Sentimental Saturday - Pop-up Cake Die

Today I'm feeling sentimental for one of my very first Sizzix designs - the 3D Pop-up Cake Die. You can still purchase this die, while supplies last, from the Sizzix site at a great price.

The Cake is one of the most time-consuming and product-dependent dies I've ever designed. Wow! I'm really selling it, huh? The thing is, even though you have to take time, use strong adhesive, reinforce your connections and choose bendable side tier materials . . . the results are SO worth it. I've made more Cake cards over the years than any other die. Here are some of those cards:

Ann Bday Card Anniversary Card CakeBday Card 11 THBest Wishes Wedding CardBirthday Cake Card SUEmma Princess Birthday CardFlower Birthday CardGretchen Bday2Harley Birthday CardNew Years CardPink Birthday Cake CardSU Come as you Arent Halloween CardSU Flower Pot Birthday CardSU Wedding Cake NanetteSweet Emma Purse CardTogether Forever Wedding Cake



Here is a video tutorial for assembling the cake. The Red/Black cake above is the one that I make in the video.


If you'd like to own your very own Cake Die, you can purchase it from the Sizzix site here: 3D Pop-up Cake Die

"Be Jolly" Accordion Album

Next week is my monthly Designer Challenge on the Sizzix blog. This month the challenge is:

RED + Stitched Framelits

The designers were challenged to use the color RED predominantly in their project and to also incorporate one of the three *NEW* Stitched Framelits from my Sizzix collection. Their choices for Stitched Framelits are:

Each of these Framelits sets include cut dies and stitch dies which are independent from each other, making it possible to use the stitch lines nested inside the cut dies for a single pass downward stitch, OR the stitched dies can be used on their own to make a pressed stitch on a card front or layout OR they can be used to create a raised embossed stitch by using the Silicone & Impressions pads in place of the bottom cutting pad. To watch me do the raised stitch effect, check out the Thankful House Video (skip to 10:30) and/or the Multi-Tier w/Spiral video (skip to 6:33).

The Designers will be posting their projects on their own blogs next Monday and Tuesday (November 18, 19, 2013) and then I will compile all the project links plus a *BRAND NEW* project and video from me, into one big post on the Sizzix Blog next Thursday, November 21, 2013. If you don't want to wait until Thursday to peruse the designers' projects, make sure you "LIKE" my new Karen Burniston, Designer Facebook Page, where all the projects will be linked in real time as they go up on the designers' blogs.

I decided I needed a warm-up project. I've been so busy with teaching that I haven't had much time for crafting. Plus, CHA is right around the corner and I have a ton of work to do to prepare for my new launch with Elizabeth Craft Designs

For this warm-up project, I decided to use some of my new Stacey Yacula Rubber Stamps from Purple Onion Designs. I fell in love with these stamps after seeing them used so amazingly by both Kelly Booth and Helen Cryer. Of course, after seeing their creations I was also pretty darn intimidated! Ack! 


I cut the Accordion Album out of red cardstock and used the companion Frame & Label Bracket die to cut two red cardstock outer frames and two Shimmer Sheetz outer frames. All of the frames were embossed with the Berry Swirls Embossing Folder.


For the inner panels, I also used the Frame & Label Bracket die to cut the Labels from white cardstock on which I added Be Creative Adhesive Sheets. After die cutting, I removed the liner from the adhesive and covered the white labels with Warm Diamond MicroFine Glitter from Elizabeth Craft Designs. The glitter is so fine that it does not flake off. Just burnish it into the adhesive and you're set. Very easy to stamp right over the top of the glitter and to color the images with Copics.  


The snowman's buttons and the centers of the stamped snowflakes have Glitter Peel-off Dots stickers on them. I love these flat sticker embellishments from Elizabeth Craft Designs that give all the wonder of rhinestones but without any bulk. 

After I stamped and colored each panel of the scene, I ran the panels through the Big Shot using the Labels & Stitched Frames Framelits to add the raised embossed stitch lines. I highlighted the stitches with a dark gray Copic marker.


I used the Gift Card Holder Framelits set to die cut a small tag around my "be jolly!" greeting. I attached the tag to the third page using a rhinestone brad through a felt snowflake (Creative Impressions, from my stash) I felt like the tag needed some edging, so I turned to one of my new favorite items, a Wink of Stella glitter brush pen. They were a gift from Kelly and they are super cool! The ends are brushes and they dispense a liquid color infused with glitter for a very quick and pretty sheen.

