You may have noticed a lot of adorable pop up box cards being shown in the crafting world lately. They are so fun to give and receive. I knew I just had to try my hand at making one for a special occasion, my dear friend became a grandmother for the first time recently so I made her this pop up box card.
These cards fold down completely flat so you can mail them too. When you receive one, just open up the card and they POP UP ! How fun is that ???
You can make whatever die cut images you want and insert them on the cross pieces that fit inside the box that then pop up and give the box dimension. I used some plastic packaging and Scor Tape to attach the die cut shape and then to the box. Other people use strips of paper and that works fine as well but I found that the plastic really helps give it that extra” pop up” factor and with it being clear you hardly notice it.
The actual box shapes are easy to make as the base. You can make them using a paper trimmer and score board (click HERE for great instructions from SPLITCOAST STAMPERS) OR of course, my preferred method by using my die cut machines with an SVG file (click HERE for SVG Cuts set of 5 pop up box cards with different shaped panels).
The only problem I have with the pop up cards is that there is really no place to put a sentiment and sign the card. So, with my handy dandy Cricut Explore I solved that problem.
Using the writing feature of the Cricut Explore, I was able to write a sentiment to add to my card. Here you see a Pilot Precision v5 Pen being used to write. I bought a set of these in various colors at the local office supply store. It is a super fine point and wrote beautifully.
After the writing was finished, the Cricut Explore then cut out the shape for me to use on my card.
I used a little ink on the edges, adhered the sentiment to a cardstock mat to match the design and adhered to the back of the box card.
I was so happy when my friend let me know how excited she was to receive this card along with the gift I sent for her first grandson.
So, I have now made a girl pop up, a birthday pop up and a graduation pop up. I have gone “Pop Up” crazy in my craftroom. So are you tempted to make one yourself ? Come on, give it a try !