Saturday, November 3, 2012

Die Cutting Inspiration: Pop 'n Cuts Mania!

Welcome!  This weekend we are celebrating the fabulous Pop 'n Cuts system by Karen Burniston for Sizzix!  Pop 'n Cuts is an easy to use die cutting system that includes a base die and interchangeable inserts that "pop" into the base to create quick and easy pop up cards.

We have three fun parts to this celebration:

  • First, to celebrate our Pop 'n Cuts weekend, our design team members have created cards using the Pop 'n Cuts die cutting system.  You will find a sneak peek at each of their cards below and a link to their blogs so you can check out all of the details of their cards.
  • Second, if you have already gotten your hands on the Pop 'n Cuts system and have been making cards with it, we want to see!  At the bottom of this post, we have a special Pop 'n Cuts gallery for you to share your Pop 'n Cuts creations with us.  We will send a Pop 'n Cuts prize pack to one lucky person who enters a photo in our inLinkz gallery below.
  • And third, you know we love comments here on the Sizzix blog!  Leave a comment below telling us what your favorite Pop 'n Cuts die is.  (You can see them all HERE.)  We will select two lucky winners from the comments to receive a Pop 'n Cuts starter set that includes the Pop 'n Cuts base die with Circle Label insert.

You have until midnight (PST) Friday November 9th to add a photo and/or leave a comment.  The lucky winners will be announced on our blog November 10th in our I Spy post.

Now, lets kick off this party with a great introduction to Pop 'n Cuts by design member Gretchen Schmidt...


And now, for the inspiration!  Remember, these are just peeks of the projects, click on the links to see more details about each project.

Karen Burniston is the genius behind Pop 'n Cuts.  She is the licensed product designer that created the Pop 'n Cuts (and other fun interactive pop up designs) for Sizzix.  Her blog is a great source of information and inspiration for all things pop up!  http://karenburniston.typepad.com/i_am_not_lefthanded/2012/11/pop-up-2torial-pop-n-cuts-reindeer-spinner-card.html

Amy Friend is our resident quilter and fabric artist.  She gave card making a try for the very first time for this challenge!  She proved that even a first timer can make a fabulous pop up card using Pop 'n Cuts.  Find out more on her blog: http://duringquiettime.blogspot.com/2012/11/sew-glad-we-are-friends-card.html.

Anna-Karin Evaldsson- Inking and stamping are combined on Anna-Karin's card to create a bit of vintage Christmas perfection!  Be sure to visit her blog to see the interactive elements on the front of her card: http://layersofink.blogspot.com/2012/11/pop-n-cuts-feature.html.

Gretchen Schmidt- Cute, cute, cute!  Gretchen's card is just packed with cute!  Check out her blog for some fun details about her card: http://gscrapbooks.blogspot.com/2012/11/let-it-snow-tutorial-and-sizzix-pop-n.html.

 
Hilary Kanwischer- Homespun vintage goodness complete with machine stitching!  This card is signature Hilary style!  See more details at http://hilaryscraps.typepad.com/hilary_kanwischer/2012/11/happy-holidays-pop-up-card.html.


Jan Hobbins- Layers and layers of details!  Be sure to visit Jan's blog to see the details up close.  You will see something new every time you look! http://janhobbins.blogspot.com/2012/11/pop-n-cuts-snowflake-card.html

Jeanne Streiff - Clean and simple and oh so pretty!  Be sure to see the details of Jeanne's card on her blog: http://inkypaws.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/?p=17443.

Richele Christensen Oh deer!  Just wait until you see the inside of Richele's card!  Check it out here: http://californiaartgirl.blogspot.com/2012/11/pop-n-cut-project.html.

 
Shelly Hickox- Shabby, gurney, and packed with detail!  Wait until you peek inside... http://shellyhickox.blogspot.com/2012/11/pop-n-cuts-happy-holidays.html.

Tammy Roberts - A celebration of home shabby chic style.  Be sure to click through and see the front of this oh so pretty card: http://paperiesweetness.blogspot.com/2012/11/pop-n-cuts-inspiration.html.

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Tammy Tutterow- Lots of layers and soft colors combined to create this sweet friendship card.  Check out all of the details at: http://tammytutterow.com/2012/11/pop-n-cuts-wishing-you/. ‎

Tiffany Johnson - A perfectly coordinated card is the perfect finish for a fun hostess gift.  You need to see the details of this card and coordinating hostess gift set! http://iheartartblog.com/?p=10713


Are you totally amazed at what you can create with Pop 'n Cuts?  I hope you will spend some time visiting all of the designer's blogs and checking out their project details.  This team is so amazing and I hope that their projects will both inspire you and show you just how versatile Pop 'n Cuts is!

