Monday, April 24, 2017

Baby Boy Pop Up Box Card

CottageCutz recently released a whole batch of baby dies, which are really cute.   Last week my card on the CottageCutz blog was for a baby girl.  Today's card is for a baby boy.  Pop-Up Box cards are so much fun to create.

Supplies used on my card are:

White cardstock cut 12" x 8 1/2"
Blue cardstock cut as follows:
     3 panels cut2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
     6 panels cut 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
     2 panels cut 2 1/2" x 6 1/4"
Patterned paper panels cut 1/8" smaller than blue panels
White cardstock panel cut 1/8" smaller than the long blue panel
White, blue, tan cardstock for die-cuts
Copic markers
CottageCutz dies - Bathtub Time, Baby Boy Tag Topper, Baby Blocks mini, Bear on Cloud and Moon

To make the card, score the 12" x 8 1/2" piece of white cardstock on the long side at 2 3/4", 5 1/2", 8 1/4", and 11". 

Then cut off a 2" x 12" strip and set aside to use later.

Rotate the white cardstock a quarter turn and score at 2 3/4".

Cut down 2 3/4" to the score line along each of the perpendicular score lines.  At the 11" score line, continue to cut at an angle to create a tab, as shown in the photo.

Cut the 2" x 12" strip at 4 3/4" from the end with the 1" score line, and then cut in half to create two 1" x 4 3/4" strips.  Ad some Scor-Tape to the ends, as shown.

Cut the blue and white cardstock and patterned paper pieces, as shown.

Adhere to the white card base.

  Outside of box

   Inside of box

Add Scor-Tape to the small tab, fold the card together and adhere the tab.

Adhere the two small strips of cardstock to the inside of the box, with the tabs facing toward the outside.

Cut the die-cuts using all four dies, using white, blue, and tan cardstock.

Color the die-cut pieces and assemble. 

You can see that I assembled the tub scene on a piece of acetate.  I did this so that I could show the water droplets and bubbles.

Add all the assembled pieces to various parts of the box, using acetate strips to elevate the blocks.

If you've never made a pop-up box card, I would encourage you to give it a try.  It was great fun!

CottageCutz dies used on my card are:

1 comment:

Ironlady said...

This is stunning Lois, love the photo tutorial