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In yesterday’s stamping techniques class we created these beautiful pop up cards.  These are fantastic because they are a 3D gift that fold flat like a card and can be mailed in a regular card envelope!  This project may appear complicated at first, but it is just a simple 2-4-6-8 box with inserts.  As soon as we went through the steps of building the box, my ladies really did a fantastic job using their independent creativity.  Here are some shots of our projects for the day.

Jennifer-box2 jackie-box kathy-box Joan-box

To make one of your own, follow these instructions below.  These were given me by my talented up-line, Debbie Naylor of Unfrogettable Stamping.  Thanks Debbie!!!


Start with a sheet of card stock cut to 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”. Score your sheet on the long side, at 2”, 4”, 6” and 8” (see arrows below) leaving a ½” tab along the one edge. Rotate your card stock one turn and score at 2-1/2”. Snip off the shorter ½” tab and then angle-cut at the top as shown below.


Cut each of the score lines along the shorter half to the 2-1/2” score.  These will serve as your box flaps.

Next, add a piece of sticky strip to the tab as shown below. Cut two pieces of 2-1/2” x 3” card stock and score each along the shorter side at 1/4″ and 2-1/4” and add sticky strip to each side/flap. These are your box inserts, and when the scored flaps are folded in, your insert should measure 2″ x 3″ .

Attach the flap of one insert as shown below. Then add the second. Your card should look like this:

box steps

Next, remove the adhesive liner and fold the left side over:

box steps-last

Now decorate it!
Cut DSP or card stock to 2-1/4” x 1-3/4” for three sides and a piece to reinforce the back flap that is 5-1/4” x 1-3/4”.
Use a variety of punches, embossing folders, etc. to decorate and embellish your card. Just keep in mind that the card will fold flat as shown above so don’t have too many things overhanging. To attach pieces that stick up, use a skinny strip of card stock and adhere to the inserts.