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Karen Burniston Pop it Ups Designer Challenge - Pop it Ups for every month!

I'm on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today with the December Designer Challenge, which was to provide a year's worth of inspiration using Pop it Ups dies. 

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My month was August, and I chose to provide birthday inspiration in honor of my twins' birthday. I wanted to create a new twist to an old classic - the Explosion Card. This video tutorial will show how to fold explosion sides for a card while still leaving room in the middle for a pop-up card. It will also teach how to fold the Happy Birthday pop-up die.


I posted additional photos and information on this card on the ECD Blog Post, so make sure you head over there so you won't miss all the amazing samples by the team and our guest designer.


If you're interested in making your own Explosion Birthday Pop-up Card you can check your local stores for the supplies or use the shopping links below:

Other supplies: thin patterned paper (mine is Bazzill Miss Teagen Sue, but it's older and retired), cream cardstock
Are you a member of my mailing list? Join to receive one e-mail a month usually on Designer Challenge day, but sometimes a day later. Within the e-mail will be the Secret Word to incorporate into your comment on the ECD DC Blog Post for that month. The winner is chosen by random draw and wins two Pop it Ups dies. For November's SWG the secret word was to tell me your favorite color in your comment.
Because I missed sending a newsletter in October, I chose two November winners. 
Dorothy G. wrote:
"How I love your dies! Who knew I could become so addicted to card making – I started by going to a class with a friend. Then to a local store and I was hooked. Now I spend way too many hours on the Internet looking for “new” ideas. Trust your site to always have more than I can do. My favorite color to use with my cards is red!
Rosemary P. wrote:
"I feel so inadequate!!!!!!! These are really great cards. Blue is my favorite color, all of my clothes are some shade of blue. Stampin’ Up! has a new shade of card stock called Lost Lagoon and I want to use that lovely color of blue/green on Karen’s Katie Label/Poppy card.
Dorothy & Rosemary each got to choose a Pivot Card die and a Character Die as their prize. 
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By the way, the monthly mailing list is with Constant Contact and is not the same thing as subscribing to this blog's feed and/or subscribing to this blog so you get the blog posts by e-mail. I did just switch to a different feed manager to try to get the videos to show up in the e-mails, so this will be the first test. Fingers crossed!