Saturday, 4 August 2012

Male Pop up Box card with tutorial

This is one of the sample cards I've just finished making for my ladies group on Monday afternoons.

I'll post card two tomorrow as this post is rather long.

They asked me if we could do a male card this week, so the Box pop up card is it! I made a female version of this card a few weeks ago. If you want to see that one, scroll through my previous posts, it wasn't all that long ago, so shouldn't take long to find. (I'ts called Pop up box card & others and is dated 17th July 2012)

Products used for this are: (in no particular order)
SU Soft Suede card stock; Always Artichoke card stock; Early Espresso card stock; Daffodil Delight card stock; Matt silver metallic card stock;  SU Tool Shed background stamp; SU Totally Tools stamp set; Always Artichoke ink pad, StazOn black ink pad; Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder; Century Gothic font size 12; SU Modern Label punch; SU Bigz Top Note die.

The box squashes flat to go into an ordinary envelope, and pops back up (with a tiny bit of help to stand straight up) when removed from the envelope.

Cut the Soft Suede card for the base to measure 29cm x 12cm. With the long edge of the cut piece against the top of you scoreboard, (I use Score Pal) Score your piece at: 1.5cm, 5.5cm, 8cm, 12cm, 14.5cm, 17cm, 23.5cm and 27.5cm.
Sharply crease each fold. the centre fold at the middle of the card, (14.5cm) is valley fold, all others are mountain folds.

Using the Swiss Dots embossing folder, emboss the whole piece.

Place double sided tape in only the middle of the sections adjacent to the 14.5cm scoreline (both sides) and from edge to edge at each end of the whole piece, (see photo 2 for placement).

Use Always Artichoke ink, stamp all over the piece of Always Artichoke card, then die cut the Top Note die.
Place the Top Note die cut piece centrally into the valley created in the centre of the piece of base card and adhere into place. Fold both ends under and adhere to each side of the now closed valley section. (see photo 3)

Using StazOn ink pad, stamp the tools from Totally Tools onto Matt silver Metallic card. Stamp only the hammer and saw onto the Early Espresso, and only the tape measure and the screwdriver onto the Daffodil Delight. Also ink up just the shifter from the Tool Shed background stamp and stamp onto Matt silver metallic card.
Fussy cut all tools out. With the  Daffodil delight, for the tape measure, cut away the measure section and mount the box part over the tape measure, leaving the silver section showing, mount only the Yellow handle onto the screwdriver, cut out only the handles from the early espresso for the saw and the hammer and mount into place. (These tool bits were all glued together with wet glue)
Using Dimensionals (foam mounts) mount the tools as you please.
I printed out the sentiment in dark green onto white card using Century Gothic font in size 12, punched it out with SU Modern label punch. Then I punched to more labels out of Daffodil Delight, and cut them to create a border around the sentiment. (1 piece I cut Lengthwise, the other I cut in half width wise).

Finished card
Photo 1

Centre Valley
Photo 2 

Joining the ends under and in butting up against
the bottom of the centre valley
Photo 3 

Construction completed
Photo 4 

I hope you have enjoyed my first attempt at a tutorial, and give this card a go, it's easy to do and looks very effective.

Happy Crafting.

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