Craft Ideas for Adults | 20 December 2016How to Make a Pop-Up Card with Gift Boxes Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Everyone loves presents, especially ones that come in stacked boxes. This pop-up element sends a whimsical yet special message. Follow along with this tutorial from The Complete Photo Guide to Card Making. You Will Need • 3 pieces decorative card stock in graduating measurements, 31?2 x 11?2 inches, 21?2 x 11?4 inches, and 2 x 1 inch (8.9 x 3.8 cm, 6.4 x 3.2 cm, and 5 x 2.5 cm) • adhesive • 3 pieces 1?4-inch (6 mm) ribbon, 8 inches (20 cm), cut in half • rhinestone-style embellishments • 1 white folded note card, 41?2 x 51?2 inches (11.4 x 14 cm) • 8 hinge-style adhesive pieces (a hinge is a rectangular piece of plastic divided into 2 equal squares with clear adhesive on one side) • 3 artificial flowers (single layer) and broad petals, 11?4 inches (3.2 cm) diameter • double-sided tape • 1 sheet decorative card stock, 4 x 51?4 inches (10 x 13.4 cm) • ruler • pencil • scissors To make the faux stack of boxes, fold the decorative rectangular pieces in half. Glue the ribbon and rhinestone decorations vertically along the center mark on each half of the rectangles. Set aside. With a ruler and pencil, draw a center guideline along the center fold of the note card to help align the gift box rectangles. Position two of the clear adhesive hinges on the back of the largest rectangle along the side edges. Bend along the perforated line with the sticky sides out, and adhere one side up to the perforated line along the edge of the gift box rectangle. One section will be stuck to the paper and one section of the hinge will hang off the edge of the cutout. Turn over the gift box rectangle and bend the hinge tabs toward the center fold on the rectangle and align the center folds. Press the rectangle and adhere to the base card approximately 1?8 inch (3 mm) from the bottom edge. Repeat with the next two faux gift-box rectangles, graduating in size. Make sure the center folds align with the center fold of the card. Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: Handmade cards are gifts, creative expressions, keepsakes, and relationship builders. Beneath the cardstock and embellishments is deep emotion from the card maker–encouragement, celebration, commemoration, and love. Unlike many store-bought cards that are thrown away, handmade cards are cherished and displayed. They spark connections, express feelings, evoke laughter, and warm the hearts of friends, relatives, and coworkers. There’s joy in the process of creating, as well as in giving and receiving handmade cards. The Complete Photo Guide to Cardmaking is the ultimate resource on card making. All paper-crafting techniques that can be employed for card making are thoroughly covered, including a comprehensive description of paper types available, folding options and techniques, coloring and image transfer methods, and adding embellishments. Inside, you’ll also find methods for using a computer to design and print cards. More than 80 projects give you lots of ideas and inspiration to create cards of your own, using the techniques you’ve learned. Unique envelope templates and a helpful source list are included. Expert paper crafter Judi Watanabe provides you with a one-stop reference for making cards for any occasion. This book includes step-by-step photographed instructions for a wide range of techniques, as well as projects to accompany each area of card making. Full of gorgeous cards, The Complete Photo Guide to Cardmaking explores a wide range of techniques and end products, making it a valuable reference for any crafter. So when the mood strikes, use the artistry you’ve learned to create personalized greetings for everyone you know! Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.