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Stampin' Up! Label Pop 'n Cuts Bird Card

Yes, I still exist. I'm still trying to get caught up on things after being gone a week at Stampin' Up! Convention followed by CHA. I'm sure I have some pictures somewhere I could post...

In the meantime, I realized that I never shared this card I made using the new Label Pop 'n Cuts insert exclusive to Stampin' Up! 


The nifty stamp that fits the Deco Label Framelits (black frame behind the bird and on the front of the card) is from the Morning Post Numbers set in the Holiday Catalog Page 36. Other stamp sets used: Papaya Collage (bird, butterfly) IB&C p 62, Chalk Talk IB&C p 12. I also the Polka Dot Parade DSP, the Natural Composition Specialty Paper, some leftover Tea For Two DSP, Crumbcake and Calypso Coral Cardstocks.

In addition to the Stampin' Up! Exclusive Pop 'n Cuts dies linked below, I also used the Little Leaves Sizzlits and a twig from the backyard!

Stampin' Up! Convention - Day 1 Requests!

OK, so I didn't know what to expect demoing at Stampin' Up! 25-year convention and now I do - a BIG CROWD!!!

What amazing creativity and talent is electrifying the air around the Salt Palace Convention Center. I am in awe and so honored and excited to be here.

For today's demo hours, from 11-5, I believe they're going to put up a mirror booth and have a mic, so it should be easier for more people to hear. 

As promised, I have assembled all my recent Tutorials using Stampin' Up! Pop 'n Cuts into this handy list. 

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Doubling the dress form -  Click Here

Download a FREE Tuxedo Template to fit the Dress Form - Click Here

Watch a video tutorial for the Amour Dress Card - Click Here

Floating Framelits Card

Watch a video tutorial for the Floating Framelits Card - Click Here

03 Stampin Up Queen of Hearts Card Details

Download a Floating Floor template to fit the Dress Form - Click Here

Uncle Sam Pop n Cuts Inside Front

Download a Free Uncle Sam Template - Click Here

SU TY Butterfly Inside

Embossing Framelits - Click Here

Mothers Day Pop up Open

Dress Form Decorating Tips - Click Here

SU PNC Pinterest Board

Follow my Stampin' Up! Pop 'n Cuts Board on Pinterest (which includes photos and links to all the Pop 'n Cuts cards that were on the table by Fran Sabad plus many, many more!) - Click Here

Speaking of Fran Sabad - Bookmark her blog

How did I find all these tutorials so quickly? I just sorted my blog into just Stampin' Up! Posts. There's a handy little category tab at the top of the blog.

SU Posts

If you'd like to find me around the web, you'll find a handy set of links in this blog's sidebar to the left. You can also subscribe to this blog by e-mail.

Well it's time to get showered and dressed and head over for an exciting Day Two of SU Convention! Come see me in the Product Playground today from 11-5 pm!

Collaborative Accordion Album Project

OK, I have all of 10 minutes until my plane boards, so this will be a very quick blog post, but I just have to share this collaborative Accordion Album project.


Back in April I had a great idea - I asked my "Super Six" designers - my "go-to" girls who are always willing to help me out with samples for the show, blog content for the Sizzix blog, etc. - to each make a 2-page Accordion Album card in their signature styles, and send me their pages, making sure that they did not cut off their tabs so that I could connect all the pages together.

I asked them each to include a picture of themselves, their name and their blog address. Other than that, the only rules were to make it in their signature styles.

My goal was to have the album done by CHA so I could take it as a show sample to really celebrate the amazing designers who have been so instrumental in getting the Karen Burniston brand out there and better-known. I made it, but barely! Finished assembling it about 10 pm last night, well past dark, so the photo isn't the greatest.

From left to right the album consists of 2-page spreads by:

Shelly Hickox - Mississippi

Helen Cryer - Cambridgeshire, England

Fran Sabad - Kentucky

Anna-Karin Evaldsson - South Africa

Kelly Booth - Arizona

Gretchen Schmidt - Texas

If you'll be at CHA next week, make sure you stop by the Sizzix booth and see it in person. It is a masterpiece!

Thanks, my crafty friends!

Secret Word Giveaway winner!