Shopping links for the items used on this project are below:

Stay tuned next week for a ton of RED + Stitched Framelits inspiration during Designer Challenge Week!


USwD&F: Heating up the Holidays Project #2: Snowflake Chain Card

This is my second project for the UStamp with Dawn and Friends Heating up the Holidays event. A private video tutorial and downloadable PDF instruction sheet should be uploaded to the site soon, and I imagine that Dawn will send out an e-mail to the registered students of the event letting them know when it loads.

What's nifty about this card is that a window on the front of the card allows the recipient to see the snowflake in the "closed" position, where it appears to be just a stationary embellishment behind the window. Open the card, however, and the snowflake expands into a chain of snowflakes. Plus, the chain is attached to the top of the Label Pop 'n Cuts, creating more pop-up dimension.

If you are not a registered student of the event you'll have to purchase access to download the full supply list and instructions, plus receive the private video tutorial link, but you'll also gain access to a bunch of other great holiday projects in the process, all made with Stampin' Up! products.

For this project I used these three exclusive Karen Burniston Pop 'n Cuts for Stampin' Up! products:

Just think of the other items you could chain together for this type of card - flowers, hearts, butterflies, etc. If you wanted to, you could also dangle things off the chain that would hang in the card while open. 

Oh the possibilities! Have fun!

New Beginning

I have some news to share.

It's been a wonderful five years of designing dies for Sizzix and Stampin' Up! and I will always be grateful for their investment in my brand.

My contract ends December 31, 2013 and Sizzix will continue to sell my dies through 2014 or until they are gone, whichever comes first. The exit contract also includes provisions for Stampin' Up! to be able to continue selling their exclusive Karen Burniston die designs until they choose to discontinue them. They added similar provisions for Michaels, Hobby Lobby and JoAnn.

I will continue to support my Sizzix brand dies, especially Pop 'n Cuts, with education, videos, blogs, Designer Challenges etc. through the rest of this year and, as time permits, through the sell-off period of 2014. (To be more clear about the term - it's the entire year of 2014 that they can sell-through) The products are my concepts, have my name on them, perform magnificently and I believe in them. Nothing about their decision shakes my faith in the products. It has been, by far, my best sales year for Sizzix.

What's next for me? In the words of "Closing Time" by Semisonic;

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end

 I'm excited about my new beginning! Take a look -


If you are attending CHA and want to be one of the first to try the new dies, (which, by the way, will be manufactured in the USA, so no lengthy out-of-stock issues!) you can register starting November 5, 2013 for my CHA workshop, to be held Sunday, January 12, 2014 from 3:00-5:00 pm:

*NEW* Interactive Card Dies by Karen Burniston

Els is also teaching a card class, Monday, January 13, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 pm:

Card Making with Elizabeth Craft Designs by Els van de Burgt

You can also come see us in the Elizabeth Craft Designs Booth #441, where I will be demoing the new dies throughout the show.

In other news, thank you to Gretchen, who helped set up my Facebook Fan Page back in *cough* June *cough* and I finally hit "publish". I've been using my personal Facebook account as a public account by simply posting everything as "to the public" but I'd like to reclaim that personal account for my family and non-papercrafting friends, so please "Like" my new professional Designer page here: 

Facebook Page: Karen Burniston, Designer

With regards to Facebook, the Designer page is where I will be posting all the links to cards made by other people using my dies, etc. instead of posting those on my personal Facebook account.

Everything else stays the same - blog, YouTube channel, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest (links in the sidebar below my photo). On Pinterest however, if you are only following the "Karen Burniston for Sizzix" board, you'll want to follow my boards, which have the same content, instead.

You might also want to join the nearly 45,000 Facebook fans (Wow!) of Elizabeth Craft Designs here: Facebook: Elizabeth Craft Designs

Let me just wrap this up by saying a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of my blog readers, students, fans and fellow pop-up enthusiasts. I've been working in the papercrafting industry for a dozen years, and it's an industry that is constantly changing and evolving. To survive in this business you have to be willing to ride the tide, wherever it takes you.

