Welcome to our Pop ‘N Hop Blog Hop with Scrap ‘N Stamp! The Design Team is here to share some poppin’ fun pop-up box cards.
WHAT’S A BLOG HOP?
If you haven’t done a Blog Hop before, it’s super easy! Each of our posts are linked to the next one in line; you’ll find the link at the end of the post. Just click on that link, and you’ll be taken to the next in line! If you’d like to re-visit some blogs, or hop about on your own, you’ll also find the complete list of blog links at the end of the post.
POP-UP BOX CARDS!
Pop-up box cards are so much fun! Not just to create, but to see the look of delight on the recipient’s face. The look amazing, but they do fold flat, and fit into a standard A2 sized envelope. Didn’t you just love Kia’s pop up box card?! She’s amazing, isn’t she? My blog is ‘last in line’, so you’ll find a link to go back to the beginning to see Tara’s card, on the Scrap ‘N Stamp Blog. But first – take a look at my pop-up box card!
LAWN FAWN SCALLOPED BOX CARD POP-UP DIE
Some of the Design Team used the A2 White Pop Box Card kit from The Paper Cut. They were supplied to us by Scrap ‘N Stamp. Others, like me, used the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up Die. This die creates a full sized card. I love this die, because it comes with all kinds of extras that you can use to decorate the card box. Take a look at what comes with this set.
You can create the stitched overlays for each of the box flaps, as well as banners, flags and the banner line to hang them on. There’s also little hearts & stars as accents. I use the box itself, 2 of the inserts (bottom of photo), the stitched overlays, plus the banner arms & line. Best of all, the pieces all die cut very easily, and it comes together in a flash! I pulled together some other Lawn Fawn products to create my sweet pop-up box card.
I HOPE YOUR DAY SPARKLES!
Here is my completed box card pop-up!
How cute is this?! I think everyone loves a rainbow, and sparkly unicorns just naturally go together with rainbows.
I knew I wanted to glitter up my unicorns & rainbows, so I worked on those, first. Stamp the unicorns (2), rainbows (2), stars (2) and fairies (4) in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. Cover with clear embossing powder, and heat set. The images are from the Rain/Shine Before & After stamp set, and the A Little Sparkle stamp set, both by Lawn Fawn. Now you can colour your images with whatever medium you like. I chose my Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend and Illustrator alcohol Markers. Die cut 2 of the clouds, without stamping, from white cardstock.
After colouring, use the coordinating Rain/Shine Before & After as well as the A Little Sparkle Dies, to die cut each image. To add the sparkle, apply Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone, with a palette knife. A little of this glimmer paste goes a long way, with these smaller images! Add some of the glimmer paste to the white clouds, as well. Set these aside to dry, while you work on the rest of the box & embellishments.
Die cut the box from purple cardstock; do this twice for a complete box. Next, die cut the stitched overlays for each side flap, plus the larger rectangle overlays for the front flap and the back, from white cardstock. Now, die cut 2 of the inserts for the box in white cardstock; these will be what you attach your inside pieces to. From brown cardstock, die cut the banner holder side legs & line. Use silver glitter paper to die cut 3 of the larger banners. I also die cut 2 of the inserts from glitter paper as well, to attach to the front of the white inserts. Just because you can’t have too much sparkle!
Use a blending tool to colour each of the stitched overlays with Broken China Distress Oxide ink. On the front stitched overlay, stamp the sentiment from the A Little Sparkle stamp set in Versamark ink at the bottom. Cover it with white embossing powder, and set with a heat tool. Cut two slim strips of acetate, and attach one fairy to each one.
PUT IT ALL TOGETHER
Fold all of the box flaps on the score lines. Use double sided tape to attach one side of the box. With just the one side attached, attach just one end of both of the inner inserts, with tape. Next, attach the second side of the box, to complete the box shape. Be sure you already have your double sided tape on the other end of the inserts; now you can press them onto the opposite side of the inside of the box. (Trust me – it’s easier to do than it is to describe in writing!).
Attach your stitched overlays onto each of the flaps with foam tape or foam squares. On the back upright flap, attach one of the rainbows with one of the unicorns, using foam tape. On the insert in front of this, attach one of the little fairies to the left side, and one of the clouds to the right. Attach the 2nd unicorn in front of the fairy, on the same insert.
For the front insert, attach the 2nd rainbow on the right hand side, and the 2nd cloud to the left. Next, attach the 2nd fairy between them.
On the left side flap, attach a 3rd fairy, and one of the star clusters, with foam tape/squares.
On the right side flap, attach the last fairy and last star cluster. For the front flap, first fold the banners over the ‘string’, and hold them closed with double sided tape. Attach the support ‘poles’ on each side of the stitched overlay using a Quickie Glue Pen or Gina K. Connect Glue, and then attach the banners across the middle.
IT REALLY DOES FIT IN AN ENVELOPE!
Just to show you that I’m not making it up, I folded my pop-up box, and fit it into a standard A2 sized envelope. Here’s the proof!
Now, for my pop-up box card I used the Lawn Fawn die set. Of course, you can create a pop up box from scratch, or you can make life easy for yourself, and use the same die set I did, or purchase the A2 Box Cards, also available from Scrap ‘N Stamp! I have those too, so I’m sure you’ll be seeing another pop-up box card from me, soon 🙂
POP ‘N HOP WITH SCRAP ‘N STAMP!
If you didn’t start at the beginning of the Hop with Tara’s wonderful pop-up box, you’ll want to CLICK HERE to see it! From there, you can keep clicking to the next post, until you’ve seen all of the amazing projects from the entire Design Team. Be sure to leave a comment here, and on each blog you visit, for a chance to WIN A PRIZE! One lucky person will be drawn from all of the comments, and announced on August 15th to win a $50 Gift Certificate!
After you’ve hopped, and been inspired by all of our creations, be sure to join the August Pop-Up Card Challenge on the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook Challenge Page! Simply create your own Pop-Up style card (it doesn’t have to be a box), and post it on the page! At the end of the month, one participant will be randomly chosen as a prize winner!
If you’d like to order some supplies to create your own fun pop up box card (or anything else, for that matter), I’ve included some links below. I hope you’ve enjoyed our Pop ‘N Hop Blog Hop – happy creating! For orders placed in August, you will receive a FREE The Paper Cut A2 Pop Box Card kit for yourself, to try out. But only while supplies last -so get your order in soon!
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