Friday, 16 May 2014

Blog Project - Baby Pop-Up Box Card

Good morning - it's Helen N here with this week's blog project - a pop-up box card.  I designed this card for my last Little Claire class - it's a very simple pop-up box card and my aim at the class was to show everyone the basic construction.  It's easy to add more images and embellishments once you can make the box itself.  This version folds down and will fit in a six inch square envelope.

I've taken lots of photos to show how the card fits together so you might want a cup of tea or coffee before you start reading!!

Here's what you will need to make the card:

A4 piece of blue card plus some extra pieces
Promarkers - Caramel and Pastel Blue
red liner tape

And this is what you need to do:

1. Using the piece of A4 card, with the longest side facing you, score a piece of A4 card at 7cm, 14cm, 21cm and 28cm.  Turn the card round and score at 7cm and then cut at 15cm.  You will be left with a piece of card measuring 29.5cm by 15cm.  

2. Next find the panels which measure 7cm by 7cm and cut away the small end portion – this measures 7cm by 1.5cm.  Cut from the top of these panels to the middle score line.  The piece of card you are left with forms the base of the card box and will fold round and attach using the remaining small flap.  

You can see all the measurements and where to cut on the template below:

3. This is what your box should look like once you've cut away the end piece and cut from the top to the middle of the panels as described above.  Fold the cut panels back as shown in the photo:

4. Put some red liner tape on the little flap of card left on the bottom of the card

5. Next assemble the box using the little tab to attach it together:

6. For the back of the box (the section that is upright) cut an additional piece of card measuring 15cm by 7cm and score at 7cm.  Stick this to the outside of your box.

7. To make the strut (the piece of card that goes across the box to support the image) to, cut a piece of card measuring 10.5cm by 2cm and score at 2cm one end and 1.5cm the other end.  Fold this to a ‘Z’ shape:

8. Attach this to the inside of the box, near to the top of the box, using red liner tape:

9. Stamp the little boy outfit on to a piece of white card measuring 6cm by 5cm using the Memento ink.  Stamp it a second time on a piece of the gingham paper:

10. Cut out the little shorts (with the top bit - not sure what the official name for it is!!) from the gingham paper.  On the white card, colour in the coat hanger and the edges of the t-shirt sleeves:

11. Next glue the cut out shape on to the white card directly over the stamped image:

12. Mat the white card on to a piece of blue card measuring 6.5cm by 5.5cm and a piece of blue card measuring 7cm by 6cm.  Attach this to the strut across the card using red liner tape.  I stuck the panel towards the top of the strut so that as much as possible of the image will be visible:

13. Finally, decorate the rest of the card.  I used panels of pale blue gingham paper.  The panels on the base of the card measure 7.5cm by 6.5cm and the panels on the flaps 6.5cm by 6.5cm.  On the front flap I used the main sentiment from the stamp set - stamped on a piece of white card measuring 5cm by 3.5cm and then matted on to a piece of blue card measuring 5.5cm by 4cm:

14. On the two side panels, I used the 'baby' stamp from the 'Dictionary Definitions' set stamped on white card and then cut out:

15. Once you've finished, your card will fold down like this to go in the envelope:

So, here's the final card again:

and this is another version I made using the same basic construction and 'The Smile I Bring' stamp set:

I hope you've enjoyed my little tutorial.


  1. Just lovely Helen !!

    hugs Diane xx

  2. Wonderful tutorial and gorgeous boxes! Must give this a go when I'm back crafting. Love all the stamps but especially the sentiment stamp about the best way to start people! That's on my wish list. Debra x

  3. Really clear tut, thanks so much. These box cards are really fun x

  4. Thanks Helen for such a fantastic project and clear tutorial