Hello Pebbles Friends! It is Leanne here today, sharing a pop-up-box card or card-in-a-box tutorial. This week on the Pebbles blog we are recognizing Memorial Day and similar practices from our own country of origin. In Australia, we thank our service men and women traditionally on ANZAC Day. ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) are remembered through the use of red poppies and adorn many memorials to commemorate those that have fallen.
My pop-up-box card today reflects the traditions that we follow in Australia, but this design can be altered or embellished to suit your own personal needs.
step 1. | Box base: Trim cardstock to 8.5″x5″. Score a fold line at 2″, 4″, 6″ and 8″. Score a second line at 2″ from the top.
Using sharp scissors, trim along the score lines from the top but only to the second score line. See image below. Trim a small triangle section off the 1/2″ fold/tab on the right side. See image below.
step 2 | Fold: Carefully construct the box shape, applying double sided tape to the 1/2″ section to secure the box together. Determine which panel will be the back of the card and leave the score line unfolded (the flap stays upright).
step 3 | Inserts: Trim two (2) pieces of cardstock to 3″x2″. Add a score line 1/2″ from the each end and fold in opposite directions. Add lengths of double sided tape.
step 4 | Inserts: Carefully insert the cardstock supports into the box. See image below.
step 5 | Embellish: Trim coordinating patterned papers to panel sizes – 1.75″x4.75″ (back panel), 1.75″x1.75″ (front back panel), 1.75″x1.75″ (front and side flaps, plus same again for reverse side/underneath panel), 1.75″x2.75″ (lower box front and side panels).
step 6 | Star embellishment: Trim three (3) different size stars from patterned paper or cardstock. Mount onto a toothpick with hot glue and foam tape. Secure it to a box insert with hot glue.
step 7 | Embellish: Fussy cut flowers, blossoms or other embellishments from coordinating papers. Add a sentiment either to the front panel of the box or on foam tape on the front of the back panel.
The beauty of creating this pop-up-box card is that they will also fold flat. They are very simple to make and can be constructed in a matter of moments. I hope I can inspire you to create some of your own the next time you need to gift someone with a card. Thanks for visiting..x