Monday, April 24, 2017

Baby Boy Pop-Up Box Card

Hi, Lois here with another baby card, using some of the new baby dies.   Last week my card on the 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 cut 2 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.  Add 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:


Mary Marsh said...

this is sooo cute Lois- I love baby cards and you have made such a fun one- the baby in the bathtub is super sweet-creative work

SugarShine Designs said...

OMG! How cute and so creative Lois! The way you used acetate to make the bathtub scene seem as if water and bubbles were in mid-air is awesome. Great use of the bathtub die with all the little elements that make it special.

Pam MacKay said...

Absolutely adorable I love that little bathtub so cute! Wonderful details and lots of fun things to look at! Love it!!

Janja said...

This is wonderful, Lois. I'm sure that the recipient will be very pleased.

Anja Ž. said...

Your pop up card is super nice!

Bev Polen said...

Awe, Lois, your box is awesome and filled with gorgeous pieces! You did a wonderful job with the new dies!!

Sukie said...

Super cute card! The baby theme is adorable!

Anita Kejriwal said...

So beautiful Lois . I will surely try this .