Remember to leave a comment below telling us what your favorite Pop 'n Cuts set is and to add a photo to our gallery if you are already a Pop 'n Cuts user!  You have until midnight (PST) Friday November 9th.
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85 comments:

  1. THIS DESIGN TEAM IS THE BEST DESIGN TEAM IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD, BAM!!! Can hardly wait to get clicking! Thank you, designers!

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  2. Thanks for the fantastic inspiration!

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  3. WOW The Design Team Rocked these FUN FUN Dies.....I just Love my Pop N Cuts and can't get enough of them...... Thanks for the Inspiration!!

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  4. Oh wow, think of all the possiblities. Love what the Pop N Cuts can do.

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  5. I have been wanting to start making cards but have been very hesitant. Looking at these cards gives me some great inspiration! I absolutely love the vintage look of Anna-Karin Evaldsson's card and although I didn't see that cut on the Sizzix page this seems to be my favorite so far! Thanks for sharing these cards ladies. Just wonderful!

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  6. Oh My Gosh! I have been out of the Crafty Loop for several months. And this is the first Im seeing this. This is totally awesome. I have never made a card like this and your dies make it so easy. Looks like Im adding this to my Christmas wish list.

    Sharon
    rsmobley85@gmail.com

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  7. These are gorgeous! I checked out all of the possibilities and I think I like the Label one the best for its versatility. I just got my Big Shot and don't have any of the longer dies yet, but Christmas is coming....

    Lynn B.
    lpboyles at gmail dot com

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  8. I love all the cards. What a great product. I think my favorite is the label 3D. But I see the endless possibilities with the original pop-n-cuts. thank you to all the designers for great inspiration.

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  9. I think my favorite pop and cuts insert is going to be the square ornate frame die. Lots of possibilities here! What great projects here today already!

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  10. Wow! These cards are awesome! You guys rock. I can see that pop n cuts is very versatile. I don't have any yet but would sure love to get one. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  11. I love, love, LOVE the coordinated Pop 'N Cuts collection!! I can't get ENOUGH of the videos and would be {Happy, Happy, HAPPY} to try them myself IRL!! Yes, the "3-D Label" (http://www.sizzix.com/product/657798/sizzix-pop-n-cuts-magnetic-insert-die-label-3-d-pop-up) would be VERY well-loved in my studio!! Karen Burniston's idea in her video, attaching the telephone pole, is great!! http://youtu.be/4nVd-0sB6NY

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  12. Design Team, you are amazing! And Karen, congrats on creating such an easy system to make pop up cards!... genius I tell you... :-) I'm ready to start clicking!

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  13. So much inspiration! I think I would like the label die for the Pop n Cuts! Love all those cards! The snowmen and the deer are off the charts!

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  14. I love this concept - if I have to pick one, today I would pick the
    Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts Magnetic Insert Die - Label, 3-D (Pop-Up).

    My Christmas list is growing! Thanks for all the inspiration!
    Sandra ltb

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  15. This is the first I've heard of this system. I'm taking a class with Karen Burniston on Nov 11 in Fairview Heights, IL. I wondered how the project was made and now I know. I really liked the reindeer and the pop-up snowman. I like making pop-up cards. Have to put the system on my list of things to buy.

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    1. How fun! I am in Belleville and planning on being there too!

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    2. How does one learn of Karen's classes? I live in Michigan and may not be too far away to attend one sometime.

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    3. I got an e-mail from the Scrapbook Factory saying they were having this class on Sunday. I'm looking forward to it. Love my Sizzix.

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    4. I can get you a phone number if you want to try to sign up. The class is $35. Supplies are included apparently. Just bring basic tools. They said space is extremely limited on Thursday when I got the message.

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  16. I am intrigued and need to get my hands on some of these! I have been seeing them on the blogs and love them! I think the square ornate frame is a great one- so many possibilities!

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  17. Wow! Love all of the cards. I sure wish I had this die...definitely one on my wish list. I love the Christmas ones, but my all time favourite would be the 3-D Label. I can think of a lot of things I would love to do with that die. Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  18. Dear Santa please please please can you bring this little girl a pop n cuts system. I've been really nice (well ok MOST of the time lol) and I'm sure I must be on your list x x x ps can you use this system with a grand calibur. If not ill have to add a big shot too x x x

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  19. That is some amazing talent on your Design Team! Such creative inspiration! Those cards are very unique and gorgeous. My favorite Pop 'n Cuts die has to be the Label 3-D. It has so much versatility! DoodahGurlgmail dot com.

