Pop Up Box Card Tutorial

Pop Up Box Card Tutorial

I’d like to share with you all a  Pop Up Box Card Tutorial you can make for any occasion. I was inspired by Lori Whitlock’s pop up box cards that can be cut on the Silhouette Cameo. Not all of us has one of those fancy machines (even though i have 2) and so i had a go at making one using my Kaisercraft Paper trimmer, Kaisercraft Paper Creaser, Kaisercraft Cardstock and the Doodlebug Design Dragon tails 6×6 Paper Pad and Doodlebug Design Dragon Tails Odds and Ends.

Once i’d worked out the measurements these can be put together in a matter of minutes.

Let’s Begin With Your Base

1) Firstly you’ll need a square base. Doesn’t matter about the size but i used a pre bought one that measures 5 1/2 inches (14cm).

Start with your card base for this pop up box card Tutorial
Start with your card base.

2) Next gather your paper trimmer, Paper creaser, card stock, pattern paper and any die cuts and embellishments you’d like to use. Anything goes from buttons, sequins, die cuts, ribbon and stamps. You’ll need some 3D foam tape, Double sided tape and glue of your choice (I use Helmers 450 quick dry).

3) Take you card base and if not already score in half so you have a single folded card. Lay this flat with inside facing up. Score the left hand side in half (I scored it at 2 3/4″ or 7cm). Fold the card in half and then fold the first section back on the second to create your folded card base. Set that aside.

Score your card to start your pop up box card
Score your card

Find Your Card Stock

4) Next is your colour card stock. Cut a piece that is the length of your open card base (11 inches or 28 cm for my card) by 1 1/2 inches. You may want to make it 1 inch if your square is less, but you can decide what looks right. Score in the middle (5 1/2″) and then lay flat and score the right side in half (2 3/4 inches).

5) Using your colour card stock again cut 2 strips 1/2 inch (2cm) by 1 inch more than the size of your 1/2 scored card. In the case of my card it was 3 3/4 inches x 1/2 inch. Score this strip 1/2 inch at each end. Fold both in the same direction to crease. Set aside.

Cut your Strips for your pop up box card
Cut your Strips

6) Next using your pattern paper you will need to cut 3 pieces out. For my card i chose 2 different patterns but you can choose 1.2 or 3. Cut one piece 1/4 inch less than your base square. So mine was 5 1/4 inches x 5 1/4 inches. Cut two pieces 1/4 inch less than half your main base. In this case 2 1/4 inches by 5 1/4 inches.

Cut your pattern Paper

Time to Construct

7) Now for the fun part! Construction Time. Using double sided tape, tape the 2 smaller pattern papers on the 2 smaller panels on the left hand side of your card. Tape the larger piece of pattern paper on the right.

8) Stick your larger piece of card stock about 1 cm up from the bottom so that the longer part is on the left and 2 smaller parts are on the right. Only place tap on the first 1/2 section and the last 1/2 so the crease in the middle sticks out.

Place your strip at the bottom

9) Lastly take your two small strips and use glue as this is more secure. Glue the 1/4 inch tabs to the second small panel and the first 1/2 smaller card stock section that is sticking out. Place one strip towards the front and the other towards back.

Add your small strips

Now to Decorate

10) Now it’s time to decorate your card. Using the embellishments you have chosen make your card as basic or as sparkly as you like! Place die cuts at different levels on the smaller strips in the square to make the card pop out and look 3D when its opened. The receiving person is sure to love your final card creation.

Pop up box Card
Pop up box Card

Did you make a card using my Pop up box tutorial ? I’d love to see what you made! Post on instagram and share the love by tagging me @kerry_cards in your post.

Here is another one I made for a little girls birthday who of course loves Unicorns and rainbows!

Unicorn Pop up Birthday Card
Unicorn Birthday Card

If you have enjoyed this tutorial please like and share!

Happy crafting until next time

Kerry X

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