Friday, 10 March 2017

Jack's Poppin' Box Birthday Card

Hello, Crafters.

It was my grandson's 16th birthday yesterday and I made a Poppin' Card for him. I'd never made one before, and I was very pleased with the way it turned out. 

When you pull the tray out, the flattened cube inside pops out and immediately forms itself into a cube - it works brilliantly!

I made a quick 1 minute 9 second video to show how it works - see above. I don't know why the box looks green in the video!!

To make Jack's card, I followed the video on YouTube made by Gemma Clarke - 

Gemma's video was really easy to follow, although I really had to concentrate on what I was doing!

Photographs 1 - 3: I used Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper that's currently available as a Sale-a-bration (SAB) gift. 

The numbers are die cut from Dazzling Details Glimmer Paper using the Large Numbers Framelits. I die cut the oval layer using the Layering Oval Framelits. 

The sentiment is the Stylised Birthday Stamp, which I inked with Versamark, and then Bermuda Bay Ink.

I stamped it onto a piece of Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock (CS), sprinkled it with Clear Embossing Poder and heat set it.

I die cut the image using the Stitched Shape Framlets and layered it onto a piece of Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper that I'd die cut using the Layering Square dies. 

The striped paper is from the Brights Collection Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack. 

Photographs 4 - 6: I die cut the letters to spell JACK using the Large letters Framelits.

The ribbon I used for the handle is the Bermuda Bay 1/8" Stitched Ribbon. Gemma has designed the bottom of the box to have double sides. 

The advantage of this is that it covered up the ends of ribbon - it gives the box such a professional look to it!

Jack was thrilled with his card, and like me, couldn't stop playing with it!

That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. that's so cool. so clever will definitely have to check out how to make it. thanks Jan. Jack will love it.

    1. Thanks, Pearl. You're right, Jack was pleased with his card! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. That looks fantastic, I'm sure he was delighted with it, even if at that age they would never show it

    1. Thanks, Kaye. Jack gave his card pride of place on the mantel piece! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.