Happy Summer fellow crafters. Hope you’ve all been enjoying the weather, or have you, like me, been beavering away in your craft room or craft space. I am lucky that my room is the coolest room in the house although it get a bit nippy in winter, it’s been great when the temperature has gotten really high. Well, if you’re one of my lovely loyal subscribers, you’ll have already had the newsletter with the password for my latest tutorial. If you’ve not signed up yet, you’ll only be able to access this tutorial by signing up.
I’ve had a number of requests for a ‘Pop Up Box’ tutorial. There are a number already out there on the net and some companies have even made dies to make these. They are deceptively easy to make if you follow a few basic principles and I wouldn’t consider buying a die to make these. All you need is a scoreboard, ruler and craft knife. The beauty of making them yourself is that you change the size and proportions to meet your needs, which you can’t do with a die.
I appreciate that this is quite a wacky card design. It was specifically requested to include items relevant to the recipient, but the main part of this tutorial explains in detail how to make the base card which can be decorated and embellished for numerous different occasions (see the female version below). This is my own personal take on a pop up box card which gives you internal sections at different levels allowing you to create scenic cards and/or add more dimension to your finished project. I have included detailed templates, lots of step by step photographs together with comprehensive instructions and tips to ensure your completed card folds flat and opens up with ease.
After the main tutorial for the card base I have also explained in detail how all the various elements on this card were created. While you probably won’t want to use them all, they are great embellishments for cards for teenagers and young adults, not to mention immense fun to make.
I am planning a tutorial for the Panorama Wedding card which has been in the gallery for some time now. This was by request. I used some specific dies to make this but am hoping to provide instructions as to how you might make this without the dies. If you have any requests for tutorials in the future, why not drop me a line and I’ll see what I can do.
I’m off to Dare2Create in Coventry this weekend for a much anticipated and very exciting weekend of mixed media crafting, as you can probably tell from my galleries, this is way out of my comfort zone but I can’t wait. I’ll be sure to let you know how I get on.
Till next time, Happy Crafting, Babs xxx