Jun 9, 2019

You're Smokin' Happy Father's Day

Hello Crafty Friends - Annie here with a fun Pop-up Box card for Father's Day!

Now, before we get started I want to let you know that - your eyes are not playing a trick on you. Yes, the card base color changes during this tutorial. I started out with a darker color of blue but, I didn't like the way it started looking so I change the color of cardstock to a lighter one.

However, the tutorial is still the same. 😁

Let's get started on how to create this simple yet fun card.

First, cut 2 pieces of cardstock 7-1/2" long by 4-1/4" wide.
You will be scoring on both pieces.

Next, you need to score the cardstock at 1/2" and 1" mark. You need to do this on both sides of your cardstock and on both pieces of cardstock.

Then, you will be folding on these score lines. The old fan style - like back in the elementary school days.

Next, you will need to cut a shape of your choice into one of the cardstock pieces.
(I did a Lawn Fawn Reversed Scalloped Window - actually in my finished card).

You should have one with an opening and one sold. Both with the folds on the sides.
Top View of the card base.

Now, that you have the cutting and folding done you can start decorating your card. 

I stamped and colored my images. Then, fussy cut them out because I don't have the dies to coordinate. I am ordering them soon. 😉 Next, I created a background onto a piece of white cardstock measuring 4.25x5.50" using a cloud stencil and some Distress ink. I just didn't want a plain paper for my background however, you can use pattern paper if you prefer. I also did all the die cutting for the componence I would be needing to decorate the card.  4 sets of grass (2 in light green and 2 in dark green), 2 small puffy clouds, 1 large puffy cloud, 2 suns (1 each in light and dark yellow) and 1 White scalloped window.

I adhered the cloud piece of cardstock onto the solid 
cardstock panel (which is the back of the card). 

Next, I layered the glass - I like to create layers.
 So, I die cut each grass piece 2x from two different green cardstock.  

I like to use up my scraps for this. That's why you can see some fish shapes. 

I simply ran some adhesive onto the light green grass and adhered it behind the darker one for the back hillside and reverse it for the front grass.


Next, I adhered the back grass to the card base panel. Then, I adhered the BBQ with some foam adhesive in the center.

I ran the larger cloud through my Xyron sticker maker and placed it onto the background to the top right. Then, I ink the edges of the smaller clouds. I adhered one onto the larger cloud using foam adhesive. I set the back panel aside.

Working with the front panel - I adhered the white scalloped frame onto the card front. 

I layered and adhered the suns to created one two-tone sun. Then, I adhered the sun to the left top corner on the inside. Next, I adhered the other smaller puffy cloud using foam adhesive.   

Now, to the front grass. I adhered it to the inside of the bottom of the card front. making sure that the BBQ wasn't completely covered. I just do a dry fit for placement. I then set the front panel aside.

 Now, I turned my attention to the BBQ. On the back panel.

I start by adhering the flames to the back of the grill. **Note: I leave a bit of cardstock on the bottom of items I am tucking behind things for easy placement. I add a bit of foam adhesive to the tops of the flames. Next, I adhered the skewer of veggies and the T-Bone steak. I did add a bit of low profile adhesive to the steak.  

Next, finishing the card -  by adhering the front and back panels together. Run some adhesive on each of the tabs on the back panel then lining up the edges of the front panel press in place. 

The is a Top View of the tabs adhered together.

The card is almost complete all that is needed is a sentiment.

Now, you can add your sentiment.  I stamped the sentiments onto strips of white cardstock and cut a slant on one end. I adhered the BBQ Fork and Spatula to each the sentiments and then adhered them onto the card front. The bottom sentiment & spatula used low profile foam adhesive. To mail your card just gently push in the side tabs and the card will fit in a standard A2 Envelope.

Your Pop-up Box Card is now complete!

Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn - Let's BBQ Stamps

I didn't use them - however, they are available in the store.
Lawn Fawn - Let's BBQ Dies

Lawn Fawn - Meadow Borders Dies

Lawn Fawn - Reverse Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Windows Dies

Lawn Fawn - Simple Puffy Clouds Dies

Lawn Fawn - Spring Showers Dies

VersaFine Clair Ink Pad - Nocturne

Thermoweb - 3D Foam Squares Combo Pack - White .25" &  .5"

Best Glue Ever

Fineline 20 Gauge Applicator & Bottle - Empty 1/Pkg

Other Supplies Used:
Hero Arts Stamps - Celebrate CL498

Copic Markers: 
B00, B01, BG72, C1, C2, C3, E15, E18, RV69 & R59

Spectrum Noir Markers: 
IG4, IG5, LY1, BO1, OR2, RB1, RB2, TN2, TN3, GB7, CG1, JG1, LG3 & MG1
** If you would like to which markers I used on each image
 I will have them listed on my blog by image. 

Recollections Brand Heavy Weight
White, Summer Daze, Lemon Ice, 
Golden Yellow, Green Grass & Lime

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you found some inspiration!

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