Pop Up Box Card

Pop up Box card
The Pop up Box card is surely one of the easiest 3 D card designs and no wonder it has become so popular . I had a go at making it using the tutorial shared by my friend Nancy.
         My daughter’s birthday falls at the end of the month and her tastes have become more sophisticated so rather than the usual Disney theme I decided to make a garden themed card with lots of little birds.
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Pop Up Box Card
I lined the box with glittery floral pattern paper and went to town with 3 D glitter stickers .Inked the white edges of the stickers with distress ink to let them blend with the rest of the project.Also to add to the garden feel adde a bit of grass on the panels and  a glitter foam fence on one panel of the pop up box card.
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Pop Up Box Card
Here is the card folded flat.
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Pop Up Box Card
Supplies : Dies : cheery Lynn Grass, Marianne fence,Spellbinder lace heart. Stickers from Itsy Bitsy

      I hope you liked my pop up box card….if you have a stash of stickers like I do this card design is one of the best ways to use up your stickers.
Here is a compilation of card making tutorials


Mothers Day Card

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Double Twisted Easel card
My mother loves flowers and cards so made a special fancy fold card with handmade paper flowers for Mothers Day.
   This card started out as a simple double twisted easel card[ like I have shared  in the Double twisted Easel card tutorial  and Roses Double twisted Easel card]  but then I went to town adding lots of layers ,leaves and handmade flowers.
     My mom loves gardens and I made a 3 D garden fence by folding and rolling  the lattice into a half cylinder [similar to how I made the frames in the 3 D picture frame tutorial but I used double sided tape instead of foam tape here]
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Fancy Fold Card
       I used the Cheery Lynn Sunflower die to make the 3 different types of flowers .Added tiny Cheery Lynn butterflies on the  leafy flourishes which I actually cut and stuck to make different styles of leafy swirls[Here are is a tutorial link on How to make leafy branch]
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Mothers Day card
The 2 Easels fold flat snugly against the lattice fence and can be propped up again on the triple layered lace Heart.Fancy fold card 4           I did not take photos while I was making the flowers but new visitors do take a peek at my Handmade flower tutorials  And hope you enjoyed this floral Fancy fold Mothers Day card.
           And Thank you so much for the love showered on my daughter’s Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen – I am so happy you want us to share more of the crafty stuff we are making for her Egyptian theme birthday—ha ha be ready to be bombarded with mummies and beetles in the coming days!
Supplies- Dies :Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish, Cheery Lynn Butterflies,Cheery Lynn Sunflower , Spellbinder Leaves,Lace Hearts,Poppy stamps Memory box Meso background
Paper: DCWV Botanical stack?
Edited : this project was winner and top 3 at Delightful Challenges  theme petal power and has earned me a Guest DT spot


How to make an Easy Picture frame

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Picture frame tutorial
         Dear friends sharing an easy picture frame tutorial to make a unique 3 D frame to house “works of art”.This is a picture of the Egyptian Pharaoh King Tutankhamen coloured by my daughter with sketch pens and watercolours.
        My daughter will turn 8 at the end of this month and being rather enamoured of the “monster- high” dolls ,she wanted a monster high themed party.I must admit I can't stand the ghoulish looking dolls and cringed. Fortunately one of her dolls is “Cleo de nile” and so we managed to reach an agreement and have an “Egyptian theme” Birthday party instead.
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Picture frame tutorial
          The whole week my little girl and I  have been brainstorming about Egypt themed party ideas.When I printed King Tutankhamen’s picture from Colorkiddo  I never expected my little one would paint it so beautifully!
She used a shimmery gold water colour paint  for the gold on King Tutankhamen’s face!! She was so proud of it I just had to get it framed .
        Life is so hectic right now that I can't spare the time to go to a professional place to get it framed so I decided to make my own picture frame. I have made lots of handmade photo frames earlier and here are some of the tutorial links [Photo-frame tutorial 1,Photo-frame tutorial 2,Photo-frame tutorial 3]
          I didnt want to embellish the frame for this picture but didnt want a flat frame either.Luckily the Craft Gods were shining on me and my experimentation proved successful

3 D Picture frame tutorial

Materials Required

  • Double sided foam tape – 1 inch would be the easiest width to work with
  • Corrugated paper- different qualities of corrugated paper are available.The sturdier ones would be best to make the 3 D picture frame.Instead of corrugated paper you could also use foam sheets or textured card stock but corrugated paper is the easiest as its flexible and will take a bit of squishing!!
  • Cardboard or other base- I recycled a sturdy piece of cardboard to make the base of this DIY picture frame
  • OHP transparency / Acetate – optional if you want to give a protective cover from dust.

Here is how to make the 3 D Picture frame border

We cut out the painting and stuck it on corrugated glittery gold paper with foam tape for added dimension.
I stuck the corrugated paper with the painting on a sturdy cardboard base[ recycled!] and stuck 1 inch double sided foam tape all along the borders.
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Picture frame tutorial
I cut out corrugated paper to make the border frame the same length as the tape on one side of the picture but of width 2 and 1/4 inch. If you are using a different width of foam tape just double the width plus add a bit extra to get the width of corrugated paper to use.
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Picture frame tutorial
Stick the “right side” of the  corrugated paper on the inner half of the tape only. Press firmly using your fingers.
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Picture frame tutorial
Roll the corrugated paper like you were making a cylinder into the middle of the foam tape
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Picture frame tutorial
Stick the edge of the corrugated paper on the middle of the sticky foam tape
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Picture frame tutorial
Now press firmly on the outer part of your corrugated paper so that it sticks firmly to your foam tape
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Picture frame tutorial
Corrugated paper takes a bit of squishing without getting squashed!!Make half cylinder tubes for all 4 sides and you have a  beautiful  3 D picture frame
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DIY  3 D Picture frame 
          You can leave the ends of the cylinders open or glue semicircles cut out of corrugated paper to cover them like I have done here in the picture frame.
Optional step- Insert a transparency[acetate sheet] over the picture wedged between the 4 frame borders to protect your picture from dust.
         I hope this easy Picture frame tutorial will come in handy to frame a picture or even an image in card making or to create a 3 D frame for a photo in a layout.
Do tell me how you liked my kiddo's art and the frame tutorial .
Here are more links to what we made for our Egypt theme Birthday Party

Edited : This project got an honorable mention at Crafters Corner "special" theme

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