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Pop it Ups Karen Burniston Designer Challenge – What’s in a Name?

June 17, 2015

Hi, it’s Karen Burniston with the June 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 theme is What’s in a Name? I challenged the team to incorporate a Pop it Ups die corresponding to their first and last initials. They were allowed to get creative with how they chose dies, as long as it could be defended. So, for example, my initials are KB and I chose to style Whiskers the Cat as a “Kitty” in a beach-themed card using the Adirondack Chair, Palm Tree & Pail and the Beach Edges.


Here is the video tutorial:

When the card is closed you see Whiskers sitting in the house looking longingly at a beach scene framed on the wall. The caption (computer generated) gives a hint to Whiskers’ future . . . after all, if you can dream it, you can do it! My thought was that this could be a nice congratulatory card for any reason – promotion, graduation, engagement, new baby, new job, dream vacation, etc. It’s about visualizing something improbable and then making it happen.


The video tutorial walks through all the specifics of assembling the beach dies plus styling Whiskers the Cat with different expressions. Using the detail/shadow outlining technique is a great way to change the facial features of any of the Character dies.


To add a Character inside the chair, the video explains the technique for placing an L-support through one of the slats of the chair. This is my preferred method, as it puts no stress on the chair folds themselves. However, it is also possible to animate items inside the chair by building a simple box pop-up into the seat of the chair and/or by using the Spinner die from the Rectangle Pull Card to create an angled platform. (Donna Wright does this brilliantly in her mer-dog card that you’ll see later on in this post) Here is a side view of the L-support method from the video:


The Farm Greetings Clear Stamps offer plenty of generic greetings that are not farm puns, and by selectively inking certain phrases, you can create custom greetings, like this one:


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supply list:

975 Adirondack Chair
981 Beach Edges
983 Whiskers the Cat
987 Palm Tree & Pail
972 Rectangle Accordion (two nested rectangle dies)
973 Tags Pivot Card (two tag dies)
CS001 Farm Greetings Clear Stamps
Detail Scissors
Detail Tweezers
Shimmer Sheetz – White Iridescent, Yellow Iridescent, Red Iris
Double Sided Adhesive

Other Supplies:

Patterned Papers: Sand (Farm House), Clouds (Echo Park), Cat Fur (Kaiser Craft)
Cardstocks: Bazzill
Bakers Twine: Creative Impressions
Black ink: Versafine (Tsukineko)
Brown felt

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Now let’s take a look at the fabulous creations of the Designer Challenge Team plus guest designer Sandy.

Frances Byrne chose the “fly” from the Hoppy the Frog die set (Frog also counts, or Farm Greetings Clear Stamps) plus Brownie the Cow (or Barn) and created this colorful and inviting farm-themed birthday card. I l just love her pebble path, the hay blob used as hair for Brownie, and especially the fly on Brownie’s nose. So cute!


Fran Sabad created a wonderful patriotic 4th of July album. She used “frame edges” (in this case the Star Fancy Frame Edges) for her “F” and the Star Accordion for her “S”. Make sure you click over to her blog post to learn more about the flag banner and the barn star styling, plus see the front of the album.


Summer Hills-Painter had an extra challenge with a hyphenated name, but had no trouble combining the Spiral Circle Pull Card, Hay There Pop Stand and Props2 (along with Virgil the Pig and Farm Greetings Clear Stamps) into this fun birthday card. The pinks/reds look so great with the teal green. Great color scheme!

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Karen Aicken went hog wild with this amazing 3-panel card featuring the Barn on the front (love that pen detailing on the edges of the cloud and hay) and Katie Label Pivot Card (with All Seasons Tree) inside the card. She used the Farm Greetings Clear Stamps and Virgil the Pig (notice the toupee) as well. Fun!

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Raquel Mason got very clever with her beachy accordion. Her R was covered nicely by Ring Accordion, Ring Frame Edges 1, and Rocky the Crab. Then she added the “Mask” from Props3 for her second initial. Love this! The “shell-a-brate” greeting is so clever.


