Pop Up Box Construction Tutorial.

Hello to all. I would like to share step by step details on how to construct a pop up box. You will need 2 sheets of A4 card for your box base and inside panel, some card for mats and papers and elements 

Step 1
Using your first sheet of A4 cardstock and a scoring board, score the longer length of card at 7cm, 14cm, 21cm and 28cm. Turn your card and leaving the first panel unscored, score across remaining panel at 9cm, as show in picture 1.

Step 2

Fold your box on all of the score lines created. Cut down the shorter 9cm fold lines to make the folds for the top of your box. Trim the excess to create the tab for the side of your box base as shown in picture 2.

Step 3

Create the inner panels of the box. Score and cut a strip of card at 12cm from across the width of your second A4 sheet, this is the depth of the bottom portion of you box. Score across this strip at 2cm, 9cm, 11cm, 18cm, 20cm, Cut off small amount of excess from the end of the card strip. See picture 3.

Step 4

Fold and score your panel to form the two inner panels for the box base as shown in picture 4.

Step 5

Cut the mats for your designer paper layers.

20cm x 6.5cm – 1 required
11.5cm x 6.5cm - 5 required
8.5cm x 6.5cm – 3 required

Step 6

Cut your designer paper layers and glue onto mats.

19.5cm x 6cm – 1 required
11cm x 6cm – 5 required
8cm x 6cm – 3 required

Step 7

Add your mats/layers to the outside of your box construction and 2 inside panels. Add double sided tap to tabs.

Step 8

Fold and assemble your inner box layers as shown in picture 8.

Step 9

Assemble your box round the inner layer construction and tape the side tag on the side of your box base to the inside of the box back panel.

Step 10

Glue the mat and layer onto the back of your box to cover the tag connecting the base of the box to
the back panel. Your basic box construction is complete.

Step 11

Print out the elements and sentiments your require to decorate your pop up box. For this project the elements were printed onto a 300gsm stamping card. Fussy cut your elements, place onto mats if required.

Step 12

Add any further die cut elements you require and stick the elements onto the die cuts to decorate your box. 

Care should be taken to ensure your elements do not overhang the edge of the box construction excessively when the box is folded flat, so that it will fit in easily in a C5 envelope for postage.

List of materials used to make this project
Papers and elements from Men Only Collection - Michele R Designs
Crafter's Companion Kraft Card for box base
Crafter's Companion Black Matt card for mats
Sating Finish printer paper and Sheena Stamping card for layers and detail
Tim Holtz die - Gadget Gears
Embossing folder and distress ink detail
The Big Score Board

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