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 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 said...

Thanks for sharing your measurements, Di