Winners! eBook die prizes

Last Saturday I launched my very first Pop it Ups eBook, called Pop it Ups cardmaking | Winter 2016. It's a celebration of the talented Designer Challenge Team - one project from each team member plus one from myself. It's a free resource, so definitely check it out for great Pop it Ups inspiration.

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On the blog post announcing the book I invited people to leave comments for a chance to win any die set featured in the book. I chose three winners by random number generator and here they are:

Chris R. said...

So cute. I see some awesome projects to try.

Linda C. said...

Wish I were at CHA, too! I can't wait to see more from you and ECD--love everything you do!

Mary S. said...

I saw your Periscope live this morning. So excited to see all the CHA products live from CHA. Several people I follow are there. Love the new products.

Congratulations, Chris, Linda and Mary!

I've heard back from Chris, who has chosen the Hanging Charm Pull Tab die set, and from Linda, who has chosen the Oval Pull Card die set. Mary, check your inbox for a happy email from me.

We had a wonderful time at CHA and it was especially nice to have Kelly Booth helping me out with set-up, teardown and Make 'n Takes. I adore Kelly, who is a rock star in the cardmaking world, as evidenced by all the fellow stamper/colorer/designers who stopped by to see her and take photos. She is such a great ambassador for Pop it Ups and a dear, dear friend.


It was also wonderful to spend some time with Sandy Diller, the newest member of the Pop it Ups Designer Challenge Team and the creator of one of the most-photographed booth samples, the Barrel of Monkeys card. Sandy is also a member of the Elizabeth Craft Designs team.


Because we were running Make 'n Takes throughout the show, I didn't get a chance to leave the booth until the final day, so I especially appreciate all my friends who came to see me in the booth and apologize to those who were equally tethered and we didn't get a chance to see each other. Next year in Phoenix for sure!

Next week will be our first Designer Challenge of the new year. We will host the challenge right here on this blog and the theme is NEW! The team will be creating projects using the new release products (mixed in with existing favorites, too) for a wide-open theme.  Check it all out on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. 

Pop it Ups Cardmaking Winter 2016 - *FREE* eBook

Hello from no-longer-rainy but a-little-chilly Anaheim California!

Karen, Joset, Els, Susan and Suzanne in our ECD aprons customized by Els.

Today is the start of the 2016 CHA Mega Show, where we officially launch new products. We've been setting up the Elizabeth Craft Designs Booth (#775) for two days now, but the real prep started months ago.

My incredible Designer Challenge Team always creates beautiful cards for the booth and this year I assigned them the extra task of taking step shots and writing instructions for one of their booth cards for me to compile into our first Pop it Ups cardmaking eBook. This was a huge project for me, especially because I had to learn a whole new program for the layout, but well worth it. I love how it turned out!



While the book is heavily focused on brand new product (every project features at least one Pop it Ups product being released at this show) we've also mixed in a lot of our favorites from previous releases so you can see just how perfectly Pop it Ups products coordinate and build to create a cohesive collection. In addition to the step-by-step instructions and full supply lists, you'll also be able to click directly from the book to any of the designers' blogs. Read their bios, see their photos, learn what inspires them (and me) to do what we do. It's a good read!

Are you a retailer or teacher looking for class ideas? You are permitted to teach the projects in this book, but please give credit where credit is due and  mention the designer's name as the source of the inspiration when promoting your class on social media, etc.

You can peruse the book easily on a computer, phone or tablet at this link: Pop it Ups Cardmaking Winter 2016 If you'd like to download the book so you can print it, choose the "Share" button and then choose "Download". Issuu also has a free mobile app if you prefer.

We want to hear from you! Leave a comment on this blog post and I'll choose three lucky winners to pick any Pop it Ups die used in the book as a prize! Winners will be chosen by random draw next Thursday, January 14, 2016 and contacted by e-mail for your prize choice and mailing address. 

Are you on Periscope? It's a free app for your phone and my user name Karen Burniston if you want to follow me.  I will be doing my very first live 'scope from the show this morning to tour the booth and show you all the team's projects up close. It's LIVE, folks! I could trip, or have a booger, or any number of embarrassing mishaps and it will all be captured and available for replay for 24 hours. Enticing, huh?

Well that's it for me this early morning. I'm a Central Timezone girl waking up in Pacific for a week. Hence . . . early mornings!

Happy Crafting!