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May 21, 2015

How to Make Pop Up Card Boxes, Cut Separately {Throwback Thursday}

Welcome to Throwback Thursday week 4! Here is another updated post from the very beginning of Extreme Cards and Papercrafting.

This is Lesson 4 in a series of step by step lessons for How to Make Pop Up Cards.

Pop Up Boxes, Cut Separately

In the first three lessons all of the pop up mechanism were cut into the base card. This leaves a hole in the base card, and limits the appearance and shape of the pop up.

In these examples the pop up boxes are constructed from separate pieces of paper.

The assembly of the cards is self evident. Match a folded corner of your box to the center fold of the card and glue the box wherever it touches the base card.

You can add additional boxes to the first one, any place where you have a right angle.  Here, the front of the basket and the left-hand side of the (green) base card form another 90° angle.

box pop up cards

The picnic basket is glued in first, fitting the crease of the box into the crease of the card.  It is glued everywhere it touches the green card.  (It is not glued to the blue base!)

The soda carton is adhered to the front of the basket where the two touch, and to the green card.

Examples Box Pop Up Cards, Separately Cut Boxes

May 18, 2015

Designing Window Pop Up Cards in Silhouette Studio

I have a guest post up on Silhouette School this week.  It's a tutorial for making window cards using Silhouette Studio.

Hop on over and visit!

Download  file  if you don't want to attempt it.  File downloads for free; pay what you wish for the tutorial and to support this site. Suggested contribution for this project is $1.00.

If you don't have Silhouette Studio you can still download cutting files for the cards shown below.

Halloween Ghosts Window Pop Up Card

Christmas Ornaments Window Pop Up Card

Doves and Tree Window Pop Up Card

Owl and Bats Window Pop Up Card 

Sun and Grid Window Pop Up Card

Bunnies and Trees Window Pop Up Card

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