Friday, 8 August 2014

Pop-Up Box Birthday Card

A friend asked me to make a special card for her mum's 60th birthday, so it was the perfect opportunity to try a pop-up box card. I'd been looking at these for a while on Pinterest and was very intrigued by them. 
They look quite complicated to make, but are actually quite simple. It can get a little bit fiddly arranging all the pop-up elements, but they look stunning when finished. 

I've used the following materials to create this card:
  • Papermania card, eyelet and brads
  • Melissa Frances 'Classic Elegance' papers and pearls
  • X-Cut 3D butterfly punch and Square Parenthesis die
  • Sizzix flower & flourish dies
  • Whispers ink
  • Core'dinations Glitter Silk and colour core card
  • Acetate, vellum and twine from my stash
  • Damask Rose embossing folder from Cardmaking & Papercraft

When I'd finished making the card, I realised there's nowhere to write your message, so I added a vellum pocket to the back and made a tag insert to write on. I think it's actually a nice little touch to this style of card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


  1. A delightful Pop-up Nicola! The colors are soft and feminine - it will absolutely be a hit with your friend's Mum! The best part for me is your idea about the vellum pocket for eh message! Creative!
    Thank you so much for sharing your darling project & creativity at our house!
    Challenge #83- ATG / optional theme of “Friendship Day”
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create
    RubberMAD (

  2. Your project rocks! Thanks for joining us for the ATG challenge at Crafts Galore Challenge. Good luck and I hope you’ll join us in our next challenge!

    La-Vie B. – Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog DT
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

  3. So beautiful! Thanks for joining at Creative Fingers: Anything Goes with Dilly Beans

  4. I love the pop up box card, lots of layers, thanks for joining us at the Crafters Cafe this week.

  5. Hi Nicola,
    i love your Pop-up-Box-Card!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Scrapping4Fun.
    Sandra DT

  6. Great pop-up birthday card, Nicola. Thanks for sharing it with us at Sister Act. Cathy xx

  7. Beautiful Pop-Up box card, a lovely gift for your friends mother.
    Love all the layers.
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  8. I am sure your Mum will love her fabulous pop up box card for her special birthday.

    Thanks for sharing with us in our fancy folds challenge

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  9. Gorgeous pop up box. Thank you for sharing at crafting at the weekend challenge.

  10. Beautiful card, tastefully executed! Thanks for sharing with us here at 613 Avenue Create. You are featured on our Facebook page today!
    Chana, Owner

  11. Lovely pop up card!! Such a great project! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Fingers!

    LTC DT
    Creative Fingers DT 
    Friday Sketch DT

  12. Adorable design - thanks for joining us this time at 4 krafty girlz

  13. What a sweet card!! Love the cute butterflies and flowers. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges. :D


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