Kelly Booth created a birthday card with bright fun colors. She used the Katie Label Pivot Card and the accessory dies from the Butterfly Pivot Card for her initials and then added the script Happy Birthday and Butterfly Accessory dies as well. Lovely!


 Sandy Diller joins us this month with a very clever Spiral Circle Pull Card with Dutch the Fox. She also used the Barn, Hay There and Cheepers the Chicken dies to make a fox in the henhouse card. Brilliant!

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Caz Counsell made her son Caiden a very special birthday card. She used Cheepers the Chicken and Brownie the Cow along with three Lucy Labels, Props 1, Props 2, Virgil the Pig, and more! Who doesn’t love a chicken with a bow tie?!


Frances Byrne had lots to choose from with her initials. For her second card she used Hoppy the Frog and the Bathtub Pop Stand die. She also incorporated the Paris Edges and the party blower from Props 2 as a frog tongue. Brilliant!


Shelly Hickox got extremely clever and adapted the House Pivot Card into a garden planter box and filled it with beautiful flowers, including some cut with the All Seasons Tree die. The Lots of Pops poles worked perfectly for feet and she used barn doors for molding details. Amazing!


Fran Sabad made this gorgeous Fancy Accordion using the Star Fancy Frame Edges and the matching butterfly label peel-off stickers. I love those little pearls on the antennae and flower centers. The colors are superb.


Talk about the perfect man card! Karen Aicken created this card for her husband’s recent retirement. She used the Katie Label Accordion (front of the card) and the Adirondack Chair for her initials. It was such a clever idea to incorporate the glossy lake paper and cut the pop-up right into the scene. Brilliant!


Raquel Mason made this sweet friendship card using the Rectangle Pull Card and the Mouse from Whiskers the Cat. She used the spinner to animate her greeting. What a cute card!

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Kelly Booth created the perfect metal barn! I just love all the textural fun of this Katie Label Accordion using Brownie the Cow, Cheepers the Chicken and the Barn Pop Stand dies. She used Shimmer Sheetz to create the metal barn. Perfection!


Donna Wright made a beach scene for her card and used Buster the Dog and the Waves from the Beach Edges for her name dies. She also got very clever and converted Buster into a mer-dog by making a mermaid tail from the Palm Tree die. Love it!


Helen Cryer has such a way with colors and patterns. Her House Pivot Card using Brownie the Cow is a perfect example. The front of the card is just as beautiful as the interior, featuring the Farm Greetings Clear Stamps embossed in white powder on pink cardstock.

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Shelly Hickox made this wonderful shaker card using the Spiral Circle Pull Card and the Happy Birthday dies. Notice how the tag lines up over the tuck slot and the clever use of the “th” from Birthday to make the 4th part of the greeting. Shelly includes videos of her cards opening and closing on her blog posts, so definitely check it out!


Caz Counsell made a second card for the challenge featuring Brownie the Cow and the All Seasons Tree Clouds for her initials. She used the Lorna Label die to animate her super cute pink cow (I believe this is where strawberry milk comes from!) Also note Brownie’s cute flower, eyelashes and pen detailing.


So there you have it. Such variety in the ideas this month – as varied as the names themselves! Join us next month on July 15, 2015 for the next Pop it Ups Designer Challenge with a theme of “Homegrown Holidays”. The team will be showing Christmas (or other winter holidays) in July ideas.

Happy Crafting!

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  • Daria July 24, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    You all are so amazing with all the varieties of cards that are created. You inspire us all. Thanks so much…

  • June S June 24, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Love all of the cards!!! Can’t wait to try one using my name!!

  • Sandy June 24, 2015 at 9:06 am

    I can’t name a favorite, they are all so great

  • Shari D. June 23, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    I love how you pick a name for all your dies. The critters are the absolute cutest and I have to have them all in my collection. My absolute favorite is the crab and the adirondack chair. It reminds me of our long summer days. Thank you so much for all your inspiration .

