Easier than they look: card making tutorial for putting together 3D Pop Up Box cards from our printables. This photo tutorial features the "Festive Trimmings" kit, but you generally make all our Pop Up Boxes the same way and they never fail to impress! Photos don't do them justice really. The card kits are available for instant download in a big value bundle or as single cards.
Our lovely Volunteer Crafter, Debbie has kindly contributed the written instructions, photos and video so you have a number of ways to follow this card making tutorial.
Time to Make (after printing sheets needed): Average 20 minutes
1. Print out the sheets in your kit (printing the backing paper onto the reverse of sheets with lots of white space, since you can then use the 'waste' for other projects). Cut and scored where indicated.
2. You can decoupage up the topper elements if you wish - this is optional - and 3D foam pads have been used here for this. If you struggle with cutting you may want to avoid extra cutting and just use the flat 'pop up' elements.
3. Using the Pop Up Box base, stick the panels to the top 'flaps' – remember when they are folded over onto the main card base, they will be facing outwards and upwards so ensure they are stuck the right way up!
4. Also add panels to the bottom sections and the back section.
5. Now to put it all together to make the box. Using the small white flap on the side of the large panel, glue this to the opposite end panel so it forms a box.
6. Inserting the Pop Up pieces: taking the largest tabbed topper that you have, fold in the scored white end sections and glue this inside the box towards the back (about 1cm from the back panel). Do the same with the 2 other toppers, having the smallest at the front.
8. Add the sentiment tag to the front and you have finished your Pop Up Box card – I have used foam pads to raise up the tag but that's optional.
6. To make up the printable envelope, add glue to the 3 white flaps on the back part of the envelope and glue to the front of the envelope. To finish you could add double sided tape to the envelope flap, to seal it when needed instead of getting the glue out when writing your cards.
We want you to get as much out of your downloads as possible, so other ideas for using this card kit could be: