Friday, August 02, 2019

*Pop'n Hop*

Welcome to the August Blog Hop for https://www.scrapnstamp.ca/blog/!  This month, our hop theme is Pop Up Cards!!

Follow along with all of the links below and leave a comment on each stop on the hop to be entered to win a $50 gift certificate from Scrap'n Stamp!!!

And there's more!  All August orders at Scrap'n Stamp will receive a free Pop Up box to play with!!  Of course, this is while supplies last so I recommend shopping soon!

I will admit that I was intimidated when we were told about this blog hop.  As someone who leans towards clean and simple cards, I wasn't sure how I was going to pull this off.  I decided to run as soon as my kit arrived and started pulling out things I thought I might want to use... but my head kept turning to my stash of Christmas dies and stamps... so I put aside the flowers and grabbed the snowmen and snowflakes and decided to play!
Let's start with a few process photos for you...  as I will admit I had no idea how to put this box together.  What I was reading was that it was difficult to get the support pieces adhered to the inside of the box once it was all together, so I enlisted the help of my PhD in Physics hubby who is much better visually than I am and we figured this out together.
The kit from Scrap'n Stamp comes all cut out and all scored so all you have to do is put it together and decorate it.  There are dies you can purchase as well (Lawn Fawn) that will cut the boxes and pieces for you.  So I laid out the box and and adhered the first strip along the fold line of the inside of the box.  I lined the edge up to the scored line and used double sided adhesive to stick it in place.  I left the right side of the piece without adhesive.
I then lined up the second piece, same as the first, but lined up the edge of the piece with the folded edge of the piece I had just put down.
and then I did the same thing again, adhering the third row piece on to the box, lining up with the edge of the piece before it.  I then added adhesive to the right side of all three pieces.
I pressed those three pieces out flat on the inside of the box before folding over the far right hand piece of the box...
... and I pressed hard to make sure those three pieces were adhered to that panel.
I then went about putting together the rest of the box.  Truly, the hardest part are those three inserts, but once you figure out a way that works for you, I don't think it's all that difficult

I then started playing with different stamps and dies until I figured out what I wanted to do.... and I came up with this...
I used some scraps of patterned paper I had in my stash that I've had for more years than I wish to admit to.  I stamped up the snowmen and the trees from the Lawn Fawn Simply Celebrate Winter set and coloured them with my Tombows.  I stamped two sets of the trees and coloured one set darker than the other and layered both of them together on the back panel for a little more dimension. I cut out some Impression Obsession snowflakes and attached them to strips of acetate (from Staples) to make them look like they are floating in the air.  I added a sentiment to the front, put the pieces on to the strips and voila!

Items Used:
*Patterned Paper:  No idea
*Box:  The Paper Cut Square Pop-Up Box Card
*Ink:  VersaFine Clair Nocturne, Tombow markers
*Stamps:  Lawn Fawn Simply Celebrate Winter; Lawn Fawn Merry Messages
*Tools:  3mm Be Creative Tape, Big Shot, Lawn Fawn Simply Celebrate Winter dies, Perfect Layers Tool, Glue Dots
*Other:  acetate

I encourage you to pick up one of these sets from Scrap'n Stamp and try making some of these yourself.  They are fun to create and I am SURE there will be a huge smile on the face of the person I choose to send this one to.  I think these would make excellent cards to make to give to kids!

So please, check out the links to the blogs below and see how the rest of the design team decided to use their pop up boxes.

Nancy E -- you are here!

26 comments:

  1. I'd love to play with all of these cute snowmen! Such a cute pop up box :)

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  2. You did a great job on this Nancy -- love it!

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  3. acetate! That's genius - I used vellum and I wasn't pleased with how it turned out. I love how your card turned out Nancy -it's definitely inspiring me to make another one :)

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    1. I figured the acetate was a little more "sturdy" than the vellum.

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  4. Very fun card! Love all those adorable snowmen! Darling pop-up box card!

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  5. how adorable all those little snowmen all lined up in rows and those snowflakes are the perfect embellishment

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  6. First, YOUR NAILS ARE AWESOME! Next, SO IS YOUR CARD! I love the little snowmen!!!! What a darling card!

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    1. LOL! I wondered if I'd get comments on the nails!

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  7. Adorable card, Nancy! Thank you for the instructions you provided to make these fun little box cards - they will come handy when I attempt to make my first one!

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  8. Love all those cutie snowmen and your floating snowflakes!

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  9. Box cards are so fun
    and love the snowmen
    on yours! Really cute.
    Carla from Utah

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  10. I've used the Lawn Fawn box dies and it gives you such great accessory pieces to decorate with! Love your holiday box! It reminds me of an "army of snowmen" from a cartoon I saw. So cute!

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    1. I am seriously considering the box dies...

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  11. This is adorable with all the little snowmen. Thanks for figuring out a way to attach the three little inserts.

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  12. Such a cute box!! Love how cute this stamp set looks.

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  13. Adorable row of snowmen...love the detailed pictures.

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  14. Marisela Delgado said: I love it! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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