Label and Frame Pop ‘n Cuts cards including Video Tutorial

Hello!  Karen Burniston here with you today!  Everyone loves receiving a pop-up card! They are the ultimate “card trick” and with my Pop ‘n Cuts dies, everyone can make one.


You won’t run out of possibilities with Pop ‘n Cuts since there are three Base die options (one is exclusive to Stampin’ Up!) plus 23 different inserts available immediately with three additional inserts in the Snippets collection coming this fall.

A lot of people who are new to Pop ‘n Cuts will ask me which Base and which insert(s) I recommend to start their collections. For Base dies, it really comes down to personal preference about card size/shape and I show those differences in the video tutorial below. For inserts, it’s also a matter of personal preference, but I always say you can’t go wrong with a generic label or frame!

I challenged a bunch of my designer friends to use any of the label or frame Pop ‘n Cuts inserts for a post on their personal blogs this week. They did not disappoint! A dozen inspiration photos and links are coming up. But first, let’s set the scene. Here are the seven inserts I asked the designers to choose from:


Before sending you out around the world to visit the designers’ blogs, take a look at this video tutorial for using the Label Window Insert. The video teaches a fun technique for turning the Pop ‘n Cuts Square Base into a rectangle as well as a comparison of the three bases and a tip for framing with Bigz dies.

sizzix die cutting supplies

Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny, Glitter Paste: Splash of Color, Adhesives: Xyron, Stamps: Paper Smooches, Washi Tape: Stampin’ Up!


Grab a comfy chair and a tight grip on that mouse and let’s head out on an inspiration blog tour for using Label and Frame Pop ‘n Cuts inserts.

Let’s start in South Africa, where Anna-Karin Evaldsson has an amazing step-by-step tutorial for using the companion Funky Label and Wavy Label Framelits sets to create a cool layout background. She also demonstrates Pop ‘n Cuts being used on a scrapbook page – so easy to add a card to a layout and then with a simple page protector modification, the card can be opened while the layout is in an album.

Anna-Karin used the Wavy Frame Insert in the Pop ‘n Cuts Square Base for her project.

Next up, Caz Counsell has a fun birthday card showing how easily the label and frame inserts can be used as a platform to animate anything else. Since Pop ‘n Cuts are integrated designs, the pattern of the background travels right onto the pop-up seamlessly.

Caz used the Label Insert in the Pop ‘n Cuts A2 Card Base for this card.

Donna Wright also chose to feature the Label Insert, but she turned the card sideways and slid the insert off center to create a tri-panel card. You can learn how to do this technique by watching the “Flying by” Card Pop-up 2Torial.

Donna used the Label Insert in the Pop ‘n Cuts A2 Card Base for this card.

Helen Cryer has a talent for combining elements in a way that is always over-the-top beautiful. I love what she’s done here with the Frame insert for a teacher thank-you card. She’s created her signature banners, too. (Bunting, as she would say!)

Helen used the Square Frame Insert in the Pop ‘n Cuts A2 Card Base for this card.

Gretchen Schmidt always makes such happy cards. I love her combination of stamps on this adorable card, where she used a larger square card as her backing card – another cool adaptation of the Square Base Die.

Gretchen used the Funky Label Insert in the Pop ‘n Cuts Square Base for her project.

Five of the seven inserts in the challenge have a Movers & Shapers option. This means the interior of the label is open to allow the optional use of smaller magnetic shapes to cut decorative holes in the label. You can learn all about using Movers & Shapers pieces inside Pop ‘n Cuts labels by watching this video: Pop ‘n Cuts with Movers & Shapers Windows

Kelly Booth illustrates this technique perfectly with this fun birthday card using the Funky Label Insert and the Tim Holtz Mustache Movers & Shapers piece.

Kelly used the Funky Label Insert in the Pop ‘n Cuts Square Base for her project.

Shelly Hickox never ceases to amaze. She can craft in any style! One of my favorite all-time Shelly projects, which I’m going to include here to represent the Circle Label Insert, is her Screampunk Tag:

Shelly can make something as grungily awesome as a screampunk tag and then turn around and knock your socks off with a pretty glittery creation like this beautiful birthday card using the Label Window Insert. That butterfly banner is incredible!

Shelly used the Label Window Insert in the Pop ‘n Cuts Square Base for her project.

