In The craftroom 31st May 2014 – Pop up box cards – Showcase

This week the group have completed their pop up box cards so this week I am just going to showcase their finished cards.

 

If you want to know how to make these pop up box cards just check out last weeks post which includes a step by step tutorial on how to make.

There is also now a PDF template on my templates page if you would like to download.

Here is a quick reminder of where the ladies got to last week.

Diane had rushed on ahead and managed to just about get hers finished as she is having to miss the next couple of weeks sessions, Bright  and summery with the hot pinks and oranges.

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Lisa, Irene and Margery  had all chosen to use paper from my Craftworks paper pads stash  (they were allowed one sheet each lol)  matted onto mirri board and just had the embellishments to add

 

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I say “just” but it has take them all afternoon to finish them, and it certainly kept them quiet too.

Irene chose a black and gold colour theme for her card

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and used a mixture of  Spellbinder and Sue Wilson dies to make her embellishments, adding  acetate strips to give a little height to her flower and  to her “flying ” dragonfly. Stunning.

Margery and Lisa although they chose the same paper pad  and had similar colour palettes still managed very different looks  with their choice of embellishments.

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Margery went more floral, again using a mixture of Spellbinder and Sue Wilson dies and the “floating”  butterflies   which were a “find” in a local craft shop, Craft Inspiration are from Cheery Lynn Designs. Another lovely  but more subtle summery look.

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Lisa went for a bit more  of an exotic  look with her embellishments, although the bird is actually a   Spellbinder partridge with (a lot of) added bling  and the dragonfly is from Joanna Sheen’s signature range (i think).  Wouldn’t you just love to receive  a card like this?

Now Jackie who missed last weeks session to decorate the bedroom (it is really still crafting, just on a larger scale) had a bit of catching up to do.

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But I think she managed rather well. Opting to use one of the embossing folder techniques from our Sheena Douglas Inspired sessions for her panels and Spellbinder feathers instead of flowers. The  partridge is there again too, this time masquerading as a peacock. Oh yes and BLING.

Its hard to believe that a year ago it took a lot of persuading to get Jackie to put one gem on a card, now look what we’ve done lol.

Have you also noticed how  the “pink” phase is still very much with us.

 

Finally the last  thing I mentioned last week and the one thing we did not do this week ,

One last tip if you are wanting to add a greeting or give a voucher as well I add a strip or pocket to the back in matching card and make a matching tag for my greeting. For money or a voucher you can make it more of a pocket.

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These pop up box cards are so much fun and easy  to make (though some might disagree lol) , they have a real WOW factor for the recipient too.

For lots of inspiration just go on the internet i.e.; Pintrest and enter Pop up box cards in the search tab

Have a go and have fun 🙂

 

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2 Comments

  1. Wonderful boxes ladies, you obviously have a good tutor 🙂 Love the way everyone has put their own interpretation on them.
    Thank you for your comments Julie regarding the layers rulers – first of all I need a decent trimmer that cuts straight!! One day when there are pennies (a few pounds:)) to spare I shall invest in a decent guillotine.

  2. Lisa

    I loved making this and I definitely feel more confident making one on my own now. Julie is indeed an excellent tutor and very patient lol x

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