rounds it out with an Agatha Edges flourish along the bottom. Lovely!

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Summer Hills-Painter created a great easel card in a wedding theme by using the Square w/Circle Frame Edges as a backdrop and filling in with a happy Poppy couple. The crown on the bride is made using a decorator die from the Katie Label Accordion die and the Props 1 die creates the rest of the accessories. How clever to use Poppy’s heart as the eyes! The Congratulations Stand-up Helper works perfectly to make this an elegant gift for the newlyweds.



Shelly Hickox created one of her signature Shellypieces for this month’s challenge. She used the new Ring Accordion album, Poppy the Owl, Props 1 and the Clock and Gears die for a fantastic steampunked birthday card. Poppy has a monocle and spats!


More than one Character:

Raquel Mason made this sensational gatefold Spiral Circle Pull Card to showcase two of the Characters – Poppy and Chilly, plus Props 1, the present from the Evergreen Pivot Card, the fence post (as a candle) from the House Pivot Card, and the Clock and Gears dies. So many amazing details in this card!

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What a bunch of Characters, eh? Hopefully you feel inspired to make something with Hoppy the Frog, Chilly the Penguin and Poppy the Owl (plus Props 1).

I’ll be back next month on September 17th with another Designer Challenge. In September the Designers have been challenged to use Pop it Ups dies for Spooky September and inspire your Halloween creations.

Happy Crafting!

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  • Caara August 26, 2014 at 10:41 am

    A caterpillar would be lovely. Would also like to see a tortoise or a seahorse or a coral. Love all animals of the ocean. Thank you.

  • Shari Del Buono August 25, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Karen all your dies are awesome and I want them all. You are very talented and all your ideas are amazing. I think a polar bear would be so cute.

  • Carol Ramsdell August 25, 2014 at 7:28 am

    Wow those cards are awesome and so inspiring. You are going to busy making new characters. I would love to see a raccoon , or a squirrel, or a gecko.

  • Joanna Walker August 25, 2014 at 4:24 am

    How about a pelican, or a seahorse love ALL of your work

  • Lisa Giedt August 24, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Well maybe it doesn’t count for the critters theme, but I would like to see a snowman. If that doesn’t count a cute puppy would be good.

  • pinkletterink August 24, 2014 at 9:29 am

    I am not that crazy about animals, but what you’ve done with the owl & penguin could appeal to me. It’s your creative talent that makes the die cuts fun & happy. I would like to see a panda or koala bear. Maybe even a wallaby. And a bunny would be cute! –Lynn

  • Angela Eccles August 24, 2014 at 3:00 am

    How about a giraffe -such a lovely elegant creature.That would be good fun and a lovely addition to your characters!

  • Yvette Williams August 23, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    I would love to see a big cat, lion, tiger, snow leopard..

  • Kandace Heimer August 23, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    I’m new to card making so have fallen love with all the pop up dies. These dies give an unique perspective to the cards. The cards are different from the kind you see in stors. I love to see any sea creature but my favorite would be a sea turtle like “Crush” in “Finding Nemo.”

  • suzisizzix August 23, 2014 at 8:38 am

    I would like to make a special card with a Karen Burniston Giraffe for each of the people who have ‘stuck their neck out’ for me…..

  • Mary Prasad August 23, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Awesome cards! So many cute cards and great ideas! Thanks for the video Karen – I always learn some great techniques!

  • BethAnn August 22, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    What a wonderful variety of cards! Have you considered adding a hedgehog to your group of cuties?

  • Karyn August 22, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Karen, I always enjoy your work. The Characters exude playfulness; perhaps you could add a Merry Moose for the north woods folks, or a Penny Panda with bamboo, a Tom Turkey or a Thumper Bunny might round out your menagerie. A Benny Beagle would work well with a Fluffy Rag Doll or Kitty Kat….needless to say, I see a unlimited possibilities for your zoo;-D

  • Bonnie in Virginia August 22, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Love all the characters and I think a little teddy bear would be fun 😉
    Thanks for a chance to win!

  • Joyce August 22, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Love all your dies, I would love to see a dog. My favorite animal.

  • dyeandpigment55 August 22, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I love a designer challenge> so very many ideas. I would love to see a Panda die in the future.

