Friday, February 7, 2014

How to make a Valentine pop Up Box Card Tutorial 02/07/2014

How to make a Valentine Pop Up Box Card Tutorial

Supplies needed:
score board
paper trimmer
12" x 12" card stock- red, white, pink- (Recollections)
Designer Paper- Valentine prints- ( K & Company, and Paper Studio)
ATG Runner, Score Tape 
Colored Digis
embellishments for decorating

Gather together all your supplies and set up your work station.

Cut your 12" x 12" card stock at 6.5" x 12".

Cut two red card stock pieces at 1" x 4.75" and a white card stock piece at 2.5" x 6.25"

Cut your first designer paper as follows. One- piece at 6.25" x 2.5" and three pieces at 2.5" x 3.5".

Cut your second designer paper as follows. Six pieces at 2.5" x 2.5".

Score the 1" x 4.75" pieces 1" on each end.

Score the 6.5" x 12" card stock on the long side side at 2.75", 5.5", 8.25", and 11".

Note: If you have a 6" score board as I do turn your paper and score 1" and 3.75" on this side.

This is how the card stock pieces should look.

Note: I folded the score lines some so you can see them better.

Turn the 6.5" x 12 piece f card stock so you have the short end on your score board. Score at 2.75".

Note: If  you have a  6" score board, flip your paper so the scored line is at the bottom and close to the side of the score board. Score the top section at 2.75" down to meet the other 2.75" score line.

 Cut your 4 score lines that are 2.75" long down to the 12" score line. 

This is how it should look.

Cut the 1" piece at a slight angle, up to the cut line making a tab as shown. 

This is how it should look.

Using your bone folder, go ahead and fold and give a crease on the lines that are partly cut and partly scored. This makes it easier to tell where to place your designer papers. 

 Using your adhesive runner, place adhesive on the backs of your papers.  You will place it on the inside.  You will use the 6.25" x 2.5" piece and 3 of the 2.5" x 2.5 pieces. If your design for the 2.5" x 2.5" pieces have a design you want to be upright when finished, then place them on with the print upside down. When you fold the card they will be hanging down and then be in the right direction.

I did it wrong here. My print was upside down. I replaced them when my card was put together. 

This is where the papers should be placed. 

Now place the rest of your designer papers and white card stock on the outside of your card. The white card stock is for writing a note to the person you are sending the card to. 

Turn your card back over to the inside.

Score the tab over to form a crease.

Add either Score Tape or ATG runner adhesive to the tab. Make sure you cover it  well as you need a strong hold.

Now fold over the other side to line the corner up with the corner of the tab. Hold the card so it will go on straight as the next 2 photos show.

Press the seam down rubbing to make sure the adhesive is firmly in place.

Now with the bone folder, crease the other corner across from the tab.  Open and fold the card so the other corner that you have not creased, is now flat.

Fold back the flaps and crease lightly. Do one at a time until all 3 are done as the next two photos show.

Now open your card up. This is how it should look right now.

Now crease the 1" score lines on the 1" x 4.75" pieces of card stock. 

You need them to look like this.

Place Score Tape on the ends of  each of these pieces. These are your tabs for placing them inside your card.

Remove the backing from the Score Tape.  Holding the one side against your hand so it won't stick to the card, place the tab towards the back of the card on the side so that the longer piece will be towards the middle of the card. The tab needs to be even with the lid of the card.

This is how it should look. 

Here is another view. Hopefully,  you can see the placement of the tab.

Now do the same thing with the other piece but place it facing the front of the card  as shown.

 This is how it should look on the inside. 

Now lay flat and crease the corners so the card will move easily when you need to fold it to mail it. 

Move the card so you have the other 2 corners and crease them. 

Now you are ready to decorate your card. 

I chose and colored several digis from Robyn's Fetish as I was not sure which I would want to use. The ones pictured are "Valentine Kids set" or "Lucy Valentine Girl and Randy Valentine Boy," "I Heart U," "Bee Mine," "It's Bearly Luv,"  "Luv Bear,"  "Pussy Cat Luv," and  "I Have A Crush on You." You can find them all in the Robyn's Fetish store here .

Copics used are E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13, E15, E17, E18, E31, E33, E37, E41, E43, E44, E47, E49, E57, E59, E95- earth tones, Y11, YR21, YR23, YR24, YR31- yellows, RV000, RV00, RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09, RV10, RV13, RV21, RV23, R81, R83, R85, R56- pinks, R22, R24, R29, R32, R35, R37, R56, R59- reds, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV09, BV31- purples, YG00, Yg01, YG03, YG07- greens, C00, C1, C3, C5, C7- grays, B000, B00, B01, B02, B04, B05, B91, B93, B95, B97.

Gather together different items you may wish to use to decorate your card. I gathered more than needed so I would not need to go looking for things later.

Supplies I actually used
Ribbon- (from Target)
 Die cuts- ( Spellbinders Classic Heart die, and Martha Steward scalloped heart punches)
 borders- ( Martha Steward border punches)
 gems- (from Hobby Lobby)
Glue Dots
 Embossing folders to emboss the heart die cuts. Cuttlebug- ( Swiss Dots, D'vine Swirl), Darice - (Hearts)

Note: You see several other items here. All are good for this card except the large hearts. They were too big. 

Cut the acetate at 1/8" by 3.5" and 1/8" x 3".

Using a 3" x 3" piece of paper or sticky note lay out your design to give you an idea of what and how you want your decorations placed inside your card. 

Using a glue dot place it on the end of a piece of acetate folding it over onto itself so it won't stick out. Now place the glue dot on the back of the tiny piece you want to move around on your card. 

This is how it should look.

Now starting at the back of your card, place your decorations (hearts) on your card as shown.  I used ATG adhesive on the bottoms about 1/3- 1/2" on the backs of the die cuts and digis used. You glue them to the front of the inside sections.

As you place your dies and digis on your card, make sure that they do not stick out or above the edges of the card. You can fold your card as you work to see how it looks folded.  If it looks good folded,  it will also look good opened in most cases. 

Place the acetate pieces onto the card on the back of the inside pieces with a glue dot. 

You can add 2- 5 of these tiny dies or digis. Make sure they are not over 1" in size.  1/2" works best.

Now place the digi as the main image of your card. 

This photo shows you how and where the digi was placed.

Here is another view so you can see the placement of each piece.

This is how the card looks folded flat with the two front flaps down. 

This is how the card looks finished.

This is how the card looks folded to mail. It will lay flat to mail. 

Here are 2 cards I made.

Here are 2 more cards. 

I first saw this technique at Split Coast Stampers-

Thanks for dropping by.  I hope you will give this card a try.  It is easier than it looks and will be really fun for those who receive them. 

Until next time, Happy Crafting!



Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

OH MY GOODNESS HOW CUTE IS THIS?!?! You must have a LOT of patience. I am in awe of your cute little boxes! Great work Edwina!

Beth Brovold said...

WOW FABULOUS cards and tutorial Edwina!!! Heather is must have a TON of patience!!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful tute...I'd love to try it!!

Spyder said...

Ooh my goodness Edwina!! This is brrrr-rilliant! Fabulous little pop up boxes!!


Trina said...

Thanks for the tutorial, Edwina! My father asked for some birthday cards, and as they'd be for my mom and cousin, I want to make them more special than regular. This might be the way to go...

Cheri said...

These are awesome! Great tutorial and so inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas and creativity, Edwina.

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