In a cool bit of synergy Helen Cryer also used the Label Window Insert with a butterfly theme, but the results are quite a bit different. This really shows the versatility of die cutting, where YOU choose the theme, YOU choose the colors, YOU choose the textures. I love Helen’s butterfly-shaped hole in the bottom right of her card. Clever!

Helen used the Label Window Insert in the Pop ‘n Cuts Square Base for her project.

This is my first time featuring Raquel Mason. Raquel is a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator who shows off the latest exclusive insert, the SU Label Insert plus the companion Deco Label Framelits. Anyone who is a stamper is going to love using Pop ‘n Cuts with their stamps and especially the ones with matching Framelits for decorating. Framelits make cutting out stamped images very easy, as you see here with Raquel’s fun stamped greeting. I love the color combination for this card.

Raquel used the SU Label Insert in the SU Pop ‘n Cuts Card Base for this card.

I’ve frequently featured the work of Fran Sabad, also a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, who this month used the new SU Label Insert for two different cards. First up, this stunning Christmas creation with glittery snowflakes and a pop-up framed sentiment.

Fran also posted this delightful Oh Hello! card featuring the Flagpole Sizzlits Strip  suspended through the “shelf” area to hold her banners. You can learn how to do this technique by watching the Video Tutorial for the Pop ‘n Cuts Call Me Card.

Fran used the SU Label Insert in the SU Pop ‘n Cuts Card Base for both of her cards.

Need more Pop ‘n Cuts inspiration? I pin everything I see around the web using Pop ‘n Cuts dies to my various Pinterest boards.

So there you have it – over a dozen inspiring ideas for using Label & Frame Pop ‘n Cuts inserts. Which insert will you pick for your next card trick?


Ready for more inspiration featuring the Pop ‘n Cuts card designs? The die cutting project gallery has you covered! We have over 90 projects featuring Karen’s interactive card dies that are sure to inspire you!

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Karen Burniston

Licensed Artist & Instructor at Karen Burniston
I have a passion for pop-ups! From my home office in Katy, Texas, I design dies for Sizzix and Stampin' Up! as well as interactive chipboard albums for Echo Park. You'll often find me teaching pop-up classes at stores and events around the world, but I also post YouTube tutorials and assemble a ton of pop-up inspiration on my Pinterest boards. More information can be found on my blog:


  1. Diane says

    I love the Pop ‘n Cuts. I wish that this page would load. It would have been nice to see the samples.

  2. Lilaha Bolen says

    I have been a Pop ‘N Cuts fan from the very first one. I can’t wait for the next new ones to come out and have been purchasing Pop ‘N Cuts since day one. These are just the greatest card designeat creative work. s ever. I think Karen Burniston’s tutorials are marvelous and I tell everyone I know about them. I am a huge fan of Pop ‘N Cuts. Thanks for the wonderful creative work. Lilaha from Kansas

  3. Donna says

    I can’t wait to try the new Pop ‘N Cuts. They look amazing. You have a great talent for thinking of interesting dies that make others want to try them all. Thank you for your creative mind.

  4. Carol Carriveau says

    These different Pop ‘n Cut dies are fabulous and I hope can make something really wonderful built by someone without a lot of talent! Thank you for all of this wonderful sharing!

  5. says

    The Pop n’ Cuts dies are totally the BEST! I love them all as they can be used for any occasion and are EASY to use. Karen, you’ve opened up a creative door for so many people, you certainly are a genius:) Keep ’em coming!

  6. Diane Hover says

    I just started collecting the Pop ‘n Cuts dies, and I am in love with them!! I want, more, more…they are so fun, and I “enabled” a few friends to get them, too!!

  7. Cathy Bell says

    I love all the new toys and just have to get my hands on them! The Pop n’ Cuts I found was little intimidating at first but after watching the videos it helped out and I was able to make lots of cards and have shown my friends how as well! I love the Pop n’ Cuts and want them all! They are so much fun!

  8. says

    I am relatively new to the wonderful world of card making. My first purchase was a Big Shot. I have since become hooked on Pop’n Cuts. I absolutely love the different ways you can decorate them.

  9. Carolyn Mahoney says

    I have learned so much from your Pop n Cuts videos. Thank you for your wonderful ideas and instructions.

  10. says

    I have the Stampin’ Up! Pop’n Cuts die but have had a hard time using it. After watching the video, I feel confident I can make fabulous cards to share with my friends. Thanks for the video and all your great ideas.

