My project today is a Christmas pop up box card filled with these sweet gingerbread people. I used Rubbernecker Stamps Mr. and Mrs. Gingerbread, Globe Tree #1, Deckle Hills, Knob Top Fence, Greenery #1 and Snowman. I used the decorative pieces from the set as well as the top hat from the Snowman set to dress up the gingerbread people. I added gingham ribbon for an additional touch of Christmas cuteness. I used The Paper Cut A2 Pop Up Box kit for for the base of my card.
Assemble the 3D Pop Up Box Base
- Cut the layering pieces. The designer paper is from a long ago retired collection.
- 2 2″ x 5 3/8″
- 6 2″ x 2 5/8″
- Attach the paper layers to the inside and outside card base using ATG adhesive.
- Apply 1/2″ double stick tape to the tab, line it up and secure the box closed.
- Cut the white sections to fit the tabs included in the kit and attach them with ATG adhesive.
- Apply 1/2″ double stick tape to the 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.
Assemble the Gingerbread People
- Cut three gingerbread people using light brown cardstock and the decorative parts and pieces using white, red, and black cardstock.
- Apply Antique Linen ink by swiping the ink pad directly over the image.
- Use Connect glue to attach the decorative pieces to the images. Note: I use my reverse tweezers from the Garden Tool Kit to pick up and place all these tiny pieces.
- Create ribbon skirt by applying a strip of 1/8″ double stick tape along the top of the ribbon and fold the pleats all the way across.
- Attach the ribbon skirt to the girl image using double stick tape.
- Tie a gingham bow tie and attach to the boy image using glue dots.
- Attach the back gingerbread boy to the back box layer using three layers of mounting tape.
- Tuck the other gingerbread boy and girl in behind the insert tab layers and attach them using a generous amount of glossy accents.
The Fences and Evergreen Decorations
- Cut three deckle hills sections using white cardstock and attach to box flaps using double stick tape.
- Use white cardstock to cut three fence sections, tuck them in behind the snow layers and attach them using connect glue.
- Cut greenery sections using green cardstock and cut the branches apart to use to decorate the fences,
- Attach the greenery branches to the fence sections on the side flaps using glossy accents.
- Punch out 1/8″ red circles and attach them to the greenery using glossy accents.
- Finish by attaching red multi loop bows using glue dots.
The Christmas Trees
- Cut several trees using green cardstock.
- Run all the trees through the crimper to add texture and dimension.
- Cut the tree lights using red, yellow, blue and green cardstock.
- Lay a piece of gold metallic string down the craft sheet.
- Apply glossy accents to the tree lights and attach them to the gold string and allow to dry.
- Apply a glue dot to the top back of a tree and begin attaching the tree lights. String the lights back and forth across the tree and finally attach to the bottom back of the tree with glue a glue dot.
- Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the decorated tree and attach it to the front box flap.
- Tuck a few of the trees in between the gingerbread images and attach to the insert layers using glossy accents.
Here is the list of Rubbernecker dies I used for this Christmas pop up box card.
This is the list of tools and supplies used for the 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 enjoyed seeing my Christmas pop up box card. It was so much fun to make and I love the sweet gingerbread people popping out of the box. Check out this Pinterest link for more Christmas pop up box inspiration. You can see all of my pop up box cards in by clicking here. Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a great day.