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Feb 23, 2016

Crayon Box Pop Up Card

twenty four pack crayons birthday card pop up card

Crayon box birthday card, free template, cut files, printables for a cute and colorful card-in-a-box type of pop up card. It folds flat!

This papercraft 3D crayon box can be machine cut or hand cut.  Finished size approximately 5" tall.

How to make a crayon card-in-a-box

Apr 10, 2015

Lantern with Petal Swirls

This intricately cut paper lantern with filigree swirl petals and flowers is another version of a bomboniere favor box someone posted on a Silhouette Facebook group I belong to.

Small, it's a candy holder; large it's a pretty table decoration or centerpiece for a wedding or party.

tea light lantern or candy box

See this previous post for a Christian version with a cross in the center panel of the lantern.

cross lantern or candy box

The bottom folds closed and stays closed without adhesive. The top is closed with a ribbon threaded through slots.

Mine is much larger (just under 4" on a side) than the sample I saw for sale, which was laser cut. I cut mine with my Silhouette Cameo at a size that was easy to weed!

I lined mine with vellum (template not included in the file set, you'll have to wing it) and lit it with a battery operated tea light.

How to make the petal lantern

Download file set: Silhouette Studio, PDF, SVG (how to use my SVG files in Cricut Design Space). Files download for free; pay what you wish for the tutorial and to support this site. Suggested contribution for this project is $1.99.
Cut on black lines, score on red lines.

If you are using Cricut Design Space:
-- Resize to 8" wide.
--On each page, once you have ungrouped the pieces, set the top two pieces in your layers menu to score.  (Change the color of the large (black) outer edge cut to white so you can see everything.  That piece is down near the bottom of the layers menu.)

Assembly is pretty much self-evident.  This is the order of assembly I used.

If you're planning to use vellum backing squares, adhere them now.

Crease all score lines.

Adhere the lantern pieces together, using the long vertical tabs.

Close the bottom as shown on the daisy tea light lantern post.

Thread a piece of ribbon through the slots at the top and tie a bow.

Hint: When you turn your tea light on and off it is easier to open the bottom than to untie the top!

Jun 13, 2014

Cake Slice Pop Up Card

This origamic architecture  pop up card of a slice of cake can be made in white; or in any colors you choose, as a print and cut.

slice of cake pop up card open

Relatively easy to hand cut if you don't have a cutting machine!

How to make a cake slice pop up card

Files download for free; pay what you wish for the tutorial and to support this site. Suggested contribution for this project is $1.99.

slice of cake pop up card pattern
numerals for cake slice pop up card

Download cutting files: pdf, svg (can be used with Cricut Design Space), dxf, Silhouette Studio.
 Adjust colors as desired, or select and delete the color-filled objects for a more traditional all-white origamic architecture look.

The Silhouette Studio file already has registration marks.

Cut numerals as desired.  If you are using a single digit, delete one set numeral slots and move the other set horizontally to be centered on the cake slice.

Crease at top and bottom of each numeral, and across the strut as indicated by red lines.

Cut and score the cake.  Cut vertical lines, score horizontal lines.  Cut the horizontal slots for the numeral pieces.

Folding Hints

From the back of the card, pinch along the two horizontal scored lines on either side of the cake piece.  This prefolds the crease that will form the center fold line of the card.

Pinch along the long top crease.

With the card partially folded shut, and working from the back, start pushing the little slices forward.  Encourage the card to collapse, pushing each little section to coax each crease to fold.

Open the card to 90° and insert the numeral tabs into the slots.  Tape or glue the tabs to the back of the card.

slice of cake pop up card numeral slots

Leaving the card open to 90°, dry fit it into a backing card.  Identify the parts of the card that touch the backing, and those that do not.

See this post for more information about gluing this kind of card into a backing.

Spread glue on the back of the card, around the edges of the folded part, on the parts of the card that touched the backing when the card was at 90 degrees.  No glue should be on the back of the colored parts that pop forward to form the cake slice.

Insert the card into the backing and adhere.

Answering Lynne's question from the comment section: here the card is open 90° and placed with the left side of the card on a table.  You are looking down on it. (Under the card is a piece of white paper, under the white paper is the black table surface.)  The sides of the cake are made up of a series of slats that you can see through when the card is sideways.

I made a quilt square front from a variety of origami papers, some of which I ran through my embosser.

origami paper quilt collage card front

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