Monday 24 March 2014

Cupcake Pop Up Card in a Box (with template)

It's cupcake time with today's card in a box project. This was the first of my February class projects. I haven't used Create a Cupcake (& its matching punch) in ages & this helped me remember how much I love it. I think my class gals appreciated its return too since it's been a very popular set & no calories either.
This version is a little smaller than my starburst card in a box as I wanted to make a version that fitted a standard C6 envelope. I've included my measurements & a template for you at the bottom of the post.
Here are the yummy cupcakes up close. The colour combo of tangerine tango, baked brown sugar, pool party, bermuda bay & so saffron I used came mainly from the funky Retro Fresh DSP.
Colour Tip: The Retro Fresh dsp has a vanilla base, but the cupcakes are stamped on whisper white card, as I found the colours changed a little on vanilla. You can't see the difference in the finished project as the border around the stamped images is small.
Here's a side view, so you can see the layering. I used an punched xl oval on each insert - horizontally in the front & vertically on the back - to give the needed height to the cupcakes.The cupcakes are attached to a strip of card & then attached to the ovals (seen a little on the back view below).
I carried the cupcakes to the back too. The sentiment is from Remembering Your Birthday.
Here's one more pic of the card folded flat.
Card in a Box Cutting Template
Finished Size when flat: 11cm x 15cm. Individual panels are 5.5cm wide.
Cut Base: 23.5cm x 15cm
Score base: 5.5cm, 11cm, 16.5cm & 22cm on long side. Score at 8cm on short side
Inserts: Cut at 8.5 cm x 1.5cm. Score at 1.5cm from either end
If you're more visual, here's the template I put together. Broken lines are score lines. Red lines are cutting lines.
 Check out Monica Gale's fab video tutorial for visual instructions on how to make a card in a box. Follow the same principles - just substitute my cutting measurements.

Prefer inches?
My metric measurements translate approximately to...
Finished Size when flat: 4-1/2 x 6 inches. Individual panels are 2-1/4 inches wide.
Cut Base: 9.5 x 6 inches
Score base: 2-1/4, 4-1/2, 6-3/4 & 9 inches on long side. Score at 3-1/4 inches on short side.
Inserts: Cut at 3-1/4 inches x 3/4 inch. Score at 1/2 inch from either end
You can also check out this Splitcoaststampers card in a box tutorial for a slightly different sized version in inches too.

This post has taken much longer to write than expected (apparently a tad distracted by Matthew McConaughey on the Graham Norton Show), so I'll have to share another birthday version using the Retro Fresh paper next time. Thanks for visiting & hope you're enjoying my card in a box projects. I'd love to hear from you if you do.
Inky wishes, Di

Stamps: Create a Cupcake, Sketched Birthday, Perfect Pennants, Remembering Your Birthday, Another Great Year
Card/Paper: crumb cake, coastal cabana, very vanilla, whisper white card, Retro Fresh DSP
Ink: tangerine tango, baked brown sugar, so saffron, pool party, bermuda bay ink pads; tangerine tango, bermuda bay, pool party markers
Accessories: basic rhinestones
Tools: cupcake punch, xl oval punch


Paula Dobson said...

Di, you are so very generous with your time and instructions. You cupcake box is so sweet - excuse the pun!! I feel like whipping up a batch myself now!

Emily Campbell - Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

Have you put this on Pinterest Di? If not, you totally should! My card-in-a-box projects have gone crazy with re-pins, and this would too I reckon. As I said to you earlier, an oldie but a goodie!!!

Robyn said...

Hello again Di! Thanks so much for these instructions. I have been looking around for how to do this and I really like how yours fits in a C6 envelope. I want to make one for my daughter-in-law's birthday in June.

Anonymous said...

thank god i was gonna make this for my art class and your like the only person with metric measurements

Susan Hurley-Luke said...

Thanks for sharing your measurements, Di

Micheal Jordan said...

Wow, amazing thanks for sharing such beautiful Cupcake Boxes with us

Kraftgiftbox said...

Thanks for the cupcake boxes tutorial!

Boxes said...

Very beautiful and cute.
Thanks for sharing.