  • Gail M August 22, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Hi Karen! I love all of your designs! I’d love to see some sea creatures such as Octo the Octopus and Willie the Whale, to name a few. Thanks!

  • Grammy G August 22, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Sorry, I meant to say a little girl and a little boy set!

  • Grammy G August 22, 2014 at 7:18 am

    I just love the spiral die! Another idea for a new die would be a little girl and a little girl set.

  • Gail M. August 22, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Hi Karen! I really love all of your creations! ld love to see some cute sea creatures such as Octo the Octopus, Willie the Whale, to name a few. Thanks!

  • lisa808 August 22, 2014 at 4:53 am

    The DT samples are all so cute! I would like to see a Turtle and a Panda!

  • Donna Hooper August 22, 2014 at 4:40 am

    Love all your dies and ideas… very clever lady. I think a teddy bear would be quite versatile, and I really like elephants!

  • Linda Irwin August 22, 2014 at 4:33 am

    I am a cat lover, so i vote for a cat. You can never have too much chocolate or too many cats. 🙂

  • Cynthia Clark August 21, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    I second the Turtle idea, you could do wonderful things with his shell, but my grandaughter LOVES Koalas.

  • Theresa August 21, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    These are ALL fantastic! I enjoyed the tree frog. I’m a dog person, so a fun (but realistic looking) dog would be super! Thanks for all your hard work.

  • Robyn August 21, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Hi Loved Shelly’s steam’punk owl- fabulous. my favorite would have to be Raquel’s green tree frog, great idea to change it up. I would love to see an elephant or maybe a dinosaurus of some kind(as some little friends of mine call them) Thanks for all the inspiration for all of you.

  • Laura August 21, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    I just love all of the new summer releases Karen, everything you design is so creative and a must-have! How about a sheep or ewe character, I can see the little wooly swirls on its belly now! Whatever you design, I’ll buy! LOVE the monthly challenges, you and your design team are the BEST!

  • cindy coven August 21, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    I love that spiral pull card die. I think the animal for the next character die should be a dog because dogs rule and cats drool! I’m not sure what to do with the times 2 but here it is. Hope i win a cutey patooty character! thanks

  • Peggy Mullenaux August 21, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Cute, cute, cute!!!! Turkey and or a turtle would be fun. Love your work.

  • clickityklak August 21, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Oh Karen…you now have so many ideas for animals and I would love all of them. This will keep you busy for some time now. WOW>! Can I ask for a COFFEE BEAN ? LOL…i know it is not an animal, but I fell in love with your emboss folder of coffee bean and cannot find in the US at all, but wouldn’t a coffee bean be good also ? ? ? Hoping – Hoping !

  • Stephanie August 21, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I love all of these! As I scrolled down the page I’d think, “oh, that’s my favorite.” Then I’d get to the next one and think the same thing. I definitely can’t pick a favorite because I love them all! I would love to see a goofy dog or cat die. The existing characters are so cute that I can only imagine what a funny dog or cat would look like. Oh! How about a fox, too?? Or a kangaroo?

  • Roxanne Dorsey August 21, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    I think a cat , dog, lizard, are critters that would be cute to add to your collection. thank you

  • Thérèse August 21, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    All of these critters are just so stinkin’ adorable. What about adding an adorable teddy bear to this collections. Thanks for the great ideas.

  • Shari Lindsay August 21, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    I would love to see you come up with a Rabbit.

  • Barbara Washington August 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    These critters are so adorable and fun, fun, fun. It’s hard to choose a favorite. In the future (and I know there will be one) I would love to see a kitty. I’m such a cat fan. Also, if there is a props 2, a graduation cap would be great. A hippo or rhino would be a little more unusual.

  • Janet Castle August 21, 2014 at 11:15 am

    What a Hoot! Great cards from the DT and a wonderful video Karen!!!! TFS

  • Brandy Newcomer August 21, 2014 at 10:09 am

    ELEPHANT! 🙂 Love the DT’s projects! They all went ABOVE and BEYOND! Very impressive! 🙂

  • Linda Fontanella August 21, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Chilly is my favorite. I’d like to see a new dog character .

