Hello everyone! It’s Kylie back with you all today sharing a pair of fun and colorful cards. Pop up box cards aren’t something new but they were for me, having never created them before. I really wanted to try some using the gorgeous Truly Grateful collection. These cute cards have a wonderful dimensional result to them and are loads of fun to make!
The box for this card is created from a 6 x 12″ piece of cardstock scored and folded to create a box. I’ve lined each side as well as each flap with some of the lovely papers and rounded the corners a little too.
I did lots of fussy cutting of flowers and leaves from Paper 02 to create my bouquet jumping out from the card. I layered several clusters together rather than use individual blooms. Inside my box are three strips of paper adhered through the centre, kind of like ‘bars’. The secret to having the flowers look like they are ‘floating’ is the clear plastic strips they are attached to. I have cut strips of plastic half an inch wide and at various heights to add my flowers to and stick to each paper bar. The plastic is quite strong, similar to the plastic you find in your clear stamp packs.
Once you start adding in all your strips of plastic with embellishments attached, it really is like building a little bouquet. I use strong double sided tape to attach my embellishments to the plastic strips as well as to my box and love how the butterfly and sun look like they are floating in this first design!
Now I know what you are thinking… ‘How on earth do you mail something like that?’ That’s the magical thing about these cards. Thanks to their unique construction they will actually fold completely flat, allowing you to put them into an envelope. When removed they will spring back into place.
Once I had made one I just had to make a second. I found them really addictive to create!
I love being able to tuck in some of the phrase die cuts to my card and have used lots of flowers from the die cut pack for this design. I really think you could adapt these in so many different ways.
Thanks for taking a look at my cards today! I hope they give you some inspiration for your own creating!