  • Vicki June 23, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    I love all the characters but I have to say, Brownie is my new favorite (used to be Whiskers, OK, he’s still a top fav :-)). Growing up, my uncle was a cattle dealer and we used to go out to his farm often. I used to love chasing and trying to catch the baby cows – thinking surly I could. But no, they were much too quick for me. Anyway, Brownie just brings back fond memories of my adventures on the farm. Thanks for your ongoing creativity and wonderful ideas. I always learn from your videos.

  • Janet Murphy June 23, 2015 at 7:47 am

    It would be cool to give each character die a name. Love these cards!

  • Joyce June 23, 2015 at 6:10 am

    Rocky is his name. I love the beach too.

  • Lisa Giedt June 22, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    I love the diversity of samples the “Name” challenge inspired!

  • snap-schotts June 21, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Karen, your design team is so creative with your challenge. I’m just curious, does Whiskers the Cat’s “mouse” have a name?

    Love your style!

  • Karmen June 21, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Nomen est omen/The name is the sign

  • Cori T. June 21, 2015 at 11:35 am

    What a lovely idea to use the initials in your name to create a card!

  • Vivian C. June 21, 2015 at 9:47 am

    It was fun to see what everyone came up with for the What’s in a Name challenge. What a great idea for a challenge. It is a good thing your grandfather’s name was Virgil, it gave me the “V” I needed to play along. Thanks for another great video.

  • Claudia V June 20, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    I love the idea of using your “name” for this months challenge. The cards were so cute. Love the pop-up dies! So fun!! My favorites are “rocky” and “kitty”.

  • Helen B June 20, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Great idea to use a name to inspire the card!

  • Chery June 20, 2015 at 9:47 am

    I love this card and went to your web site and blog archives. Very amusing. Will have to go back when I have more time. Love your humor. I am looking forward to trying some of your card design ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  • Suan June 20, 2015 at 9:24 am

    This card is Purrrfect. I love watching your videos it inspires and brings out my creativity. Thank You

  • Carol b June 20, 2015 at 8:29 am

    There’s a lot in a Name when it comes to your critters! They are adorable

  • Ronda June 20, 2015 at 2:51 am

    Hope that I will be named the winner of this fabulous beach themed line. Thanks for giving us the chance to win!!!

  • Linda Lederhos June 19, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    I love these animals, when I saw the chicken I knew her Name had to be “chicken licken ” I can’t wait to see what you do next.

  • Monique Huygen June 19, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    The only thing needed to finish up all those critter cards is to give the lovely animals a NAME and invite them into our home.

  • Gail D June 19, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    I am so glad that I am not the person who has to come up with a name for new dies. I love all the names that have been picked for your die characters. They are just so cute!!

  • Diane Sasscer June 19, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    I love the names of the animals! I had to get the whole barnyard release! I just took a class with your designer Raquel Mason. Now I have so many samples to try! Keep them coming! I am addicted!

  • Marcia June 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    I love your post and examples and really couldn’t NAME a favorite!! They are all wonderful!!

  • Debbie Kaste June 19, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Adorable cards by a very talented team. Hope you pick my name for your generous give away. Thanks for the chance.

  • dyeandpigment55 June 19, 2015 at 8:52 am

    I love how you changed the expression of Whiskers the cat. My cat’s name is Betsy. I love it when you have a challenge for all the designers. Such inspiration. Thanks so much.

  • Deb Hurtig June 19, 2015 at 8:00 am

    What’s Ina name? Lots of creativity – that’s for sure!

  • Pam B. June 19, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Love, love all the great cards and all the terrific ideas…..would be very hard for me to name which one I love the best!!!

  • voegelchen June 19, 2015 at 5:50 am

    What a fun idea to take the initials of the designers name to choose the dies. Love the tatally different cards all the DT members created.

  • Tamara June 19, 2015 at 5:48 am

    Great challenge having the designers use their name. Very creative people.

  • Martha Hepburn June 19, 2015 at 5:25 am

    Thanks for all the great inspiration. The Name game challenge was great.

  • Tracy June 19, 2015 at 12:50 am

    What’s in a NAME!!!!!!! So many beautiful creations!