    • Rose Reynolds August 21, 2014 at 9:59 am

      I have Poppy and love all you have been creating with him and other animals, which I plan to get. I think that maybe a girl and boy character would be fun to go along with the dog and cat. Also more accessory dies to create more scenes with them.

  • Deb Hurtig August 21, 2014 at 9:30 am

    An elephant … Of course!

  • Bev August 21, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Love your work it is wonderful. I I would love to see a Polar Bear to use for Christmas Cards.

  • Angela Styles August 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

    I love all these characters! It would be great to have an elephant character as an addition to the characters!

  • Doris August 21, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Cute cards. Did I miss the koala bear?

  • Brenda Stevens August 21, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Yes, a snail would be so cute for a belated birthday card. I would also love to see a giraffe as it is my favorite animal!

  • Lisa Eldridge August 21, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Wonderfully creative cards! Would love to see a giraffe and a rhinoceros in the future.

  • Ana August 21, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Love these dies! Would love to see a chihuahua dog die!

  • Debi Jean August 21, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Thank you for the video on this spiral die it is my favorite, so many possibilities with or without characters as your designers have shown before.
    As for a new character, I would love to see a turtle please!

  • Barb in Kazoo August 21, 2014 at 4:16 am

    Love these. I’d like to see a little dog.

  • Laura Turcotte August 21, 2014 at 4:12 am

    oh Those are too cute for words!!!!! I love seeing all the different animal dies, but I have not seen many chipmunk dies, or a weasel die.

  • Julie W August 21, 2014 at 1:26 am

    I love the new dies; if you want an idea for another ‘pop up’ character, how about a meerkat?

  • Nona August 20, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    I love the little owl, but since I have four dogs, I think I would find a lot of things I could do with a dog die.

  • Angela Richter August 20, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    We need a koala bear!!! That would be adoreable!

  • NANCY VANDEVANDER August 20, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Karen, all of the dies you have created have been great and your design team has come up with such creative ways to use them all! I have too many suggestions for your next creations, it is too hard to pick just one. I have several foxes that visit my yard year round and they are such fun to watch, but moose and dolphins have always been some of my favorites also. I am a scuba diver and the dolphins are such beautiful creatures to watch swimming along with our dive boats, I never get tired of watching them. Panda bears and polar bears would also be fun! The suggestions are never ending, good luck!

  • Marcia August 20, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    I Love my new dies I have Chilly and Hoppy. I would love to see a Marty or Molly the Moose it would be so fun!!

  • Kathy Brezina August 20, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    I love all the amazing designs! I am not inventive or creative so I borrow everyone else’s ideas. I guess I just have two left hands instead of feet. I would love to see a parrot or toucan, colorful fellows.

  • Angela August 20, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    I love EVERYTHING about your products! Your design team rocks! I would love to see an alligator/crocodile set! Thank you for the chance to win!

  • Patti L August 20, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Love and admire all the talent shown here. Fun ideas. I love monkey’s and hedgehogs for characters. thank you for sharing with us.

  • Melanie August 20, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    These are great characters! I would love to see a Tiger, Monkey, and Fox!

  • Dorothy G August 20, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    I am a Cat person and would love to see what kind of cat character you can come up with!

  • Marcia Talboo August 20, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Love all the animals but would love to see a turtle.

  • Carolyn August 20, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    I love the owl but how about also a bunny. Thanks for the great inspiration.

  • Debbie B. August 20, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Great inspiration. Love the owl character, but I think my favorite bird, that I hardly see anywhere is a puffin. Wouldn’t that make a cool die?

  • Helen BT August 20, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    I love all the DT cards this month as well as yours. You are all so creative! I would LOVE to see a fox die but I also like a lot of the other suggestions too especially Santa, Koala, Panda and maybe an elf,

  • Mary M. August 20, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Love the owl character, he is so cute in all these designs. I think a monkey character would be cute too….then I could hang him from the All Seasons Tree! =)

  • Myrna G August 20, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Your card and die designs are fabulous! Love those pop-up and accordion dies, too. Would you consider creating a cat or a crane (the bird) or a whale die? Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Jan Jueckstock August 20, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    These designs are so cute and unique! I really like Poppy the owl and the frog, but I think a dog and a chicken would be great additions! Thanks

  • Donna Gibson August 20, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    As usual your designers have done a great job of showcasing your dies! All of the characters are super cute but maybe someday you could design a unicorn character!? I bet it would be adorable!!!

