Karen Burniston December Designer Challenge – Anything Goes!

Happy December! Karen here with my final Sizzix Designer Challenge. Each month I challenge my talented designer friends to use my dies in a specific way. November's challenge to craft with RED + Stitched Framelits produced amazing creations. This month I gave the designers an "Anything Goes" challenge. They could use any Karen Burniston die for a project of any style, any theme. The only requirement was that we all pick different dies.

Karen Burniston December Designers Challenge

For my project I wanted to show a fun technique for adding decorative windows in the front of Pop 'n Cuts cards that will line up with the pop-up while closed. This is a great way to have a greeting or image pull double-duty as both an exterior and an interior decoration.

Karen Burniston December Designers Challenge

This technique works with any of the Pop 'n Cuts inserts that can be oriented sideways, including the Mug & Heart, Circle Label, Square Label, Winged Heart, Flowers, Wavy Label, Funky Label, Friend, Multi-Tier and Sassy Label. Simply follow the same directions as in the video for placing the Framelits die blade-side-up on the pop-up (backed with strips of removable tape to make it stick) and then closing the card to place the Framelits die in the proper position for die cutting.

I made the Coffee Birthday card for Gretchen, who celebrated a birthday on Thanksgiving Day. Her favorites include the color green, kraft-colored cardstock and all things Coffee. Happy Birthday, G!

Sizzix Die Cutting Supplies

Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants | Cardstock & Sanding Tool: Bazzill | Twine: Creative Impressions | Stamps: Impression Obsession | Other:  transparency, pre-made embellishment, glitter, eyelets, vellum


Let's see what amazing creations the designers have cooked up for us this month!

SHELLY HICKOX crafts the most amazing layered pieces, including this stunning chalkboard Christmas card that features a giant tag as the outer card. You really don't want to miss this card's front, which is equally spectacular. Shelly used the Square Pop 'n Cuts Base, Funky Label Pop 'n Cuts Insert, Funky Labels Framelits, and the Banner & Border Thinlits on this card. Check out more details and a complete supply list on her blog here: Shelly's Chalkboard Christmas Card

Karen Burniston December Designers Challenge

RAQUEL MASON did something very clever with her Label Window Monster card. When it is closed, you can read "Happy Birthday" but you don't know the image is a bomb until you open the card. I love how interactive that is! She's used the Stampin' Up! Exclusive Pop 'n Cuts Card Base, the Label Window Pop 'n Cuts Insert and the Bigz  Butterflies & Labels die to decorate. Check out the fun card front on her blog here: Raquel's Monster Card

Karen Burniston December Designers Challenge

KELLY BOOTH chose to use the Circle Label insert that is included with the A2 Base Die. She made two cards for the challenge, each featuring her signature coloring of stamped images. On both cards she used the A2 Pop 'n Cuts Base with included Circle Label Insert plus the Circles & Labels Stitched Framelits. Notice all the cool layers she created on the pop-up. See the fabulous card front on her blog here: Kelly's Merry Christmas Card

Karen Burniston December Designers Challenge

For Kelly's other Challenge card, she amped up the design by adding a floating floor (free download on my blog here: Floating Floor for Circle Label) to animate her skater and cute pooch stamps. Once again it is colored to perfection! Check out the amazing card front, where Kelly turned the Circle Stitched Framelits into an ornament here: Kelly's Jolly Card

Karen Burniston December Designers Challenge

KAREN AICKEN chose the Sassy Label Pop 'n Cuts Insert and she, too, made two different versions. This first one is so elegant and sparkly! I love how regal and classy it looks. She's used the Square Pop 'n Cuts Base with the Sassy Label Pop 'n Cuts Insert, the Sassy Label Stitched Framelits and the Banner & Border Thinlits. See the equally beautiful card front on her blog here: Karen's Joys of Christmas Card

Karen Burniston December Designers Challenge

Karen's second card is a completely different take, although it uses the same Pop 'n Cuts Base and the same insert. By simply switching out her colors and theme, she created a fun masculine birthday card. One of my favorite parts of this card is how Karen has shown how the Sassy Label Embossing Folder perfectly fits over the Pop 'n Cuts to emboss a texture onto the label and the background at the same time. The other folder in the set does a similar effect with the Circle Label. Check out Karen's second card here: Karen's Kraft Birthday Card

