Paper Flower Pop Up Box

My project today is a paper flower pop up box that I made from flowers that were left over from other projects. I don’t know about you but I always have good intentions to save left over odds and ends and then forget all about them.  All of the flowers you see here were in a bowl on my desk so I decided to experiment by arranging them in a pop up box.  I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to arrange them in a natural looking design or if they were going to look all crammed in the box.  LOL!  Normally I wouldn’t put all those bright colors together in one project but I think they really pretty paired with the bright yellow and white box. 

Create a paper flower pop up box with left over flowers from past projects. Click on the photo to see how I made this card with flowers from my stash.

Assemble the 3D Pop Up Box Base

  • Cut the layering pieces.  The designer paper I used iis by Papertrey. 
  •  2   5 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ layers
  •  2   3 5/8″ x 2 3/4″ layers
  •  4   1 7/8″ x 2 3/4″ layers
  • Attach the paper layers to the inside and outside card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Apply 1/2″ double stick tape to the box tab, line it up and secure the box closed.
  • Apply 1/2″ double stick tape to the  white tabs on both sides and insert them inside the box.
  • Note:  I use the Be Creative double stick tape on the tabs because it is much stronger than the ATG adhesive.  I like to use the ATG adhesive on layering paper because it is fast and easy.

The Paper Flowers

All the flowers in the box were formed with paper shaping tools.   You can see my Paper Shaping video tutorial to see how I formed the large lavender flower in the box. I used the same technique using the needle nose pliers to create the large yellow flower in the front.  All the rest were made using a molding pad and stylus.  I attached all the different flower sections together using glossy accents. 

Create a paper flower pop up box with left over flowers from past projects. Click on the picture to see how I made this card with flowers from my stash.

Arranging the Flowers in the Box

I arranged and attached some of the large foliage pieces to the back side and front side of the box before to fill in before attaching  the flowers.  The flowers were attached to the back, middle and front of the box using glossy accents.  Once the flowers were attached I tucked additional foliage pieces in and around them and attached them with glossy accents.

Create a paper flower pop up box with left over flowers from past projects. Come over to see how I made this card with flowers from my stash.

What do you think of my paper flower pop up box?  Are you inspired to pull out some of the leftovers from your past projects to see you can come up with.  Have you made a pop up box yet?  You can check out my Pop Up Box category to see more inspiration. Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a great day.  Stay inside and stay safe! 

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this card.

 
5301-05D Organic Shapable Daisy Die
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5301-04D Organic Shapable Poppy Die
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5309-10D Mixed Flower stack Die
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Mixable Flower Stack Die 5109D
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5175-05D Flower #5 Die Cut
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5162-02D Large Ivy
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5160-01D Borders #1
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Color Fuse Set #6
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Here are the tools and supplies.

 
The Paper Cut: Square Pop-Up Box Card
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Candy…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
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Bazzill COTTON CANDY Card Shoppe…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
SE Professional Quality 6″ Mini…
[ AMZUS ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
[ AMZUS ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Making a paper flower pop up box is so much fun.

Bright Paper Flowers for Spring

Spring is here and it’s the perfect season to make cards with bright paper flowers. The bright flowers and foliage really come to life when  arranged on an all white card base.  For this pretty card I used the Rubbernecker Mixed Flower Stack, Large Ivy, Small Flowers #1, Stacked Butterflies and Rectangle Combo #2.

Bright paper flowers are the perfect focal image on an all white card front. Click on the photo to come over to see how I made this beautiful card.

The Rectangle Frame

  • Cut the rectangle frames using white cardstock.
  • Turn the frame sections face down and attach the sections together using double stick tape.
  • Cut a piece of white cardstock to fit behind the frame opening and attach it to the back of the frames using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Use bright pink cardstock to cut the rectangle layer to fit behind the frames and attach it using strips of mounting tape.
  • Finish by attaching the framed layers to the card base using strips of mounting tape.

Bright paper flowers are the perfect focal image on an all white card front. Click on the photo to come over to see how I made this lovely card.

The Bright Paper Flowers, Ivy and Butterfly

  • Use bright pink cardstock to cut two full sections of the Mixed Flower Stack, one set of the small flowers and the butterfly..
  • Form the large flower layers by placing them all face down on the molding pad and roll over the petals using a round stylus.
  • Turn the flower sections face up on the molding pad and push down in the centers using a small tipped stylus to push all the petals up.
  • Attach the flower sections together using glossy accents.  Make sure to offset the petals of each layer to create a natural looking flower.
  • Place the small flowers face up on the molding pad and form them using a small tipped stylus.
  • Cut the ivy using green cardstock, place the branches on the molding pad and gently form the leaves using the leaf tool.  Note:  All the the tools I have mentioned can be found in the Paper Sculpting Kit.

Finish the Card

  • Attach the flower to the frames using a good amount of glossy accents.
  • Tuck the ivy branches under the flower and attach using glossy accents.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the small flowers to the ivy branches.
  • Gently bend the butterfly wings up, apply glossy accents to the back of the butterfly and attach it inside the frame opening.
  • Finish by attaching white pre made Nuvo Crystal Drops to the flower center and the body of the butterfly using glossy accents.