  • Faye douglas June 18, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    I would love it if my name was the chosen one for this competition

  • Debbie Erickson June 18, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Karen Burniston, what a cute card! I enjoyed watching the video & seeing all the cards. It was interesting to see what dies were picked for each persons name.

  • Barbara Leffingwell June 18, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    What wonderful, cute names for your characters!! I can think of many names to send these cuties to, can’t wait!

  • diane milne June 18, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    a name says it all & is unique & important of course these critters would all have a name that really means something…love them especially the PIG

  • Lisa Triplett June 18, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Here is hoping you will name me the winner. I love the chair. I have been using Rocky on some great beach scrapbook pages.

  • Deb Thompson June 18, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    I always enjoy all of your design team ideas and I would never be able to pick just one NAME on the design team that I like the best, because all of them are so awesome!!

  • Barbara Washington June 18, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    What a wonderful set of cards. I love the challenge to use the initials of your name. The resulting cards were so varied and awesome.

  • Christine Kosmak June 18, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    I absolutely LOVE the use your NAME challenge! To NAME just one of the cute and adorable critters is just NAMEly impossible!! Although I would have to NAME ECD and Karen Burniston as one of my top favourite Companies and Designers! Unfortunately I don’t have many of your products to NAME in my collection as being on a pitiful carers pension is NAMEly the reason!!

  • Sharmaine van Biljon June 18, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    What a creative idea to use your own NAME in making a card. Mine’s SvB still struggling with the v! Can use the dies in a beach theme!!

  • Susan B. June 18, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    What’s in a name? The cutting dies are just plain cute. I love working with them.

  • vencine martin June 18, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    Love the Name, Whiskers, for the cat. So appropriate and cute!

  • Janet Ingraham June 18, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    Such clever use of the artists initials of their NAME

  • Denise E. June 18, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    I love the NAME you have given to each character. So cute! Now you can pick my NAME as the winner. 🙂

  • Maricruz Diffey June 18, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    I wish I had the time to name ALL of the diesel want to buy from Elizabeth Craft Designs but that would take too long!!! Hope I win yay!!!!

  • Katy Young June 18, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Oh Wow!!! The NAME of the game is to having fun with all the designs. Love them all. Great ideas.

  • Marlene L June 18, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Fabulous cards from a very talented, creative group of designers. Terrific tutorial. Hoping you pick my Name!!!!!!!!!

  • Tonya Toney June 18, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    I love the beach chair and can’t wait to make one with my NAME on it. The design team has so much creativity! Thanks for sharing.

  • Angie DiMeglio June 18, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Love the name theme!! You have some awesome challenges!

  • Mandy Moore June 18, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Love the idea of matching a die to a NAME!! How fun is that! Can I just say that LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the beach scene dies…total yum!

  • Deb Napolitano June 18, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Fun, fun, fun is the Name of the game!
    Craft on my friends! These are adorable.

  • Yoo-Rah Lee June 18, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Love these cards – you all are such wonderful mad talent! I feel like there a chair on the beach with my NAME on it!

  • lisa808 June 18, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Awesome inspiration and fun name theme! Love the pop-up chair die.

  • Kim June 18, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Love your name challenge. The projects were so cute. I love the animals.I have the bench and use cats and dogs on it.But the chair would be great fun.

  • Sue Anderson June 18, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    I couldn’t begin to Name all the ways to use these dies to have a fun card to give someone-Your creativity never ends

  • Cathy DiBlasi June 18, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    When you name this designer…you are naming the best one out there!

  • Elizabeth Hahn June 18, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Oh Sooooooooooo many inspiring cards. Now I have looked at the dies and decided that I must try something using my “Name” (and or Initials). Thinking of the Evergreen Pivot and Eiffel Tower for Elizabeth, and Holiday House, Hoppy, Honey and or the Holly Edges for my maiden last name Hahn. … You don’t have one starting with “M” for my new married name. ** I think you should definitely add a Sheep, Goat and Horse to your character line. A Llama would be fun too ! Think of where we could go with that. Mountain climbing in the Andes maybe ? — I have got to stop, my mind is racing !! Liz

  • maryann tomlinson June 18, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Love the cards that use the chair. Talent is the NAME of the game!

