Saturday, 8 July 2017

Pop up box card

Happy Saturday :o)

I spotted a fold that I wanted to try when I was browsing Silhouette files, but I don't have access to my Silhouette at the moment (long story involving the craft room move, bad planning, shelf units and plug sockets...), but I figured it couldn't be too difficult to work the fold out myself, so I did!  This one's for a customer, so the design gave me plenty of room to fit in all their requirements.

Photos from umpteen angles in an attempt to show you the fold...

To give you the basic gist...
1. Start with a standard square card (mine is almost 8" square), score and fold the front in half.
2. Cut a strip of card the same length as your card when fully opened out, and score the same folds in reverse... Stick this piece in place and that forms your box fold.
3. If you want the pop up sections (like the beer and sentiment in the centre of mine), cut strips of acetate (or card if you don't mind them showing) half the width of your card front, plus an inch.  Score and fold half an inch each side to form tabs.  Stick the tabs in place within your centre 'box', then add your pop up pieces. Done!

Items Used
Stamp - Deckchair Dreaming - LOTV (seems to be retired)
Beer digis - Fancy a Tipple Doodles - DigiStamp Boutique
Colouring - copics
Papers - Catitudes - Crafter's Companion
Sentiments - computer generated using LONGANDLEAN font
Stitched & Pierced dies - Circles, Scalloped Circles, Squares, Scalloped Squares - Craft Stash
Birthday Party Fun with Numbers dies - Crafter's Companion
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Gems from my stash
Glitter pen - Nuvo by Tonic Studios Aqua Shimmer - Craft Stash

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Simon Says - summer sunshine
Crafty Cardmakers - tic tac toe (summer, 2 patterned papers, die cuts)
Addicted to Stamps - summer/ beaches

Thanks for popping in :o)


Unknown said...

What a fantastic card! I'm sure your customer will be very happy with it

Thank you for joining our Tic, Tac, Toe Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers

Hope to see you back there again


Janette said...

It's really lovely Lisa, very pretty and love the gorgeous fold, lets you add lots of elements without crowding, may give it a try, thanks for sharing...xx

Sarah said...

A fabby card Lisa, love this fold so may well follow your step by step. Brilliantly done and I bet the recipient will love it xx said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, beautiful coloring and love this fold.
Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

Unknown said...

Fantastic card Lisa! Beautifully coloured and designed. Love the image and the pop up beer glasses. I would really like to try this fold one day especially now you've told us how to do it. Debra x

Annette said...

Fab card and really clever for the pop up pint glasses. xx

Kim said...

Gorgeous card and love the layout and design. Really effective! X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous card, loving that fold, keep meaning to try one of these too

Aneta said...

It's fantastic! I like this kind of cards. :-)
Many greetings!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a fab creation! Love the beer glasses in the middle, so clever. Super cute LOTV image too, really lovely card with that shutter design. Brilliant. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Sally Dodger said...

A wonderful card. I love the Z fold card and the addition of the acetate to hold the beer glasses is a great idea. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers. Sally.x.

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