  • Kathy Thompson August 20, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    So many cute ideas, I just love these dies. And I would really love a cow die, that would be fantastic!!!

  • Diane J. August 20, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    I would love to see a dog and a realistic cat cie.

  • Sandy August 20, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    I would love a cute fluffy dog die

  • Christine Kosmak August 20, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    These are stunningly cute,adorable cards congrats to all, wishing I had all these dies to play with. I have a couple of suggestions for dies you could try, a butterfly coming out of a cocoon, a chick/duckling hatching out of an egg, a squirrel, a cute mouse, how about some scarab type beetles, they would work really well with the Shimmerz Sheets, a meerkat, an aye-aye (look it up), an armadillo, a turtle/tortoise, snake, a seal pup, a narwhal, a dugong, an echidna, a platypus, a kangaroo, a lemur and a preying mantis, I’d better leave it at that. I did say a couple!!!! My son suggested a few as well!!!

  • Peg Smit. August 20, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Karen I Love your animal dies! Especially the owl. I’d like to see a giraffe.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • maryann tomlinson August 20, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    I have a pig rubber stamp that’s a super hero. A plain pig die with an optional cape would be cute. I love Penny Black’s hedgehog, cows and chickens. You could put your own spin on any of these animals.

  • Judi Kauffman August 20, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Fabulous! It’s always such a treat to see the Challenge Day projects all at once.

  • Lynda August 20, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    These are so cute!!!! Love them all but I would love a cute little dog:) we have a cockapoo:)
    Thanks for chance to win.

  • Connie L. Riley August 20, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Hello Karen. Amazing line up this month in the challenge. Absolutely loved Shelly’s card with the punked out Poppy! I almost overlooked this little guy until I saw all the fabulous examples from the DT and others. Then, he and the other two characters along with Props 1 became a must have item! I was thinking along the lines of suggesting you add a Robot to you line of characters so I could punk him or her up. Now that I see what cleverness Shelly came up with, perhaps just a steampunk props kit with goggles, etc would be nice. A Koala Bear would also be nice. Thanks for the video; it was fantastic as usual!

  • debbiew August 20, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    All the characters are great. I like to see a monkey.

  • Susan B. August 20, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Love, love, love these characters and with added accessories – how cute is that. There are so many animals to choose from with the cute factor. I am a bear type of person, but the hairy mane of a lion has that cute factor also. Keep up the character line and movables. They are right up my alley. Thanks Karen.

  • Deana Hayes August 20, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    I love all the characters, but would love to see a panda bear

  • Heather Justice August 20, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Sorry forgot to mention a character i would love to see , that would be my very favourite of all time – the Orangutan 🙂

  • Heather Justice August 20, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Love them all but if i had to choose just one I think it would be Poppy the Owl. How could you resist that little face.

  • Margaret mcchesney August 20, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    I would love to see a cat die. They are all so cute.

  • linda August 20, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Hello. Would love to see a dog and cat design. Keep up the great work!
    Love all your designs

  • Deb Mueller August 20, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    everyone is so clever with their designs! a Kitten would be cute but anything you do is sweet so Just keep it up!

  • Cynthia Clark August 20, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Awesome projects! I’m Mommy to 4 furbabies, would love to see a dog!

  • Karen Buchanan August 20, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Love all the characters. A dog, especially a boxer dog would be on my wish list!

  • Pat Runnells August 20, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    All the cards are “Uber Cool”! I want all the dies! How about a bear to add to the animal collection? There are so many possibilities, my mind is spinning! LOVEIT!

  • Karen Aicken August 20, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Karen B – what a great tutorial. I learned so much, and I’ve already used the SCPC quite a few times! LOVE your card with Poppy. So fun. Loved all the suggestions above, of course I like the DOG idea the best. But a MOOSE? Swoon. Just sayin’

  • soggystamper August 20, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    What wonderful cards! Being a human mom to two mini-dachshunds, I’d love to see a dachshund character.

  • ruryv August 20, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Great designer team. Amazing Die creator. I would like a ladybug.
    Maria V.

