Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

August 25, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial - Scalloped Pop Up Box

Hi Everybody,

Todays tutorial is a request for the beautiful Pop Up Box from Spellbinders  The page is photo heavy as I take you through the steps you need. So make yourself a cuppa and sit enjoy the photos as I show you how to make this pretty gift for yourself

Spellbinders Supplies: 
Other Supplies:
  • Want2Scrap pearls
  • White/pale pink/pale yellow/deep pink/green card
  • Lace
  • Forest Moss/ Picked Raspberry/Wild Honey Distress Inks

With the largest die cut four panels from white card.

Cut three or four strips to fix into the centre of the box.

Cut  as many of the Lattice elements as you need to decorate your box.

For mine I used ten of the largest and six of the smallest
Cut the butterflies out of white card and ink through the die with Picked Raspberry before removing the card. 

Cut as many leaves as you wish to add to your card and ink with Forest Moss.
Using all the flower and leaf  sizes from Flower Play die set cut as many flowers as you wish to add to your card.

Keep any flowers and foliage that you don't use for another project. 

Ink the flower centres and the edges of these leaves  with a co responding ink. 

Build the flowers up into complete layered blooms and attach two leaves behind each flower.

You can stagger the sizes of the petals as you build ... and also create some smaller and medium sized blooms to add to your box.

Using the same card as the leaves to create some stems  means that they will not be prominent once added to the box.     So Now lets build the box !!

Fold three of the panels by folding the tab one way and the top score line the opposite way as shown in the photo.

On the panel you are using for the back of your box just fold the tab.
Glue the tabs and attach the panels together to form the box by layering one panel on top of the glued tab.

The unfolded panel will be the back of the box.
Fold each of the centre strips on each end and add these to the middle of the box just slightly down from the rim.

I added four strips to mine as I am going to fill it with lots of flowers.

Once you have these strips in place you can decorate the outside.
I have cut patterned card to add to the sides and the flaps so that it leaves a small border around the edge.

I have also cut two long panels for the back of the box and glued one inside and the other outside to reinforce it
Add in the lattice panels as you wish. I have put the larger ones around the top of the three flaps and four around all sides of the base

 I have added one at the top of the back panel and two on the other side to decorate the back making ten altogether

I have used the smaller ones to add as uprights and glued three to the edges of the top rim.  I have used three more around the bottom edge of the flaps

I have also added some lace around the bottom section.
Start to decorate the inside of the box working, from the back to the front.

Adding lots of leaves will disguise the inside and make a pretty frame for the flowers.

Add the flowers into the centre as pleases you.

Place the butterflies where you want them and add a sentiment of your choice.
Adding the long panel and some of the Lattice work makes the back of the box as pretty as the front and can be viewed from all angles.

Designers Tip:

Pushing the side of the box will make it lie flat and it will go into an oversized envelope.

But if you add as much depth as I have then you will need to make a separate box to send it through the post.

Once it is received by your recipient it will then open out into the beautiful free standing box you have created.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Christine your flower box is really beautiful, thanks Ann

  2. That is just so lovely, will have to try one
    Thanks kaye

  3. Absolutely beautiful Christina! I just love all of your creativity. :)

  4. Good morning Christina,
    Stunning, absolutely beautiful, love it.
    I have made a few of these but your design to "hold" the embellishments is brilliant.
    Your Tutorial is wonderful. Thank You for taking time to do that for us
    Have a great day
    Patricia x

  5. Christine this is absolutely stunning

  6. Lovely card, very pretty. You have reminded me that I really need to use this die again.


  7. Hi, love this pop up box, have always wanted to make one but didn't know how.
    Thanks for such clear pictures.
    Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

  8. Morning Christina,
    A very pretty pop up box, love it. Great tutorial thank you.

  9. This is so beautiful Christina! A lot of work but the results are stunning. Thank you for the great tutorial!

  10. WOW Christina
    What a beautiful creation, this looks very special , i have only looked at the Photo's for now , i will come back to the tutorial later with a well earned Coffee after i have done all my chores.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  11. Hi Christina I agree with Janina a lot of work involved ,but a beautiful result.
    Marion H

  12. Hi Christina this is wonderfully made.such a brilliant idea.its lovely and eye catching.thanks a whole lot for sharing this. Am definately going to this.

