Creating a Pop-Up Box Card


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Today I am sharing a fun type of card called a "Pop-Up Box Card". I made the one in this video using a die, however, these can also be made without using a die. If you are interested in learning more about that technique, then leave me a comment below and I will create a video and blog entry showcasing that technique.

This is a card I created for my Mother's birthday. She loves pink and blues and roses... 

Now that you've watched the card come together, let's talk some specific measurements. As I mentioned in the video I like to make my pop-up box cards so they fit in a 7" x 7" envelope.

That means that the two parts of the box are 7" x 7" before I attach them together (not counting the 0.5" side tabs). Now let's talk about flap measurements (the parts that drop down to reveal the inside surprises.)

The top flaps that drop open are 4" x 3" (front and back) and 3" x 3" (side flaps). If you want to cover the flaps completely (like I did) you will want to cut your first layer to those measurements. From here the next layer of flap coverage is 3.75" x 2.75" for the front and back and 2.75" x 2.75" fo the side flaps. The last layer for matting the flaps is then 3.5" x 2.5" for the front and back and 2.5" x 2.5" for the sides.

For the actual box I did a double mat. The front and back first layer is 3.75" x 3.75" each. The first matting layer on the sides is 2.75" x 3.75" each. The second (top) layer of matting on the front and back is each 3.5"x 3.5". The top matting layer on the sides of the box are 2.5" x 3.5".

The center braces are made with a die but (in case you want to know how much cardstock you need) the three braces measure just shy of 5" long and 1" wide. Keep in mind that they are then scored and folded on the ends (0.5" on each end) so only end up being 4" once inside the box.

As for what to embellish your pop-up box with... think outside the box! (Sorry, I couldn't help myself...) Seriously, though, you can use all sorts of goodies to embellish and decorate your pop-up box card. I used some of the patterned paper that I carefully fussy cut, I used a butterfly die and Nuvo drops to create the butterfly that is attached to clear acetate so it looks like she is fluttering above the flowers. There are sequins in mine, too. But you can buttons, lace, doilies, gems, rhinestones, stenciling, stamping... etc... use your imagination and have fun!!

Although this next card isn't in the YouTube video, I though you might like to see it for more ideas and inspiration. I made this one for a dear friend's birthday...

It is the same idea... but using different papers and embellishments. You can really change the look and feel of the card using different colors and papers.

I hope you enjoyed these ideas today. If you want to create a pop-up box card and have any questions please leave them for me below.

Thanks again for stopping by and...

Happy Paper Crafting,