Halloween Card in a Box – Pop Up Card Tutorial

Halloween Pop Up Card in a Box Tutorial

Happy Halloween! Today I have a spooktacular Halloween pop up card for you. These cards are really pretty easy to make once you get the hang of it and they certainly pack a WOW! The card folds flat for mailing in a standard A2 envelope and opens into an explosion of Halloween fun!

Instructions for Making the Box:

I’ve included the directions to make your own pop-up card like this one. You can see this post: Wow…Make a Card in a Box for complete instructions with photos.  For a printable PDF instruction sheet, click on this link: Directions and Diagrams for Card in a Box or the diagram below.


PDF Instructions for Card in a Box

TIP: Using a Scor-Pal Scoring Board is pretty much essential when making this card. The 1/8″groves make scoring your card a cinch.

TIP: I use Scor-Pal Tape when making the box and attaching the inside support pieces — It’s super strong and easy to work with.

TIP:  For Easier Assembly — Attach one side of the support brackets to the inside of the card before closing the box.

  1. Butt the first support up to the fold on the tab side of the box and attach about 1/4″ down from the decorated flaps.
  2. Butt each additional support to the one ahead of it and attach.
  3. Fold the side of box with the tab over and peel of the backing of all the score-tape (on the unattached side of the brackets and the box tab).
  4. Close the other side of the box and press down. Everything should be stuck where it belongs.
  5. Check out the photos below and if you have any questions leave a comment or email me. 🙂

Decorating Your Card:

Once you have created your box the fun begins! It’s time to decorate. Use scrapbook paper  to decorate the outside of the box and the top inside flaps. Then create embellishments for your display.

For my embellishments I used my Cricut machine, stamps and dies. I subscribed to Cricut Access and connected it to my laptop and IPad giving me access to 1000’s of images and shapes. Since it’s searchable it was super convenient to type in what I was looking for and then drag the image to the cutting pad.

Tips for Embellishing:

  • Cut scrapbook paper into 2.5″ x 1 7/8″ pieces to decorate the box.
  • 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.

A Challenge

Today’s card is being entered in the Scor-Pal Challenge #31 — More than one score and Seasonal Delights or Spooky Frights.


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Happy Crafting!


Santa Place Cards – My Digital Studio

These cute Christmas place cards are made with my home printer and Stampin’ Up! My Digital Studio. They are tent style and measure 3″ x 2″ when folded.

Choose custom project and create a new project sized 11 x 8.5″ and use the guidelines to mark each place card. To make the same size I made, place a guideline at 3, 6 and 9 horizontally and 4 and 8 vertically. You can get six place cards out of a single sheet of Very Vanilla cardstock.

Stampin’ Up! My Digital Studio has been discontinued.

Happy Crafting!