  13. Stunning Christina, I love this style of box. xxx

  14. Oh my goodness me, how beautiful Christina. Great tutorial, thank you. I havent got the die for the actual box but Im 'sure there are instructions somewhere. It looks so lovely when its fully filled and would be such a special card to send. Well worth making a box for and paying extra postage.
    Love Val in Spain x

  15. Oh WOW Christina! I have seen other boxes but your box is the most beautiful! I love that it's really full of flowers. I've been wanting to make one for my Mom but hadn't seen one that really inspired me until now. Your instructions and pictures are great! If I made one, I would have to mail it. You mention that if we add so much depth as you did, it would need it's own box. Do you mean because it's so full of flowers or is it the long piece you added? I would like to put one in an envelope so my Mom could open it. Thank you so much for this bounty of flowers. It definitely brightened my day!!!

  16. Hello stranger, looks like you had a fantastic holiday, they I went AWOL and so I've come back today to this absolutely stunning flower box, with every little detail to replicate it. You are such a star. Thank you for the all the hard work you do for your followers. X Ros

  17. Absolutely fabulous Christina xx

  18. Beautiful pop up box. Thank you for the tutorial.

  19. Beautiful box Christina , love the flowers and the foliage is so lovely,

  20. HinChristina
    A truly beautiful box. Love the decoration and flowers you've used. Thanks for the tutorial.

  21. thanks Christina. i love making these boxes and get many orders for them as they are a special happy birthday greeting or any other. love all the flowers and your butterflies are gorgeous.

  22. Good Morning Christina :) OMG!! What a beautiful project and tutorial! You put a ton of work into this tutorial Christina, and for that, I thank you so very much. It really is awesome! However, and please don't hate me for saying this (not that you would), but because of the complexity of it, I think I would also need a video to help me understand more of the workings. Enjoy a beautiful day. Big Hugs.

  23. Hi Christina absolutely beautiful but I don't think I would be able to produce such a stunning box.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

  24. Just beautiful...this turned out fantastic and such wonderful instructions.
    Well done Christina

  25. Gorgeous, I can't imagine how that folds up being so full!!

  26. I don't know where I have been!! I didn't realize that Spellbinders had this awesome die!!! It has been added to the top of my wish list!!! LOVELOVELOVE it! Thanks for the great tutorial!!

  27. Hi Christina
    What a wonderful box of flowers - it's absolutely stunning. Thanks for showing us
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  28. Morning Christina,
    loving the pop up box. I have made a few for children. When I get home from Kelowna, B.C. I want to try one like this.
    Lovely. Met a couple from Wales yesterday. They are visiting this area. Will stay here and not continue to Glacier National park. Many, many, wildfires. Enjoying ourselves here inspite of the smoke from Washington.

  29. This is the perfect card to send to a person who is having chemo as they can not have real flowers. Beautiful card

  30. Oh my how beautiful, I have made boxes like this but your decorations are gorgeous. Makes me want to do one for my self. Thanks for the tutorial!!!!

  31. Wow just fabulous. Love this die...I need a lot lol xx

  32. Thank you, Christina for this beautiful tutorial.

  33. Hi Christina

    Glad you and Griff had a good holiday. Your box that you have made is stunning.


  34. Hi Christina, this is amazing, beautifully done, the best of this design iv'e ever seen, thanks for the tutorial, I'm with Donna, I'd love to see a video of you making this.
    Regards Liz.

  35. Wow!!!! This card is beautiful. Thank you so much for the great tutorial. A gift as well as a card to a Special person. X

  36. Christina, This is the best box card I have ever seen! It is so beautiful, full and lush!! Thanks for sharing.

  37. Oh wow Christina this box is Wonderful and so full of flowers ,I love it !
    Thank you for making the tutorial, easy to follow
    Maria x

  38. Hi Christina, this box is absolutely beautiful. Xxx

  39. Hi Christina this tutorial is brilliant and so detailed. Thank you for all your hard work x x x


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