Blog by Angela_Dodson - Pop Up Cube Card – Step By Step

Blog by Angela_Dodson - Pop Up Cube Card – Step By Step

yes I’m thrilled to be back working with the products I love, so I’m starting off with this project, originally designed a while back, but have now revised to include new links to the products from the Dovecraft Finding Paradise collection which is of course available from DRK Crafts.

So Here’s my easy to follow step by step tutorial to create a fun pop up cube card that folds down flat to fit into an envelope.

You Will Need from Dovecraft Paradise Collection:

Plus: White Card, Acetate, Adhesives

  1. Cut white Card as follows: 29.5cm x 14cm (x 1 piece) 29.5cm x 7cm (x 2 pieces)

Score all 3 pieces at 7cm, 14cm, 21cm, 28cm, this will leave a small 1.5cm jointing tab

2. Fold at the score lines and burnish to create cube shapes, angle the corners if desire for a neater finish. but don’t join them.

3. Working on insides of the 2 smaller strips, adhere 6.5cm squares of leaf pattern paper as shown.

4. Turn both strips over and add 6.5cm squares of pattern paper as shown.

5. Fold each strip into a cube and add adhesive tape and / or glue to the tab, press firmly to secure, to create 2 small cube shapes.

6. Take the large piece and attach 6.5cm x 13.5 cm pieces of pink pattern paper to all 4 inside panels. Add a little paper to the jointing tab.

7. Turn the large piece over and attach pattern papers to the outside panels as shown. 2 larger piece 6.5cm x 13.5cm and 2 smaller pieces 6.5cm square.

8. Fold the decorated strip into a cube and add adhesive tape and / or glue to the tab, attach this tab on the inside, press firmly to secure, to create 1 larger cube shape.

9. Add adhesive tape and / or glue to the undecorated panels of the 2 smaller cubes.

10. Press down the larger cube shape as shown.

11. Line up one of the smaller cubes and attach to the large cube panel on the left hand side as shown, being careful to line it up flush with the edges of the base.

12. Attach the other cube in exactly the same way but to the right hand side, all edges should line up flush.

13. Open out your card base and it should look like this.

14. Punch or die cut small circles from white card approx 3.5cm dia. Score and fold a circle in half and decorate with pattern paper if desired for a neater finish.

15. Apply adhesive to one half of the circle, before the score line and attach this to the left side inside corner , where the 2 small cubes meet. Line up score folded edge with card edge as shown.

16. Apply adhesive to the half circle that is overhanging, position the tiger panel centrally over this tab, and press down firmly to attach. The tiger will now be secured but able to move when card is opened and closed.

17. Create a circle attaching tab as before, but this time attach to the top of the large cube where the 2 front sides meet, attach to the left side as before. Apply adhesive to the half circle that is overhanging and add the parrot topper centrally, all as before.

18. Create pop ups for the flamingo and floral die cut in the same way, using 3.5cm circles , folded in half and cover half circles with pink pattern paper. Attach flamingo to one and flowers to the other.

19. Attach flamingo and flower pop ups to the top of the smaller cubes, the pink paper, position carefully at an angle so the card can still fold down.

20. Cut 4 strips of acetate and attach 2 leaves and 2 lemon diecuts , one to the top of each strip.Trim acetate strips to desired height before arranging and adhering the strips into the inside top of the larger cube shape. Like a pop up box card.

21. Add the sentiments as desired, I’ve used 4, adding a circular one to the front of each smaller cube and a banner one to the 2 top cube sections.

22. Fold down card as shown to go into an envelope.

23. Finished card – Open out to display as shown.

I hope you find this step by step helpful in creating your own pop up cube cards, please let me know what you think of the project and if you like the nice bright designs in the collection too! I’m always happy to hear suggestions for new card tutorials, happy to answer your queries, so please leave me a comment or just say hi! I have many more projects to share so a follow would be lovely too, until next time!, Love Angela x

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