Karen Burniston December Designers Challenge

KAREN AICKEN also chose the Wavy Label Pop 'n Cuts Insert. Karen has made so many great cards with this insert that I jokingly renamed it the Aicken Label! Here's another fabulous make using the Wavy Label Insert, matching Wavy Labels Framelits, the Banner & Borders Thinlits (this one was quite popular with the designers this month!) and the Gift Card Holder Framelits. She has some great tips for these dies on her blog post here: Karen's Owl Card

Karen Burniston December Designers Challenge

HELEN CRYER has a crafting gift, I am convinced. Every one of her creations combines the absolute perfect mix of colors, patterns and textures. She hand-drew some of the elements on this card, too, increasing my awe of her supercraftypowers! For this card she used the Square Pop 'n Cuts Base with the House Insert and House Thinlits. Check out more photos on her blog here: Helen's Gingerbread House Card

Karen Burniston December Designers Challenge

GRETCHEN SCHMIDT is my bestie! Her cards always have a bright cheerful quality to them. I love how she combines patterned paper with solid colors in a way that is always just right. For this sweet card she combined the A2 Pop 'n Cuts Base with the Multi-Tier Platform, Labels & Stitched Frames Framelits and Banner & Borders Thinlits. Check out the cute card front on her blog here: Gretchen's Gingerbread Card

Karen Burniston December Designers Challenge

FRANCES BYRNE has such an impressive stamp collection. It seems she has the perfect mix of images and fun greetings for any type of card. For her first creation she made this hilarious Friends card using the A2 Pop 'n Cuts Base, Friend Pop 'n Cuts Insert, Friends Sizzlits, Wavy Labels Framelits and Banner & Borders Thinlits. Frances also incorporated her signature technique of reconstructing the die cut borders by cutting them from two colors and using all the pieces. Love that! See more photos on her blog here: Frances' Friends Card

Karen Burniston December Designers Challenge

Frances chose two inserts for the challenge and her second card made me gasp in delight. She has created a whole Christmas scene here, down to the partially unwrapped gifts and a table and calendar on the back wall. Frances used the A2 Pop 'n Cuts Base with the Chair insert. I adore how she used just part of the table from the Foyer embossing folder set. She also used the House Thinlits for the front of the card. See more photos on her blog here: Frances' Cozy Christmas Card

Karen Burniston December Designers Challenge

FRAN SABAD always goes the extra mile with fun details on her cards. This beauty celebrates the upcoming New Year in style using the Stampin' Up! Exclusive Pop 'n Cuts Card Base plus Deco Label Insert and Deco Label Framelits (all Karen Burniston exclusives with Stampin' Up!) Her use of a clear window sheet to animate her cascading stars and clinking glasses is so cool! Check out the card front on her blog here: Fran's New Years Card

Karen Burniston December Designers Challenge

DONNA WRIGHT is the flagpole whisperer! She's done such fun things with the flagpole die, including this great Butterfly Card where she suspends her banners high above the card. In the closed position the greeting changes - how clever! She's used the Square Pop 'n Cuts Base, Butterfly Window Insert, Bigz Butterflies & Labels, Banner & Borders Thinlits and the Flagpole die to make this masterpiece. See the front here: Donna's Butterfly Banners

Karen Burniston December Designers Challenge

CAZ COUNSELL created this joyous Christmas card using the Love Pop 'n Cuts insert. What a great use for this insert, which people most often associate with Valentine's Day or anniversary or wedding. She's used the Square Pop 'n Cuts Base, the Love Insert and Love Sizzlits Set. How gorgeous is that wreath wrapping around the pop-up with the beautifully colored fairy angel? I love this! (Pun intended) Check it out on her blog here: Caz's Love at Christmas Card

Karen Burniston December Designers Challenge

ANNA-KARIN EVALDSSON created a beautiful vintage pop-up card using the Bigz Evergreen Tree die and the Berry Swirls Embossing Folder. The Evergreen Tree is not a Pop 'n Cuts insert, but rather a stand-alone die that will create the pop-up tree. It can be added into any card. I love how Anna-Karin styled the tree with little red decorations and the triple stripe of trimmings across the bottom. She also used some Karen Burniston dies on this card's front, so you'll definitely want to head to her blog and check it out: Anna-Karin's Evergreen Tree Card

Karen Burniston December Designers Challenge

Once again the designers have come through with amazing inspiration. You can find all of these ideas and more by following my various Pinterest Boards and "Liking" my Facebook Page.

