Thursday, March 31, 2011

Flower Box Pop-Up Card


This week my dear friend landed in the hospital. I wanted to make a card for her that included flowers to brighten her room. I didn’t want to bring her real flowers, because I was worried that the strong scent would make her already weak stomach feel even worse. The inside of the card uses a parallel open box pop-up mechanism. The outside of the card has a window that allows the recipient to peek at the flowers before opening. This card opens differently than a standard card, with the open end facing up.


Notes: This card is a 5-½” Square when closed. If you choose to make it in a smaller size, you will need to be more careful with how long you make the stems, so that the flowers don’t stick out when the card is closed.




Outside
1. Start with a 11 x 5-½” piece of Pear Pizzazz Cardstock. Decorate one side with the wheel and Old Olive Ink. Score the piece in half at the 5-½” mark.




2. On one of the halves of the Pear Pizzazz piece, cut a centered 2-½” square window.




Window Frame
3. Cut a 3-½” Square piece and two 3- ½” x 3/16” strips of Soft Suede. Stamp the 3-½ “ square window piece and the two strips with the Woodgrain Background stamp and Soft Suede Ink.




4. Cut a 2-½“ square window in the middle of the 3-½” Square piece. Use a trimmer or a hobby blade and a cutting mat. There will be a ½” frame on all sides when you are done.




5. Put adhesive along all four sides on the back of the Soft Suede window piece. Adhere the two strips to create a cross bar for the window.




6. Cut a 3-1/8” square window sheet piece. Adhere the window sheet to the back of the Soft Suede Window. There should be sufficient adhesive leftover from adhering the cross bars to hold the window sheet in place. Put adhesive along all four sides of the back of the completed Soft Suede Window. Adhere to the front of the card over top of the window on the card base.




Flower Box (Pop-Up Mechanism)
7 Start with a piece of 9-½” x 1-¾” piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock. On the short side, score at the ½” mark.




8. On the long side, score at 3-½”, 4”, 4-½”, 8”, 8-½”, 9”.




9. From the ½” scored side, cut away the two scored squares from the 3-½” to the 4-½” mark and the last three scored squares from the 8” mark all the way to then end at 9-½”.




10. Place double sided adhesive along the two 3-½” tabs and on the short end tab.




11. Remove the adhesive liner off the first 3-½” tab and place it along the score line on the inside of the card.




12. Remove the adhesive liner off the second 3-½” tab, bend it around so that you can place this tab along the score line, on the opposite side of the tab you adhered in the previous step.




13. Remove the adhesive liner off the end tab and bring it around to complete the open box.




Eyelet Border
14: Cut two 4-½” x 5/8” strips of Early Espresso Cardstock. On the long side, score at ½” and 4”.




15. Punch the long side of both strips of cardstock with the Eyelet Border Punch.




16. Adhere the Eyelet Border Punch pieces along the top edges of the pop-up box.




Flower Stems
17. Cut seven strips of 4-½” x ¼” Garden Green Cardstock. Place a small strip of double sided adhesive on each of the ends.




18. Remove the adhesive liner and adhere the flower stems to the inside of the box. Adhere four stems on the side next to the window and three on the opposite side. Note: The flower stems are all the same length now, but will be trimmed in a subsequent step.




Flower Heads
19. Prepare the flower heads. I used mono multi adhesive to glue the pieces together. Note: the extra punched shapes on the far right are to cover the stems on the back of the flower once you have the flower attached to the card.
  • Hyacinth (make 3 in different colors)
    two 1-3/8” x 5/8” Ovals, ten Itty Bitty Shape 4-petal flowers
  • Daffodils (make 2 in different colors)
    two 5-Flower Petals, one Boho Blossoms Scallop
  • Tulips (make 2 in different colors)
    four tear-drop shaped petals from Blossom Petals




    20. Test out how you want your flower heads placed with a little temporary adhesive first. Especially make sure that the two flowers that are most visible through the window are placed with a good view.




    21. Once you are satisfied with the placement of the flower head, adhere it with double-sided adhesive and trim the stem below the level of the top of the flower. Cover the back of the flower with an extra punched shape to hide the stem. Repeat this step for the rest of the flower heads.




    Leaves
    22. Cut fourteen strips of 4” x 3/8” Garden Green Cardstock. Hand cut the ends to a taper.




    23. Adhere the leaves next to each stem. You will need to cut the stems a little shorter according to the height of each flower.




    24. Decorate the rest of the card as desired.




    Here is the card half open.




    Supplies: Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Sincere Salutations, Woodgrain; Paper: Pear Pizzazz , Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Poppy Parade, Regal Rose, Rich Razzleberry, Concord Crush, Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz DSP, Window Sheet; Ink: Early Espresso, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Poppy Parade, Regal Rose; Punches: Boho Blossoms, 5-Petal Flower, Blossom Petals, Itty Bitty Shapes Pack, 1-3/8” x 5/8” Oval, Modern Label, Word Window; Jumbo Wheel Handle; Ink Cartridge; 1- ¼” Striped Early Espresso Grosgrain; Poppy Parade Poly Ribbon.



    Thanks for visiting. I love reading your comments!!!!
  • 76 comments:

    1. I can't think of enough words to say how beautiful and stunning this card is! WOW!! And to put the step by step directions in for others to be able to make it is very gracious of you! Again-WOW!! I do plan to try out this card! Amazing! Thank you!

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    2. Popped on over here from stampin connection. You are an amazing artist and your friend is blessed. I hope she has a speedy recovery and thank you for sharing all of the details. Hugs, Meg

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    3. OMG I love it, TFS, and showing how byou made it. I saved this page. I need to try this. I will link back to you when I do. :)
      Hugs,
      Melissa D
      mkds312@hotmail.com
      www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

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    4. Wonderful wonderful wonder....thanks so much for the toot!

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    5. Wow!!!!! That is beautiful! I just cannot believe how some people get all the talent LOL. TFS
      And I love your step-by-step instructions

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    6. How wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing art and talent!

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    7. Amazing card. Thanks for sharing the how to for this card.

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    8. This is one of my favorite card ideas ever! Very beautiful and very clever!!

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    9. Oh My Goodness! This has got to be the most amazing card I have seen in a very long time. Thank you for being so generous in sharing the easy to follow directions. What a gift you have given to each of us!! Blessings, MaryS

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    10. GENIUS! That is what I say!!! This is an absolutely amazing card. Thank you SO very much for sharing it, along with the excellent, step by step, instructions for those of us less "creatively crafty." May God bless you abundantly for your generosity.

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    11. Your creation is amazing and you are so generous to share the directions.

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    12. Pure genius! It must have taken you forever to come up with the layout and to add the step-by-step directions too...forget about it! From one paper crafter to another, thanks for your williness to share.

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    13. you are about the most amazing paper artist I have found....I LOVE your creativity and eagerly await your next creation.....you go girl!!

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    14. Utterly fantastic and beautiful!! Thank you sooo much for sharing on how to make it. You did a wonderful job! THANK YOU!!

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    15. you are just so talented...love this :)

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    16. This totally rocks. Thanks for sharing the step-by-step instructions.

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    17. You are a paper engineering MARVEL!!! And, so generous in sharing your skills/talent with all of us. Thank you!

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    18. WOW!!! Your pop up is absolutely fantastic!!! What a wonderful get well!!! I love the instructions... easy to follow!!! One of these is in my future. Hugs,

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    19. I'm just giddy over this one! You always amaze me with your designs, but with spring on my doorstep, this one rocks my world! Thank you so much for the time and energy you put into bringing us these fabulous designs.

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    20. Each and every comment here is richly deserved! Wow doesn't even begin to cover it! Just amazing! My husband was impressed too; he was looking over my shoulder. :)

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    21. This card is so great! Beautiful card. The project is very original. I'll try to make one! Thanks for sharing.

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    22. beautiful tutorial thanks for sharing :)

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    23. Wow, wow, and more wow! First of all, such a beautiful card, and to top it off, you show it step by step for us to duplicate! We're blessed by your talents - thank you for sharing!

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    24. Oh my gosh, this is awesome! Thanks for sharing a tutorial.

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    25. I'm off to try to make one of these. Thanks so much for sharing all you do!

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    26. OMG Brenda this is absolutely amazing! What a fabulous idea and so well executed. Awesome tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing!

      Kimberly Allen

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    27. This is just brilliant! Your directions are so easy to follow. I love the bright & cheerful colors of the flowers. Amazing!

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    28. What a beautiful card. I'm hoping to make these for my mother's day cards for my mom, mother in law, sister in laws and a few close friends. I think this will be perfect to say thanks for being a mom.

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    29. WOW! I am amazed at what can be done with paper. You are a genius and thanks for sharing!

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    30. Came here via SCS from your post in the Scor-Pal thread. This is absolutely fantastic. Thanks for the great step-by-step tutorial - so easy to understand and to follow. Thanks Brenda!! :-)

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    31. Just wanted to let you know that following your awesome tutorial, I created a version of this amazing card! If you'd like to see my take on it, follow this link: http://www.scrapbooksnippets.blogspot.com

      Thank you so much for sharing! I linked to you on my blog to make sure the proper person was given credit for this great idea!

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    32. Oh my gosh, I am speechless.....this is absolutely amazing. Your creativity is remarkable and cannot believe how you concieved this idea with such precision - the results are far and above any words I can think of at the moment. I am going to give it a try.
      Kimberly Jones

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    33. This card is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing, I've got to try and make this for my daughter.
      Thanks again
      Priscilla

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    34. You are amazing!! I found you from another blog who gave credit to you for scraplifting this card idea. I am now a follower:-)
      http://teachdanz.blogspot.com

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    35. OMG! You are amazing talented! Thank you for sharing this! I'm going to make one today!

