Today I’m sharing a Christmas pop up card. I love the vintage looking ornament combined with the stitched look of the snowflakes. And this card fit’s perfectly in with this week’s Paper Players Theme Challenge: Snowflakes.
I’ve been making a lot of these lately — they’re so much fun to give. They fold flat for mailing in a standard A2 envelope and open up to create a gorgeous Christmas display. Although they look complicated they are actually quite easy to make once you get the hang of it.
To Make the Box Base for this Card:
I’ve written pretty detailed instructions for creating a card like this in a couple of previous posts: Halloween Card in a Box and Make a Card in a Box! Rather than type everything out again, you can give either of those posts a visit for the basic box directions including a cutting/scoring diagram and PDF instructions.
DECORATING YOUR CARD:
Once you have created your box the fun begins! It’s time to decorate. I used some retired Stampin’ Up! Designer series paper to decorate the outside base of the box as well as both sides of the flaps. I usually attach white paper to the outside back panel so I have a place to write a message or greeting. Once the box is decorated, it’s time to create embellishments for your display.
I used the Reverse Confetti Vintage Ornaments stamps and dies for the center piece of my card. Then I filled in around it with snowflakes cut with Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflake dies. I cut the snowflakes out of 110# cardstock which gave them the stability they needed for this card. The embellishments are attached to strips of clear craft plastic which are attached to the support brackets inside the base of the card.
TIPS FOR EMBELLISHING:
- Cut scrapbook paper into 2.5″ x 1 7/8″ pieces to decorate the flaps and panels of the box.
- Cut a piece of white paper 5 1/4 x 1 7/8″ for the back panel. This gives you a place to write a message.
- Cut strips of window sheet to invisibly lift embellishments out of box. I used 12″ x 12″ sheets of clear craft plastic cut into 2 3/4″ x 1/4″ strips. Larger embellishments require wider strips of plastic so they don’t flop over.
- I purchased a 25 Pack of Grafix .007mm Clear Craft Plastic Sheets on Amazon for a very reasonable price. (They also have 4 Packs.)
- Use Glue Dots Mini Adhesive Dots to attach the embellishments to the plastic strips and the plastic strips to the box.
- When adding embellishments, I am constantly checking to make sure I keep them within the folded box. Before permanently attaching the plastic strip with the embellishment, I hold it in place and fold the card shut to be sure it stays within the confines of the box.
- Keep tallest embellishments towards the back of the card.
SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:
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