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May 25, 2008

Pop Up Card Tutorial Lesson 4

Box Variations

(in which the pop up mechanism is cut from a separate piece of paper)

Level of difficulty: Medium

So far all of our pop up mechanisms have been cut from our base card. Besides leaving a hole in the card, it limits the appearance and shape of the pop ups that can be cut. A box can be constructed entirely from another piece of paper, or it can use the base card for some of the sides.

EXAMPLES

Picnic Basket

The box is the design element--nothing is glued over it. Cutting the box (picnic basket) from a separate piece of card stock allowed the use of brown card stock. The 6-pack of soda is another box cut from separate paper.

Birthday Cake by Nilder Furtado

The cake is one box and the plate is another. Both use the card base as two sides of the box.

House by Robert Sabuda

Another box that uses the card for two of its sides.

Dragonfly by Mary Beth Cryan

The body of the dragonfly is a long, low box.

Complete photos and tutorial on her site.

Wine Bucket by Hiroko

Printable pattern available on Canon site.

This box variation has 6 sides rather than 4, 2 of which are the base card.

Valita's Designs & Fresh Folds: Bee's on a pop up card. Moving the box so that one side is on the fold, and shrinking the height of the side to nothing makes the "box" a triangle. The "pop" is created with a pull tab on this one. Very clever!

Directions for this card from Splitcoast Stampers. It's called a "slider card" or "surprise pop up". Visit Clare Duddy for a couple close up pictures of hers.

Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: pop up cards, movable cards, digital crafts and unusual papercrafts.