Congratulations to Judy DiScipio who is the winner of the Label Window Pop 'n Cuts Insert and Bigz Butterflies & Labels dies!

Since Judy is a member of my mailing list she was in on the Secret Word giveaway and left the following lovely comments on the Sizzix blog and my blog:

Karen, you brought Pop ‘n Cuts to another level! I LOVE to watch you work…and see your creative mind at work. Thank you for being so available with your ideas. You are truly appreciated! Hugs from Colorado, Judy :)

Your latest Pop 'n Cuts video is another keeper. I LOVE all the wonderful ideas you come up with.

You can subscribe to my mailing list to receive one e-mail a month with all the latest news about my dies, videos, classes, etc. I will occasionally offer secret-word giveaways like this one, so don't be left out of the fun! Just click the button below to join. Congratulations, Judy! 

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*SNEAK PEEK* CHA Summer 2013 - Sizzix Snippets

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Time for a pre-show Sneak Peek of my brand new Snippets collection, shipping in mid-September and available in stores in October 2013. Here's a preview video to explain the collection:



Thanks to Deena Ziegler who knocked it out of the park on the packaging once again. Speaking of packaging, we added little inset photos to the accessory dies showing them used with the pop-up die they correspond with. This should make it a little easier when you're shopping to know which accessories fit which inserts.

First up, the new Pop 'n Cuts inserts. There is a House with a Thinlits set to decorate. (Watch the video above to see the cool optional texture created on the house by embossing after cutting)


The Multi-Tier is the second new insert. This is a generic insert with four different levels, or tiers, to be able to construct pop-up scenes. The two tall tiers are perfectly sized to hold the Flagpole Sizzlits Strip, as you see here, although of course they can be used for anything else. 


The last new insert is the Sassy Label. Labels continue to be excellent sellers in the Pop 'n Cuts family. Crafters love being able to quickly animate a greeting or use the labels to animate other objects. 


Snippets is mostly comprised of accessory dies, little "snippets" to fill in the Pop 'n Cuts collection and round it out to be a complete collection. Several of the new dies fit previously-released dies to keep them always fresh and exciting. 

I'm very excited to introduce the Stitched Framelits. These dies can be used on their own for layered labels, with or without stitch lines, since the stitch lines are on separate dies.


You'll see in the inset photos how nicely these Framelits coordinate with the Accordion Album, Pop 'n Cuts Base Die Circle Label and the *NEW* Sassy Label Pop 'n Cuts insert.

Next up, two Sizzlits Decorative Strip dies. These borders will work great on Pop 'n Cuts cards but also on layouts, etc. 


The same Chevron and Label Trellis patterns are incorporated into the two new Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Sets. The Circle & Sassy Label set can be used to emboss directly onto the Pop 'n Cuts card OR they will also work with the two Stitched Framelits sets to cut out the embossed labels. The Trellis and Swirls set is an all-over pattern - perfect for filling in the fronts of your pop-up cards.


Here's a good example of two more Snippets - little accessory dies that can be used with *ANY* of the Pop 'n Cuts inserts. The Gift Card holder has tuck slots for a standard gift card. Attach it to the front of a Pop 'n Cuts card and you've got an instant pop-up gift card. The Borders & Banners Thinlits work great to enhance the seams between the pop-up and the backing cards. 

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One last Snippets die to show - it's a Framelits set to fit the original Label Pop 'n Cuts insert. Prior to this, there was only the Label & Ribbon Movers & Shapers set, which doesn't give much room for a stamped greeting. Snippets adds a Framelit to fit the Label with a small shadow.

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So there you have it! Fourteen new dies shipping mid-September, available in stores by October. What's your favorite?

In travel news, I am leaving Thursday for Salt Lake City to attend the 25-year-anniversary Stampin' Up! Convention. How exciting! I hear there's going to be an EPIC BIG crowd! Here are the hours you will find me demoing Pop 'n Cuts:

Thursday, 7:00–9:30 PM

Friday, 11:00 AM–4:30 PM

Saturday, 11:45 AM–1:30 PM

Where: Gathering Place

On Sunday I'll be heading to Las Vegas for the Create 'n Connect Conference (aka CHA) to launch the Snippets collection. Monday I'll be doing Rep and Retailer training.

