Have you been eyeing this adorable Heart Pop Up Box Card and wondering how on earth do I put this together?!?! Have no worries, not only did I supply some basic directions in the actual card file, I made a video too. I'll admit this one took me a long time to create and few assembly trials as well.
Based on the instructions in the file everything is cut out using pretty paper I imagine. (Please tag me in your photos. I'm dying to see your completed project! @craftychristiescreations) The next thing to do is start paper piecing the hearts onto the base. I like to use liquid glue for this job. A little can go a long way here, don't overdo it with the liquid glue because the paper may curl later.
I think that was the hardest part! Now it's time to assemble the card base. Fold the score lines. Remember the top flaps will fold out. Sorry, this is easier to do than explain! Now find the base piece that has the large rectangle with no scoreline. This is the backside of the box card. Add glue to the other base piece on the side tab. Adhere this to the back panel of the box card. The flap will get covered with patterned paper in the next step. Make sure these pieces are well pasted together and flush along the side and bottom. Once that is good and secure its time to move onto the pretty paper.
Flip your base card over and apply the patterned paper to the outside of the box. Be sure the pattern is going the same direction on all of the rectangles! Now you can flip it over again and do the same thing on the inside. The only difference is the flaps need the paper going in the opposite direction. This is so it will be the correct side up when the box is standing and the flaps are folded down. You're nearly done now!
It's time to add the inner base panels. I like to start with panel 3 and fold the score lines away from me. Lay the card flat and glue the side tab flush against the corner where the sidewall meets the back wall of the box. Do the same thing with panel 1 to the front where the sidewall meets the front wall of the box.
Personal preference: I like to score these tabs towards me to get extra space between the front of the box and the first tab. There is no right or wrong way for this. Now for tab 2 eyeball the middle of the other tabs and adhere it. Can you taste the sweet success of victory!
The last step in this box is to glue down the front tab to the inside of the front of the box. Be sure all your seams match up and everything is flush at the bottom of the box. Ladies and Gents, your pop up box is complete!
For a smashing final touch lets put together the envelope. This is the only item that needs to be cut from 12x12 inch paper. Fold all the score lines and put glue on the side tabs. Be sure the edges are flush and fold over the top to adhere it to the side tabs. Press these really well and give it a minute to dry before putting the card inside. You may need to manipulate the envelope a bit to make it ready for a card. Slide the card inside be careful not to get it caught on the side tabs. It's a snug fit so be gentle. Fold over the top flap and close with tape or stickers.
I do believe this size is still okay for a single stamp, but you may want to check before dropping it in the post. Now give yourself a pat on the back, this card was a doozie!
The video helps to explain things better so check it out. Plus my videography skills are improving, I've added some music for your listening pleasure!
Thanks for stopping in, I hope you love this card as much as I do. I've made a few of them I'll be sending out for Valentine's Day.
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