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    36. I just did a blog hop and Anita at http://scrappingwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/04/lets-do-bunny-hop.html#comment-form created a card following your tutorial - I love this tutorial!!
      Jackie
      jmpresearch@gmail.com

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    37. Thanks so much for sharing this. I am going to try this design out! Thank you for posting all the step by step instructions. :)

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    38. Thank you! Thank you! I hope you liked my take on your card! Thanks for such an awesome tutorial! I'm forever greatful! I'm your newest follower!! Hugs, Anita

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    39. super cool idea, thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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    40. Thanks for sharing!
      I was needing a Mother's Day Card!

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    41. OMG how talented are you! Your work is AMAZING!!!!

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    42. This is just SUCH an AWESOME card! Fabulous job!

      Lisa
      http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

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    43. I have fallen in love .. with your card, your flowers and your tut. I'll give you credit .. I will be using your card.

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    44. Thank you so much for the tutorial! Here's my take: http://runningwscissorsstamper.blogspot.com/2011/04/springtime-flowers.html.

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    45. This is so brilliant. Thank you so much for the excellent tutorial. Wow. What a clever creation.

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    46. Wow! Such a gorgeous card and such fabulous instructions. I can't thank you enough for sharing your design. XO Gail XO

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    47. Such a wonderful card. Thank you for the detailed tutorial
      Sonia
      http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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    48. I found your blog through a link from Carol's Extreme Cards and Ppapercrafts. Thank you for the great, detailed and easy to follow instructions! I used the card (with a few changes) for my MIL's mother's day card! She LOVED it!

      If you would like to see my version, please click here

      Thanks again for the inspiration and instructions!

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    49. Very creative! Thanks for taking the time to share with all of us:)
      Tammie

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    50. Oh, hello! What a gift you have to think up this beautiful pop up card!!! You're amazing!

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    51. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful card! Also, for taking the time to list the tutorial.

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    52. This is GORGEOUS!!! Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial too. I can't wait to try it!

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    53. This is amazing!! A lot of work, but soooo worth it. Thank you for all YOUR hard work in showing every step to us.

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    54. this card is sooooo AMAZING!!!! totally love it!
      Going to give this a whirl....thanks so much for all your wonderful tutorials!

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    55. Hello Brenda,

      what a great card ! I was given a link to your site to see a "pop-up" card and I don't only get an idea, I even get the instructions on how to make it !!
      I'm hooked on mechanical cards for the moment and I love to see all the posibilities and then make my own.

      thanks so much for sharing !

      greetings from Belgium
      Inge

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    56. I love this, I'm going to have to try and make one my self.

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    57. muchas gracias por compartir tus secretosa ocn el mundo, eres muy generoso y sobre todo muy creativo, me sorprende heber encontrado este blog.
      GRACIAS, MUCHAS GRACIAS!!! <3<3<3 XOXO

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    58. An absolutely beautiful card - and your instructions are the most concise I have ever seen. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent. So glad I came across your site.

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    59. Thank you so much for shraing this card. I made one today for a friend of mine.

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    60. Thanks for the great instructions. This is a beautiful card. I made it for a cheer up/ get well card. Thanks. - Julie K.

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    61. Seriously I love your card very much. I am going to use this card to propose her.

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    62. Once again, amazing. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas in such great detail. I would love to make this.
      Pamala@smithabode.com

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    63. You are so creative. This is truely amazing. Thank you for sharing such wonderful instructions.

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    64. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful card. I made it for my in-laws on their anniversary and they fell in love with it and consequentially- me! The tutorial is so clear, easy-to-follow and perfect that it makes this card seem like a walk in the park. Thank you again.

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    65. Bonjour,
      Jolie carte.
      Merci beaucoup de la partager avec nous.
      Bonne journée

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    66. oh my!!!ive been searching for practically aeons as to how to do pop up card..i truly do appreciate a step by step detailed guide done by you thank you so much..saying thank you all the way form srilanka(its an island)wonder if you have ever heard of it.self...take care and many thanks and wishes again have yourslef a wonderful day!!!..nabeela

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      1. Thanks for your kind comments. I do know where Sri Lanka is, although I've never been to Asia. I think it's wonderful that my tutorials reach crafty people all over the world! :)

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    67. Wow, this is beautiful. I can't wait to make one, thanks for sharing all the great instructions!

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    68. Hello, thank you for this tutorial. I have just gotten into cardmaking and used this one for a mother's day card :)

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    69. This is absolutely delightful. Thank you for sharing a great card - flowers and dimensional - and the tutorial.

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    70. Love, Love,Love this card!!! I will attempt this for my Mother's Day Card hugs, Patty

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    71. WOW! What a creative and lovely card! And, the pictures and details you provided. are amazing.Thank you so much for your gorgeous card. I Love love it!

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