I have truly loved my time at Sizzix. Loved it. I adore what I created with Pop 'n Cuts - my personal baby that I conceptualized, engineered and saved from being canceled before production when someone warned me an hour before the meeting of a manufacturing problem that would make them too costly to proceed. I sent in a frenzied set of revised drawings in time for that meeting and they were back on again. Fast forward a few months later and another manufacturing concern threatened a cancellation. Once again I engineered the solution and once again, they were saved. The day that they gave a final "yes" to releasing Pop 'n Cuts was one of the happiest of my career. Yes, it''s sad that there won't be new inserts, but at least I can rest assured that Pop 'n Cuts ended as a very complete collection, with 3 bases and 27 inserts and coordinating decorator dies for all of them. If you love Pop 'n Cuts as much as I do, you've got a year to collect them all. They make great Christmas presents!

When I look back on these five years I will do so with gratitude and pride. But mostly I just plan to look forward.


October Designer Challenge - Clear Creations!

It's Designer Challenge day on the Sizzix blog! This month I challenged eleven designers to make something using Karen Burniston dies that incorporates a clear material to make an object float or defy gravity.

You'll find links to FIFTEEN clear creations on the Sizzix blog as well as this new project and video from me. 



Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about using clear materials for the pop-ups:

  • What type of clear material should I use? You have several choices. You can use the plastic packaging that the dies come in - I save all my packaging for use in projects. When using packaging, however, the plastic is very stiff. You'll want to bend the folds back and forth a few times to weaken them and make them fold/unfold easier. Other choices are scrapbooking transparencies, either printed or plain, Bazzill Thin Plastic Paper, Grafix plastic, or office transparencies. When choosing office transparencies, I use write-on transparencies instead of printer ones. They are normally a little less expensive and a little thicker. Just make sure you keep them in their original packaging so you don't accidentally send them through your printer.
  • How do I attach the clear pop-up inside the card? My very favorite way to attach a clear pop-up is by using metal. The easiest is staples, which can either be worked into the design, hidden or covered. Another option is brads or eyelets. If you prefer to use adhesive, then choose either a very strong dry adhesive (glue dots or tacky tape) and plan to cover the adhesive with an embellishment, or use a strong glue that dries clear, like Glossy Accents or Zip Dry.
  • My card is bulky and doesn't stay closed - any solution? Especially when using the thicker plastics, like packaging, your card is going to get bulky. You can either add a closure to the card, like a belly band, Velcro, magnets or elastic, or you can just put it in an envelope, seal it and mail it. Most likely the time through the mail will flatten it, and if not, well the recipient wants to display it open anyway!

Here are some shopping links for the dies and papers used in the card. Very sorry to say that I could not locate a source on the exact Ghost stamp - I've had it for years. The bat stamp is Stampin' Up! and the "Halloween" and "31" were from a clear Recollections stamp set I found at Michaels.

A big THANK YOU to Anna-Karin, Caz, Donna, Fran, Frances, Gretchen, Helen, Karen, Kelly, Raquel and Shelly for participating in this month's challenge. Make sure you click to the Sizzix blog to see their creations!

This & That. Odds & Ends. Stuff & Other Stuff.


It's been a busy week leading into a busy weekend. John and I celebrated our 18 year wedding anniversary on Monday. It was my idea to take the "Modern Family" photo above. We used the camera on a tripod with the self-timer. We had to get the angle on the wedding photo just right to avoid a glare on the glass, but this was actually the first one we took. Go us!

John took the day off so we could hang out, go to lunch, make CKU kits and go to our dentist appointments. I think the word you're searching for is romantic!

Today I'll hit the road for a four hour drive up to CKU Dallas/Ft. Worth. I'll be teaching the Journey Card Class for the final time. Here are the four cards we will make in class. If you're not coming to the event but are interested in making these cards, I'm including the shopping links for the dies used in each. 






The new Snippets collection has also arrived at, although there are a couple of dies missing (Multi-Tier insert, Trellis Sizzlits Strip and Gift Card holder) They do, however, have the other 11 dies including all three sets of Stitched Framelits. They filmed me at the CHA show showing how the Stitched Framelits work in conjunction with the Accordion Album and Frame & Label Bracket dies.Here is that video if you're interested:


I wish that "Video Karen" had given proper credit for the samples she showed in this video. (Shame on you, Video Karen!) The 2-page album that I show first was made by Fran Sabad. The Breckenridge album is mine. The 4-page red album with the amazing colored stamped images was made by Kelly Booth. The 2-pager with the Christmas lights was mine. The huge album showcasing the designers was a collaboration of Shelly Hickox, Helen Cryer, Fran Sabad, Kelly Booth, Gretchen Schmidt and Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Here are shopping links for the Snippets dies plus the Accordion Album and Frame & Label Bracket dies (back in stock as of now - hurry!)