  • Debbie Kaste August 20, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Adorable cards and the dies are terrific. I’d love to see a dog die as the dog days of summer will be coming to an end soon:(

  • Pammy August 20, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    I think something in a cute and whimsical monkey would really be cute. I love these little critters and am glad you’re going to keep the “family” growing. I know whatever you come up with will be terrific.

  • storky46 August 20, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Karen, these characters are all so cute. I have the owl and have used him already! Thanks for inviting suggestions. I would love to see a sassy yellow tabby (well, that would be MY color choice for the die). I would name him Robert Lee after my year old tabby. As a second choice, a French poodle would be perfect for all the accessories!

  • gladys pérez-almiroty August 20, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    just 2 questions: where can i find the glue bottle and why are there no resellers in puerto rico? 😉

  • Barb Mc August 20, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Love all these great cards! I especially loved your card with transparent circle! So amazing! I think your next die should be a critter that we both share a love for – a dog!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaways!

  • Frances Byrne August 20, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Wow! What a line up of amazing characters …. Love love love. And another amazing video Karen!

  • Jackie Fisher August 20, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    These are all just darling cards. Love them…..and though I love love love the three animals…..I would still love to see a doggie die cut or a monkey die cut. Keep up the great work guys!!!! You inspire me.

  • jasmine patrick August 20, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Just love all these beautiful cards, they are so great!!!!

  • Judy Chmura August 20, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    I am in love with the owl. I would like to see a hedgehog.

  • Carrie Sylvester August 20, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Love this line! I would love also, to see a donkey added:)

  • Barbara Woodard August 20, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Oh love all the cute card ideas and of course your video was amazing as well. I’m thinking I would like to have a bear character die that had props to change his appearance from a koala to a polar to a regular bear. An elephant, monkey, dog, cat, and bee would be fun choices as well. thanks Karen for this awesome opportunity and sharing all your creativeness!!

  • Pauline Mcintyre August 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    For us “down under” a kiwi would be amazing but…..a fat cat would be just as much fun. The characters are so much fun to decorate. Thanks

  • Nancy Carr August 20, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    I love the character dies, especially Chilly. Would love to see a koala character die and can just
    imagine all the cute ways to dress it up!

  • Diane H August 20, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Super cute…love that little owl times two…guess that means I love him a lot…lol…I would love to see a giraffe , I know silly, but I think with the long necks it would be so cute and I like the idea of a fox, too..how about a your stinkin cute skunk…ok, I’ll quit …adorable release!!

  • Florence Davis August 20, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    So many cute designs – so little time! Would love to see a DOG in the Character line up.

  • Sandy August 20, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I’d love to see a dragon, is it even possible to do? Altho that flying pig one of the commentors suggested was pretty cute seeing I have a necklace and small lamp of a flying pig with wings!
    That owl with the hat with gears caught the eye and the glitteer on the frogs lips just brought on a smile.

  • BeverlyBL August 20, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Love everybody’s cards. So many talented people in one spot. Love all of your little characters, but do find frog lips a bit disconcerting. I could see using a cute, friendly, tail wagging puppy, if you ever need any ideas. Thanks to all who contribute for all the wonderful creations and videos.

  • Mary Grauel August 20, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    These are all so cute. I especially love the owl and penguin. My suggestion for future critters would be a crab.

  • Jeannie Huff August 20, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    I love your post this month and I would like to see a moose or a dolphin.

  • Mary Schmidt August 20, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    My suggestion for future critters would be elf, Santa, polar bear, and of course dogs and cats for the pet lovers.

  • Renee Collier August 20, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Great projects from the design team….So much inspiration! Would love to see an elephant or cute fox added to the characters lineup.

  • srobelotto August 20, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Love all the cards. I think a turtle would be a logical choice!

  • Karen Lai August 20, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    such cute cards! I think a SNAIL would be awesome!

  • Chiara T. August 20, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Great cards. I’d love to see a dog and some more accessorie

  • Sheryl August 20, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Great cards! I would love to add a hound dog to the lineup.

