Thursday, 15 May 2014

HOW TO MAKE A FLOWER POP UP CARD

HOW TO MAKE A STUNNING FLOWER POP UP BOX

 
I MADE A FLOWER POP UP CARD THAT EVERYONE LOVED AND LOTS OF PEOPLE WANTED ME TO SHOW THEM HOW TO MAKE ONE, THERE ARE LOTS OF PHOTOS BUT WANTED YOU TO GET A GOOD IDEA OF HOW TO MAKE ONE, SO PLEASE FORGIVE THE LONG BLOG AND I HOPE YOU FIND IT WORTH WHILE AND ENJOY IT.
 
HERE ARE A COUPLE I HAD MADE AND THESE ARE THE LARGE POP UP CARDS
 
 
 
 
I'M GOING TO MAKE A SMALL POP UP CARD, YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN CARD FROM A A4 CARDSTOCK OR BUY SOME FROM www.craftworkcards.co.uk   Pop-Up Box Cards
LOVELY AND FAST TO USE AS EVERYTHING IS PRE SCORED FOR YOU
 
 
I MEASURED THE PANELS TO CUT MY PAPER TO SIZE
 
 
BOTTOM PANELS MEASURE 5CM ACROSS AND 8CM HIGH X 4
SMALL PANELS 5CM ACROSS AND 6 1/2 CM  HIGH X 3 AND CUT THEM ALL OUT. I LIKE TO MOUNT MINE ON MATCHING PAPER TO MAKE THEM STAND OUT
 
 
STICK 3 OF THE LAGRE PANELS TO  THE LOWER 3 PANELS, DON'T STICK ANYTHING ON THE  LONG PANEL, THATS THE BACK OF THE CARD
 
 
MAKE SURE YOU FOLD THE TOP 3 SMALL PANELS DOWN AND STICK THE PAPERS ON TOP OF THEM, ADD THE LAST LARGE PANEL TO THE EMPTY PANEL, GLUE THE FLAP TO THE BACK PANEL AND YOU SHOULD END UP WITH A BOX LOOKING LIKE THIS
 
 
YOU NEED TO CUT TWO STRIPS OF CARDSTOCK APPROX 7 1/2CM LONG, FOLD THE ENDS IN AT BOTH ENDS 1CM EACH, FOLD ONE WAY AT ONE END AND THE OPPOSITE WAY AT THE OTHER END SO YOU END UP WITH A Z SHAPE
 
 
PUT WET GLUE ON BOTH ENDS AND STICK INSIDE THE BOX, STICK ONE END IN AND CLOSE THE BOX FLAT THE OTHER END WILL GLUE TO THE OTHER SIDE WITH EASE AND IN THE RIGHT PLACE, NOW STICK THE SECOND ONE IN BEHIDE THE FIRST ONE
 
 
CUT TWO LENGTHS OF CARDSTOCK ( A GOOD WEIGHT ONE 300G) CUT THEM THIN AT ONE END SO THEY SLIP INSIDE THE BOX AND MAKE THEM WIDER AT THE TOP ( SLIGHTLY WIDER THAN THE BACK PANEL
 
 
 MAKE SURE THE BACK ONE IS SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN THE FRONT ONE
 
 
PLACE 3-4 FLOWERS ON THE BACK SHEET NEAR THE TOP
 
 
PUT THE SECOND CARDSTOCK ON TOP OF THE OTHER JUST BELOW THE FLOWERS
 
 
ARRANGE THE OHER FLOWERS  TO GET A NICE A SHAPE
 
 
 GLUE THE BACK CARD WITH THE 3 FLOWERS TO THE BACK STRIP
 
 
GLUE THE SECOND CARDSTOCK WITH YOUR GLUED FLOWERS TO THE FRONT STRIP
 
 
ADD A BLOOM TO THE FRONT OF THE BOX AND I ADDED SOME WASHI TAPE TO THE PANELS
 
 
NOW TO MAKE THE FLOWERS AND GREENERY, I USED A FEW DIES THAT I WILL SHOW YOU AT THE END, THIS IS A SUE WILSON DIE, I CUT OUT FELT, VELLUM AND CORE'NATIONS CARD/PAPER
 