OK, a couple more random things before I hit the road.

Here is a photo of my first UStamp with Dawn & Friends project for Heating up the Holidays. The PDF tutorial and private video should be uploaded to the USwD&F website sometime today, so if you're registered for the event, you'll probably receive an e-mail when it's uploaded.


Final item - next Thursday is my Sizzix Blog Designer Challenge. We'll be making projects that incorporate clear materials to make items float. Here's a rather macabre example from my last blog post. (I really debated whether I should add the word "else" between nobody and gets, just to make it even more disturbing, but decided against it) You won't want to miss all the amazing creations by the ten designers who accepted the challenge plus I will add my own new project and video to the mix. All ten designers were provided a full set of Snippets dies, so I expect that we will see some great creations using the new dies.


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That's it for me for now. Time to pack the car and head north to CKU Dallas/Fort Worth

World Card Making Day - Hand over the Candy Corns!


Today is World Card Making Day and I thought I would celebrate by making a Halloween card (a macabre, gruesome card, which is really the best kind!) in my newly-cleaned studio. This studio photo is taken with the Panoramic option on my iPhone, so the island appears warped and the room looks larger than it is, but overall this is what it *should* look like on a regular basis. I have absolutely no excuse for not keeping it tidy when I have clearly designed it with a functional layout and plenty of storage. But unfortunately IKEA just sells the cabinets and boxes - not the little robots or monkeys that will put the stuff back into the boxes for me after I get it all out and litter it around the room. *sigh

I will keep it clean. I will keep it clean. I will keep it sort of clean-ish.

Perhaps if I keep this little dude out on the table threatening me with his big knife it will help my efforts. Behold my sick and twisted Halloween Pop 'n Cuts card -


Now I will warn you right now - there's no step-by-step tutorial or video for this card. I also used a few stash items that I can't source - this card was just for fun. The items that I can source, however, including the dies, some of the paper and most of the stamps are listed below with shopping links. 


This card was actually a warm-up card for this month's Sizzix Blog Karen Burniston Designer Challenge. Once a month I issue a challenge to my designer friends to make a project using a specified die, theme or technique and then I gather those ideas, along with a new project and video from me, into one massive inspiration post on the Sizzix blog. You can check out the September Designer Challenge here

The October challenge is CLEAR CREATIONS (aka Defying Gravity) and you'll see the designer creations showing up on their personal blogs on Monday and Tuesday, October 14th or 15th and the compilation post with a new project and video from me on the Sizzix blog on Thursday, October 17th. 

Basically the challenge is to cut the pop-up portion of the card out of a clear material, like a transparency, plastic paper, even die packaging (make sure you work the folds back and forth a lot if you're using die packaging) to make the mechanism "disappear" and the items that are attached to it will appear to be floating or flying.


For my card I cut the new Multi-Tier Pop 'n Cuts Insert out of clear die cut packaging and attached it with staples to my card interior, where I had already wallpapered the back wall and created the wood floor by cutting strips of Real Wood Birch, staining them with Distress Stain, brushing the edges of the slats with Black Soot ink and then gluing them down into a wood floor pattern.


I embossed the Braided Rug from the Foyer Textured Impressions Embossing Folder set onto a piece of orange cardstock and then brushed it with black ink, fussy cut it, and glued it over the edge of the plastic.


To embellish the clear Multi-Tier, I added my stamped, colored and fussy-cut Creepy Captain Underpants Boy. I used a craft-knife to carefully cut around his arm to tuck the knife under his mitten. (Seriously, what is the story with this kid? He remembers his mittens but not his pants?!) The blood on the knife, which has spilled down his leg and puddled on his shoe, is red acrylic paint with Glossy Accents to make it shiny. I have no idea where the knife came from - found it in my stash.

Funny story, though. I've had the tiny knife sitting on this stamp for days, hoping to get a chance to make a card with Creepy Captain Underpants Boy using the knife in some way. But when I finally got a chance the knife had disappeared! 


The message that's cut off says "I found it!"

You see? These are the types of conversations that are completely normal in our house. Emma didn't see anything odd about me asking her if she had taken a tiny knife out of my room. And in my defense, Emma has all sorts of found "treasures" in her room so this is not without precedent.