Unrelated to paper crafting, you can also follow my kids' December daily sleuthing to solve my riddles for charity money. It's a fun tradition that I document on my blog and the readers enjoy seeing if they can solve the rhymes themselves. Here's the link: Countdown to Christmas 2013.

This is my final post on the Sizzix blog. Thank you all for a five wonderful years.

Karen Burniston December Designers Challenge


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79 thoughts on “Karen Burniston December Designer Challenge – Anything Goes!”

  • Raquel Mason

    Wonderful video Karen, I always learn something from you. All the designers did an awesome job - It was such fun designing with you & the rest of the ladies. Best of luck on your next journey (get it) & I can't wait to see what "Pops" up. You're the best pop up lady I know.

  • Ava Gavloski

    thanks karen for a great inspiration challenge for the design team to present this month, appreciate the leadership in the industry.

  • Shelly Hickox

    Love your window with the stitching idea more than I can say! Another great month of inspiration. So sad that this is the last one. It's truly been a blast for me!

  • kellybooth

    Your Cards and Video's are so Clear and Fun! So Easy for a new person to follow.....
    I'm going to miss the fun here and your posts but know great things will come to you! xoxo

  • Helen

    I absolutely love your little window in the card front too!! Thanks so much for letting me be part of your Designer Challenges - it's been great fun! xx

  • Linda K

    Thanks for the wonderful video. I always learn something new from you. All of the designers deserve a big "thank you" also. Such inspiration. I just love this blog!

  • Caroline Counsell

    I truly have tears in my eyes. Thank you so much for letting me join in the fun these past few months. Just 3 pop n cuts to go and I have the loss. I will be watching your next venture csrefuly xx Much love Cazx

  • Jacquelene L

    Thank you for the excellent window card video, I learned so many excellent techniques from that video. I am sad that your posts won't be on this blog in the future, I looked forward to them every month, especially the post on my birthday. I hope you will have posts like this on your blog, on your new adventure, I will be visiting your blog to see all the new dies and techniques.
    Loved the designer projects and especially Frances Bryne's Cozy Christmas. So much amazing talent in the design team. I hope they will continue to feature your pop n cuts dies on their blogs in the future. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent, you are a gifted paper engineer, your dies are always on the top of my list.
    Jacquelene L

  • Anna-Karin

    I love the window for the sentiment Karen and your video is great! I am so sorry this is the last post. Everybody did a fabulous job!

  • Glenda Mollet

    I can't wait to see what you are up to next, Karen. I would love to adopt the Accordion Album Die! I have coveted it for some time now. Merry Christmas and I love the daily treasure hunt posts!

  • Judy

    Karen, I love your pop n cuts dies and am dreaming of the house die. Hopefully I'll be able to snag one before they are completely gone! Looking forward to seeing your posts from the new company.

  • debbiew

    I love your "Anything Goes" theme. It really gives me lots of ideas. I love your dies. They are the ones I go to first.

    EILEEN MCCLEAN Dec 05, 2013 at 02:10 pm

    I love your positive attitude and it looks like you have found your window now that a door has closed. That,s great that you are settled for the next part of your future.if I could choose a die it would be the accordion fold die as it just looks amazing!!!!! Thanks for sharing your ideas and for the opportunity to win!

  • Diana krug

    Appreciate your talent and the fact that you share with all of us. The house die is so cute -- but too many to choose from.

  • Shawn

    Can't wait to see what wonderful things are coming your way in 2014. Looking forward to your new dies and adventures. Have been trying to get my hands on the square ornate edge die.

  • Jacline (scrappygadgetgirl) Scribner
    Jacline (scrappygadgetgirl) Scribner Dec 05, 2013 at 02:25 pm

    Karen you always have the most beautiful cards on the planet. I'll surely miss you and the POP N CUTS DIES. The Secret Word Giveaway is just another way you always give back.

  • Vicki Hill

    Wow Karen I just found you and your "House" Haven't made anything up yet as I am transitioning from being a Stampin'Up! demo for 20 years to going solo and using my many dies including the dress you created for SU and stamp sets and on and on and my newest addition to my craft room, a Silhouette Cameo! Yup am almost 60 and am not a whiz at computers, but am learning something new. I have such a wonderful variety of crafting tools and supplies and am excited to focus on all of it. My passion is definately dies and am learning more and more how to utilize them.

