Pop-Up Box Card Tutorial

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I am so excited to share a new tutorial for Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps with you today!  You know that I LOVE interactive cards, so it probably won’t come as a surprise to hear that I have been having so much fun playing with pop-up box cards lately.  I made one not too long ago for my youngest daughter’s third birthday, so I thought it would be great to create a tutorial for you, creating a pop up box card that folds into a standard A2 size (my favourite size for cards).

box-card-kimmie-closeupOkay, now there are all sorts of stamps and embellishments that work well with this style of card, but I am going to argue that this new set from Kraftin’ Kimmie stamps called Monster Hugs is just about as perfect as it gets!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Coloured and fussy cut stamped images.  I used three from Monster Hugs.
  • Piece of 9 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ cardstock
  • Piece of 3 3/4″ x 2″ cardstock
  • 2 pieces of 5 1/4″ x inch pattered paper (I created one in white so I could write a message)
  • 6 pieces of 2 3/8″ x 2″ patterned paper (I used 2 different patterns – 3 pieces each)
  • 3 pieces of 2 3/4″ x 2″ patterned paper.
  • Adhesive
  • Thin strips (approx. 1/4″) of clear acetate or coordinating cardstock

Now I know that sounds like a complicated list to start with, but it really is quite an easy technique.  Here’s a little video to show you how to pull it all together:

So there you have it!  I hope you’ll give this technique a try – you won’t be sorry!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Hungry for some lovin’!

Over the next few days, the Design Team from Crop Chocolate is teaming up with WeScrap.com on a fun Valentine blog hop and online crop.  Hop along through the DT blogs for some great ideas, and if you leave a comment, we will thank-you for the love by randomly giving away 2 WeScrap kits (thanks for donating these for our hop WeScrap!)  In return, if you head on over and visit their online crop starting Thursday morning, you will have the chance to win one of FOUR $25 Crop Credits from Crop Chocolate. I have already popped over there, registered and entered the first challenge (where there are chances at cropcredits, there are Scrappy Canucks!)

In the meantime, keep hopping along with us here.  If you need to start at the beginning of the hop, go visit Beth.  If not, I am happy to present (drum roll please), my happy little Valentine project….

Okay, okay – I know what you’re thinking – this monster doesn’t look happy at all!  And you’re right.  Here’s why:

That's right - he's hungry for some lovin'!

This ideas was actually inspired by an adorable project over at Giggles Galore awhile ago – the Tattle Monster.  They had used a tissue box to create a monster to take care of all the tattles in the house (for those of you with little ones, go check it out).  And while I love the idea of using the monster to tackle the tattles, I wondered how I might be able to get a bit more use out of him for my classroom.

So, my little mailbox monster was born.  Created to collect the Valentines that come my way this year, I thought the kids would have a blast feeding their cards to my little friend.  And when we are finished with Valentines Day, he can still collect lovin’ for the rest of the year.  I’m going to challenge my students to catch each other being loving and kind, and to write down what they see and hear on a note to give the monster.  Each week we will celebrate all the lovin’ going around!

So dig out an empty tissue box, cover it with some beautiful paper (like this Sassafrass Bungle Jungle, or perhaps something more “Valentine” like pink and red if you are so inclined) and you will be all set to go. I added the little flag to the back side of the monster with a brad so I can raise and lower the flag just like on the old fashioned mailboxes.  And then, let him loose!

Now, before you go, don’t forget to leave some lovin’ right here on the blog (sorry, I couldn’t figure out a way to make a virtual monster), and then head off to visit Amber and see what she has in store!  See you at The Crop at the end of the hop! ;) Thanks for stopping by today!