Thursday, 3 October 2013

Karen Burniston's Snippets Collection!!! (And Pop 'n Cuts House Card)

Yesterday some very HAPPY POST arrived!! Karen Burniston's entire new Snippets Collection!!
Ever since I first saw pictures of the new Pop 'n Cuts 3-D House insert, I've been itching to play with it, and this evening I finally had the chance to make a card! I used the A2 Pop 'n Cuts Base, with the new 3-D House insert, and used pieces cut with the accompanying Thinlits House set... they are SO cute, and really easy to use.
 So much loveliness! Thank you Karen!!
I didn't actually use the house piece from the Thinlits set, but cut a couple of extra layers using the House insert die. I also made a narrow side window, by cutting down a window and window sill pieces.
I wanted to make a kind of gingerbread style house, with white icing (using Liquid Pearls). Unfortunately, I dropped the house while it was still wet, so my 'icing' spots got a bit blurred!
The paper is from First Edition's 'Nordic Christmas', and for the red border I used a Thinlit die from Karen's new 'Banners and Borders' set. I really love this swirly one!
I also used two dies from the 'Sassy Labels & Stitched Frames' Framelits set, for the sentiment. One of them just adds the stitches - a fab look!
Can't wait to play more with the Snippets Collection very soon!

(Update: If you would like to see another gingerbread house card of mine, using more current products, it is here.)

Some of products used:



  1. It is gorgeous. I made a couple of pop n cuts cards recently. I have put them on my blog...

    Hugs Monique

  2. Oh, this is just SO sweet! I love the stitching you added, and the pops of red.
    Karen Aicken

  3. I just love this version of Karen's house. The addition and extra window are perfect as are the paper and colors and stitching!
    Marlene L

  4. I saw this card on Pinterest and had to come by to give you a standing ovation! I haven't tried any of the pop-up dies yet but I think I'm weakening. Your cards are always so beautiful and I thank you for sharing your talent.

  5. lucky you!
    Love your card!
    Sandra ltb

  6. Hi Helen,
    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I just posted a accordion flip card on my blog. Maybe you''d like to see it ?

    Hugs Monique

  7. LOVE that stitching you made! I am loving that house.

  8. Really loved your gingerbread card. Can we get a look at the front of the card?

  9. Your card is just fantastic. The Pop n Cuts house is really fun. Too bad Sizzix had dropped Karen's products. Are they crazy????

    1. They must be - they are wonderful!! I'm excited to see what Karen teamed with Elizabeth Craft Designs comes up with though!