Here's a side view so you can see all the tiers on the Multi-tier. I did not use the little stairstep tier at the very bottom - just left it unfolded since I didn't want to use it. The upper stairstep tier holds a clear column to suspend the chandelier. CCUB is on the left tall tier and the candy corns and greeting are peppered onto the front tier and the right tall tier.

I know the front patterned paper is Authentique, and I *think* the interior wallpaper is House of Three, but not sure. I also dont know who makes the tiny Candy Corn stamp - it's unmounted and I've had it for decades. Everything else can be found via the shopping links below if you're interested in making a macabre card of your own.

Happy Haunting!


Snippets/Journey Card Class PLUS Secret Giveaway winner

This Friday I will be teaching my newest card class at The Collins Rep Group Fall Education Event in Houston. This event is open only to retailers, but I will be repeating this class for consumers at Scrapp'n Savvy in Spring, TX on Friday, October 25, 2013.

For North and South Carolina in early November, I will be using this class with one exception - the Halloween Card will be traded out for the Chair Card from the Journey class (the class favorite) since it will be after Halloween.

01 Spiral_Easel_Halloween

The first class card uses the Journey Pop 'n Cuts Square Base w/Ornate Edge, along with the Funky Label Framelits, to create a Spiral Easel Card. The card folds flat, as you see, and then when lifted, the spiral opens and causes the bats to fly. This card is desperately simple to make using just a few supplies. Here's what I used:


02 PopnCuts_Autumn_Card

The second class card combines two of the *NEW* Snippets Pop 'n Cuts inserts into one card. I've used both the Multi-Tier platform (very generic - you can make any sort of layered scene) with the new Sassy Label insert on the front. There is a companion Sassy Label Stitched Framelits set, which was used to make the greeting. I've also incorporated the Flagpole and *NEW* Chevron Border Sizzlits Decorative Strips.

Here are the supplies used in this card:

  03 PopnCuts_House_Christmas

Scroll one post down if you'd like to watch a video tutorial for using the *NEW* House Pop 'n Cuts insert along with the companion House Thinlits set. For this card, we'll style it as a cozy Christmas house.

Supplies used in the Christmas House Card:

04 Butterfly_Accordion_Card

Finally we will make a 3-page Accordion Album incorporating the *NEW* Stitched Framelits that coordinate with the Accordion Album and Frame & Label Bracket dies.

Supplies used on the Accordion Album:

To recap, here are my remaining teaching dates for 2013:

September 27-29, 2013 - The Collins Rep Group Fall Education Show - Retailers Only

October 10-12, 2013 - CKU Dallas - Journey Card Class

October 25, 2013 (this is a Friday) - Scrapp'n Savvy, Spring, TX - This class

November 5-10, 2013 - North and South Carolina Stores (This class with chair instead of Halloween)

Tuesday - Sandy's Scrapbook Corner in Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina
Wednesday - Enchanted Cottage in Lewisville, North Carolina
Thursday - Scrapbooks By The Sea in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Friday - The Stamping Place in West Columbia, South Carolina
Saturday - Dorothy's Stamps N Scraps in Boiling Springs, North Carolina and
                 Scrapbook Creations in Spartanburg, South Carolina (stores are 45 min. apart)
Sunday - The Stamping & Scrapbooking Room in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Looking forward to seeing old friends and new faces. 

This is the fourth card (to replace the Halloween card) for the North/South Carolina trip:


September Secret Giveaway Winner -


Congratulations to Melanie Tong, who left a comment on my September Designer Challenge Sizzix blog post incorporating the secret word.

Cannot wait to get these so I can start my Holiday cards for the family!

Melanie also left a comment on my blog post:

With all these new products, I am looking forward to the Holidays in September!

Because Melanie is a member of my Mailing List, she was in on the Secret Word Giveaway and by random draw, has won a prize of the brand new Sassy Labels Stitched Framelits and the Circle & Sassy Labels Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

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*NEW* Pop 'n Cuts House - Video Tutorial

Today I'm blogging on the Sizzix blog with a video tutorial for using some of the new dies from the Sizzix Snippets collection.

Snippets is shipping to stores now, so keep a look out. If she hasn't sold out, Simple Pleasures had some of the House Inserts last weekend when I was there teaching. 


Click below to watch the video tutorial for making this card. You'll learn how to cut and fold the House insert, how to use the companion House Thinlits set, including the optional embossing step, how to use the Stitched Framelits to create a raised stitch, creating an easy Floating Floor to allow animation of other objects (in this case, two leaves cut and embossed from Shimmer Sheetz) and see the new Trellis and Swirls embossing folders in action. Whew! That's a lot for 12 minutes!


Here is a printable version of the folds for the Floating Floor for the House insert. Note - you can add pop-ups anywhere on the Floating Floor by cutting slits and adding "L" supports. Watch last month's video for a visual of using a Floating Floor this way: Ribbon Tree Floating Floor Video


I made this project as part of my September Designer Challenge. This month I challenged ten fabulous designer/bloggers to use Karen Burniston dies in a project for an upcoming holiday. You will see amazing creations from Shelly Hickox, Raquel Mason, Kelly Booth, Helen Cryer, Gretchen Schmidt, Frances Byrne, Fran Sabad, Donna Wright, Caz Counsell and Anna-Karin Evaldsson. All of the links are on the Sizzix blog here: Karen Burniston September Designer Challenge: Holiday Projects 

Here are some shopping supply links for the products used in my project. As of now, the four Snippets dies are not in stock yet at so the links will go to the product pages at Sizzix. As soon as they become available I will update the links.

Hopefully with all the wonderful Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas ideas you'll be inspired to put a little "pop" into your holiday cards!

Happy Crafting!


Deadlines and Clutter and Candy Crush

I know.

I win the "lousy blogger" award once again.

What can I say? Life's been busy. The kids went back to school and I've taken on what appears to be a more-than-part-time job as the Treasurer II of the Band Boosters.

Somehow I always seem crushed under deadlines at this time of year. Suddenly things start slipping, like blogging and picking up after myself. It doesn't help that I have found a new procrastination addiction called Candy Crush. (Don't start playing. Just don't. Trust me.)

Oh, and I've been teaching a lot. 

Teaching equals two fundamental truths:

1. HARD DEADLINES - the classes are scheduled and the kits must be finished. There's no asking for an extension or showing up late. Priorities therefore MUST be reordered something like this:

  • Family.
  • Kits. 
  • Candy Crush. 
  • Having something in the house to make for dinner. 
  • Dogs. 
  • Sleep
  • Anything else that seems important. 
  • Anything else that seems unimportant. 
  • Housework.

2. BOXES ARRIVE - I am a documented boxhoarder and this is probably what attracted me to my current profession. Some may think that I do what I do because I am creative, but the truth is that I am simply addicted to cardboard.

Because of these fundamental truths of teaching, coupled with the fact that I taught three weekends in the month of August, the dining room quickly turned into "kit-central" and then, once it was suitably trashed, "dump central".

Behold, but be warned . . . it is grotesque. You may want to avert your eyes . . . 


I know!

I decided that Labor Day was to be spent laboring . . . in this room! I purchased some plastic bins to contain all the elements of each project of my two current card classes and separated all the kit materials by card. There are a lot of kits to be made over the next two months and now I finally feel like I have a handle on things. I can simply grab one of the bins from the stack, work on die cutting the pieces for that project, and then return everything to the bin. Whew!


What are all the kits for? Here are my remaining teaching dates for 2013:

September 13-14, 2013 - Simple Pleasures, Colorado Springs, CO  - Snippets and Journey Card classes PLUS free demo on Saturday (these classes are sold out but she is reserving take-home kits)

September 20, 2013 - Die Cutting Club - Scrapp'n Savvy, Spring, TX - I'm designing an amped up Make 'n Take for this.

September 27-29, 2013 - The Collins Rep Group Fall Education Show - Retailers Only

October 10-12, 2013 - CKU Dallas - Journey Card Class

October 25, 2013 (this is a Friday) - Scrapp'n Savvy, Spring, TX - NEW Snippets/Journey Cards

November 5-10, 2013 - North and South Carolina Stores - hybrid class of 2 Journey, 2 Snippets cards (photos to come soon)

Tuesday - Sandy's Scrapbook Corner in Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina
Wednesday - Enchanted Cottage in Lewisville, North Carolina
Thursday - Scrapbooks By The Sea in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Friday - The Stamping Place in West Columbia, South Carolina
Saturday - Dorothy's Stamps N Scraps in Boiling Springs, North Carolina and
                 Scrapbook Creations in Spartanburg, South Carolina (stores are 45 min. apart)
Sunday - The Stamping & Scrapbooking Room in Greensboro, North Carolina.

There will be monthly teaching dates at Scrapp'n Savvy to be added after the Sampler.

Whew! It's going to be a busy fall. Hope to see some of my old friends and some new faces, too.