Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Pop-up Box card for a 90th Birthday

Hi Bloggers

I made this for my father-in-law who will be 90 next month. He always likes the cards that I make especially if they have an unusual shape I think he will like this one it has all his favourite colours.

It is quite a large card I made it from a sheet of A3 card that divided nicely into 10cm sections with 2cm left over for a tab to join the box together. This time I remembered not to score the back panel in half meaning that the background stays upright. 

I did lots of matting and layering. The blue mat I embossed with the Sue Wilson Checkboard PinPoint embossing folder it give it some texture.My father-in-law is partially sighted and he enjoys things that have texture.

This shows the slats that hold the dimensional elements I used a clear acetate to make it look like the stars were floating. 

This is the detail on the front panel. I kept checking to make sure I was putting it in the right place. 

This shows the detail of the die cuts . The stars were made with a dies that came free with a magazine and  the 90th was from an X-cut die set.

Don't forget this type of card will fold flat for posting. 

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Happy crafting




  1. OOh wow Jackie this is stunning..I love the red-white-blue theme, your Father-in-Law will be totally thrilled! hugs Carole Z X

  2. Brilliant box card, love the design x

  3. Such a special card... I am very impressed! I have never tried to make one of these, they look so complicated, well done!

  4. great card, do like the pop up projects

  5. Fabulous project, love the colours and detail

    have a lovely weekend
    Lorna xx

  6. Wow! this is just brill!!! love the diesign and the colours.... what a jeepsake! Just hopping from dpocrafts - bandbc - Vic X

  7. Gorgeous, so vibrant! Happy leaphopping! Elaine-xxx-

  8. Oh wow, this pop-up box looks fantastic. It is sure to attract attention.
    Heike xx


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