Our Pop Up Box cards have totally taken the world by storm and we’re so glad that you’re all loving your sets! They’re such a fun alternative to a typical card base and are certain to brighten up absolutely anyone’s day. With that in mind, for this project, we went with a ‘get well soon’ design that features fabulous florals bursting from the lid. Buying a bunch of flowers is lovely, but creating a bunch that last forever is much lovelier!
This is a fairly long project, but it’s one that’s definitely worth doing. Follow each step carefully, but if you get stuck at any point, make sure you take a look at our video on how to use the Gemini Pop Up Box Stamp and Dies for guidance.
You will need:
- Floral Boutique Pop Up Box Stamp and Die
- Pop Up Box Card Die
- 8″ x 8″ Pop Up Box Paper Pad
- Stitched Edge Oval Nesting Dies
- With Love Die
- Get Well Soon Stamp
- Low Tack Tape
- White Stamping Card
- 2 x A4 sheets of yellow cardstock for the base
- Centura Pearl Trends Card
- Spectrum Noir Finesse Alcohol Proof Inkpad in Noir Black
- Spectrum Noir TriBlends in your choice of colours (the more the better)
- Die-Cutting Machine
- White Ribbon
- Scoring Board
- Craft Knife
- Red Liner Tape
- Collall All Purpose Glue
- Extra Strong Permanent Glue Tape Pen
Using your yellow cardstock (or your choice of colour for your Pop Up Box base), place the box die at one end, secure with Low Tack Tape and run it through your die-cutting machine.
Snip away the excess from the sides of the cut piece. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for another piece of card.
Use your score board to extend the scorelines for the side tab and centre fold down the full length of the cardstock. Repeat with the second piece of the box base.
Fold along the scorelines (including flaps) on one piece of the box base and on the other fold, along all except the larger flap, which will form the back panel of your box card. Set these aside.
Cut three centre struts for the interior of your box using the die included in the Pop Up Box Die set. Fold back the tabs at each end of the strut. Set these aside.
Cut out the layers for the back panel, front and two side flaps (you can also measure and cut some mats to give the papers an extra lift). Set these aside.
Stamp your flower and butterfly elements on to the White Stamping Card with the Finesse Alcohol Proof Ink, then colour in with the Spectrum Noir TriBlends. The more elements you have to burst out of your box, the better! Die-cut these stamped images from the card by using the matching dies from the set.
Cut the plaque die from the Pop Up Box Die set from White Stamping Card and stamp with your Get Well Soon sentiment. Create a mat for the plaque by using the Stitched Edge Oval Dies and cut a tag from the red Trends card using the tag die from the Pop Up Box Die set. Set these aside.
Die-cut the With Love sentiment from White Stamping Card and pair it with the tag and a white bow.
Place Red Liner Tape on the outside of the side tabs on the box base. Line up both parts of the box base so that the side tab of one piece overlaps the straight edge of the second piece, then adhere. Repeat with the second tab to create the box base.
Your box will have three embossed marks inside on either side, which are to be used as a guide to line up and space the centre struts. You can either adhere your struts with a glue tape pen or you can cut slits in the box base using the embossed lines as a template, then feed the tabbed ends of the struts through. Bend back the tabs and adhere them to the outside of the base, then cover them with mats and layers.
If you want to shorten your box base, you can now fold it flat and use your guillotine to cut it to size. By waiting until the box base is formed to do this, all sides of the box will be cut evenly.
Measure the exterior of your box for mats and layers. The body mats in this project are red Trends card and the layers are teal polka dot from the Pop Up Box Paper Pad. Add the mats and layers for the flaps and back panel on your base.
Adhere your stamped and die-cut elements to the centre struts of your box base using All Purpose Glue. You should also adhere some of them to strips of acetate to create extra height and movement.
Add the sentiment plaque to the front flap of the box, along with some of the floral elements.
Add the tag to the back panel of the box and adhere any extra embellishments that you may like.
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