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  20. The Design Team has done it again : put up a slew of WONDERFUL ITEMS !!! The creativity inspired by all of these is FANTASTIC and gives me SO MANY new ideas ! Frankly, I was put off by the PopNCuts altogether simply because it's all just cards.....UNTIL......I saw THESE ! Now, I think I'd actually LOVE the PopNCut system !! I can think of making little popup items into boxes, surprise paper "visits" for someone in the mail, or even just a layout page that is 'interactive'. It hit me when I saw the Winter Deer and Star card- which has to be my fave since it caught my attention as I love barn stars and I have been trying to find the deer Alterations die since.....forever. (We no longer have any type of craft stores nearby since the JoAnn's closed- much to the fight of even our city leaders to try to keep it here- the company eventually closed it. Online items that I have ordered right now are still on back order and it's taking more than three weeks just to get one newer die set of the Alterations. So don't go there onto that subject.)
    At least I finally SEE what the PopNCuts can do ! To think; I had skipped over all of it since I thought I had no interest in the system at all. That star sure does SHINE !!!

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  21. Really hard to make a choice but I would love the labels 3D pop up. I think there would be more versatility with it. I saw some in one of the scrapbooking/crafts store here. Was very tempted to buy one but made a promise to my other half not to spend money for a while. lol So a win would be amazing. Thanks.

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  22. Beautiful projects.....love the poinsettia and the tree ribbon...very cool concept....where does she dream all this up...very talented!

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  23. Love these projects. The popups make the cards so much more dimensional and gives you the chance to really have fun with embellishing and layering. Thanks for sharing them. Im going to say my favorite is the lable 3d, it would be so versatile and would be able to use it alot. thanks for the chance to win.

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  24. Thanks for the video...it really shows us that there is nothing to be afraid of by using the Pop n' Cuts system. I have been looking at this but had never seen the dies in action. I think this just went to the top of my wish list for Christmas. I think the die I would the most use would be the star but I really am liking everything the designers used on their cards.

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  25. I have been following th Pop N Cuts card demos since The first intro demo from the convention, I love the system and cannot find it here in myrtle Beach. Help I want to tryit out.

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  26. Wow, absolutely gorgeous creations! These dies are awesome - they give the cards so much wonderful dimension. I love the label 3D die the most. It is so versatile and makes creating a very unique card quite a piece of cake:)

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  27. I have all of the Pop N Cuts from the first release and have used all of them numerous times. So far, my favorite die cut is the circle label; I have found it to be the most versatile. I've ordered a few of the latest die cuts that were released in Oct and they should be arriving any day now. Am most excited to work with the poinsettia die cut. I LOVE Pop N Cuts! Karen's blog is so helpful and inspiring with the Pop N Cuts system.

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  28. The design team have done an amazing job of showing the possibilities of the pop n cuts system. The the pop n cuts base card is on my wish list I would love to own that. I think my favourite insert would be the label pop n cuts insert, so many possibilities with it. I also like the door die, so many great cards could be made with it on the front. Thankyou Karen for creating 3d pop n cuts and sharing your creativity with us. I love, love pop up cards.
    Jacquelene L.
    Canada

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  29. WOW! These cards are amazing.

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  30. I really love all the projects. I have had a fun time today perusing all the blogs. I am so new to PNC, I'm not sure I have a favorite. I think the circle one seems very versatile, so it appeals to me most right now. Thanks for all the great ideas!

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  31. This is such a wonderful idea! I love the versatility of this

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  32. fabulous cards...so many possibilities with these dies...thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  33. You are All Awesome.... I just LOVE the Pop N Cuts ALL of them.....I only have two right now but plan on getting them all! I would have to say right now my Favorite is the Circle Label as it is so Versatile! :)

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  34. All of the projects are just totally awesome. From the time I was a little girl (long, long, long ago) I always was a fan of pop up books and I think that's why I'm so in love with these dies. I love looking at all the different ways they can be used. The one I would really like to get next would be the ornate frame. Keep on inspiring us!! Pammy

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  35. Love the pop up cards. like the heart mover and shapers as well as the label.

