Pop ‘N Hop

It’s a new month, which means we’ve got a new BLOG HOP for you and we are kicking off a new theme over on our SNS Challenge Page on Facebook as well! For the hop today, we are all sharing Pop Up Box Cards! Today I’m using one that was pre-cut and ready to assemble by The Paper Cut, which you can purchase in the online store. On Facebook we challenge you to make 3D Cards: Cards that POP this month! Should be fun to see how everyone interprets it 🙂

As usual with our hops, we have a giveaway as well- a winner will be randomly chosen from those who leave comments along the way to receive a $50 gc for the online store! Yay!

I chose to use a mini box together with this cute little Rock Monster stamp & die set by Mama Elephant. The stamps are pretty small, around 1.5″ tall, so it was perfect in this mini box which folds to fit in a standard A2 envelope! I dug through my stash of 6×6 paper pads and found one by Simple Stories (circa 2013… never even opened. oops) and used it as my color palette to color these little cuties with my Copic Markers. The coordinating dies worked great, and I love all the sentiments that come with the set as well! I planned to send this card to my dad (he is amazing on guitar and will always be a rockstar to me!) so combined a couple of the sentiments for the front panel of the card.

I measured, cut and glued patterned paper onto the individual panels and then I hit a little road block… I wanted to add more to the card, but since this is not my usual style I didn’t have other stamps or small dies to combine with the images. I ended up finding a swirly flourish by Memory Box and a few old school circle punches to kick things up a notch. A bit of bling finished it off. These ‘cards’ are kinda tricky to photograph… so I went overboard a bit to capture a few different angles!

As I mentioned, this little box folds down to fit in an A2 envelope. Here’s a look at the folded card as it would be when the recipient opens it…

I think I’m going to write on the green panels, working my way around the card. This is my first time doing one of these so I’m not really sure what you are supposed to do 🙂 Here’s how it looks as it starts to unfold…

… and finally, a close up of my little Monster Rock Band!

The kit comes with three rows to be included inside the box, but I chose to just use two of them for this little box. It was a lot of fun to make, I’m going to be looking through my stamps & dies to see what other ideas I can come up with! And I’m sure to be inspired by the design team and their projects!

Next on the hop, you can head over and check out Susan’s card! The full order is listed below if you get lost anywhere along the way. Happy Hopping!




Nancy E


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25 Responses to “Pop ‘N Hop”What You're Saying

  1. I think you did an awesome job with this, Tara! Those little monsters are adorable!

  2. Nancy says:

    I love what you did with this blank box Tara!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Nancy says:

    Such a cute card, just love the little monsters and how colorful everything is. Fantastic

  4. Susan says:

    I love how this turned out – super colorful, fun and adorable. Your dad will love it!

  5. DJ says:

    I love your mini box card, Tara! It’s so fun, colourful and bright! It’s hard to believe it’s the first one you’ve ever made – you ROCKED it!!! I like that you used a variety of items from your stash : )

  6. Chala Frank says:

    Love these monsters. Such a great and colourful card!!

  7. Denise Bryant says:

    What a fun box card! Love the papers and colors, and those monsters are just adorable! Great embellishments too!

  8. Rachelle A. says:

    What a cute, cute card! I love that alien stamp set, I have never seen that one before. I love interactive cards – they are so much fun to make and to receive! Beautiful colouring as well. 🙂

  9. love the designer paper you chose and your coloring is amazing on your little critters. Adorable box

  10. Gail Hislop says:

    Your card is delightful Tara and pre cut cards is a great idea.

  11. Meghan Kennihan says:

    Absolutely DARLING! I Love the pattern paper and the little critters! Adventure is the perfect description!

  12. Kathy says:

    This is such a bright and cheerful card Tara! I appreciate you using simple elements for the embellishments (flourishes and circular elements) as it shows that you don’t have to have all the fancy stamps and dies to make an outstanding card. I love that you have unopened paper pads too – I still have some from your store in WL that I have only used a few sheets from and now I feel inspired to take another look at them.

  13. Preetha strand says:

    Love it! Rock on!

  14. Darlene Fellows says:

    Love your monster rock band. Such a great card!

  15. Susan McRae says:

    That is an adorable and fun box! Love that it folds flat and fits into an A2 envelope!

  16. Carla Hundley says:

    Darling box card, love
    the papers and the cute
    monsters. You can write
    your message on the
    back panel.
    Carla from Utah

  17. Jill Russell says:

    Love the geometrical colors and the rock monster…

  18. Sandy says:

    What a cute card! Will have to check out your FB group and the challenge for this month….so fun

  19. Bunny Dobbie says:

    I love how colourful this is! Your little monsters rock 😉 So cute.

  20. Diane Z says:

    Those monsters are adorable. Thanks for sharing

  21. Tracy Stern says:

    I love how small and sweet this card is. Boxes are fun to make and give. Your Dad will be happy to get this card.

  22. Mary-Anne V says:

    What a fun and cute box card.

  23. Marisela Delgado says:

    These are fabulous.

  24. Tara says:

    thanks Carla! I figured that must be where most people write on these boxes 🙂

  25. Tara says:

    Thank you! I love simple elements for that reason, Kathy! And you have no idea how many unopened pads I have… LOL. I used them a lot when I had the store in WL, and brought a bunch of faves with me when I moved!

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