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Pop it Ups Upcoming Classes

It's a busy time around here as I gear up for a bunch of upcoming teaching trips.

First up I will be teaching at Kept Creations in Whitman, MA on Thursday, March 27th from 6-9 pm with this card class:

*Note* the Funky Cakes Peel-off Sticker sheet includes 5 different styles of birthday cake, so each kit gets one cake, not necessarily the one photgraphed, but equally nice!

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Next, I head to Framingham, MA for The Collins Rep Group Spring Retailer Training Event, where I will be teaching two classes, a Make 'n Take, and co-teaching a Workshop with Els van de Burgt.

The first class, Easy Pop it Ups Pivot Cards, is sold out. We will be making a card with each of the three Pivot Card dies in the first Pop it Ups release - the Heart, the Butterfly and the Katie Label. Two of the cards feature new Embossing Folders that have just shipped out to stores.

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The next class has a few spots left, at last check. This is the General Pop it Ups card class, where we focus on the three general pop-ups, the Garden Bench, the Lots of Pops and the Lucy Label. Again, you'll see some of the new embossing folders used on these cards as well.

*Note* the Ladybug card was hard to photograph because of the Shimmer Sheetz but in person the two large ladybugs are very shimmery red - quite striking.

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I do not have photographs yet of the Workshop projects, but it is also sold out. Els is in Australia, but before she left she designed two brand-new Peel-off Sticker sheets to coordinate with the Fancy Accordion Album and the Katie Label Pivot Card. Those two Peel-offs will be debuted in the workshop, along with a third project that I cannot reveal yet! (ooooh! suspense!!!)

The Store Class #1 (Birthday, Butterfly, Smile Bench Card, Roses Oval Accordion) will be taught at these upcoming stores and events:

Hope to see you at one of these events!


Karen Burniston Pop it Ups Designer Challenge - Spring & Easter Cards

I'm blogging on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today with the March Pop it Ups Designer Challenge for Spring & Easter cards. You'll definitely want to check out the eighteen amazing projects by the Designer Challenge team plus a guest designer.

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In addition to the Spring/Easter creations by the team, I have a new video tutorial for this Easter Garden Bench + Lots of Pops card. I had a lot of tips to share for this card, and I listened to those of you who requested that I slow down a bit. I'd love your feedback on whether this video length is better - around 15 minutes instead of under 10 minutes. 

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The video covers a variety of subjects including:

  • How to fold the Garden Bench and Lots of Pops dies.
  • Cutting the Lots of Pops die into separate platforms to add next to the Bench.
  • The sponge-around-a-template technique for the sky and grass, including inlaid grass and cloud details.
  • Tips for using the All Seasons Tree.
  • Suspending the Butterfly Accessory dies on wires.
  • How to get the black/white texture on the Poles
  • How to extend the length of the Fancy Frame Edges to fit a 6x6 card, plus add glitter.

Right? Everything but the kitchen sink! Here are some photos:

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Here are some supply links for the products used in the video:

 

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