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Floral Pop-Up-Box Inspiration Card┃Yasmin Diaz

Floral Pop-Up-Box Inspiration Card┃Yasmin Diaz

16 Feb 2023 1 comment

Happy Thursday, Pinkfresh friends! Yasmin here sharing with you a fun and extra-dimensional shaped card made with a “Floral Pop-Up Box” look using Beautiful Blooms StampBeautiful Blooms Layering Stencils, and Beautiful Blooms Dies for the floral look. Stitched Diamonds Coverplate Die to add detailed texture to the pop-up box sides. Also, Wonderful Sentiments Hot Foil and  Wonderful Sentiments Die for the card’s sentiment. Besides that, I used Stamp Press Tool for the stamping, Glitter Drops: Gold to add sparkle, and last but not least, PFS- Ink Pads and a few ink blending brushes to add pops of color to the flowers and leaves. So, without further ado, let’s jump right into the step-by-step for how I made it.

Therefore, I went ahead to create the card base. As for the card base, I used an A2 size white card panel, and then I got it trimmed down in half. Once I had the two smaller cardstock pieces at H 2-3/4 x W 4-1/4 inches, I placed one of them down over the scoreboard tool to trace over the cardstock piece some scoring lines at the following point marks: 1/4, 1-1/2, 2-3/4, and 4.0 inches.

Next, after getting the scoring lines traced over the first cardstock piece, I repeated the same step over the second cardstock piece. Followed by that, I folded over the scoring lines in the same direction on both cardstock pieces. Then, after doing that I got the 1/4 fold on each cardstock piece glued down with liquid glue to the other ends in the other cardstock piece to creating that way a hexagon shape.

After getting the hexagon card base attached, I set it aside. Meanwhile, I placed a large piece of white cardstock inside the stamping tool. Then, I got both stamp images included in Beautiful Blooms Stamp placed over the cardstock piece to get both stamp images stamped with embossing ink using the Stamp Press Tool to achieve better precision. Once I got them both stamped over the cardstock piece, I added gold embossing powder to the stamped images, and then I used the heat embossing tool to melt the embossing powder.

Once I had finished the stamping and heat embossing over the cardstock, I removed the cardstock piece from the stamping tool. Next, I placed it over the craft mat, and then I continued to use some of my ink blending brushes to add pops of color to the flower and leaves using each stencil included in Beautiful Blooms Layering Stencils. As for the hue combination, I used Marigold InkGrassy Knoll InkOlive InkEvergreen InkOcean Breeze InkAquamarine Ink, and Tidal Pond Ink. That said, as soon as I finished the inking for the flowers and leaves, I used the coordinating dies included in Beautiful Blooms Dies and the die-cut machine to cut out each image from the cardstock piece. Also, I got a few more die-cutting from plain white cardstock to add dimension and make them a little extra sturdier. 

So, right after I got the die-cutting steps done, I set the pieces aside. In the meantime, I use the Stitched Diamonds Coverplate Die to add texture to an A2-size white card panel. Next, after adding the texture to it, I trimmed down the textured card panel in half. Then, I got each smaller piece trimmed down to 3-pieces from each side to create the sides of the hexagon pop-up box base. The measurements for those smaller pieces are H 2-5/8 x W 1.0 inches. However, while getting them trimmed down, I kept in mind the design of the textured panel to see a cohesive look from one side to the other. Thus, after getting them trimmed off, I got each of them glued down to each side of the pop-up box base.

Next, after getting the steps for the outside pop-up box base done, I used the paper spring technique to add dimension to the pop-up box and get the hidden tag attached. So, to create the paper springs, I placed a cardstock piece that measured H 11.0 x 5.0 inches with the larger side vertically, and I added some scoring lines over it at 1.0, 1-1/2, 2.0, 3.0, 3-1/2, and 4.0 inches marks. Then, I folded it over to create the spring, and then after that, I got the ends glued down. Then, I used scissors to cut out 4-pieces from it. By the way, those pieces have 2-1/2 inches in height. Lastly, I got 2 of the springs glued together, also the other 2. However, I only added a small amount of liquid glue to the bottom parts. That said, after getting them attached, I added liquid glue to the front part of each set, and then I got them glued to the inside part of the pop-up box base leaving the center part free of adhesive because I was going to attach the hidden tag between them.

Thus, after getting the springs attached to the pop-up box base, I kept going to create a tag holder. So, to do that, I trimmed down a piece of the white cardstock to H 5.0 x 3.0. Then a second piece to H 5.0 x 2-1/2 inches. Then, I added a scoring line at 1/4 inch on each side of the first cardstock piece, and then I got the scoring lines folded over to get them attached to the second piece. Lastly, I added liquid glue to the bottom part to seal the tag holder, and I got it attached to the center part between the paper springs.

Soon after getting the tag holder attached to the pop-up box base, I started adding the die-cutting flora images to the back and front parts. As you can see, I added 3 to the front side and another 3 to the back side, as shown in the image below.

As for the ones in the back, I decided to add a little sparkle and dimensional effect by adding the Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen and a glossy accent to the center parts of the flowers.

In the image above, you can appreciate how the holder tag and flower images look attached to the pop-up box base. By the way, I would like to mention that I used a circle punch to add the half-moon effect to the top part of the tag holder to make it easier for the recipient to detect the hidden tag.

As for the tag, I trim down a cardstock piece to H 4-3/4 x 2-1/4. Next, I rounded the edges of the top part and used a hole puncher to create a hole in the upper center part. Lastly, I added 2-gold hole reinforcements to add a metallic accent.

As for embellishments, I used a few of the Glitter Drops: Gold to add a little touch of glitter to the flower center in the front floral clusters. 

And last but not least, I used Wonderful Sentiments Hot Foil, and Wonderful Sentiments Die to get the hot foil stamping done over white cardstock for the card sentiment. 

To finish it off, I added dimension to the sentiment, and then I got it glued down to the front part of the pop-up box.

As a final touch, I inserted the tag inside its hidden holder, and in the image above is how the pop-up box with the floral look and hidden tag holder from an upper side view.

And, with that said, thank you so much for stopping by. We hope you have enjoyed reading the step-by-step for how I’ve made this fun and extra-dimensional shaped card made with a “Floral Pop-Up Box” look using an array of beautiful products by Pinkfresh Studio. And, if you get inspired by today’s project, don’t forget to tag us @pinkfreshstudio and use #pinkfreshstudio so we can see your projects. Also, don’t forget to stop by our Instagram feed to see this card in action when we share it in our reels. Happy crafting, and much love to you and yours!

 Crafty Hugs,
- Yasmin

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24 Feb 2023 Judy-Ann Rosti

Beautiful design Yasmin!

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