I saw this card on Dawn’s Stamping Thoughts and thought it was adorable..
To make a pop up cube card….
I used one piece of 12 x 12″ white cardstock and trimmed 1/2″ off one side.
Put the paper in your score board on the 11 1/2″ length and score at 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″, 8 1/4″, and 11″.
Using your paper trimmer, put the paper in the trimmer on the 12″ length, and cut it at 9 1/4″, 6 1/2″ and cut, and then cut at 5 1/2″…You’ll have a 1″ piece that you won’t need.
You’ll need 12 pieces of each of the following:
2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ colored cardstock
2 3/8″ x 2 3/8″ silver (optional)
2 1/4 x 2 1/4″ white…six you’ll need to decorate and six will be plain.
You don’t need to do the silver layer, it’s optional.
I used two stamp sets: Winnie and Walter You’re So Tweet
Inspired by Stamping Birthday Sentiments
I colored four images from the You’re So Tweet stamp set with alcohol markers and stamped two sentiments all on the 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ squares.
You’ll need one more small sentiment. I chose Happy Birthday…
You’ll also need: Two pieces of white cardstock that are thinner and shorter than your sentiment..In my case, my sentiment was 1/2″ tall and about 1 3/4″ long, so my two strips needed to be 1/4″ tall x 1 1/2″ long….You’ll fold these two strips in half and later I’ll give you more information on these.
Taking one of your 2 3/4″ strips you cut, fold all of your scores and then put tear tape on the outside of the 1/2″ scored area…then fold your box with that strip inside the box. Do the same to the other 2 3/4″ piece as well as the 5 1/2″ piece. Next, you’ll want to take the 5 1/2″ box and make sure the glued corner is facing you.
Take one of your smaller boxes and flatten it and make sure the glued end is facing you (in the center) then glue the bottom half of the back of it to the bottom half of the bigger box on either the left or right side. Do the same with the other small box, on the side you didn’t glue the first one to..
Next, glue all of your images and sentiments to the squares of the box. I used Plus Corporation Heavy Duty Tape Runner to adhere mine.
The plain squares you’ll put two inside the top, the back of the 5 1/2″ box and you’ll put two inside the 2 3/4″ boxes, facing you, and two on the bottom of the inside of your 2 3/4″ boxes.
Then you’ll get your Happy Birthday and two white small strips…on the small strips, put tear tape on half of the strip and wet glue on the other half (the same side)..do that to both strips…then put one strip folded in half with the wet glue facing inside and lay it inside the center of the two small boxes..hold it until it sets up..it should be a flap that sticks up…do the same with the other strip on the other side, then lay your sentiment on the strips and make sure it’s even and centered..
It will fit into a 6 x 6″ envelope..