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  36. Beautiful projects. I especially like Shelly Hickox's and Richele Christensen's. I love all the Pop N Cuts and you keep coming out with new ones. Keep up the good work with new and exciting ideas.
    Gerry

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  37. The Pop 'n Cuts Magnetic Insert Die - Label, 3-D (Pop-Up) is my favorite, right after the starter set!
    I was lucky enough to have the starter set, and made a card with it, but as I was die cutting, I noticed that the edge of the card had a "bump" in an otherwise straight line. As I inspected the die, I noticed that the blade had been bent(during shipping?)-so I had to return it to the store for exchange, but by then was sold out! Sadly, I am now Pop 'n Cut less again! Hopefully, the store will be restocked soon, as it is so cool and easy to use! (or if I would win here-even better!)

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  38. these Pop n Cuts are such fun, such exciting cards to make, thanks !!!!

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  39. Lots of fun pop 'n cuts dies!
    I especially like the Sizzix Bigz
    Die - Card, Scallop Circle 3-D (Pop-Up).
    Adds so much more to the cards.
    Carla from Utah

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  40. So much fabulous inspiration!! What an awesome die cutting system! My fave would have to be the circle insert. It lends itself to so many possibilities!

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  41. Excellent, beautiful dies with such a range of possibilities. I look forward to trying them and adding them to my Sizzix dies collection. What fun!

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  42. I love all the dies but my favorite one is the base cut....there are so much you can do with it...you can add any shape or word and make it like no other!!

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  43. Just cannot fathom making a card now without some interactive element! Love the Pop 'n Cuts! I started with the 3D Label, since I had to wait for the next shipment of the round label and base die. So maybe the 3D label is my fave...or maybe it is the round 3D label that came with the base die...I love both of them, since I can adapt them to many different shapes. Love putting the zig zag pop up (trimmed down) on the platform of the round one to add things that pop up from behind whatever I have on the round label!

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  44. Wow - what fabulous cards! I love the Poinsettia set! It's fabulous.

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  45. The Pop N Cuts are the only things on my Christmas wish list. They are so versatile and lend themselves to so many styles. Fancy folds and pop up elements are some of my favorite techniques.

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  46. WOW Great pop-ups!!! I think my favorite (hard to choose though)is the door...I can think of so many surprises to put behind that door!!!

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  47. Thanks for the great video! I wasn't sure how yhese worked, but now I love them! My favorite is the 3d ribbon christmas tree.

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  48. Amazing!!! There is sooooo much you can do with the pop-ups!!! Love the door!!! TFS.
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  49. Love the idea behind Pop N Cuts and can't wait to get some so I can get started making some fun cards. Thanks for the video showing how easy it is and thanks for all the fun ideas from the DT!

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    1. Forgot to add: Since it's almost Christmas then I'll have to go with the Ribbon Tree as my favorite, at least for the next month or so!!

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  50. ciao scrivo solo in italiano complimenti per questo blog e i tuoi video, io ho comprato una fustella che non riesco ad usare ci sono le istruzioni ma dal punto 4 non riesco ad andare avanti potresti fare un video per favore la fustella è 658042, grazie cmq è buona domenica

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  51. Oh my! Just jaw-dropping, amazing inspiration and creativity. I would love to get the Pop N Cuts...there are so many possibilities...!
    Thanks to everyone for sharing their unique ideas.

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  52. Hello! Great inspirations! Now I go to make some cards, and link them!

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  53. Oh my, my head is spinning! I love the pop 'n cut die and used it for my Halloween cards. Now I am so inspired to start designing my Christmas cards. I love this system and your designers have outdone themselves. Thank you, thank you!

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  54. Love all the pop 'n cut inspiration!!! These are all wonderful cards!!!! I like the system and can't really pick a favorite die, they are all great!!! However, the next one on my wish list is the ornate frame but I'd really like the poinsettia and the ribbon tree too.

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  55. I love pop up cards and am going to have to have this stuff!! love all the cards you have and the tutorial was great.

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  56. Wow what a fun system to play with. Must add this to my Christmas list! Design team did a fabulous job creating and giving inspiration. I too wonder where Karen gives classes. Is there a schedule somewhere to check?

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  57. I would love to add this system to my craft room! I think I would choose the square die to start out with, although it would be a hard choice since I want them all! LOL I know what I am putting on my Christmas wish list for sure, since I do not have an of these yet. The idea is so fantastic and the possibilities are endless. Thanks for the chance to win. Tami

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  58. Bellissime cards! Le mie preferite sono quelle del pupazzo di neve e quella della casa. Il mio Pop 'n Cuts die preferito é Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts XL Die Set - Card, Horizontal A2 w/Circle Label, 3-D (Pop-Up)

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  59. So hard to pick just one favorite, but I really like the reindeer.

