Hi there! It’s Judy here from Created Just 4 U! Do you have a card style that is your favorite to create? I do, and it is the pop-up box card! I love making these for any occasion, and I think this one turned out beautifully using card stocks from CutCardStock!

Congratulations Pop-Up Box Card


I cut a piece of the BASIS BLACK CARDSTOCK to 10 1/2 x 7 inches for the card box base. Then, I scored at 2 1/2, 5, 7 1/2, and 10 inches along the long side. Next, turn so the short side with the 1/2 inch score line is across the top. Score at 3 1/4 down to the last score line.

Remove the top part of the 1/2 score line to form a tab on the bottom. Cut along the other 3 score lines down to the horizontal scoreline. This is all on the 3 1/4 inch end.

Now we are ready to decorate the box and flaps. I used the CLASSIC LINEN GOLD PEARL CARD STOCK and cut 3 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch pieces, 3 2 1/4 x 3-inch pieces, and 1 2 1/4 x 6 3/4 inch pieces.

Building the Pop-Up Box Card

Adhere the 3 1/2 lengths to the bottom of each panel of the scored piece of black card stock. Turn the black piece over and attach the 3-inch pieces to the panels that are cut. Fold the black card into a box and adhere the tab to the inside of the unscored side to form the box. Adhere the 6 3/4 inch piece of gold to the back inside panel.

Next, I cut 3 pieces of CLASSIC CREST RECYCLED 100 NATURAL WHITE CARD STOCK to 2 1/8 x 2 7/8 inches and a piece measuring 2 1/8 x 6 5/8. I opted to die cut a border on each of these pieces, centered and adhered over the gold. Now you need 2 pieces of 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch pieces to hold the pop-up elements. Score these pieces at 1/2 and 3 inches along the long side, fold to form tabs, and adhere to either side inside the box.

I die cut several pieces of each of the card stocks in different size stars.

These pieces are adhered to strips of various lengths of acetate and attached to the 2 strips inside the box. Also, I die cut a few flourishes to add. Stamp, emboss and die cut the sentiment before adding to the front flap.

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Judy VanZandt

I am a married mother of 2 adult children and avid crafter. I've indulged in many different types of crafts, but paper crafting is really my passion and has been for more than 20 or so years. I love making cards, scrapbooking, altering frames, bottles, notebooks and just about anything else you can put paper to.