My Sizzix booth demo times are as follows:

Tuesday 9-11 am

Wednesday 11am - 2 pm

Thursday 11am - 1 pm

Where: Sizzix Booth #627

Additionally, I am teaching a CHA class on Wednesday afternoon from 3-5 pm. As of the last update from CHA, there are seats available in the class. It costs $35 for members, which is the minimum charge set by CHA. Every student will receive one of the NEW Stitched Framelits sets and one of the NEW Embossing Folder sets to take home. We will make three projects in class and along the way I will give lots of tips and tricks for how to educate with Pop 'n Cuts to maximize sales. 

W0706 - Workshop

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Room: Ballroom G

Difficulty: All

Supplies: Please bring a tape runner, trimmer, scissors, paper piercer, Tiny Attacher stapler, mini-glue dots and a fine-line glue pen.

Who Should Attend:   Buyer, Designer, Distributor and Creative Professional

Is your store already capitalizing on the Pop 'n Cuts sensation? These innovative pop-up dies are simple, interchangeable, coordinated and hot sellers! Come learn from the designer how to educate with Pop 'n Cuts through demos, make 'n takes and classes to maximize sales. Please bring a tape runner, trimmer, scissors, paper piercer, Tiny Attacher stapler, mini-glue dots and a fine-line glue pen to class.  

Instructor(s): Karen Burniston
Sponsors(s): Ellison/Sizzix

Member Price: $35.00
Non-Member Price: $50.00

 Looking forward to these two awesome events! 

Video Tutorial: Label Window Pop 'n Cuts Insert

Today I'm blogging on the Sizzix blog with a video tutorial for this card, along with a dozen links to designers' blogs who have posted inspiration for all the Label and Frame Pop 'n Cuts inserts.



If you're interested in any of the Label and Frame inserts used by the talented designers on the Sizzix blog, I've posted shopping links to all of the dies (available from here: Label & Frame Pop 'n Cuts

Shopping Links for the "Thanks" Video Tutorial Card are posted here, from and Simon Says Stamp.

A big thank you to my designer friends; Anna-Karin, Caz, Donna, Fran, Gretchen, Helen, Kelly, Raquel and Shelly who accepted the challenge and posted amazing Pop 'n Cuts Label & Frame inspiration on their blogs. You'll see photos of their projects with links to their specific blog posts on the Sizzix blog.

Happy crafting!

Coming up tomorrow: Pop 'n Cuts Labels & Frames


Once a month I post on the Sizzix blog and here's a little preview of what's being featured tomorrow, July 11, 2013. We're focusing on all the Label and Frame Pop 'n Cuts inserts. There will be a *NEW* video tutorial from me, plus a DOZEN inspirational ideas from my blogger friends.

Here are some shopping links for the dies being featured.

Pop 'n Cuts Base Die Options (Also shown here is the Love Sizzlits set to perfectly decorate the Circle Label insert that comes pre-bundled with #657802)

Label & Frame Inserts, plus coordinating decorator dies:

Check back tomorrow for a link to the Sizzix blog feature.

Happy crafting!

Video Tutorial: Triple Star Pop 'n Cuts Card

This year I've been teaching an Amped Up Pop 'n Cuts card class featuring a triple star card. The class is now retired, since several of the papers have been discontinued. Since the triple star card is always the class favorite, and in honor of Independence Day, I thought I would make a 4th of July version of the card with a video tutorial for the tripling technique.


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The video tutorial will show how to make the triple star, how to attach the streamers and how to emboss the Framelits.


Fran Sabad made this card in a Patriotic theme as well. She used the Stampin' Up! Pop 'n Cuts Card Base that features the decorative edge and the built-in tuck slot closure, plus the *FREE* Uncle Sam template. You can find more photos and information about her card by clicking the photo of her card front below:

If you're not already following me on Pinterest, I would suggest it. I pin not only my own projects, but everything I discover around the web using my Sizzix and Stampin' Up! dies. You can find my boards here: Karen Burniston on Pinterest

You might also like to follow the Sizzix board: Karen Burniston for Sizzix

Have a wonderful 4th of July!

If you'd like to make your own Triple Star Card, in a patriotic theme or any other theme, here are some shopping links for the dies and paper I used in the video: