Pop Up Card…A Little Smaller

This cute, little card, is just like the one I featured the other day, but smaller. This size doesn’t quite fit into one of our medium envelopes, but it is fun to use our envelope maker or diagonal scoring plate with scoring tool to create your own envelope! I’m going to continue to work on the measurements to get one that will fit exactly into a medium envelope…stay tuned!

flower pop up cardI made this birthday card for one of my dear stamping friends who recently moved to Virginia with her family so her husband could attend medical school. Do you think she’ll like it?

Here are the dimensions for cutting and scoring:


Cut a piece of card stock  5- ½” x 10-½”

Score on the 10-½” side at the top at 2-½”, 5”, – ½” and 10”

Turn 90 degrees and score at 2-½” on the 5-½” side at the top

Cut the 4 box sides and cut out the little extra on the top to form a tab

Fold on the score lines and glue the little tab to the side to form a box

You now have a box with no bottom. The base of the box is 3 inches and the top flaps are 2-½” square

When you fold the flaps down don’t fold the back one; you will put your sentiment on the back of the box

Designer Paper to decorate your box

Cut the designer paper: 3 pieces are 2-3/8” square for the flaps; 3 pieces are 2-3/8” x – 7/8” for the bottom sides

The back of your box is one strip of neutral paper cut to 2-3/8″ x 5-3/8″ for your sentiment/message.


Cut two little strips to attach to the inside of the box (between the sides).  These will hold your images up. Cut the strips – ½” x 1”. Score from each end ½”.

Fold them and glue inside the box close to the top edge.

Now glue your images (I punched flowers using the pansy punch and In Color Designer Series Paper to match my box panels) to the strips and you are done… you “might” notice one or two buttons on my project as well; hey, it isn’t a finished project without buttons!!



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