  • Brenda Stevens August 20, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Karen, who-o-o should I choose as my favorite character die? It is a very hard choice. The little toad makes me so hoppy when I glance at him, the penguin makes me feel cool even in summer, especially when they put him into a snowman scene, but I think the wise choice would be the little owl, because I could make so many cards for my niece who-o-o loves owls!

  • Marlene L. August 20, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Love all your critters. A panda bear,chick or bunny with floppy ears would be most welcome. More accessories, Please!

  • Comeka Earl August 20, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Love all the characters! I would really love to see you design a SCOTTY DOG!

  • vivink August 20, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Another AMAZING video!!! The character dies are so much fun. The DT did a great job! You definitely need to add a dog to the character collection.

  • Bev Braun August 20, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    These are great pictures. How about a flying pig!

  • Sharon Sutton August 20, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    The animals are cute , would love to see an elephant with a trunk that was moveable.

  • Elizabeth Green August 20, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    I love the accessories that go with the animals (especially the glitter lips on the frog). Just think of what you could do with an elephant… jewellery for the ears, glasses on the eyes and a dunce cap. Heck.. any circus animal would be cute.

  • TReist August 20, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Karen I love the animals. I would like to see a kitten added to the collection

  • Sherrill Campbell August 20, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    These are all so cute! I would love to see a fox as one of your characters.

  • vlawton August 20, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    so awesome loved the card, really enjoyed the video!

  • Pam Vittorino August 20, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Wouldn’t a clown be a cute character to have?

  • Yoorah August 20, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    I love love love these! Can’t wait to go home and try recreating your owl card! Would love to see an adorable DOG character in the future!

  • Patty August 20, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    What great designs! How about a MOOSE?

  • Sheri L August 20, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Talk about cuteness!!! Love all the projects..how inspirational….I would love to see a Monkey or a chameleon with a curly tail!!! I just love the sunglasses!!! Thank you for sharing! Smiles.

  • Marion Wilkinson August 20, 2014 at 11:57 am

    I would love to see a Polar Bear, and thanks for the chance to win.

  • barb macaskill August 20, 2014 at 11:56 am

    LOVE Chilly the Penguin!! He needs a friend so a Polar Bear die would be ICY HOT! Or, maybe a Harold the Horse or Hoppy could use an Iguana friend by the name of Iggy! I can see an Iguana wearing a top hat! What fun that would be! These are just a few of the ideas that I have thought of for new dies!
    LOVE what the designers have come up with using these adorable dies! TFS!

  • Ann Bogue August 20, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Love your designs. I would like to see a dog which is not so carton styled. Maybe a sweet fox would be great.

  • wanda welch August 20, 2014 at 11:51 am

    for feathering a red fox die would be neat. all the dies of the owl etc. were so neat also.

  • Cynthia CrusanNoble August 20, 2014 at 11:47 am

    I would love to see a cute panda or an adorable kitten.

  • Helen S. August 20, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Loved the last video that I ordered the Spiral Circle Die – my library is growing in leaps and bounds. I’d like to see a SNAIL perhaps in the future.

  • Eileen McClean August 20, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Love all of the ideas, Santa, or any other animal would also be good. Thanks for the opportunity to win such great candy!!!!

  • Renee Tamayo August 20, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Great post! Thanks for a chance at a giveaway…I would love to see a dog!

  • Alisa Mellen August 20, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Love all your character dies! Hope to see a cute kitten sometime in the future. Thanks for all your creativity!

  • Raquel Mason August 20, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Superb video & samples from the Design Team! Karen your card is fabulous using acetate with an open front. Awesome job everyone.

  • Els van de Burgt August 20, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Great ideas and what a great tutorial!

  • Candy Spiegel August 20, 2014 at 10:06 am

    These are so cute!!

  • Joset van de Burgt August 20, 2014 at 9:06 am

    So many wonderful creations and what a cool video!

  • Rita Edwards August 20, 2014 at 8:56 am

    What a fantastic collection of awesome ideas and projects! Thank you for always inspiring!

  • Sandy August 20, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Great cards by a very talented group

  • kellyboothKelly Booth August 20, 2014 at 8:28 am

    WOW WOW!!! Awesome Video and card Karen…..and the DT cards are amazing too!!!

  • crafty1124 August 20, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Well, that was a of work but like them all. Just love those glasses and have to get that Happy Birthday standup.

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