21st Birthday Pop-up Box card

Why is it that we often put off doing things, and then one day actually sit down and do it, then wonder why it took so long to try it?

This is exactly what I did with a pop-up box card. I have NO idea why it took me so long to give this a try, but I have at last made this fabulous shaped card! My colleague wanted a card made for a 21st birthday of a female family member, and gave me a 'price' and colour scheme (red, black, white) to work around. My first thought - believe it or not - was to make this card! Yes, it took me ages to put in all the fiddly little bits, but I am really chuffed with the end result, and she absolutely adores it. I am sure the final recipient will too.
I started with a red cardstock box base, then added some gorgeous black polkadot paper to the sides and flaps. The key is one of my own digistamps in the Digistamps4Joy store that I coloured and blinged up (21st Key).
The balloons were cut with my KNK using MTC software, and the SVG file is from the "A Day at the Carnival" set from SVG Cuts. I added a little shading with my inks. All the silver and red hearts were punched, and then glitter added.The two dragonflies are from a set of a clear stamp and a die that came with a recent crafting magazine. Red and black polkadot ribbons were added here and there to fill up gaps, as well as curled strips of hologram silver paper.
While scratching through some embellishments, I found a packet of gold sequin "Happy Birthday" sentiments, and then added some sequin numbers around them on the two side flaps.
Note: All the pop-up embellishments were glued onto see-through plastic packaging, which I cut into narrow strips. Yes, I'm a bit of hoarder so keep all the packaging of dies and embossing folders! See, they were useful!
I had fun making this card, and will definitely make more now LOL.

I am entering this creation into the following challenges:
Decorate to celebrate (anything goes)
Inspiration Destination (anything goes)
Panny's Paper Crafty Challenge (anything goes)
Clear it out challenge (girls/diecuts/punches)
Art Impressions (movement)
Through The Craft Room Door (anything goes)
Tuesday throwdown
Artistic Inspirations (anything goes + diecuts)
Craft Your passion (anything goes)
Love to Scrap (anything goes)


  1. Really pretty! I have to try one of these! =)
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  2. Box cards are fun to make and yours is first class!

  3. wow..all the balloons are so festive! fun card! thanks for playing in the Ai challenge!

  4. a beautiful box and keepsake indeed thank you for joining challenge at dtc. hugs

  5. Wow! This is just so festive! Awesome! Thanks so much for joining us at our new blog! If you’ve not had a chance to become a follower, please do so as soon as you can. To be a winner, one must be a follower. If you’ve already followed us, thank you so much and thanks for sharing and joining us today at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again next week and good luck!
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  6. I am so with you!! I just tried my first pop up box card a month or so ago and really wondered why I had waited so long. Yours is fabulous!! All those balloons and hearts will really make the recipient feel loved. Great idea on using the clear packaging to attach all the elements. I save all mine too, so I will have to keep that in mind. Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

  7. lot of work but's gorgeous Margy
    Gr Karin

  8. Super fun! So much to look at. Thanks for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
    FP3 {My Blog}

  9. This "card" encapsulates so much fun--such a memorable piece to celebrate a special birthday.

  10. Love your box! Great colors and how fun!Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion!


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