Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Super Sunflowers

I've been looking at 'pop up box cards' for a while and I really like the look of them however it wasn't until this week that I realised that they folded flat to go into an envelope. Now that I know that vital information (!) I thought I'd have a go at making one. I couldn't see the point before as how would anyone send it?

I've seen lots of people making them on the Cricut Explore Facebook page I'm a member of so I went back to those posts and looked at them a bit more closely. Everyone seemed to be recommending the templates at svgcuts.com so I went there. They have some brilliant designs for great prices and I got a set of 5 complete designs and 4 plain ones for less than £5. I started by making one of their set designs (floral box card) which I'm sure will get posted eventually but once I had the idea, I wanted to make my own design.

This is what I came up with

It uses DCWV papers, a sheet of 12x12 yellow cardstock and sunflower toppers (fake fabric flowers & chipboard). All of the small squares of patterned paper came from one striped 12x12 sheet that I cut down making the most of the different patterns. The taller front and back patterns came from another co-ordinating design. The different papers can be seen better in this photo.

The file from svgcuts cut out the card base and 2 inner topper holders. I used scraps of matching yellow card to create sticks for the flowers to stand out on.

I have made this card as a gift for the head teacher at my school. It has been a rough few weeks/month/year (!) and while some of us only have to deal with bits of it, she gets it all. She loves sunflowers so this will hopefully give her at least 1 smile tomorrow!

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:-
Crafting for All Seasons 'whatever the weather' 7/7 (sunflowers can make you feel sunny even on the wettest day!)
CRAFT challenge 'thank you' 2/7
The Pink Elephant 'anything goes' 7/7
Papertake Weekly 'anything goes' 8/7
Love to Create '3+ papers' 6/7
That Craft Place 'anything goes' 5/7


  1. So fresh and bright! It makes me happy!
    Thanks for entering our C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week!
    Monica - DT

  2. This is gorgeous! I love the bright sunny colours - this would be so awesome on my desk...LOL! THANKS for joining us at Love to Create Challenge this week!!! Good luck!!

  3. This is gorgeous - a really fabulous box card - love the colour scheme - that yellow is lovely and happy! Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place and good luck! hugs rachel x

  4. Beautiful card box full of sunshine! Thank you for joining our "3 OR More DP" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  5. Love these cards in a box, your is beautiful! Thank you so much for joining Love to Create Challenges and sharing your creation!!
    Jackie LTC owner/designer

  6. Absolutely gorgeous Vikki!
    Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

  7. This is so bright and beautiful. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x