EEK!! I am super excited to show you this card!! It's my first Pop Up Box Card and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it came out! I made it for my nephew's 6th Birthday. He is obsessed with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles…which is kind of cool, because I remember my brother to be their #1 fan when he was a little boy! The TMNT love has come full circle ;)
I knew I wanted to make Lucas a TMNT card, as we got him some turtle gear and toys and his party was also TMNT themed! So I searched on Splitcoast Stampers and found THIS card, which was my inspiration. So thanks, Rochelle, at Creative Corner Studio! I wish I could say that I came up with this idea on my own, but I'm just not that good ;)
I also followed the SCS tutorial on how to make a Pop Up Box Card. You can find that tutorial HERE. I used the A2 Horizontal size.
The 'Pizza' was so fun to make!! I really dug into my stash of die-namics to find the right shapes for my toppings (plain pepperoni, cheese and sauce is what the kids go for!)…thankfully I have a good haul of dies from my days as a designer for My Favorite Things. Every die cut shape you see on the card is from MFT, with the exception of the turtles eyes and their smiley mouths! That is it! Those things were made using small circle punches for the eyes and a large oval punch, all Stampin' Up!
Seriously, how CUTE is this pie???? Yum!
I wanted a little birthday greeting stamp or something to add and this pizza stamp from Pizza My Heart by SugarPea Designs was PERFECT! I wrote in a message on the top and bottom of the circle. You can see here the back of the box once its standing up. I used a reptile embossing folder to add some interest to the CS (and YES, I know turtles are amphibians hehe). Every side panel and the underside of the flaps are a different turtle colour. I backed each of the turtle heads with more CS so you can't see the mask tails glued to the back.
Each of the turtles is a different colour of green! Just like the real turtles!
Here is the card laying flat. If you wanted it to fit in an A2 envie, just don't make things hang off the edges so much LOL! The manhole cover is way off the top, as well as the blue mask.
I just used a larger envelope.
And here's the flaps folded up.
Turtles- Circle STAX 1 and 2, Oval STAX, Woven Basket (bow ends for mask tails)
Pizza- Sunflower (pepperoni), pie chart (slices/crust), Circle STAX (cheese), Artist palette paint splotches (tomato sauce)
Other- Skyline border (solid and overlay)
Manhole- Circle STAX 1 and 2
Other- High Rise Upper (TMNT), By The Number (6), LLD Accent It- Celebrate (Happy, TH),
Stamps: Pizza My Heart (SPD)
MFT- Factory Green, Jellybean Green, Sour Apple, Gumdrop Green, Orange Fizz, Black, Sweet Tooth, Kraft, Wild Cherry, Grape Jelly, and Lemon Drop
SU- light yellow, blue, brick red, silver
Silver brads (SU); Acetate paper; embossing folders (reptile and checker plate); SU punches (circles for eyes, oval for mouth) dimensionals;