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Winking Frog Pop Up Box Card

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Other products: Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Brushed Corduroy, Mowed Lawn, Black card stock, glass beads

Instructions: For this pop-up box card, I started with a 12" x 12" sheet of cardstock from the Winking Frog Collection. Cut the sheet down to 7" x 11" and scored on the long side at 2.5", 5", 7.5", 10". This will leave a 1" piece at the far end of the box. Turn the sheet of paper counter clock wise and score at 3" from the top, leaving the last panel un-scored. Cut down 3" from the top to the score line of each of the 4 perpendicular score lines. At 10" score mark, cut in at an angle up from the edge of the cardstock to remove the excess and create a tab, this will create the hinge needed to make the box.

Cut 2 strips 5" long and score each end at 1". These will be the strips you adhere to the inside of the box, they are the areas where you will adhere your decorations, in my case, where the frog-ies are all gathered to have fun.

Stamp and die cut flowers using the Botanical Rose cling stamp and die. I used distressing inks to color my flower, but you can use what you have available. I used the smaller of the flowers to layer one onto the other and added a glass bead for the center. Set it aside until ready to use it.

Before you put the box together, decorate both sides, and all box flaps with papers from the collection. I used different sheets from the Winking Frog Paper collection to fussy cut as many frogs and mushrooms as you need.

Once box is covered, put box together making sure the hinge is glued to the inside of the box. Apply adhesive to the end tabs of the 1" x 5" strips, and adhere them to the inside of the opened box, aligning them with the top of the opening. Turning both tabs toward the outside front or back of the box will help ensure straight placement.

Adhere all the fussy cut images you're using, or anything you have die cut or stamped to these strips. Stamp, color and die cut the swirly leaf using the Classic Leaf stamp and Die and adhere it to the front flap. 

Using a black piece of black card stock, I cut a banner just long enough to fit over the front box flap, over this black banner I layered the sentiment "Happy Times Together" that I fussy cut from the paper collection. Adhere this banner on top of the Swirly Leaf. For the final touch, place the flower earlier created on one side of the banner.

Created By: Elsa Sapp

Classic Leaf Cling Stamp Set


Classic Leaf Die


Botanical Wings Die

Winking Frog Paper Collection

Winking Frog Paper Collection