  • Suzi Yerkes June 18, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Great way to use the initials of the people to name the dies!

  • Lynda Lockerbie June 18, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Clever to use the initials of their Name! You are always clever Karen:) They are a talented group of ladies also and love all their ideas!

  • Sandy Hentzel June 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Fabulous name challenge. The dt did another great job.

  • Diane Johnstone June 18, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    That’s a great way to name the animals.

  • debbiew June 18, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Love your name challenge. It was fun to see who used what dies to represent their name. Thanks for a fun share.

  • Barbara Woodard June 18, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Love all your dies and how you decide their names!!!

  • Peggy Mullenaux June 18, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    I love watching your videos. You certainly make things look easy. I am glad you name the products used so I can make a shopping list. 🙂

  • barbara flanagan manolache June 18, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Who knew when they said What’s in a Name that such a creative team could rise to the challenge. My favorite is Dreams Come True – thanks for sharing this talent with us.

  • Lori Stilger June 18, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    What a FUN collection! I’m glad you used initials, not full NAMEs. 😀 They’re all so inventive!!!!

  • Pam Vittorino June 18, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    What a fun name game. I found myself looking more closely at the designs to see how the DT met the challenge.

  • Gerry Wolfe June 18, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Love all you & your designers unique ideas to use the initials of their name for this months challenge.

  • Thérèse June 18, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    I gave Whiskers a new NAME. CHICO for my kitty kat. But I don’t have a dog so Buster will remain Buster. I have both these dies and can’t wait to try some of these great ideas.

  • Sabrina Radican June 18, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    What a fun way to design a card with using your initials in your name! I think I am going to have to try that one some time! All the cards are just fabulous!!!

  • Jen Koppe June 18, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    I can’t even begin to NAME which is my favorite die OR card – LOVE them all!!!!

  • Amalia June 18, 2015 at 11:59 am

    What a great blog post! So many great creations, I couldn’t NAME one I liked the best! 🙂

  • Cynthia L June 18, 2015 at 11:37 am

    I just love the chair pop up! All of the cards are fabulous, it’s really hard to name just one. The chair, water, tree, farm, animals, etc. You are so creative, and I also love that you name the cards with the designers initials. So clever of you! but, that’s not surprising, is it! LOVE YOU!

  • Debra June 18, 2015 at 11:34 am

    I can never get enough of these dies. Like the challengewith the name initials. All the uses you have shared are so inspiring. Keep them coming! Thanks for sharing.

  • Angela June 18, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Whenever I make cards from your dies I always make sure I NAME drop and tell people that I use the Pop It Ups collection from Karen Burniston! They are awesome! YOU are awesome! LOL

  • Debbi Gleason June 18, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Fabulous projects. Thank you for highlighting their initials in their NAME in red!

  • Chiara T. June 18, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Great cards. can’t name which is my favorite as they all are beautiful

  • Sharon June 18, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Wow, so many to NAME. I don’t know where to start…. they are all so, so cute.

  • Pamela Christou June 18, 2015 at 11:09 am

    I love all the pop up dies, and think the NAMEs for the characters are so cute.

  • Rachel Brooks June 18, 2015 at 11:06 am

    I’ve been collecting your card ideas for some time and have many of the dies – or HAD. Our house burned down i March and with it all my stamps and dies, so I’m starting all over. Love your characters, but favor the frog.

  • Tonia June 18, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Great job ladies! Love the idea to use their name to choose the dies, certainly added variety.

  • BeverlyBL June 18, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Not sure what’s up, but my last comment never showed up. Hope I’m not commenting twice. I loved the name game challenge and thought everyone did a great job, though some had to finaggle (sp?) a bit (but I’m not naming names). Thanks to all, as you keep coming up with all the cutest and best ideas.

  • Debi Jean June 18, 2015 at 10:53 am

    This is a great challenge I would use Buster the DOG and WISKERS the cat for the initials in my NAME !

  • Jan Castle June 18, 2015 at 10:53 am

    What fun cards and a fun challenge for them to use the initials of their name for ideas….the DT did a great job! I have several favorites – LOL!
    Paper Hugs,
    J C

  • beejaymc June 18, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Love this challenge! Lots of wonderful designs using the initials of your name! The designers are amazing!!

  • Jeannie Huff June 18, 2015 at 10:43 am

    I love the idea of initials of your name for the ideas. That could be quite a challenge. The beach chair would be great on a card.

  • Susanne June 18, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Just love all of the Designers creations, fab inspiration. Love the NAMES you have used for each individual character.

  • Vickie Barker June 18, 2015 at 10:33 am

    What’s in a Name, the Kitty Die is meant for me. Hee hee. Hope I am a winner.

  • Karen Lai June 18, 2015 at 10:27 am

    I wish I can NAME a favorite, but I just can’t! They are all sooooo cute! All the characters have really cute names too! truly wonderful projects!

  • Melanie June 18, 2015 at 10:25 am

    The Name Challenge was awesome! I wish I had this much creativity. I will have to continue to rely on you and your designers good sense for inspiration!

  • Connie LaClair June 18, 2015 at 10:24 am

    These cards are the cutest, most creative I’ve seen in a long while, keep up the great work. Love the beach card.

  • Gloria Russell June 18, 2015 at 10:14 am

    I love the challenge. Your DT is always so creative. Using the names is a way to personalize the cards. Thanks always for your creativity. Have a blessed day!!!!

  • Yoo-Rah Lee June 18, 2015 at 10:00 am

    You ladies have such wonderful mad talent! Love it all. Feel like there’s a chair on the beach with my NAME on it 🙂

  • Elaine June 18, 2015 at 9:55 am

    The new dies are so great, just love the crab. Love the names you have given all the animals

  • Annie C June 18, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Wow! You are so creative in thinking of these great ideas of using their “Name” initials to choose their dies for the card. Just makes it so versatile that any of your dies can mix and match (not that we don’t know). Love them all!!!!!!

  • Linda Clark June 18, 2015 at 9:43 am

    I love seeing all of these creative cards. Just bought the cat–can’t wait to use it!

  • Linda Mayer June 18, 2015 at 9:40 am

    What a great idea using the initials in your NAME as a challenge. These designs are so unique and look so wonderful,,,thanks for sharing these great looks! Have a great day 🙂

  • Rosemary June 18, 2015 at 9:37 am

    So many lovely cards and great ideas. I love all these dies and the NAME for each is adorable!

  • HK June 18, 2015 at 9:37 am

    It is a Nixe idea. I Can use hoppy and Kitty for my Name. Thanks For Chance to Win.

  • Angela Styles June 18, 2015 at 9:29 am

    So many ideas here in this challenge and having to use a NAME as the stimulus for the design is great fun! I love the chair die as it is such a useful prop for a card and character.

  • Yve Kelly June 18, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Hi…love the cards…would be a hard challenge for me as my NAME is Yve!!

  • lolyborda43 June 18, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Hi Karen, lovely new products! I love the names and I truly hope my name is picked as a winner this time! It’s funny I always take part in the monthly drawings but never know who wins.

  • Sofie Nørgaard June 18, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Lovely cards, it is hard to put a NAME to my favourite. Maybe SD – Sandy Diller with her funny chicken card.

  • Robbie June 18, 2015 at 9:09 am

    I LOVE the idea of using your name to create your card! All of the design team did a fabulous job. Lots of variety and interest. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!


  • linda fontanella June 18, 2015 at 9:08 am

    love all your dies. the animals in the farm set are so so adorable. the secret work is NAME. my name begins with l so I would use them all because I like them all. great work by you and your team.

  • Deana Hayes June 18, 2015 at 9:04 am

    All the Name cards are awesome. Hmmm, I’m going to figure out which ones I’d use D H.

  • Kimba June 18, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Beach & Cats two of my favorite things! LOVE THIS CARD! All the cards were awesome. Loved the Retirement card & also Fran’s Butterfly & Flower card. I could go on and list them all. You are all very good at what you do. Thank you for the great cards! What’s in a name was very creative.