 
 THIS  FELT IS FROM CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS AND IS REALLY LOVELY TO WORK WITH, IT GLUES PREFECTLY AND HOLDS IT SHAPE WHERE THE OTHERS DON'T. AND NO I'M NOT ON THEIR DESIGN TEAM LOL. I CUT INTO THE BLOOM TO MAKE THE PETALS
 
 
ADDED SOME WET GLUE TO THE TIP OF THE PETAL
 
 
SQUEEZE THE TIP TOGETHER
 
 
SO YOU END UP WITH THIS
 
 
THIS IS HOW YOUR FLOWER WILL LOOK AT THE END
 
 
THIS IS ONE OF THE BLOOMS FROM THE BRENDA WALTON FLOWER STRIP DIE (ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVOURITES, SO MANY BLOOMS FROM ONE DIE
 
 
THIS IS HOW I MADE ONE OF THE FLOWERS, I PICK AND MIXED DIFFERENT SHAPE BLOOMS, VELLUM. FELT AND CARD/PAPER, I LIKE TO LAY THEM OUT TO GET AN IDEA OF WHAT WILL WORK AND LOOK GOOD TOGETHER
 
 
ONCE I'M HAPPY I STICK THEM TOGETHER, YOU CAN USE COSMIC GLUE, PINFLAIR GLUE OR A GLUE GUN
 
 
YOU THEN HAVE TO SHAPE YOUR FLOWER TO GIVE IT SOME LIFE
 
 
PLACE IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND AND USE A PENCIL/PEN TO PUSH DOWN IN THE CENTRE OF THE FLOWER AND TWIST IT AROUND
 
 
MAKE SURE TO PUT SOME PRESURE ON IT AND SQUEEZE  THE BLOOM IN
 
 
THIS IS HOW YOUR BLOOM WILL LOOK. FOR THE CENTRE I USED A TINY CIRCLE OF PAPER AND SCREWED IT IN ON ITSELF
 
 
TO SHAPE YOUR FLOWERS, USE A POKER TOOL OR A KEBAB STICK, REALLY MAKES THE FLOWERS LOOK SO MUCH BETTER THAN JUST BEING FLAT
 
 
I HAVE SHAPED ALL THE PETALS. LAID THEM OUT AND PICKED THE ONES I WANT TO USE
 
 
LAY THE BLOOMS UP AND ONCE YOU ARE HAPPY. GLUE TOGETHER
 
 
I LIKE TO CUT A GOOD LOT OF BLOOMS OUT IN DIFFERENT COLOURS SO I HAVE A GOOD CHOOSE AND LOTS TO PLAY WITH
 
 
THEN I SIT AND MAKE LOADS LOL
 
 
FOLIAGE
THIS DIE IS FROM TATTERED LACE AND IT HAS STUNNING LEAVES IN IT, I LIKE TO CUT A GOOD LOT TO FILL IN THE BOUQUET
 
 
MAKE SURE TO GLUE THE LEAVES IN BETWEEN THE BLOOMS AND COVER ANY OF THE CARDSTOCK THAT MIGHT BE SHOWING
 
 
THIS IS THE BLOOM AT THE FRONT OF THE BOX AND I LIKE TO FILL IT OUT WITH GREENERY FLOWING DOWN FROM IT
 
 
MAKE SURE TO PUT GREENERY BEHIND THE TOP BACK ROW FLOWERS AND BEHIND THE SECOND ROW OF BLOOMS
 
 
MAKE SURE IT LOOKS FULL
 
 
HERE ARE SOME CLOSE UPS SO YOU CAN SEE HOW FULL IT IS
 
 
THIS IS THE BACK OF THE BACK PANEL OF THE BLOOMS THAT ISN'T VERY NEAT
 
 
 
SO I ADDED A DOLLIE TO COVER IT
 
 
ON THE BACK PANEL I ADDED SOME PEARL LIQUIDS AROUND THE EDGE AND ADDED SOME BUTTERFLIES IN MATCHING PAPERS
 
 
 
