I love pop-ups! I love the feeling of accomplishment I get when I create something interactive out of paper. I love the look of surprise on a person’s face when he or she opens up a card and something unexpected happens. I love creating and teaching pop-ups more than I love Agatha Christie mysteries, malted milk balls and reality TV! (And that says a lot!)
My background is in civil engineering, and I am grateful for my CAD skills every time I design a new pop-up template or mechanism. In 2009 I licensed my designs to Sizzix to be made into dies to fit in their Big Shot die cutting machines. The dies are a fabulous way to make pop-ups – no more cutting and scoring by hand!
Besides being a pop-up enthusiast, I’m also a wife to John and a mother to twins Karl and Emma. We have a high-maintenance Puggle named Lucy who likes to eat paper piercers. After a decade of living in beautiful Colorado we moved in June 2010 to Katy, Texas. Yes, I did say June. Yes, it really IS hot in the summer!
I’ve taught scrapbooking classes all over the world and it’s such a rewarding feeling when a student starts the class saying “I can’t make that!” and ends the class saying “I just made that!”
I’ve got a passion for pop-ups. Watch out . . . it’s contagious!
Find out more about me on my blog: www.karenburniston.typepad.com
Join us for the Fun! Sizzix Designer Karen Burniston comes to Simply Scrapbooks!
Learn More about Sizzix Dies with Karen Burniston!
Interactive cards and scrapbook layouts are all the rage! From pop ups to sliders to honeycombs, hanging birdcages and dimensional cakes, Sizzix has the dies for you! Learn to create your own dimensional projects! Take one --or both --of our Sizzix classes with Karen Burniston at Simply Scrapbooks on Sunday, June 12th! Each class consists of 2 and a half hours of hands-on learning! Bring your own adhesive!
Call and register now. Registration is limited. Spots will fill fast! Both Class will the feature new LInes from Cosmo Cricket Circa & the Upcycle
Artsy Pop Up Card Class (three artisic distressed style cards)...Sunday June 12th Noon-2:30pm
Funsy Pop Up Card Class (four whimsy with a preppy & fun style cards)...Sunday June 12th 3pm-5:30pm
Each class costs $25 or sign up for both for $45!
Sizzix has donated 30 texture embossing folders...the first 30 to sign up will receive one FREE! A $15.99 value
Please bring the following to class: Scissors, 12" paper trimmer, Favorite adhesives - dry (tape runner with refill) and wet (fine line glue pen),Strong adhesives - red liner tacky tape or scor-tape (1/4" wide), mini-glue dots, Zip Dry glue (optional),Paper Piercer, Scoring tool and ruler, Mini Stapler and staples (if you have one - Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher is my favorite!), Needle nosed pliers (optional, but helps close jump ring and doubles as a staple remover, if needed), Bone Folder (optional, but helps make crisp creases), Dark brown small ink pad for inking edges (optional)