Hello! Today I have fun pop up box card to share with you featuring Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. My cousin recently had a new baby girl and I wanted to make something special to put in with gift I sent. I purchased the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up Die quite some time ago, but like a lot of things in my stash, never got around to using it. Since I had a theme for this card I figured it would be the perfect time to try it out. I combined a lot of Lawn Fawn stamp sets in this card. I also used paper from the My Minds Eye Blush 6x6 paper pad and the base itself is made with a sheet from one of the DCWV stacks (I have no idea which one lol).
I was a little intimidated by the assembly of this die so I went back and watched the tutorial on Lawn Fawn's YouTube channel. It's no where near as difficult as it looks. The first pieces you cut are the 2 that form the box itself. I used my bone folder to crease all the score lines. Each piece has a little tab on the end where you glue them together. I laid them flat side by side and glued the first tab so that both sides were even. Then I folded the side with the tab over added my glue and then folded the other side on top of it. This keeps everything straight and make it pretty easy.
Next I cut 3 of the inserts that you adhere your scene pieces to. You can cut as many or as few of these as you like. For me 2 is almost too few and more than 4 is too many.
I creased them with a bone folder and glued them into the box. I kept them spaced evenly and just slightly lower than the top. I cut several pieces of green cardstock with the Grassy Border Die and trimmed them to fit the width of the inserts. I glued one to the front of each insert, aligning it to how high I wanted the grass to stick up.
After that part was assembled I began die cutting all of the other little elements for the box. I cut 4 of banner poles and the string between them from brown cardstock. The tiny flags, the little stars and all of the decorative stitched rectangles were cut from papers from the Blush 6x6 paper pad. I assembled the banner and glued it to the back insert. I glued the 3 pieces of gingham paper to the side and back flaps, ut left the front blank.
Then I began stamping all of my images. The baby elephant is from Wild For You. The big elephant is from Elphie Selfie. The small hearts, the bows and the gift are from Christmas Like No Otter. I colored them all with copics and accented them with white gel pen.
I glued the bows to the side and back panels. I glued the baby elephant and her gift to the front insert and the big elephant to the middle insert. For the hearts I cut skinny strips of clear plastic packaging and glued the hearts to the ends. I then placed them behind each of the elephants so they look as if they are floating up from them.
The sentiment was my least favorite thing to do on this on this card. First I realized that for some crazy reason I did not have any baby stamp sets. I tried a couple other "congratulations" sentiments, but didn't like any of them. I also tried stamping directly on the foiled paper with Stazon, but didn't like that either. 3 or 4 tries down the road the finished sentiment ended up with "A little message to say" from Love Letters, "congratulations" from Happy Wedding and "welcome baby" from Chirpy Chirp Chirp. I cut the stitched rectangle accent piece from foiled paper and trimmed a piece of white cardstock to fit just inside the stitching with the stamped sentiment on it. I adhered that to the front flap and my scene was complete. On the back side of the back panel I added a white Stitched Rectangle to write my note on. I folded the card flat and added a little circle from the Push Here set that said "Open Me."
I was so in love with this card when I finished I almost didn't want to give it away, but I did. I put it in one of Simon Says Stamp's metallic pink envelopes and away it went. I will definitely be making more of these cards in the future and if you haven't tried them you should! This die makes it incredibly easy to do. I hope you enjoyed today's post and I'll see you again soon! XO ~ Amy