When I saw the pattern for this Cube Pop Up Card, I knew it would be a hit this Christmas season! So let me show you what I decided to create.
I started by cutting the Night of Navy card stock for the base at 9″ x 5-1/4″ followed by scoring it @ 2-1/8″, 4-1/4″, 6-3/8″, and 8-1/2″. This would make the tallest cube.
Then I cut another piece of Night of Navy card stock at 9″ x 4-1/4″ and scored it at 2-1/8″, 4-1/4″, 6-3/8″, 8-1/2″. I placed the 4-1/4″ side at the top of the Paper Trimmer so I could cut this piece in half at 2-1/8″. This will now be the 2 shorter cubes.
I folded the Night of Navy card stock on score lines, burnished the folds with a bone folder. It was best to use some Tear & Tape along the 1/2″ edge of each card stock piece to adhere the edges and make 3 open-ended boxes.
Now that the 3 boxes were ready, it was time to put them together. To do this, I had to keep the seam on all 3 boxes towards the front. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, I attached the 2 smaller boxes to the front of the tall box. I did have to make sure that the small boxes would fold up and the card would fit into a standard envelope. Once I managed to get the first one to work, I found it easy to create more!
It can be decorated in a number of different ways. For this card, I decided to let the Designer Series Paper (DSP) do the work. I cut 4 pieces of Brightly Gleaming DSP @ 2″ x 2″ and 2 pieces of the same design @ 2″ x 2-7/8″. I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach DSP to the outside sides of boxes.
To complete the 2 back panels, I cut 2 pieces of Very Vanilla card stock @ 5″ x 2″ and attached them with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
I also cut 1 piece of Very Vanilla card stock @ 3-1/2″ x 7/8″ for the greeting and used Night of Navy Classic Ink to stamp a greeting from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set on it.
For the hinges used to attach the greeting, I cut 2 pieces of Night of Navy card stock @ 1-1/4″ x 5/8″. I folded the hinges in 1/2, placed Tear & Tape on one side, and Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the other side. Next, I placed the side with liquid glue on the centerfold of the tall box with the fold along the seam. Once both hinges were in place, I peeled the paper off the Tear & Tape and attached the stamped greeting strip making sure that it will lay flat when the card is closed.
After that I chose a coordinating design from the same package of DSP to cut 4 pieces @ 2″ x 2″ and 2 pieces @ 2″ x 3″. To mount these pieces, I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue and attached them to the inside of boxes. The hinges will now be covered and neatly tucked behind the greeting.
There are so many different patterns in the all the amazing packages of Designer Series Paper available from Stampin’ Up! I hope that you’ll try making a few Cube Pop Up Boxes too!
You can see more projects using this design below: