Theresa M McEntee
Sunflower Box Pop Up Card
Measurements: Cajun Craze Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Crumb Cake CS: 5 1/4 x 8 inches with a score line at 4 inches, 3 3/4 x 5 inches and 1 x 3 inches; Very Vanilla CS: 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches, 3 x 5 inches, 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches and two 1 x 1 1/2 inches.
First you are going to cut the 5 1/4 x 8 inch Crumb Cake CS that has the score line at 4 inches. Using your Paper Trimmer place the 5 1/2 inch side on top with the left edge at 1 inch. Cut from 2 1/2 to 5 1/2 inches. Move the left edge to 2 1/2 and make the same cut.
Turn the Crumb Cake CS until the 8 inch side is on top. With the left edge at 2 1/2 inches make a score line between the cuts from 1 inch to 2 1/2 inches. Move the left edge to 5 1/2 inches and make another score line like the first. Now you can fold the card piece so that a little box pops out.
Flip the Crumb Cake card piece so that the box is 1 inch from the bottom. Cut the 1 x 3 inch Crumb Cake CS in half at 1 1/2 inches. Make a scoreline at 1 inch lengthwise. Trim the corners as shown. These will be the flaps for the box top. Adhere the box flaps. Close the card piece after you adhere the box tops to ensure it will lie flat. If not, trim the corners of the flaps a little more.
Use the Memento black ink to stamp the images that will be colored with the Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers. Stamp the milk can from the Country Home stamp set onto the bottom of the 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch Very Vanilla CS. Stamp the bunch of sunflowers from the Jar of Flowers stamp set above the milk can, and onto the 3 x 5 inch Very Vanilla CS.
Use Early Espresso ink to stamp the sentiment "Happy Harvest Blessings" onto the 3/4 x 4 inch strip of Very Vanilla CS. Next stamp the sentiment "You are the happy to my day" onto the Crumb Cake insert to the right hand side of the box.
Use the Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers to color the sunflowers. I used the Light and Dark version of Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Calypso Coral and Cinnamon Cider for the flowers. I used Just Jade and Shaded Spruce for the leaves. Color the bunch of sunflowers above the milk can and the two bunches stamped on the 3 x 5 inch Very Vanilla CS.
Color the milk can with the Light and Dark versions of Smoky Slate and Gray Granite. I started on the outer edges with the Dark Smoky Slate and worked my way to the middle of the can finishing with the Light Gray Granite.
Trim off the little buds and fern frond on the right side of one of the bunches of sunflowers. Fussy cut both bunches. Adhere a 1 x 1 1 /2 inch Very Vanilla CS tab to the back of the bunches.
I placed the sunflowers in the box, being mindful to keep the edges in the middle from crossing over the 4 inch score line on the Crumb Cake CS. Next I used the Scoring Tool to score the sunflowers in line with the outer edge of the box. I folded the sunflowers along the score line.
I adhered the Very Vanilla CS tab on the back of the sunflowers to the back of the box, being sure to keep the folded edge in line with the outer edge of the box. Before the glue dried, I closed the Crumb Cake CS to be sure everything was lined up and the card would be able to close. I opened the Crumb Cake CS and applied glue to the folded portion of the sunflowers, then closed the Crumb Cake CS card piece again to smooth it out.
Here is what it looks like when you open the card back up with the edges glued in place.
To adhere the Crumb Cake CS card piece to the Cajun Craze CS card base, first lay the piece in the card and apply adhesive to one side. Close the card and rub firmly. Open the card and apply adhesive to the other side. Close and rub firmly.
Adhere the milk can piece to the 3 3/4 x 5 inch Crumb Cake CS, then adhere that to the front of the Cajun Craze CS card base.
Add the sentiment "Happy harvest Blessings" with Stampin' Dimensionals. Viola! You have made it through this challenging 3D Pop-Up Box Card