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I told you that I was going to change the format a little on the Blog and give myself permission to deal with LIFE and POST WHEN I CAN… well things are slowing up a little and MOM is doing better so I have had some time to play and guess what here came the POP UP BOX FROM SCS…I was so surprise because several years ago I bought a card…( now don’t scream…I do buy cards for a variety of reason…lol and there are no card police so its ok) and the reason was that it was such a cute idea of making a box that could fold flat but that when it was pushed gently it would stand and have an image that appeared to pop out of the box…. well SCS outdid me …and while the one below will only fit in an A6 envelope they do have two other variations that will fit in the standard A2. But read my hint on the variations… not critical but I do think its helpful..
If you have been reading this blog for any length of time you know that I am not good at being quite this dedicated to making cards… because I send them to a lot of people I just can’t spend the time…so as I said this is mine and it is a total rip off of the card I bought I took their card apart and cut my pieces the exact same sizes all I really did was add different image.
VARIATIONS TIP...just a quick hint… both of the variations work and I really like the horizontal one ..however both of them Suggest you score first then cut the 2″ strip off to use to make the inserts… well if you do that you will have score lines on those strips that you don’t want and that for some will make it so much harder to get the strip folded correctly to fit INSIDE the boxes… SO my suggestion is FIRST CUT OF THE 2 INCH STRIP…and lay it aside… NEXT GO BACK TO YOUR BASE and score it as written… when you are ready to insert you strips you can score the horizontal box variation strips at 1″ at each end… I didn’t try the vertical one so you will have to figure that one out yourself… any way I thought this would be helpful as I hated have score lines on the insert that I was not wanting…It doesn’t really matter as you won’t see it but it made my insert wobbly to have folded it incorrectly a couple of times… so FYI..
NOW I SAID … I am too lazy ( actually I suggested I was too busy…lol) but I did like the horizontal one so I will probably do it however, several years ago I found a readymade card that was this design and I bought it took it apart and come up the very simple pattern below. It will also fit into your A2 standard envelope.
MY POP UP CARD BOX…..CUT CARDS STOCK BASE 4 x 8 1/2
Score the 8 1/2 side at 2, 4, 6 AND 8 this allows for a small 1/2 inch fold at the end which you will use to adhere the card together so that it makes a box which will fold flat for mailing..( note that due to the amount of embellishments you put on the card it will probably need the 70 cent Stamp for mailing.
TURN the base and score at the 2″ mark …using scissors cut each flap from the top down to the score mark…and for the 1/2 flap cut it off above the score mark .
At this point you can use tape ( my choice) and adhere the box together and I do it by putting the tape on the 1/2 flap and folding the card in half and sticking it together .. now you can stand it up and and push it into the box shape… you can see by their images that they remove the flap on the front of the box and while My sample didn’t I do like that better it makes your inserts easier to see and more impressive. You can also laying designer paper ( text weight) onto the squares if you wish to make it more impressive..
Cut your layers at 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 for each lap and while I don’t bother with the back one I did layer it on the top one that stays standing up behind your inserts. So you either need 4 of these or 5 .
The insert bar needs to cut at 2 x 3 and then score the 3 in side at 1/2 inch and at 2 1/2 inch… add your adhesive to the two 1/2 flaps then decide on your embellishment and I would add it at this time before you insert the bar however it can be done either way.. after the embellishments were added I peeled my tape and stuck one side in approximately the middle of the inside of the box and then gently stick the other side in approximately the same place and then try folding it flat… you may need to wiggle the other side so that it does fold flat that’s why I said stick it gently/lightly in place…
So here is what a drawing of my pattern looks like and it is removing 3 of the flaps .. because that is how the readymade card was done… however I do like the flaps so I would only remove the front flap. I would wait till you have it taped together without the insert before cutting off front flap. You can also round the corners on the box tops.
Oh didn’t you just know there had to be a halloween version… I will stamp on the orange layers later…and I have some spider brads coming….. lalalalal its the most wonderful time of the year!!!
Well there you have it 3 different sizes and several samples as well as info on how to make them now go make something…. because while you are reading this I am at my annual retreat at Camp Huston with about 40 of my fellow calligrapher/card makers and loving every minute of my 3 night /4 day PLAY TIME…. working on my halloween cards… after all I am known as the QUEEN OF HALLOWEEN…
AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY…wire headed cyber toad…aka kath
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