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Meet the 2015 Karen Burniston Pop it Ups Designer Challenge Team

January 7, 2015


Happy 2015!

I’m Karen Burniston and I’d like to introduce the 2015 Pop it Ups Designer Challenge Team. All ten of these talented ladies have been with me from the beginning of my journey with Elizabeth Craft Designs and I was thrilled that all ten wanted to stay on in 2015. I asked them each to tell me which Pop it Ups die they couldn’t live without. After much protesting that they couldn’t choose just one, (Shelly said it was like picking your favorite child. Caz said it was like deciding between chocolate or potato chips) they did come up with their go-to die. If you’re just getting started with Pop it Ups, perhaps you will find the recommendations of the team helpful when you’re deciding what to buy first. Their choices are some of the best generic and all-purpose dies in the collection.





Summer Hills-Painter, South Carolina, USA


Go-to Pop it Ups die: Rectangle Pull Card (coming soon)






Shelly Hickox, Mississippi, USA


Go-to Pop it Ups die: Lots of Pops







Raquel Mason, Florida, USA


Go-to Pop it Ups die: Lorna Label







Kelly Booth, Arizona, USA


Go-to Pop it Ups die: Lots of Pops







Karen Aicken, Alberta, Canada


Go-to Pop it Ups die: Spiral Circle Pull Card







Helen Cryer, Cambridgeshire, UK


Go-to Pop it Ups die: Accordion Circle







Frances Byrne, Queensland, Australia


Go-to Pop it Ups die: Katie Label Pivot Card







Fran Sabad, Kentucky, USA


Go-to Pop it Ups die: Katie Label Pivot Card







Donna Wright, Cambridgeshire, UK


Go-to Pop it Ups die: Lorna Label







Caz Counsell, Surrey, UK


Go-to Pop it Ups die: Katie Label Pivot Card





Thanks to this team our CHA Booth #335 is going to be full of amazing Pop it Ups cards this weekend. You can preview the Pop it Ups release by watching this preview video:

I used the new Star Accordion (coming soon) to make the Designer Challenge Team showcase piece. To double the height of the Star Accordion album I first cut 5.5″ x 11″ strips of black cardstock, lined up the Star Accordion die near the top, and then stopped my cutting pad short of the bottom edge when I cut the top portion. Next I slid the album die down the page and stopped the cutting pad short of the top edge. This gave me a single album page with two stacked stars. I repeated this four more times to make the pages and then assembled like a normal Accordion. I used all three of the new Star Fancy Frame Edges (coming soon: star, flourish and stripes) plus the dots edge from the Fancy Seasons Frame Edges and the scalloped edge from the Fancy Frame Edges. The Star and Fancy Accordions are the same outer shape so frame edges can be shared between two albums. (The same for the Katie Label Accordion and the new Rectangle Accordion)



In 2015 you will find Pop it Ups featured on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog every Wednesday. One Wednesday a month will be reserved for the Pop it Ups Designer Challenge, and the remaining Wednesdays will feature fun cards and ideas by the Designer Challenge team, myself and invited guests.

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

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  • Lee Ann January 7, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Can’t wait! I can feel my wallet getting thinner! 🙂

  • heather Wood January 7, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    like the new flowers dies really lovely

  • Tracy Evans January 7, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    you lucky ladies, congratulations . I adore Karen’s dies x x x

  • Helen January 7, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Love the new dies You are so clever

  • Candy Spiegel January 7, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Congratulations, ladies!

  • Donna Gibson January 7, 2015 at 10:10 am

    You’ve got a great team and I can’t wait to see what they dream up with the new die collection!

  • Marlene L January 7, 2015 at 9:06 am

    So happy your design team remains intact. Looking forward to a year of new dies and brilliant ides. Thank you, Karen

  • barb macaskill January 7, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Oh my! It is going to be a very Pop It and Pop Stand summer for me at least! LOVE all of your dies and cannot wait to get the new ones in my hands!! I am going to be busy as a beaver creating with your amazing dies!!! My friends and family thank you as do I!!!

  • Patti-Tn January 7, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Love the introduction of your talented and crafty design team.

  • Nana January 7, 2015 at 8:46 am

    The new dies are great, I am so happy that your Designer Team will all be with you for another year, you all are GREAT together. Thank you Karen

  • Raquel Mason January 7, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Love the DT Star Accordion! Here’s looking at a wonderful Pop It Ups year!

  • NANCY VANDEVANDER January 7, 2015 at 8:24 am

    2015 looks like it will be an awesome year for the Karen Burniston Designer Team! Looking forward to all the fun, new projects (with instructions, yipee) you all create for all of us. Thanks

  • melanie k January 7, 2015 at 8:11 am

    wow love how you showcased these lovely talented ladies

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