I love these 3 D cards! They are so cute and look so impressive. I'll let you in on a secret....they are not hard to make! We made one on a Zoom class recently so I thought I'd share a tutorial here as well. YES! It fits in a regular envelope! The card pictured above uses the Coming Home bundle.
Here’s what you need:
Card Base: one sheet of card stock cut 8” x 8 1/4” (Whisper White in the photo)
Patterned paper #1: 1 7/8” x 3 7/8” cut 2 (red polka dot)
Patterned paper #2: 1 7/8” x 1 7/8” cut 6 (blue snowflake)
Patterned paper #3: 1 7/8” x 1 7/8” cut 4 (little people)
Pullout base 3 3/4” x 4 3/4”
Whisper white mat 3 1/2” x 4 1/4”
(These are shown in a photo below.)
Sentiment die cut/ punch 2 1/2” rectangle or oval
Die cuts for the top and pullout, optional
3/4 or 1” inch circles from whisper white scraps cut 6
As in the photo on the left, above, place the paper with the 8 1/4" side across the top of your trimmer/score. Score it at 2", 4", 6", and 8". You will have a 1/4" section on the very right. Then turn the paper 90 degrees and cut it at 4" and 2". You will now have 3 pieces like those in the photo on the right.
Next put the two longer pieces of patterned paper on the middle two sections of the 4" wide piece of card stock. Then put three "outside" pieces of patterned paper on the top three squares of each 2" section. Then flip the 2" pieces over and put two squares of patterned paper in the BOTTOM two sections. See the photos below.
Next you will glue the 4" piece that has just 2 pieces of paper adhered to it. Put the glue on the 1/4" section (first photo) and then fold each end in as pictured on the second photo below. The patterned paper is face down for this. Then you will do the same with the 2" pieces making sure that the side with 3 pieces of patterned paper is face down. See the photo in the middle for glue. Completed cube is on the right.
Now you should have three pieces that look like this:
The blank side of the cube is facing the large blue panels. Now put glue on the blank sides and glue them to the blue pieces. Fold them down and hold them in place for a minute or two. Be careful glue doesn't ooze out and glue your card shut! (Ask me how I know!!!)
Now decorate the tops of each cube with die cuts. Attach them with a scrap of card stock. Try to place them so they can fold forward or back ward when you close the card. This part can be a bit tricky. This card featured the Whale Done bundle and the Whale of a Time patterned paper pack.
Give this card a try....the basic cubes and tower are not too difficult. Just allow yourself time to play with the pop up die cuts.
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Lorraine is an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator who loves to cut paper (really, it's true), create cards, and help others to discover how much happiness comes from making cards and sending them!
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