Friday, 15 August 2014

Pop-up Fairy

Hello lovely people,

Are you ready for the weekend?  And are you ready for a new challenge at All Dressed Up?  This time our theme is a lovely easy one, it's...


I finally cracked and had a go at making a pop-up box.  Cutting the base shape was really simple although I had planned to cut the rounded edges of the flaps with a die but realised I couldn't fit the whole box shape in my Cuttlebug so had to do them by hand - oops!

I used a couple of new Magnolia dies that I simply couldn't resist buying any longer; the gorgeous fence and the fancy border.  These dies may be expensive but they are super pretty and cut so beautifully :-)

Of course I spent ages positioning the tabs inside the box and the pop-up elements!
The butterflies are attached with really thin strips of acetate so they look like they are fluttering around the fairy :-)
Here's a little peek inside so you can see the construction...

The most amazing thing about these cards is how they fold flat for posting... ok, not if you chuck a load of embellishments on them!  I kept mine fairly flat and I still ended up making a box for it to go in just to keep it really protected.
This is what it looks like folded flat(ish)...

Card recipe;
DP: Crea Diem - Maja Designs (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Seam binding/twine: The Ribbon Girl
Tag: Sentiment tags - LOTV
Dies: Lovely fence, leaf and swirl, heart flower lace - Magnolia DooHickey, Fancy blossoms - Memory box

Copic colours;
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04 & R20
Hair: E21/25/29
Dress: RV91/93/95
Bow: BV20/23/25
Butterflies: V0000/000/RV91/93 & BV0000/000/20/23

Do pop over to All Dressed Up to see what the rest of the Dressy Girls have created; they are all stunning! We'd love to see you join in for a chance of winning 3 images of your choice!
Don't forget to swing by our Facebook Group to share your creations and chat to fellow All Dressed Up lovers :-)

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Challenges I am playing along with;
1.  Papertake Weekly (spots and dots)
2. Simon Says Stamp (summer)


  1. Wow! Wow!Wow! This is amazing it and your colouring is superb.

  2. This is just fabulous Kat... I know I said it on FB but really wanted to tell you again.... loving how you put the picket fence in front of the fairy (which can serve to hide a multitude of stuff too!)... and those fairies do look like they're fluttering away! Perfect!

    Christine x

  3. Great job Kat!! So pretty and isn't acetate perfect for invisible fluttering!!? xx

  4. This is stunning Kat. I love the design, adorable image and beautiful detailing too.
    I have recently made my first pop up box for my daughter's birthday, it was great fun to make but I did get a bit carried away with embellishing it!
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. Beautiful Kat...have yet to try one myself...just not brave your papers and new dies and the image and colouring is gorgeous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  6. My fav kind of 'card' love how you twisted it onto the side to take the pic...great idea...and yep I am ready for another challenge.xxxThe Journey is the Start

  7. Hi Kat what a gorgeous pop up box! Love your rounded hand cut edges. Your new dies are beautiful, I have a few Magnolia dies they are fab. Susan x

  8. Very cute image and gorgeous colours. i love these dies, managed to get the fence on a FB group for £10, used but that didn't matter.

  9. This has to be one of the prettiest box cards I've seen around!! LOVE those rounded corners Kat! xxx

  10. Absolutely gorgeous Kat and I am in love with that border die.

  11. Ooohhh wow just fabulous Kat! Well done you hun! I love the super cute image, pretty dies and lovely butterflies too!
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend :)

  12. Gorgeous, clever design, looks stunning, I wouldn't have realised you cut the rounded edges yourself. Amazingly beautiful x

  13. Gorgeous pop up card, love the cute image and lovely flowers.
    Linda xxx

  14. An amazing pop up card. A great image. Fab colours x

  15. A fantastic pop up card Kat, your papers are gorgeous and I love your cute images and lovely elements!!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  16. Fabulous pop up box card - love the image- so pretty - beautiful colours, great project!

  17. I love your first pop-up box card! Everything is beautifully arranged and the butterflies look so pretty!

  18. Gorgeous Pop-up box! so perfectly coloured and pretty design xx


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