Label and Frame Pop ‘n Cuts cards including Video Tutorial
Jul 11, 2013 by Karen Burniston" class="author">Karen Burniston
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.

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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:

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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!

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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?

Karen

http://karenburniston.typepad.com/

Ready for more inspiration featuring the Pop ‘n Cuts card designs? The Sizzix.com 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: http://karenburniston.typepad.com

151 comments

  • Sue Root says:

    The Pop ‘n Cuts are so cool! They look easy enough. I just have to bite the bullet and try :)

  • Linda H says:

    Love the Pop ‘n Cuts. The cards look so cool with them!

  • Jackie says:

    These Pop ‘n Cuts are awesome! And the creations are out of this world! I can’t wait to play n

  • Pam says:

    Love this new Pop ‘n Cut but I can’t see the video :-(

  • Diane says:

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

  • 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

  • wanda welch says:

    love pop-n-cut. easy to use in so many ways.like to try new dies or inserts. keep up the good work.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Debbie Kaste 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!

  • Diane Hover says:

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

  • 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!

  • Wow… Pop ‘n Cuts are so versatile. They are my new addiction. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Susan Long says:

    I love all the different ways to use the pop ‘n cuts.

  • 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.

  • Carolyn Mahoney says:

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Brenda says:

    I love the Pop’n Cut dies, have to have them all!

  • midesign 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. :)

  • 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

  • Karen 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!

  • 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!

  • jamie schnirch says:

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

  • Karen, Love all the great exemples of Pop ‘n Cuts! So many possibilities. I will say it again – you are a genius!

  • Nicie Ibarra says:

    I just LOVE the Label Window Pop ‘n Cuts and of course the Butterflies & Label!!!!!! They make creating cards so easy with beautiful outcomes!!! :)

  • Joy Gainey says:

    I Love all the new Pop’ N Cuts and can’t wait to get some of the new ones to use!!

  • 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!

  • Wow! The Pop n’ Cuts are so awesome! The projects everyone made are fantastic! I especially love Scream Punk! Very funny!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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!

  • rurym says:

    My collection of Pop’Cuts needs a few more! I love them all!

  • 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.

  • Jennifer says:

    I love all the unique ways to use “Pop ‘n Cuts. The samples in this post are so inspiring.

  • Paulette S 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.

  • Deb says:

    I am loving the Pop n” Cuts. Your ideas are awesome!

  • Marlene L. says:

    I am not left-handed, but I do love pop n cuts!

  • ionabunny 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

  • Maria D says:

    I am loving all these Pop ‘n Cuts ideas! I cannot wait to try ‘em all!

  • 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!

  • 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?!”

  • Maureen says:

    I love giving pop’n cuts cards. they’re so different a nice surprise for people who receive them.

  • 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!

  • Carol B says:

    Just love all the Pop ‘n Cuts and can’t wait for new ones.
    Carol b

  • Shirley says:

    All the Pop N’ Cuts cards are excellent. I need to Pop N’ Buy those dies!!

  • 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!

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