Friday, July 4, 2014

Pop-up Box Card

I've been PIN-spired again! I actually pinned this project long ago, but I finally took the time to give it a try and I couldn't wait to share it with you. 

3-dimensional fun!
If you search "pop-up box card", there are all sorts of variations out there. I followed the instructions HERE, using her cutting and scoring guide to create the box structure from one 12x12 Oopsie Daisy Caramel Plain

However, I did notice a typo in her list of printed panels needed to decorate the box. For Step 6, you actually need two 2.5 x 6.25” panels: one for the inside and one for the outside. Of course, I didn't realize this until AFTER cutting one 8.5x11 Grey Print to create my panels--I wasn't happy I'd have to cut into a second. Therefore, to save you from similar trauma . . . and to take advantage of the efficiency of the assembly line method . . . I asked Tricia to help me create a cutting formula for the printed panels. (You're welcome.)

  1. Trim a 12x12 Print at 10, 7.5, 5 and 2.5".
  2. Cut two 2.5x12 strips horizontally at 8.75 and 6.25".
  3. Trim one 2.5x12 horizontally at 10.5, 7 and 3.5".
  4. Trim one 2.5x12 horizontally at 10, 7.5, 5 and 2.5".

The leftover scraps can be used to stamp or die cut elements to decorate the pop-up section. Otherwise use art and quotes from the Cutaparts to further embellish the card.

Die cut flower with beads from my stash.
Sentiments from Oopsie Daisy Greeting UM.
Large flowers from Oopsie Daisy Borders & Backgrounds UM.

Not bad for a project using just two 12x12s. This little cutie folds flat and can be mailed in a 6x9" envelope, but there are other size variations available.

This card style has tons of potential, don't you think? I hope you'll give it a try!

Wishing you a safe and creative holiday weekend!


  1. WOW that is awesome Karen! I've seen these several times but I really love the look of the flowers & bees! Too cute :) Gives me an urge to make one now!

    Thanks for the heads up on cutting and the nifty cutting diagram!

  2. Very cute - I've actually made one of these - a birthday version. They look difficult, but they aren't - just kind of tedious - just make sure you pay attention that you aren't inside out when you put those decorative panels on - don't ask how I know! :)

  3. I love these cards! I am excited to use the papers from this kit to make a couple of these cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. So cute! I've been wanting to make one of these for a long time.

  5. Karen, love your card!! This one has been on my list of things to try for a while too, so happy to see you gave it a try and thanks to Tricia for creating these super efficient cutting instructions!! WOOT!

  6. I love the colors and theme of your card. This is so bizarre...I stumbled upon the SCS tutorial for this yesterday morning and made an Independence Day card for my sister. Great minds think alike! !

    1. Great minds truly DO think alike! Good luck with your card, and have a great holiday.

    2. I did give this a try a while back. Construction went just fine but I kind of got stuck on what to do for the pop ups. Yours is fabulous. Might just have to case it!!!

  7. This is so adorable. I have seen a different version on SCS, but yours is great. Especially with the flowers and bees in this month's kit.

  8. I can't tell you how much easier these projects are when you give us those fab cutting directions. Really takes the guesswork and paper waste out of the equation. It doesn't hurt that this was made with one of my favorite kits this year! Thanks a bunch!

  9. By the way - I just made one of these cards on commission from my SIL and she loved it! I used Tilescapes and various stamps to make a very special Thank You card for her assistant. Now I just need to figure out how to post pictures in the new Galleria, once it's up.


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