Sunday, 1 June 2014

Only Men Allowed in this Box!


I have got rather addicted to making these pop up card boxes! They really are great fun and I thought it was about time I made a male-themed one, which fits in nicely with our new monthly challenge at Country View Challenges

Only Men Allowed!


Once you get the hang of it they are very quick and easy to make and there is a great tutorial HERE at Split Coast Stampers. The link is for the You Tube Video but there is a link under the video for step by step photographs and measurements.


I used the fabulous Tim Holtz French Industrial Paper Stack to make this box and many of the smaller motifs are just the perfect size.


You can see I used a number of Tim Holtz stamps - some are attached to the box and others are on springy strips of plastic packaging.


But what really gets me smiling is the way it all folds up on itself and goes in an envelope. I have made rather a number for friends and family just recently and it really does have the WOW factor!

So I hope you might give the box a go - but definitely join us for our challenge this month. We are blossoming as a Design Team at the moment with some fabulous and creative new artists joining us - so do hop over to the blog and see what everyone has made for this challenge.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you are having a lovely weekend!

Jennie x

13 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant idea Jennie, totally love your box!!

Redanne said...

I always love seeing what people do with these fabulous pop-up cards - yours looks amazing with all the Tim elements Jennie - love this! Any man would be delighted to receive this wonderful manly card. Anne xx

rachel said...

a wonderful make Jennie - this looks brilliant xx

Joan said...

Wow! Love the idea of men in a box ! Your box is great,love the Use of the Tim papers, I'm still stroking mine but just started to cut into them I've just got into making these card boxes too and they are seriously addictive,

Maryanne said...

I love your pop up card, Jennie! I've gotten hooked on making them too! This one is great especially since it's sometimes difficult to make a card that is masculine.

butterfly said...

What a fabulous masculine pop-up box - great use of the papers, and so elegantly done. Love it!
Alison xx

Sue Fraser said...

Fantastic Jennie! It's great to see something different for the menfolk and perfect for Father's Day.

Buttons said...

Oh Jennie you've got my head whirring again already!! This is superb! Jenny x

Sue said...

Hello Jennie,
It certainly does have a Wow factor, and although I read your description with interest, I don't think I will be trying to make one any-time soon, I would have to set a week aside to make one that is as good as this, I love it.
I am going to enjoy crafting alongside you.
Smiles:)
Sue

Margaret said...

Fantastic! I have seen the pop up boxes but have yet to try making one. I love your masculine theme on this one!

Doreen said...

What a fabulous pop-up box,love all your details.xxx

Karen Garrard said...

Love your pop up box Jennie! Aren't these papers just gorgeous?! Karen.x

Chris Warner said...

This is GORGEOUS Jennie, what a lovely gift for a guy! Chris xxx