During March, I set up an Etsy store for selling a small selection of my handmade cards and personalised labels for cardmakers. As with everything new, it took time to research, trial and error, but I persevered and my simple shop front is up and running.
Now, I am back to creating with the glorious Let it Bee papers from Graphic 45. I am a collector of these beautiful collections and enjoy using them in my family projects. There is something about the artwork that makes them very personal to me. Followers will know that I love creating with bee-themed papers and embellishments, so Let It Bee was very high on my crafting shopping list.
Throughout the years I have made many pop-up boxes in the “portrait style”. They are statement cards plus they lie flat for posting which is always a bonus. My latest video shows how to adapt the sizing of one box to another so that you can use the toppers and decorative papers in a way that suits you best. The video link will be lower down this blog post and you can hear me wax lyrical about Let It Bee in addition to a detailed explanation to make the pop-up box. The next three photos will show you the dimensions that I worked with for each box. Plus I have included dimensions for an over-sized pop- up box to feature the larger 4″x6″ Journal Cards
Please note – I naturally work in metric. However I have included the equivalent imperial sizes in brackets.
LET IT BEE – PORTRAIT
TAG SIZE 7.5CM X 10CM (3″X4″)
2 X A4 CARDSTOCK
1ST – SCORE AT 8CM/16CM/24CM/26CM
(3 1/8″- 6 1/4″- 9 13/8″ – 10 1/4″)
turn SCORE AT 10CM (3 7/8″)
2ND – SCORE AT 8CM/10CM
(3 1/8″- 4″)
HELLO FRIEND LANDSCAPE
TAG SIZE 10CM X 7.5CM (4″X3″)
2 X 24CM X 18 CM CARDSTOCK (9 1/2″ X 7 1/8″)
SCORE AT 11CM – 22CM
(4 3/8″ X 5 1/8″)
turn SCORE AT 8.5CM (3 3/8″)
LIFE IS BEE – UTIFUL (LANDSCAPE)
TAG SIZE 1OCM X 6.5CM (4″ X 2 5/8″)
2 X 24CM X 18CM CARDSTOCK (9 1/2″ X 7 1/8″)
SCORE AT 11CM – 22 CM
(4 3/8″ X 8 5/8″)
turn SCORE AT 7.5CM (3″)
BONUS-OVERSIZED BOX (PORTRAIT)
TAG SIZE 10CM X 15CM (4″X6″)
REQUIRES A3 PAPER
2 x 23CM X 34CM (9 1/8″ X 13 1/2″)
SCORE 16CM – 32CM
turn SCORE AT 11CM (3 1/8″)
In this video, I will show you how to create the Life is Bee- utiful pop-up box and the same instructions can be applied to all the different sizes.
Enjoy crafting with these gorgeous, uplifting papers and please do share your makes with me. Here are my social media links if you want to see more of my creations. Plus I have included affiliate links to Craft Stash (UK) at no cost to you – should you wish to invest in this bee-utiful collection.
Love Elisabeth xx
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