I made my first pop up box card for Mothers Day earlier this year and whilst I was pleased with the end result, having followed instructions from another blog it turned out quite a bit
I made my first pop up box card for Mothers Day earlier this year and whilst I was pleased with the end result, having followed instructions from another blog it turned out quite a bit smaller than I had expected which also made it quite fiddly to work on. As always doing something for the first time there were things that I wished I had done differently so this time I have made the box slightly bigger and changed one or two things. Here is my step by step description of how it was made, but first a look at the finished item.
To Make the Pop Up Box
|Scored and cut box base and interior supports.|
To Make the Decorations for the Box
The green holly branches are die cut from green card and all the holly berries are self adhesive pearls, ( I used a clear Wink of Stella pen all over the bigger pearls on the gold holly to give them a gold sheen).
Attach three reindeer and three holly branches to strips of acetate and the attach the other endow the acetate to the supports inside the box. Arrange them at different levels and positions so that they are all visible and as much of the acetate as possible is hidden. Attach a fourth holly branch directly to the inside front of the box. Use the smaller gold holly branches to decorate the side panels and attach the greeting and a holly sprig to the back panel.
The poinsettia on the front panel is die cut from book pages that were backed with card, I did this to make them stiff enough to be able to curl them using a bamboo skewer. Before assembling and curling the petals I inked them with red ink. The holly leaves were made the same way and inked with green ink. Curl the petals and assemble the flower, I used a vintage style gem for the centre and then attached the flower and the leaves to the front panel of the box.
The box can be gently collapsed to fit in an envelope.
Thanks for calling in, hope you like it.
- Green and white card
- Pages from an old book
- First Edition 12 x 12″ Jingle All the Way paper pad
- Poinsettia die cutter
- Leaping Reindeer die cutting stencil
- Holly branch die cutter
- Happy Christmas die cutter
- 3mm and 5mm red self adhesive pearls
- Wink of Stella glitter pen Clear
- IndigoBlu Flitterglu
- IndigoBlu Phat Foam
- IndigoBlu gold gilding flake
- Foam ink blending tool
- Festive Berries distress ink pad
- Evergreen pigment ink pad
- Round Vintage Gemstone Embellishment