June 21, 2017

Pop-up box card – without using a die

Pop up box card without using a die

You must have seen pop-up box cards popping up (pun intended!) all over the internet! They look so adorable that I wanted to try some out! The good thing about these is that they’re pretty flat – of course not as flat as a single or double layer card but still not bad. Plus they don’t need additional equipment. Yes there are dies in the market for these but you can make them just using your paper trimmer!

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Pop up box card without using a die

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Pop up box card without using a die

Here’s what you need to make these:

  • 1 - 4” X 10.5” cardstock
  • 3 – 0.5” X 3” cardstock strips (this is where the sand castle, crab and trees are attached to in the above card)


  1. Take the 4”X 10.5” cardstock.
  2. Score the short side at 0.5”, 2.5”, 4.5”, 6.5” and 8.5”.
  3. Score the long side at 2”.
  4. For the scoring that you did in Step 2, cut the score line from one end to the 2” score line (from step 3). For the 0.5 inch score, cut away the 2” X .5” strip.
  5. Glue the short sides together using the 0.5” scored tab.
  6. Now you have your box ready. You just need to add the strips. Before you attach the strips decorate the outside of the box if you want to. It’s much easier to do this now than after the strips are attached. Of course you can do it then as well if you change your mind.
  7. For the strips, score each at 0.5” and 2.5”.
  8. using the 0.5” inch tabs, attach the strips to the inside of the box as shown above. I just eyeballed the distance. However if you are not comfortable doing that then mark the box edge at 0.5” distances. The first strip is at 0.5”, the second at 1”, the third at 1.5”.
  9. Voila! Your pop-up box is ready!

Supplies: Lawn fawn Life is good stamp set, Copics, Papertrey Ink cardstock.

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