Today you guys are in for a treat because we have a super cute pop up box card that today is packed full of gnomes. And our designer is sharing her tips for using the PREMADE pop up box card blanks from The Paper Cut to help you adapt this fun type of card to all kinds of themes. These blanks come with all the pieces to make the base and a measuring/cutting guide for your panels to add all that fun detail.
As she did in the image above, just lay your box base down and decide how you want the papers to decorate the box and the flaps. PRO TIP: If you are using a pattern that has a continuous pattern, be sure to plan your cutting for the placement of these panels to make sure it all looks cohesive.
Now flip ot over and repeat for the rest of the panels. The back of the box will not be scored and should not be folded and will be the backdrop to the pop up elements you add to your project.
When it’s all decorated, add adhesive to the flap and form the box.
Then, if you want to, you can add some additional detail to the tabbed strips you will be using to mount your elements. Here our designer added some “grass” cut using the new Slimline Grass Die and trimmed to fit. Then you just fold in the tabs and add them into the box, spaced evenly front to back.
Now you decorate! Lisa went to town adding tons of cute images from the new Gnomes and Woodlands Creatures sets. You might not be able to see all of the details from the front of the box card but there are LOADS of surprises to be found when you look closely.
Here are the items used to make this project:
If you don’t have the blanks from The Paper Cut and are ITCHING to make this project, you can find instructions on the web. But we DO highly recommend trying your hand at making a pop up box card because they are easier than they look, SO much fun to make and highly addictive!