A little while ago I came across the most amazing hybrid pop-up box cards (created with my doodles!) and I’m SO excited to be able to share them with you today! I’m always a little bit in awe of papercrafters and the amazing creations they make, especially as my own scissor skills are very limited! These cards were created by a lovely lady named Anne who got in touch with me recently to chat cardmaking and doodles.
Dinosaur Box Cards
Anne uses a single sheet of 250gsm A4 card to create the box card base, and then sizes the images she wants to use in her image editing software (Anne uses Serif Craft Artist). She then prints the images on 210 gsm card and uses her Silhouette Portrait electronic cutter to cut them out (no fiddly scissor cutting involved – hooray!!). She likes to leave a small white border around the images to make them “pop” from the overall card design.
Sleepover Box Card
Anne decorates the sides and the flaps of the box card with patterned papers, printed sentiments or more doodles before gluing the main box together. The printed doodles are then attached to thin strips of clear acetate (to allow them to move and explode out of the box!) which are then glued to the support struts constructed inside the box. The whole card folds flat to allow it to fit in an envelope and then surprise the recipient when they open it and all the images pop out!
Super Hero Box Card
Anne enjoys personalising the cards, adding different greetings and varying the images within each card so every one is unique! She also adds flowers, other embellishments and printed photographs to some cards for an extra special touch.
Fairytale Princess Box Card
Gardening Box Cards
Aren’t these cards amazing?! They are so creative and I love all the thought Anne puts into personalising them and making them extra special!
If Anne’s cards have inspired you to create your own box cards, here’s a great tutorial from Sylvia at Papermill Direct (suppliers of fabulous card and paper!) that will help you get started! If you do create a card, I would LOVE to see it so please feel free to get in touch and share your work with me!