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May 25, 2008

How to Make Pop Up Cards - Box Variations - Lesson 4

Box Variations

(in which the pop up mechanism is cut from a separate piece of paper)

Tutorial Level of difficulty: Medium

So far all of our pop up mechanisms have been cut from our base card. Besides leaving a hole in the card, it limits the appearance and shape of the pop ups that can be cut. A box can be constructed entirely from another piece of paper, or it can use the base card for some of the sides.


Picnic Basket
The box is the design element--nothing is glued over it. Cutting the box (picnic basket) from a separate piece of card stock allowed the use of brown card stock. The 6-pack of soda is another box cut from separate paper.

Birthday Cake by Nilder Furtado
The cake is one box and the plate is another. Both use the card base as two sides of the box.

House by Robert Sabuda
Another box that uses the card for two of its sides.

Dragonfly by Mary Beth Cryan
The body of the dragonfly is a long, low box.

Complete photos and tutorial on her site.

Wine Bucket by Hiroko

Printable pattern available on Canon site.

This box variation has 6 sides rather than 4, 2 of which are the base card.

Valita's Designs & Fresh Folds: Bee's on a pop up card. Moving the box so that one side is on the fold, and shrinking the height of the side to nothing makes the "box" a triangle. The "pop" is created with a pull tab on this one. Very clever!

Directions for this card from Splitcoast Stampers. It's called a "slider card" or "surprise pop up". Visit Clare Duddy for a couple close up pictures of hers.

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Mel M. M. M. said...

Loving these. That dragonfly one is sweet. Just wanted to let you know that I haven't left town in fear of getting my butt kicked. I am getting it kicked by an especially bad migraine. It's a doozy. I hope to post the 7 flower popup tomorrow. :0)

Smriti said...

This is so cool!

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