Hexagonal Pop Up Card Tutorial

Greetings on this rainy evening/morning!  It’s a great day to stay dry and have a little fun making this cheerful pop up card!  I must admit – it is a copy from addinktive designs.  I was inspired by the colors chosen and love the hexagonal design using Stampin’ Up Window Box Thinlits #142762. Here is my version.

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Pull out your Big Shot and lets begin!  You will definitely need the Window Box Thinlits Dies.  Here is what I used:

  • Botanical Builder Framelits Dies #140625  Now 50% off!  $16.50
  • Window Box Thinlits Dies  #142762
  • Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies #142749  (Discounted bundle is retiring #144728 – order soon to get 10% off both Photopolymer stamps and framelits bundle)
  • Stitched Framelits Dies #145372

Start by die cutting 3 window boxes – I cut a sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ of Sahara Sand card stock in half at 5 1/2″.  You will be able to die cut 1 box on each half sheet.

On the 3rd box – die cut, cut the flower cut out in the hexagon part.  Use your precision platform to help cleanly die cut the intricate design.

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You will also need 6 of the “window” die cut with hearts……place the heart die and then the stitched square framelit and run then through at the same time so you will end up with these pieces

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Put your Hexagonal Pop Up card together by cutting of the tabs as shown below on the 2 solid hexagon pieces

  • the 2 off the bottom
  • the 2 off the hexagon
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and cut the side off the one  with the window as shown below

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Score across the hexagon at the widest part

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Fold on all the score lines so your box “learns” how it is to sit

And fold the hexagon shapes to the bottom like so…..

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Now you can attach the side tabs with your hexagons hanging in the middle

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Using adhesive attach only the top part (to the score line you made) of the hexagon together

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When adhesive is set, you can “push” down on the top you attached together so that it will sit as an open hexagon

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Adhere the detailed die cut hexagon to the back side of your pop up

Pull the tab up to flatten and attach the heart die cut shapes.  You will need 6 out of Whisper White Card stock using your Window Box and Stitched Framelits.

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Back to the Big Shot and die cut all your flowers  with Botanical Builder framelits (on sale!)and dragonflies now.  Here are all the pieces you will need.  I used the bottom dragon fly to die cut Gold Glimmer

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I love to sponge all the flowers – it really gives depth and dimension to your flowers and then use Candy Dots, Rhinestones, or Pearls to complete your beautiful flowers.

Start building your flower box now.  Hold each piece where you think you want it – only put adhesive where it will be attached so your whole pop up doesn’t stick together.

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Add each flower, one at a time.  When you get to the very last flowers, use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach flowers

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After using all your flowers, it should look something like this standing up

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Then when completely dry, you can pull the center up so that it folds down to  place in the envelope.  You will need a little larger envelope …. something like 6″ x 8″ would be best.

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Be creative!  You could make balloons for a birthday or use the Nail It stamps (tools) and add a gift card for Father’s Day.

The colors used above are:  Sahara Sand for the box, Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Crushed Curry, and Delightful Dijon (retiring).

Enjoy these samples from my team mates, Linda and Tina, respectively.

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Stamping Schedule

Friday, April 28th – Riverside club, Liz is our hostess

Saturday, April 29th – Scrapbooking at 6:00pm

Tuesday, May 2nd – Spartanburg club at 7:00pm. Anita is our hostess

Friday, May 5th – 1st Friday club at 6:30pm, Carolyn is our hostess

Complete May posted next week – hope to see you stamping soon!

Thanks for visiting!

Esther

If you haven’t placed your order yet to insure getting your wish list of retiring products, please do so soon!  Some products have sold out already.  Here is a list by page number of the items retiring Retiring_List_US

 

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