Sunday, January 26, 2014

Steampunk Pop-Up Box Card


Hi everyone! When I first saw the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers for this Pop-up Box Card, I knew it would be the perfect card to make my son for his birthday this month. This is the second year in a row that he's been deployed in the Middle East over Thanksgiving, Christmas, AND his birthday, so I wanted to make him something really special. And I guess it did the trick - he loved it!

The great thing about this card is these inner strips that allow you to add all sorts of raised embellishments. There are so many holidays and occasions this would work for.

For this card, I wanted a masculine look and decided to go with a 'time' theme (seems like I am hooked on that theme lately!) All the paper I used is from Prima's Engraver paper pack. I cut out the clock image and added gears and spinners then adhered it to one of the cross pieces. More gears were added to the other strip. To give it a little more movement, I cut two strips of acetate and adhered them to the center piece. I punched circles from kraft cardstock and added Remnant Rubs with Luke's age (how is it that I have a 22 year old son?!) and added them to the top of the strips.

The pocket watch was cut from chipboard using Tim's Mini Pocketwatch die from Sizzix. On top of it, I added a Remnant Rub, one of the new Index Labels, and Chitchat Stickers. The top is tied with the new Jute String. Love that stuff!

Here's the card folded flat for mailing. It fits perfectly into a 6 x 9" envelope. The pointing finger is from the new Expedition Ephemera pack. At the bottom, I spelled out 'party' with letters cut from kraft paper using Tim's Wanted alpha die. To give the card a little height when opened, I cut a pediment from cardstock and painted it black. After sanding it a bit, I adhered it to the top of the back portion of the card.


I love including Vine videos so you can get a better idea of how the different pop-up cards operate. Isn't it just the coolest card?? It was also incredible easy to figure out how to put it together. Even though it looks really complicated, it is only a few scores and cuts.

Nearly all the materials I used can be found at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Remember to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10%!


Thanks so much for stopping by! I apologize for my lack of posting lately. I've been enjoying a bit of down time and recharging my creative batteries. I am itching to get back into the studio now, and can't wait to share more with you soon!

34 comments:

  1. Definitely THE coolest card I've ever seen!!!!! XXX

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  2. Adding the video visual was so great! This is an amazing card! And the fact that it can be sent flat is awesome. What a great gift for your son.

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  3. Just amazing! What a brilliant creation - and just so cool to see the little video of how it all unfolds - fantastic!
    Alison x

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  4. Shelly, wow! everytime I think: this is the best you have made and now you come up with something even more amazing. I LOVE it!!

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  5. An amazing card!! Love the idea and your version is so cool. LOVE IT!!

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  6. This is just soooo brilliant, Shelly!
    I HAVE to try one of these too - even though I know I won't come up with a result that is comparable to yours. An amazingly beautiful pop up card and your son is so lucky to have such a talented mom! Awesome!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  7. This is beyond fabulous!

    So glad your son loved it! Belated birthday wishes to him and thanks for serving!

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    1. That should have been "Thanks to him for serving".

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  8. This is so awesome! … and the vine helps to see how it "POP's". I need to try this.

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  9. I can see why your son loved this birthday card, it's do original and creative and how amazing is the design xx

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  10. Just so awesome...box card... fun idea !

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  11. What an amazing card, and could you make that vine about 30+minutes so we can see how you made it??? lol....thanks for sharing!

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  12. Definitely want to try this. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. As usual, your creations stun and amaze me! This is uber fabulous Shelly!

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  14. What a fun creation!! Off to see how it's made. Thanks for the post and the link to the tutorial!!

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  15. Wowzers!!! An incredible card, absolutely love Steampunk so 'no brainer' for me! Does look complex & wish I could afford all TH products. Sadly video wouldn't play for me, Will try to find you on YouTube.... Tfs, A May Zing!! :)

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  16. Wow! This is just amazing and fun!! How cool! :)

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  17. WOW!!!!!! That is amazing & SO gorgeous! Thanks for the Vine video too.

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  18. Your Vine Video is AWESOME!!! This is the coolest card anybody could receive!!! I love it! I missed seeing you at CHA...was hoping you'd be there! Hope you are doing well!

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  19. Oh wow Shelly - this most definitely is the coolest card! Genius crafting! The little video demo is brilliant! Nicola x

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  20. OMG OMG OMG SHELLY!!! I WANT WANT WANT one of these. WOW! Love the video at the end too....how cool. Thanks for sharing. Karen.x

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  21. I LOVE this card. 1) It has dimension. 2) It's got so many cool aspects to it. 3) It's funky. 4) It's masculine, and those seem extra hard to pull off. Well done!! And thanks for sharing. Tell you son thank you for his service.

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  22. Oh wooooow, Shelly, I love how this turned out! Thanks for linking to the tutorial!

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  23. What an amazing card, Shelly! Not only is the design cool, but the way you have used the steampunk theme with all those wonderful embellishments is totally terrific. And thanks for the Vine video to really show us how it works. This totally rocks as a birthday card for your son!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  24. WOW s the only word!! WOW! Love it!

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