    Love your attitude also. I know you will do great and am looking forward to more tutorials. The world of paper crafting is moving so quickly that I found myself overwhelmed so decided to focus on what I like the best.

    Anyway, again am so glad I ran into you on this vast world of internet communicating!!

    Be happy! Vicki

  • Mary Puskar

    Karen, Karen, Karen, you are handling this with such grace and courage. I love EVERYTHING you do and if I had two choose two products it would be the SU card base with the slits to close it and the Wavy Labels Insert. Thanks for such great inspiration!


  • Carol Ramsdell
    Carol Ramsdell Dec 05, 2013 at 02:36 pm

    Wow what amazing and inspiring cards. I would love to win the 3-D house and "Anything Goes"

  • Betsy Zabora

    Karen, you will be MISSED by so many! Yours have always been my favorite dies, so to lose your creative input is a blow to Sizzix, I think. I have a lengthy wish list yet of Karen Burniston dies, lol...at the top is the chair insert, but trust me it's a long list. Good to know I have time to get at least some of them. All the best to you...hugs,Betsy Zabora

  • sarah costello
    sarah costello Dec 05, 2013 at 02:39 pm

    Thankyou for all the inspiration and good luck in your new venture.
    I've just added to my die collection!! but if I was to win I'm sure I could squeeze in the mug or the stitched framelits!!

  • Phyllis Strickland

    Wow so sad that you are no longer designing Pop 'n Cuts and other dies for Sizzix! I have a number of these, but still wish for Multi-Tier 3-D Pop-Up. I love your "Anything Goes" theme - what a great choice for the last designer challenge

  • Lynda

    Love all the videos and the creative ways everyone comes up with your fun dies! Will miss them but you will have something else fun in store with your next adventure:)

  • Lois Hobson

    Beautiful projects - every one of them!! Esp. love your coffee card - I share with Gretchen the love of all things coffee myself...wouldn't mind adding the Mug and Heart set to my collection! Thanks so much for all the sharing you do - and I wish you the best on future endeavors - can't wait to see what's next!!

  • Comeka

    Love them all! It would be really hard to pick just one, but if I could add one of your dies to my collection, I would probably add the Label Window Pop N Cuts insert . . . or maybe the Coffee Cup . . . or . . . or . . .

  • Diane J.

    Well, you said "anything goes." I just could not get to one Karen die. Here are the four that would just not be cut. Pop 'n Cuts XL Die w/Ornate Edge, Pop 'n Cuts Base Die A2 with Circle Label Insert. Album, Accordion Flip 3-D, & Frame & Label, Bracket
    I am sorry for the end. At the same time, I am looking forward to the new start. You will be matched with a wonderful and creative person.

  • auntiemaryann
    auntiemaryann Dec 05, 2013 at 03:07 pm

    I have quite a collection, but I'd like to add the chair and/or the house front. So cute!

  • Therese Arsenault
    Therese Arsenault Dec 05, 2013 at 03:39 pm

    Love all your Pop N Cuts products, so it is very hard to choose only 2, so I'll list by my priority wish list.(my santa wish list) OK so here it is ''Anything goes''.

    Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts Magnetic Insert Die - Multi-Tier, 3-D (Pop-Up)

    Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts Magnetic Insert Die - Chair, 3-D (Pop-Up)

    Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 2PK - Foyer Set

    Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts Flowers Insert

    Sizzix Sizzlits Die Set 3PK - Hello Set

    Sizzix Framelits Die Set 6PK - Labels & Stitched Frames

    Sizzix Bigz Die - Tree, Evergreen 3-D (Pop-Up)

    I'm sure going to miss you and your fabulous Pop n Cuts projects

  • Jeannie Huff

    What great designers you have. They are so creative with your dies. I loved the anything goes because of the varied them. I enjoyed your birthday card because I like simple beautiful cards. Using your pop n cuts makes people think I "really worked" on their card. Looking forward to what comes next and hoping to purchase more of your inserts before Sizzix runs out of them. I want it to be their loss, not mine.

  • Betty Grandt

    I'm going to miss your Pop & Cut dies. I was able to see you demo at Elk Grove, CA earlier this year and will follow you where ever you go. I like Elizabeth Crafts and I'm anxious to see your input. I will always enjoy my pop and cuts and I think the framelits gift card holder could make some nice cards for my teen age grandchildren! I hope you have a Happy New Year!