Bright paper flowers are the perfect focal image on an all white card front. Click on the photo to come over to see how I made this colorful card.

Bright paper flowers are “just the thing” to create a cheerful and uplifting card.  Wouldn’t this be the perfect card to send to family and friends to cheer them up during this crazy time we are experiencing right now to let them know you are thinking of them!  I would like to invite you to check out my paper flower shaping video posted yesterday to see another brightly colored flower.  And for lots of colorful paper flower inspiration check out this Pinterest link. I hope you are taking this time while social distancing to create beautiful projects of your own.  I sure do appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a great week.  Be careful and safe out there!

Here are the dies used for my project.

 
Rectangle Combo #2 OPC Die 5132D
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5309-10D Mixed Flower stack Die
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5306D Stcked Butterflies
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5162-02D Large Ivy
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5210-04D Small Flowers #1
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Here are the tools and supplies used.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Candy…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
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Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
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Sizzix Making Tool – Paper Sculpting Kit
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McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
[ AMZUS ]
Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, Gloss White
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

Bright paper flowers are just the thing to create cheerful and uplifting cards.

Paper Flower Shaping Video Tutorial

I am so excited to be sharing a paper flower shaping video tutorial today.  I have been trying to get up the courage to do videos for a long time and I finally decided to bite the bullet and get to it.  No one was injured in the making of this tutorial.  LOL!  I have had so many of you ask for videos and it is my hope to build my skills and bring you informative tutorials on how I create flowers, scene building with dies and lots and lots more.

For my flower shaping project I used the Rubbernecker Nested Square SetOrganic Shapable Daisy and Color Fuse Set 6 and Set 11

I love to create natural looking dimensional flowers using the paper flower shaping technique. Come over to my blog to see how I made this beautiful flower.

Coloring and Flower Shaping

  • Cut four sets of the flower using white cardstock and three foliage sections using green cardstock.
  • Apply Fern green ink to the green foliage sections to add depth of color.
  • Place the flowers front side up and apply Lavender ink with a mini applicator to fully color each petal.
  • Turn the flowers face down and color around the back edges of each petal so the white doesn’t show when they are shaped.
  • Use needle nose pliers to curl the flower petals,  Curl one side of each petal back and cur the other side forward.  Note:  I switched up back and forth on which side of the petals I curled.  By alternating the sides it created more opportunity for the flower to look more natural with they were all attached together.
  • Begin attaching the flower sections together using glossy accents.  Bend all the flower petals up with your fingers to create dimension.
  • Form the tiny flower centers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad and attach them to the flower center using glossy accents.  Note:  I used all four of the tiny centers to create a fluffy center for the flower.

I love to create natural looking dimensional flowers using the paper flower shaping technique. Click thru to my blog to see how I made this beautiful flower.

The Shadow Box Frame

I didn’t include making the shadow box frame in the video but I promise I will make one soon so you can see how easy it is to make.

  • Cut a 5.00″ square white card base and cut a 6.50″ square piece of white cardstock for the shadow box frame.
  • Score each side of the 6.50″ square at 1.00″ and .50″.
  • Place the frame on the Crossover platform and use the score lines to line up the square die to cut the opening.
  • Use the next smaller die in the set to cut the mat frame .
  • Color the mat frame border using the Lavender ink and a mini applicator.
  • Cut each of the corners out of the frame using your snips. Note:  The score lines cross over each other and provide the perfect lines for cutting out the corners.
  • Apply mounting tape strips all the way around on the inside of the frame opening and attach the frame to the lavender mat frame.  Note:  I like the separation between the front frame opening and the lavender frame. I think it adds interest to the project.
  • Fold the box flaps in at both the 1.00″ and .50″ and use bone folder to create clean crease lines all the way around.
  • Fold the frame flaps in and attach them together at the corners using double stick tape.
  • Apply double stick tape to the back of all four sides of the frame and attach it to the card base.

I love to create natural looking dimensional flowers using the paper flower shaping technique. Click thru to my blog to see how I made this gorgeous flower.

Finish the Project

  • Secure the foliage sections in place on the inside of the frame and attach using glossy accents. 
  • Apply a good amount of glossy accents to the back of the flower and attach it to the card base.
  • Cut two thin strips of cardstock and color them with Lavender ink and a mini applicator.
  • Gently form the strips with your fingers to create a slight curve and attach them under the flower using glossy accents.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my flower shaping video.  Now that I have this first iPhone video under my belt and have figured out a few simple video editing techniques in iMovie I feel more confident to make more tutorials.  Please feel free to leave me comments below with suggestions of tutorials you would like to see.  Thank you so much for coming by today.  Happy Sunday and I hope you will be staying home and staying safe.

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this project.

 
Nested Square Die Cut Set 5001D
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5301-05D Organic Shapable Daisy Die
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Color Fuse Set #6
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Color Fuse Set #11
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Here are the tools and supplies used.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
SE Professional Quality 6″ Mini…
[ AMZUS ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
[ AMZUS ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]