Hello everyone! I had made this pop up box awhile back and there were a lot of questions about how to go about doing it.
It’s actually a pretty simple card, especially now since there are pop up box dies out there. I, however, did it the old fashioned way and made mine from scratch. It’s actually bigger than the pop up box dies since those are A2 sized so it’s a really good card for a special person.It’s quite hard to explain how I created it since there’s a lot of steps, so I made a YouTube tutorial on the steps and all the measurements are listed at the end of this post.
The bottom window, which is the main feature, is one I cut out with an Xactoknife. Using acetate and a xyron sticker maker to adhere the images, it adds a special element to the card. The fish hang from the waves above and appear to be floating in the “aquarium”. Don’t you just love acetate?!
I hope you all enjoy this card! It’s a really fun one. It has a lot of moving parts but if you pre-cut everything out first, and then assemble, it actually goes pretty quickly.
→ Dimensions ←
Card base: 6.5” x 12”
Score lines on the long side: 2.75”, 5.5”, 8.25”, 11”
Score lines on the short side: 2.75”
Inside Panels: (1) 2.5” x 6.25”; (3) 2.5” x 2.5”
Outside Panels: (1) 2.5” x 6.25”; (3) 2.5” x 2.5”; (2) 2.5” x 3.5”
Acetate: 2.75” x 3.75”
Inside strips: 4.75” long, scored at 1” on each side
→ Supplies ←
Gerda Steiner Designs: Lucky Duck: https://goo.gl/N3MmKf
Lawn Fawn: Mermaid for You: https://goo.gl/JwYahT
My Favorite Things Stamp: https://goo.gl/RYQ8UV
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink : http://amzn.to/2vL72O0
Teflon Bone Folder: https://goo.gl/vzkVno
Fiskars Trimmer (mine is discontinued): http://amzn.to/2gm34EW
Scor-Pal double sided tape, 0.25: http://amzn.to/2emogdu
ATG Gun: http://amzn.to/2eUvmWD
Sizzix Big Kick: http://amzn.to/2wOvUXT
Xyron sticker maker: http://amzn.to/2y41ak7
Tonic Craft Pick: http://amzn.to/2xjn5aa
Reverse Tweezers: http://amzn.to/2wYZGJu
Salty Ocean Distress Ink: http://amzn.to/2y41fnV
Distress Ink Blending Tool: http://amzn.to/2wMmeOi