  • windicindi

    "Happy Holidays!" I am loving the Coffee Cup Die...
    Many thanks, Cindi

  • BeverlyBL

    Sad this is the parting of the ways for you and Sizzix but happy for my pocketbook. Still have to find the House die and thinlits before they disappear and/or the butterfly. I am looking forward to your association with El. Know you all will come up with some fun, crazy stuff. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year. I'll be watching for you in Feb.

  • BeverlyBL

    Forgot to say how much I loved everybody's outstanding creations. So many great design ideas. Thank you all.

  • Margie T

    I love all of your Pop & Cut dies. If I had to choose I would choose the Mug and heart and the stitched framelits. Sorry to see you leave Ellison but glad to have you at Stampin Up still :) Good luck on your next Adventure. Anything can and will Go great!!

  • Shelley Lanthier
    Shelley Lanthier Dec 05, 2013 at 05:03 pm

    Bittersweet. I have so enjoyed and been rewarded for your partnership with Sizzix. Seeing your creations go from paper engineering (which I did gladly) to a cutting die form (which I eagerly snapped up when money and circumstance let me) with Sizzix has been incredible. The phrase pop n cuts and sizzlits are some that have not migrated to my craftroom yet tho' so I better get hopping :-). Can't wait to follow your new endeavours!

  • Pam Vittorino
    Pam Vittorino Dec 05, 2013 at 05:10 pm

    I look forward to watching your journey into 2014. My favorite die would be the Bigz Album Accordian Flip 3D and the Pop-up Gift Card Holder. Your creations are always such fun to see.

  • Debbie Kaste

    The 'anthing goes' cards are simply amazing. The designers really, really out did themselves on them. Again, I will truly miss your Pop n' Cuts dies Karen, but am excited to hear you will still be creating for another company. Your ideas and products can't be beat, no matter who you work for :) If I had to narrow down my endless 'wish list', I'd have to say that the house insert and house thinlits would be my favorites. Helen Cryer's card is amazing!

  • Linda K

    Just love all the "anything goes" inspiration. All my holiday shopping is done but I sure would love your pop up house die for Christmas :) Can't wait to see what you do in the new year.

  • Robyn Rasset

    Great cards! I would love to add the house die to my collection for special Christmas cards.

  • Diane Hover

    Karen, I LOVE everything you do and "anything goes" of course...as for a favorite of yours...wow...how to pick, I love your labels anything funky...I am so looking forward to your Elizabeth Crafts Designs...I have some of hers now...so am excited...thanks for being "you" !!!

  • Susan

    Ellison was very foolish not to renew your contract, Karen, but you have a bright future and are making the transition with class. Your accordian fold album dies are genius, and my favorite. So ingenious, and perfectly suited to any style of crafting. Have a happy Cristmas, and I will be following your work with Elizabeth Craft.

  • MaryR

    incredible projects showcased here! best of luck with your new endeavor - I would love to add the Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts XL Die - Card, Square w/Ornate Edge or the Sizzix Framelits Die Set 6PK - Labels & Stitched Frames to my collection

  • Michelle G

    I would love to add Sizzix Framelits -Circle & Labels, Stitched to my collection, the Album Accordion Flip, and Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts XL-Die - Card, Square w/Ornate Edge. I absolutely love your Pop N Cuts. I am going to miss seeing new ones created. I am so sad! (But, my wallet will be happy.) Good luck with your future endeavors!

  • Linda Priest

    Karen, I started following your PNC dies earlier this year. I love ALL the designs and have been fortunate to obtain a few of them. I would love to have the House 3D Pop Up and associated framelits, as well as the Banners and Borders. I'm looking forward to seeing your new creations next year and have been following ECD since your announcement. I'm sure you will continue to inspire and fascinate paper crafters for many years.

  • Sandra ltb

    Wonderful - love these posts - I am obsessed with watching your videos and stalk all I can find that use your dies! The next die I have on my to buy list is the mug & heart die.
    Thanks for all the lovely inspiration....comes in handy this time of year!
    Sandra ltb

  • Dawn Vegas

    I love your anything goes theme and am very sad to hear that you will no longer be with sizzix. However, best of luck to you in your future endeavors. I will definitely be looking forward to your new creations. I would love the butterfly pop n cuts die, with coordinating butterfly movers and shapers die

  • Pammy

    The anything goes challenge showed such a great amount of talent and inspiration. It is so very sad that you will not be designing any more of the pop n cuts..I just love them!! If I had to pick one, it would be the coffee cup which I have been lusting over for quite some time. Good luck in your new venture.

  • lolyborda43

    Love your video and your clever use of the window for the sentiment. I'd love to have the base pop and cuts and the butterfly. best wishes on your new endeavor

  • lisa808

    Awesome cards!!! I have been wanting to add the PnC House Insert to my collection.

  • Barb Mc

    Oh Karen, you are the kindest, most gracious person. Thank you for always inspiring me, especially with the "Anything Goes" challenge. I can't wait to see what you come up with for ECD! I will be watching! And just in case I get lucky....I think the House insert would totally fit into my stash!!!!!

  • Rebecca Gants
    Rebecca Gants Dec 05, 2013 at 08:54 pm

    Have been a fan even before taking one of your classes. Currently looking for the pop 'n' cuts 3d house die and house thinlits set as anything goes with your creations!

  • Denise Gebalski
    Denise Gebalski Dec 05, 2013 at 09:18 pm

    Amazingly talent out there!

  • CM Taylor

    I love your product designs. It was great to watch you work at the SU convention in SLC. I am excited for you and your change over to Elizabeth Craft Design. You are such an inspiration and wonderful teacher/coach. Thank you for all you do to design something different and just out of the box!
    A fan forever!

  • Rosetta Jenkins
    Rosetta Jenkins Dec 06, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Karen, as the song goes:
    "I'm so glad we had this time together,

    Just to have a laugh, or sing a song.
Seems we just got started and before you know it

    Comes the time we have to say, 'So long.'"
    I have such mixed feelings about you not being part of Sizzix. There is anger at Sizzix, sadness in your leaving, but happiness that you have a wonderful "silver lining" in ECD. Can't believe this is your last blog post. I will miss you on this blog, but am looking forward to see what comes next in your career. As far a what die I would love....that multi-tier insert has caught my eye. Best of luck, Karen. I WILL be following you!

  • Jacki M.

    I love the mug and hearts die and the house is so cute! Everything you do is awesome!

  • Betty Bywater
    Betty Bywater Dec 06, 2013 at 03:31 am

    Karen, I think I've become a 'forever fan' and will be watching for your new designs and ideas as you begin a new chapter with ECD. I hope to acquire the sassy label die and coordinating framelits/stitched frames before they are all gone! Your blog tutorials are wonderful and very inspiring. Thanks so much

  • alison Bergman
    alison Bergman Dec 06, 2013 at 03:35 am

    Love, love everything...I love the new thin list with the stitches. I would love to have that to add to my accordion cards, and the pop ups! Thanks for always sharing new and more exciting cards with us

  • April Jackson
    April Jackson Dec 06, 2013 at 05:40 am

    I'd love to add the Label and Butterfly windows dies along with their matching dies. So many choices, love them all! Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

  • Leilani McGranahan
    Leilani McGranahan Dec 06, 2013 at 06:35 am

    Love love love your talent, your personality and your aura! I can't wait to see where you go from here. I will be following. Happy Holidays and looking forward to the new changes.

  • Wendy

    Wow, what stunning cards! I have long coveted the XL base die as I do like the larger, square cards. More room to add things! :) Thanks for all of your inspirational ideas. I look forward to seeing what you will bring in the future.

  • Sabrina Radican

    Everyone has such amazing cards!! I do look forward to the new changes in the future and can't wait to receive the Magnetic Inset Butterfly Window 3D Pop-Up that is on my wish list!!

  • Jan Jueckstock
    Jan Jueckstock Dec 06, 2013 at 07:55 am

    How awesome to see what others can do with your dies. Karen, your die creations are what started my following the Sizzix blog! Thanks for all your creativity. My KB wish list is the stitched circle framelits and the EP pullout albums. Can't wait to see what is next!!

  • Summer Hills-Painter

    Such awesome projects from everyone. You are an awesome designer and I will miss your Sizzix products... However, I am looking forward to your great adventure with ECD! They have wonderful products for all crafters. I would love to have the mug die and the chair die... They are great add-ons to my growing collection.