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  60. I've been a Karen Burniston fan for a long time. When she first announced the Pop 'n Cuts, I knew it was a MUST have item for my craft room. Now that I see what the DT has done it is no longer a need it is an absolute necessity. I think my favorite die will be the phrase "Thanks". There will be so many possibilities for this in a card. Thanks for the chance to win a Pop 'n Cut.

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  61. I am fascinated by this system but haven't been able to try it out yet. I keep seeing so many cool projects that are made with these dies! I think I like the die with the circle label the best - it seems so versatile and you can mount different die cuts etc. on the circle part.

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  62. Thank you for featuring pop'n cuts. I can never see enough samples using this wonderful system. Karen is a genius! I have the basic pnc "need" all of the inserts, but am in love wth the door!
    Marlene

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  63. I have had alot of fun with my PopnCuts! I even had a chance to converse a bit with the lovely Karen Burniston, who is a great help and inspiration!! My favorite die other than the base die is the flowers. I also love how the accessory dies coordinate with each other/everything!! Great system--love it all!!

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  64. carol from kiwilandNovember 4, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    I have loved these dies since they came out but unfortunately they haven't made it to New Zealand - too many northern hemisphere people buying them all up I think - so I don't own one. I think the starter base is so versatile and then everything else is just an I wish I had. I don't remember seeing the door before and I think that looks fab so that would be my next favourite.

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  65. I love all the cards. I have a lot of sizzix diecuts but I have to admit this one will make awesome cards. I would love to have one.

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  66. These cards are amazing. I think my favorite is the Thanks pop up. You always use thank you cards, but you could also layer an image over the words and then voila have a different pop up. I wish I had the system already, I have several ideas spinning in my head right now that I would love to try.

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  67. I have been watching Shelly Hickox play with this for a while. I want it! lol, I like the label set and the star, for starters ;)

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  68. This is really wonderful. I have wanted these since the first they were
    introduced. My favorites are the THANKS and the HELLO. but now the new little Christmas tree. I love them all an the projects are fabulous. Thanks for thinking of such a neat blog idea and for sharing it with everyone. Lilaha from Kansas

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  69. I was lucky enough to take Karen Burniston's pop n' cuts class a few months ago and was in seventh heaven doing so! These interactive cards are right up my alley;) I own the base die and the label die but would love to own the door too. Sooooo many possibilities for it. In my book, Karen is a GENIUS and if you get a chance to take her class, do yourself a favor and do so. You will TRULY enjoy yourself. So much fun!

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  70. I like them all! And, I'm lucky enough to be taking a class with Karen this coming Saturday! I can't wait! Love the way you can switch inserts to get something different!

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  71. I am always blown away by all the truly great inspirtation on this site.
    I do not own any of the pop up dies but have asked Santa for them all.. LOL
    Keep up the great work. I would love to win the base die and interchangeable inserts.

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  72. Thanks for all the wonderful projects --so much inspiration. I wasn't quite sure to what extent I'd use the Pop n Cuts, but now I can see so many possibilities with working with this die. What an amazing system --love all the dies!!!

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  73. I love all the Pop N Cuts. I have all of the first release ones and the one I am most eager to get my hands on is the Square ornate pop up :)

    Cazx

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  74. What awesome ideas from the design team! I have made just one card using the system (so far!) and I've entered into this challenge. Karen has done a great job with this new mania...sure will save on card-making ideas. It's so easy to change and add embellishments, etc. I think my favorite Pop 'N Cuts product right now is the base. Without you can't go on. I do have the square label but haven't used it...yet. I'll be taking Karen's class this weekend in Bloomington, IL...can't wait to learn more from the master herself!

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  75. Amazed by everyone's designs xxx

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  76. I love all the PopnCut dies. I've only tried the basic PopnCut die but love it. I'd like to try the larger label die centre as it looks like it give more room to add and hide embellishments. The heart die centre looks like it has lots of potential too.
    Thanks to Karen Buriston for all the video techniques. I want to try them all.

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  77. I absolutely love all these Pop n' Cut dies. These cards are so inspirational, I can't wait to purchase some of these.

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  78. Wow! Love this system! So many inspiring ideas here! Thanks everyone!

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