Saturday, March 15, 2014

Pop Up Box Card

Here it is, my first pop up box card ! 
I'll admit, the creation of the box card part itself wasn't too difficult,
 the figuring out what I was going to put in it and how 
was what gave me trouble ;) 

Original Instructions

It has been altered to fit a standard A2 (4 3/8" x 5 3/4") envelope.

You'll need a 5 1/2"   x 8 1/2" piece of card stock,
scored at 2", 4", 6", 8" along the 8 1/2" side.
Flip it around to score in at 3" along the 5 1/2" side,
running the entire 8 1/2" length.

Use a border punch on the long edge that
will become the 2 1/2" tall flap
(the edge that has the multiple score marks).
Depending on the depth of design your 
punch makes, the flaps will be 2 1/4" or less.

Cut in along the score lines
of the 2  1/2" tall sections just up to the 
scored line you made at the 3" mark 
the length of the card stock piece.
These cuts will make the flaps 
(2" by approx. 2 1/4" if you punch the edge).
Remove the 1/2 " piece from this side,
but keep it on the side with the 3" tall sections.
That will be the tab to adhere the box together.

Fold along all score lines.

Fold into the box shape 
(there is no bottom)
and adhere the small 1/2" wide piece
to the inside of the last 3" tall section.
You'll see that in the bottom right hand
portion of the box in the photo below.

Cut two strips of card stock 2 1/2 ",
score in 1/4" at each short end.
Z Fold and adhere the 1/4" tabs to the inside of the box.
These create the sections inside
the box to attach your embellishments to.
They are noted in the photo above.

Cut smaller pieces of decorative paper
or card stocks to decorate the flaps if you'd like.
Add other dimensional embellishments,
tags, etc to make a fun, layered card for display.

Make sure that all of the embellishments you use
do not go beyond the top or sides of the card
if you want it to fit in a smaller A2 size envelope
when it is folded. 

Folding it flat to mail

Supplies used:
Teal, pink and white card stocks
Confetti Cupcake, Happy Birthday, Greetings 
and Riveting stamp sets
all retired long ago from Stampin' Up!
Cupcakes Stampin' Around wheel
Happy Birthday Stampin' Around wheel
tiny alphabet from Technique Tuesday
various classic inks and markers from Stampin' Up!
aquapainter to color in the little cupcakes
Gold and Silver Signo gel pens
wide chisel edge black Sharpie marker
Stampin' dimensionals
scallop edge border punch, Stampin' Up!
triple layer flower punch, Stampin' Up!
circle punch

  Thanks for looking =) 

1 comment:

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