Today I’m sharing another 3D pop up box card with an apple picking theme. I know! I seem to have gone a little crazy this week making Z fold and pop up box cards. I just can’t seem to help myself. They are so fun to make. For this card I used the Rubbernecker Stamps Winter Tree, Small Ivy, Apple Cart, Grass Set, Tall Buckets, Knob Top Fence, Baskets, Accessories #1, Tiny Flower Buds and Small Butterflies. I used the A2 Pop Up Box Card Kit from The Paper Cut for the card base.
Assemble the 3D Pop Up Box Base
- Cut the layering pieces.
- 2 2″ x 5 3/8″
- 6 2″ x 2 5/8″
- Attach the paper layers to the inside and outside card base using double stick tape.
- Apply double stick tape to the tab, line it up and secure the box closed.
- Cut the grass sections to fit the tabs included in the kit and attach them with double stick tape.
- Apply double stick tape to the tabs on both sides and insert them inside the box.
- Cut an additional grass section and attach to the inside front of the box using double stick tape.
The Apple Tree
- Cut the tree using woodgrain cardstock and swipe the Antique Linen ink pad directly over it to add color.
- Use green cardstock to cut the ivy leaves and red cardstock to cut the apples.
- Apply the apples and leaves to the tree branches using glossy accents.
- Apply mounting tape to the trunk of the tree and rolled up glue dots to several key leaves on the back of the tree and attach to the card base.
- Note: I loved the idea of using red gingham paper for the card base but didn’t realize how hard it would be to see the apple tree up against it. If I had it to do over again I would have created a cloud blue background for the top so the tree and apples could be seen better. Next time!
The Apple Crates, Buckets and Baskets
- Cut the baskets and crates using a light woodgrain veneer cardstock and cut the bucket using gray cardstock.
- Use dark woodgrain cardstock to cut the apple cart.
- Apply Rusty Hinge ink to the bucket to distress.
- Use red cardstock to cut more apples.
- Attach the apples to the back of the crates, buckets and baskets using glossy accents.
- Use glossy accents to attach the apple cart, basket and crate to the grass layers.
Decorate the Flaps
- Cut fence sections using white cardstock and grass sections using green cardstock.
- Use double stick tape to attach the fence and grass sections to the flaps.
- Tuck the bucket and baskets in behind the grass layers and attach using mounting tape.
- Cut tiny flower buds using red cardstock and form them using a small tip stylus and molding pad.
- Use green cardstock to cut the small ivy sections.
- Attach tiny flowers to the ivy sections using glossy accents and attach them around the baskets and bucket.
- Finish the card by attaching a few white butterflies and apples to the scene using glossy accents.
Here are links to all the products I used on this project. You can check out My Favorite Crafting Tools Page to see all of the tools that I keep close at hand and use on a regular basis.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my project with the apple themed 3D pop up box . The front and side flap mini scenes could all easily be the main focal point of a regular A2 sized card. You can see more Pop Up Box cards on my blog for more inspiration. Check out this 3D pop up box link on Pinterest for lots and lots of inspiration. I sure do appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.