  11. alyse davidson says

    wow theses are great ideas and so many different ways to use t pop n cuts die. Thanks for sharing your viedos and links to all the cards
    Alyse D

  12. Britney Best says

    Sizzix has so many cool products from the dies to embossing folders. The big shot is my favorite crafting tool. I have been admiring Karen’s Pop-n-Cuts line for some time now but have not yet had the confidence to try them.
    Britney B

  13. says

    Thank you Karen for sharing you fantastic creative ideas with your Pop ‘n Cuts! Your videos and blog bring sunshine to my world. Thanks millions. :)

  14. Denise T. says

    WOW…so many ideas for using the Pop’n Cuts!! Will need to invest in some…winning would be awesome too!! Thanks

  15. says

    It’s amazing to see what all you can do with the Pop ‘n Cuts! And to think I passed them up in the SU Spring Catalog….but now I have them! So creative!

  16. Janet Castle says

    I love that there are sooooo many ways to use the Pop ‘n Cuts dies to make cards. Karen is a genius to come up with such unique dies!

  17. jamie schnirch says

    Thanks for sharing all these great ideas using Pop ‘n Cuts. I particularly love the ‘Scream Punk’ creation! :-)

  18. Susan Peters says

    Karen, I love your passion for pop-ups and these Pop ‘ Cuts are amazing! You’ve done a fabulous job designing them and the fact that they are all interchangeable is the BEST! I really appreciate that you are good at demonstrating them, too. Thanks!

  19. Sharnette Wade says

    I love the new pop n cuts. They bring a new surprise element to cardmaking and scrapbooking. I can’t wait to get them all.

  20. Peg Smith says

    Karen it is So inspiring to see all the interactive ways we can use the Pop’n Cut dies! My first response last year was “I’m going to get good at this”. Love all you do

  21. Diane Sasscer says

    OMG…Since you were here in West Palm, I have become a Pop’n cuts addict! I have been playing and purchasing and just plain having a blast. I love all your samples and have posted a bunch on Pinterest. Thanks for such great ideas!

  22. Karen Felix says

    Love the ideas shared with the Pop ‘n Cuts…awesome. I look forward to trying my hand at creating with the dies. Thanks for sharing these great examples.

  23. says

    Gorgeous Pop’n Cuts cards. I’m so glad you showed the difference in the 3 bases. I think I want the square one for it’s versatility and that fun edge design piece on the die. Thanks for a chance to win some fun Sizzix products.

  24. says

    Wow, the designers have really gone mega with these Pop ‘n Cuts. Love the Screampunk card and also Kelly’s fun mustache card. Fantastic one and all

  25. BethAnn says

    I LOVE my Pop ‘n Cuts! Can’t get enough of them. And you always share your fantastic ideas on how to modify the basics to make them really wow whoever receives them! Thanks!

  26. Carol says

    The Pop ‘n Cuts are so much fun to use/make and then send to friends and then waiting to hear from them when they say “Wow! How did you do that?!”

  27. WendyC says

    Thanks for the great tutorial on the Label Window Pop n’ Cuts insert and how to adapt it to make a larger card. Well done to all the other designers with their fabulous designs – just goes to show how flexible a basic label shape can be!

  28. JudyO says

    Love all your pop n’ cut dies. I have several of your older ones and now I see that I am going to need some of your newer dies too. Thanks for being soooo creative! You are fantastic!

  29. Mike says

    Hi, I am new to card crafting and have just discovered the pop ‘n cuts which look really awesome and easy to use. Typically me I started backwards by purchasing several of the 3d magnetic die inserts from the Sizzix clearance sale but they had none of the base dies in order to use them. How difficult could it be to obtain a base die, well very difficult it turned out.
    After eight days of trawling the internet on both auction sites and craft retailers I stumbled a cross an outlet over in the USA who had a few of these left and it was time to celebrate. I am in the UK and am now awaiting eagerley for my purchase to arrive so I can use my 3d die inserts.
    Why oh why has this clever system of interacting dies been discontinued, it is a concept that could have been taken so far and every card crafter I have spoken to about it has felt the same and say that they feel as though they have been cheated after spending a considerable initial outlay on base dies.
    Having said this I am really looking forward to producing some inspiring designs of pop up cards.

    • Laura Hollar says

      Hi Mike,

      Thank you for your message. This line of product was discontinued due to the ending of the licensing contract with the artist. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you in finding the compatible dies to make your creations and sincerely appreciate your input.

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