ON THE SIDE PANELS I ADDED A LEAF AND A VELLEM FLOWER BUT YOU CAN ADD CHARMS SENTIMENTS WHATEVER YOU WANT
 
 
I ADDED PEARL DROPS TO THE CENTRES BUT YOU CAN ADD BUTTONS, BRADS OR GEMS, COVER YOUR FLOWERS IN GLITTER TO MAKE THEM SPARKLE, THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER
 
 
CLOSE UP OF THE BLOOM
 
 
AND THIS IS WHAT YOUR POP UP FLOWER BOX WILL LOOK LIKE
 
 
 I HOPE THIS HAS MADE YOU WANT TO MAKE ONE, REMEMBER YOU CAN USE ANYTHING AND ANY COLOUR, GO WILD AND HAVE FUN, LET ME KNOW IF YOU MAKE ONE I WOULD LOVE TO SEE IT.
 
DIES USED,CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS SUE WILSOM CLASSIC ROSE DIE, TATTERED LACE ORNATE FOLIAGE AND SIZZIX BRENDA WALTON FLOWER STRIP DIE
 
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LEAVE A COMMENT AS I REALLY DO LOVE TO READ THEM, THANK YOU SO MUCH LOVE LISE XXXXX
 

23 comments:

Julie Cassidy said...

Hi Lise thank you for your wonderful tutorial, the card to put the flowers onto is just genius. The bouquet is amazing and beautiful, you're a very talented lady. Lots of love Julie xxx

Janet said...

thank you so much I will have ago as soon as time allows xx

Linda Simpson said...

Welcome back Lise, lovely to visit your blog and oh my word what a way to start blogging again! Stunning, awesome, amazing fantastic, what a fabulous pop op box. I am going to have another go of making one tomorrow.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Denise said...

Beautiful project Lise - thank you for the tutorial xx

Cath said...

Thank you so much for the detailed instructions Lise. I will have to have a play when I am up and about. Love and hugs Cathy xx

jane stillman said...

A fab tutorial,thanks for sharing x

patricia wood said...

Brilliant! Thank you so much xxx

stephen nicholls said...

hiya me luvly great instructions little old you ;)xxxx

Ali Wiseman said...

Aww hun, what a fantastic tutorial! I'm lucky enough to be sat looking at one of these amazing creations that you sent me. They are simply stunning. You are so talented. Love you loads, Ali xxxx

Andree said...

A fantastic tutorial Lise. Your flower pop up boxes are the best I've seen. Thank you for sharing how you make your beautiful flowers and boxes Big hugs xx

Cumbrianlass said...

Its lovely to see you back blogging Lise.
Your tutorial is fabulous and all your pop up cards are absolutely stunning.
Janet xxx

Joanna Dickson said...

What a fantastic, detailed and utterly brilliant tutorial Lise. I've got to agree with Andree, your boxes are the best I've seen too. The flowers are beautiful. Thank you. Lots of crafty love xx

Wendy McCarthy said...

Stunning cards and a fabulously detailed tutorial! These must have taken you hours to make, beautiful! Xx

Kate M said...

Now that's what I call a pop up box card and a half! It's awesome!!
Your tutorial is excellent and your flowers are beautiful!! fabulous project!
xx

Sam Lewis said...

So many flowers and love the use of the different mediums x

Stephanie said...

Beautiful!!! Love this box and great tutorial.

Chris said...

Stunning card boxes, the colours are amazing and thank you for the tutorial. Chris xx

2amscrapper said...

so worth the effort--this is fantastic!

Lea Brawn said...

This is the clearest explanation I have found. Full marks for an excellent tutorial x

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

What an absolutely amazing tutorial and so easy to follow. I will be using this as I am one of the few people who haven't made one yet lol
Your finished ones are absolutely lovely and so full and gorgeous.
Thank you so much for the very lovely comment you left on my blog, it meant a lot.

<3 & hugs
Lisa xxxx

Lise Cooke said...

Thank you so much for all your amazing and fantastic comments, you have made me feel so special, Big hugs and kisses to you all xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Nannie4 said...

I came here from a link on Cindy's blog and I must say that I'm happy that I did. That is an awesome pop-up card!! I love the way you made the flowers and love the fullness of the whole thing. Brilliant!
Nann #57 WOYWW

mignonnie said...

I love it so much to see so much fun in your cards, where others think it is about doing what should...