Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Pop-Up Box Card

I few weeks ago I showed you the invitations I created for my dad's 80th birthday party.  Today I'm showing you the special card I made for him.  I've long wanted to make a "Pop-Up Box Card" and was surprised how simple it is, especially if you haven an electronic cutter to cut it out!
First thing I did after researching how to make the box is make an SVG file for the basic card.  (Keep reading if you would like to get that file). The basic card consists of these pieces (plus two small center inserts).  I chose a sturdy card stock for the base and coordinating decorative paper for the panels.  A quick cutting and some scoring and I was ready to assemble the box and decorate the inside.  I did add another paper layer over the pink, simply cutting rectangles by hand.  I also created all the birthday elements (balloons, gift box, party hat, noise maker) SVGs, which I will make available as soon as the CutAndCreate Store is back on line.  
Clear acetate strips hold the elements and allow them to "pop" out of the box when it's unfolded.  
Here's what the box looks like folded.  
Recipient has no idea what fun awaits them when they open/unfold the card!
 A couple more views of the box.   I added Stickles to the "80"'s, on the bows of the presents and the fringe on top of the hats.  I also added Stickles dots around the layered sentiment.
 I used the Picket Fence Distress Marker to add the highlights on the balloons.
Want to purchase ($1.99) the box card SVG file?  Just click over to my Etsy STORE.
Want details on how to make a Pop-Up Box Card?  Check out this Video.
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CA Scrapper said...

Love that box card!! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


Cazro said...

I love the box cards, yours is super. Thanks for playing along with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

coldwaters2 said...

Brilliant box card full of so much colour and delight, superb make, thank you for joining our challenge at FAB 'N' FUNKY this week.
lorraine x

Joan said...

Super box card

Thanks for joining us at cardz4guyz this week


Alli Devine said...

I love pop up boxes they have such impact and I love the vibrant colours you have used Thank you for entering our Happy Birthday Challenge at Ooh La La Creations Alli x

Kimbo said...

Great pop up box

Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz and hope to see you again soon x