  • Adriana June 18, 2015 at 9:01 am

    I love every card you do. I’m not going to NAME it because there are so many.

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  • barb macaskill June 18, 2015 at 8:53 am

    What amazing creations!! I love how the designer’s had to use the initials of their names to decide what to use for dies!
    I would really love to know how you name your character dies also! Curiosity is my middle name you know!
    Have a great day!

    • Karen Burniston June 18, 2015 at 9:00 am

      Barb, sometimes I name them based on their personalities or features (Hoppy, Chilly, Honey, Whiskers, Brownie, Rocky) and some have namesakes (Poppy for the Pop it Ups Designer Challenge Team, Cheepers for Shelly’s actual chicken, Virgil for my late grandfather, who loved pigs, Dutch for the van de Burgt family, Buster for a stray dog our family called Buster)

  • Myrna June 18, 2015 at 8:50 am

    It’s fun to see how each designer expresses their creativity. Each animal name adds to the charm of these cards.

  • blueyedscrapper June 18, 2015 at 8:49 am

    These are so cute!! I would get these dies, and name every single one!!

  • Lisa Eldridge June 18, 2015 at 8:49 am

    What a creative way to use your NAME! All of the card ideas in the designer challenge are so clever. Can’t wait to incorporate some of these ideas into my own cards.

  • windicindi June 18, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Hi, I enjoy looking at the delightful card creations and the various techniques used to make them! Thanks to all of you artists, for sharing your cards. I don’t know the name of the critter that I would put in the adorable Adirondack Chair…
    Many thanks, Cindi

  • Christine M June 18, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Whats in a NAME? I have defiantly put a NAME on these cute characters!

  • Kelly N June 18, 2015 at 8:43 am

    The name of the game is die cutting. I love all the dies.

  • Laura P. June 18, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Wow, all the cards in the NAME challenge are amazing! So much fun to see hiw each designer incorporated her initials!

  • Pat Stanley June 18, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Wonderful and inspiring projects. Love how you highlighted their initials in their “NAME” in red!

  • Nicky foden June 18, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Love love love all the dies and characters. They all have such cute NAMEs. I look forward to seeing more.

  • Ruth F June 18, 2015 at 8:39 am

    My cards with your dies turn out so nice that I frequently don’t want to spoil them by signing my NAME!

  • Lynne June 18, 2015 at 8:39 am

    I think using people’s NAME was a very clever way to design a challenge. My initials are LK so I guess I could use the Lorna Label and Whiskers the Cat, AKA Kitty. Whiskers the cat is one of my favorite dies and I use it a lot. I think if I won, though, I would choose the cow die. I don’t have him yet. He is equally cute to Whiskers the Cat!

  • linda levan June 18, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Oh Wow!!! The NAME of the game is to having fun with all the designs. Love the all. Great ideas.
    Well done!!!!!

  • Jan B. June 18, 2015 at 8:34 am

    It is great fun to see what designer come up with in a challenge. Name(ly) because it exercises the creative process. Grea fun.

  • Belinda June 18, 2015 at 8:32 am

    All of the cards are just beautiful!! Your DT is amazing always love seeing what they have come up with, and Karen you rock!!! Using your “name” has a way to pick your dies is very clever!! Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful ideas!

  • Laurie Laikam June 18, 2015 at 8:31 am

    A very fun challenge to use the designer’s initials of their NAMEs. I would have a somewhat difficult time using my name to do the challenge .. “LL” … altho .. Lorna Label would take care of it using just one die!

  • Cynthia CrusanNoble June 18, 2015 at 6:41 am

    I love all of the cards. They are truly inspiring. Thanks for sharing. Well done.

  • Debra Hensley June 17, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Such clever and amazing projects from the whole team. Loved every one!

  • Frances June 17, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    This was such a fun challenge, love what the DT created using their initials. Another awesome KB video too.

  • Karen Aicken June 17, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Love your card, Karen B! And your video is amazing – again. I always learn tricks from your videos. AWESOME DT projects too. Wow!

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