Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Pop up box card

A friend of mine recently had a Birthday, and her sister made her a pop up box card. Squeals of amazement from said friend, who is a card maker but sticks to tried and tested folds (I once gave her the vapours just showing her how to make an easel card!).

However, I've promised to go round for a play afternoon and show her how to make a pop-up box card, trust me, her patience can be very, extremely low so perhaps I should have just played dumb. I did show Sam (Hettie) how to make one of these last year at the WOYWW Crop and she flew along no trouble. However, before embarking on the forthcoming crafting session, I thought it would be a good idea to remind myself of the process at least, and this is what I made:
Such a difficult thing to photograph!
Close-up peek
The back panel, with a fairly plain area to write a message on
 I used:

- an A4 sized sheet of black card stock (the resulting finished and 'folded flat for posting' card ends up at just about an inch shorter than A5 size)

- papers from Papermania's 'Elegance' paper pack

- embellishments are also by Papermania, and are also from the 'Elegance' range

-and just a few amber coloured gems added for some sparkle

Now to show friend how to make one, without her toys flying out of the window - wish me luck!

Di
x

30 comments:

Hazel said...

This is magnificent. Hope the session isn't too traumatic (perhaps a stop now and again for some fun in the playground!) xx

Sue said...

Fabulous pop up box Di and sounds like your going to have so much fun! lol huggles Sue xx

Mrs A. said...

Gorgeous pop up box . Love the rich contrasting colours. Have fun. Hugs Mrs A.

MaryH said...

Well, you _could_ come to the USA (SC specifically) and show another fold-challenged friend how to do this, ya know! This is spectacular, and love those rich lush colors. It's just real elegant, and you are a very patient sweet person to do this for someone. TFS & Hugs

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is gorgeous! Love the black and gold! What a show stopper!

scrappymo! said...

Oh my...wigh you could come and play for an afternoon here...and teach me! But stuff might go flying out my wondows too ...lol

Wonderful card, Di. Beautiful colours and design!

Kath said...

This is a fabulous pop up card - I love the black and gold - very stylish. I hope you have fun showing your friend how to make one.
Kath x

Debbie Rock said...

These cards do have the WOW factor and that one has it in bucketloads! It is stunning Di! Love Debbie xXx

Pippa said...

Great box Di. I've made a couple over the years but never have the time or patience to do more! One day perhaps ;) x

SARN said...

Good luck Di!

Your box card is very striking and almost oriental with all the black and gold. FABULOUS.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Carol Willis said...

Gorgeous box card Di, love the colour combo.
Hugs
Caz x

Pat said...

I am in awe Di and am probably like your friend sticking to the tried and tested. I love the luscious black and gold and the end result is beautiful! x

Brenda said...

This is a gorgeous and elegant box card Di! I love the color combo and all the items you used in it. Hugs, Brenda

Em Louise Fairley said...

I'm not fold challenged, but I've not created one of these in a LONG time. Must. Change. That. Soon. LOL. Great colors and design xxx

Jean said...

This is gorgeous Di, so elegant with the black and gold colour scheme, I love the papers you've used. Hope you have fun showing your friend how to make it.
Jean x

KandA said...

Wow, this is gorgous. Love all the details and super classy look with the colour combo xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Black and gold elegance! One time I had some ladies over to play and I showed them a box card my friend had sent. I was then forced (FORCED, I tell you) to spend the rest of our play date measuring and mocking up a sample with written directions for all the ladies present (and do you think a single one of them has sent me a box card???!)

Jacee said...

This is fantastic, such gorgeous work!
hugs jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, this explosion box is so elegant! Gorgous!

Carol L said...

This is gorgeous in the black & gold colors! So festive and pretty! Good luck with teaching your friend how to make one!

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Miss. You were such a good teacher when you taught me last year, so don't take it to heart.
I have some of these papers and the bits to go with them. You have given me a great idea now. Tee Hee!
Hugs
xx

Sandra H said...

lol.....your post made me laugh Di some can graps quicker than others l hope your friend got it in the end which l'm sure she would of done........l just love the materials you used on your pop up box card the black and gold is gorgeous and your embellishments are lovely too another of your great makes xx

Kathleen said...

Just love the way you have done this box, the black and gold look stunning, good job you have the patience of a Saint, well you would have being a Saint, putting up with all us playground horrors, well just me then.

Kath x

Sue - said...

Hope your teaching session went well ! The black and gold looks very elegant!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I would get the vapors, too, Di! These fancy fold cards amaze and terrify me!! I can't begin to imagine how you created this romantic and elegant pop-up work of art!! I'm in awe! And I wish you luck!! Hugs, Darnell

vinita jain said...

What a unique pop up creation, love the color palette with WOW factor!!!

Viv's Visuals said...

Awesome Di!!
Not clever enuff to attempt one of these so am taking my green with envy face off to the swings to sulk. xx

Sally H said...

A stunning pop up box, Di! I love it! Not tried one myself yet. Love your colour combo - very classy

Elizabeth said...

When you've shown your friend, do you think you could just pop up here and give me a personal lesson too. Love your box card, black and gold is so dramatic. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Speechless - what a wonder you created here!