  • Janet Castle

    Love all your Pop-n-Cuts dies!!!! Sooooo Versatile!!!
    My wish list: Butterfly Window Insert and Bigz Die Door, Opening & Wreath!
    Thanks for the chance to win them Karen....Happy Holidays!

  • Lisa Eldridge
    Lisa Eldridge Dec 06, 2013 at 09:43 am

    My "go-to" dies are all designed by Karen! Anticipating your future creations and hoping my wish list is fulfilled with the Accordian Flip 3-D Bigz Die and the Framelits Die Set 6-pk Labels and Stitched Frames. Thanks for sharing your creative spirit!

  • Sandy

    Congrats on you new opportunity. I can't wait to see the new dies.
    I love all your dies and hope to get them all. Right now one I want to get is the A2 Pop ‘n Cuts Base with the Multi-Tier Platform, next would be various framelits.

  • Debbie Flattum
    Debbie Flattum Dec 06, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Very happy for your new opportunity and anxious to see your new creations. I love butterflies and hope to get your Butterfly Window insert one day soon. Although, the Sassy Label insert is a very close second as it is so versatile.

  • vivink

    Designer Challenges are such a great source of inspiration. The Anything Goes challenge used so many different dies and all of the ideas are wonderful. It makes for a long wish list of dies to own. I would really like the Stampin' Up! PNC Card Base to my collection. An older die that is on my wish list is the Floating Frames die. And, and, and, I want them all!!! Thanks again Karen for sharing your design talent, so the rest of us could make cool cards with ease.

  • Dee

    I loved your designs and use of little cuts that change the look of a design in seconds. The sky is the limit for you and your future. Please continue to produce such amazing tools to craft with!

  • Wendee deal

    I'm sorry to learn you will no longer be designing for Sizzix. I have loved your dies, especially the Pop N Cuts! I used to have trouble selling pop up card classes, but once I started using pop n cuts in classes, my students were no longer intimidated by pop ups. Good luck to you karen. I have made a project with almost all of your dies. My next project will be with the house die.

  • Shirley Anne Falck
    Shirley Anne Falck Dec 06, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    I am so excited for your next adventure with Elizabeth Craft Designs!! I am sure you will have more designs I won't be able to live without. I would really like to add the Evergreen 3D Tree and Christmas Sizzlets to my "Karen Burniston Collection". Happy Holidays to you and your family.
    Shirley Anne

  • Diane Hover

    I struggled with the SW's this month, but have to try this again...I got up at two fifteen this morning, and that is the truth and jumped on my comp to see what is new...love your pop up cards, have been collecting the dies before they are gone and look forward to your new adventure!!

  • Jean Heming

    I have quite a few of your pop an cut dies an all the bases, I don't know which one I like best!! I just finished making 2 of the coffee cup one with the window like yours, they are amazing!!

  • Peggy Wilson

    Karen, you are such an inspiration to me. I have a few of your pop n cut dies and love them all. I am going to try to make this great cup card - what a wonderful Birthday card idea!! Hugz!

  • Sylvia

    A window in a PNC card? Now that's what I call a two-fer! I
    Loving that PNC base with the decorative edge, must add it (and all the corresponding dies of course) to my collection.

  • Carol B (Cln Cors)
    Carol B (Cln Cors) Dec 08, 2013 at 05:42 pm

    Anything goes is certainly true when you have pop 'n cuts. Creativity is endless. I would love to get the house insert and the matching dies.
    Carol b (Cln crs)

  • Laura

    'Anything goes' with your Pop-Up collection and everything 'Karen Burniston' goes on my wish list that I don't have yet, I just love it all. The next couple of Pop-Ups I'd love to add to my stash are the Label Window insert, and the Accordion 3D to do an album. I have thoroughly loved going through all of your challenges and just being in awe of all of the beautiful creations, yours and fellow designers. You are such an inspiration, thank you for all of your hard work and the incredible products you've designed for us so far, I can't wait to see what's next in your new venture. Wishing you all good things & happiness in the New Year!

  • Sheri L

    Another GORGEOUS card Karen and love all the other designers' cards as well..... My fave Sizzix die on my must have list...the accordian flip...if I must choose just one! ;) I am starting my Karen B collection for Christmas! Thank you for sharing your Fabulous cards! Smiles. :)

  • SueF

    Love the see through frame and such brilliant inspiration from your design team. Top of my bucket list for your dies has to be the pop up snowflake

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