Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Library Thank You Card in a Box

First Time Visitor?

Be sure to visit How to Make Pop Up Cards

to review the basic techniques of pop up making.

May 27, 2015

Library Thank You Card in a Box

I made several of these box greeting cards to thank my volunteers at my real-life library job.

The large window and boy reading on the window seat work perfectly for this type of pop up card.

library pop up card The Plant Sitter Margaret Bloy Graham



When the card is closed, you see a bouquet of roses, shelves of books, and a glimpse of the arched window.

box card closed The Plant Sitter Margaret Bloy Graham


This is the back of the closed card.

card in a box closed showing book shelves

The illustrations are by Margaret Bloy Graham, from The Plant Sitter.
The large yellow rose is a freebie from SVG cuts.


It took me about 4 hours of cutting, pasting, duplicating, stretching, and shrinking, to fill the card.

back of card in a box, book shelves


I make these box cards with an box-shaped interior strut.  See this post for details.

The boy reading a book is on the back cross piece.  The dog and piles of books are on the front cross piece.

illustration detail, boy reading book


box card strut construction detail









7 comments :

Gail said...

What a wonderful thank you! Beautiful!

Rob I said...

wow, absolutely amazing

Lora said...

What a great way to say thank you!!

claude said...

très intéressant, merci

SiskiyouSue said...

Excellent! You really did a great job on this.

CAROLINA JOSEFINA VERGARA PEÑA said...

Esta hermoso!!!

luluvision said...

Awesome card! You did a great job! So inspiring and creative! Thank you for sharing!