Thursday, August 13, 2020

A Polar Bear Triple Cube Pop Up Card

 I'm in love with this fun fold card! So much so that I made a video yesterday on my FB page, Stampin Carol - Lots of Crafty Goodness, of the making of this card but I'm going to show you the finished card I made before the video. This video is now on YouTube dated yesterday.

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I'm actually going to do a step by step photo tutorial of this card now. I have some tips on my video that I discovered while making my first card so you may want to check it out. If you take your time and think this through it will surprise you how easy it is! AND I resized this card to use 8 1/2" x 11" paper instead of the 12" x 12" that I used for my first try at this card style.

You need 3 pieces of card stock cut to:

1 @ 5" x 10 1/2" and 2 @ 2 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Score at: 2 1/2", 5", 7 1/2" and 10".  Trim the corners of the small 1/2" section as shown above.

Fold on the score lines AWAY from score. Apply adhesive to the 1/2" sections of all 3 pieces as shown.

Fold the pieces in half and adhere the ends to make a cube. You will need a crease tool to get a good application and to make sure all your score lines are well creased.

You now have 3 cubes.  The 2 smaller ones will now be adhered to the big one.

Arrange your cubes as shown making sure the tall cube has the seam at the back and the smaller cubes have their seams at the bottom back. Apply glue where shown and stick to the bottom from of the large cube. The bottom and sides should align with the bottom and sides of that section. Clear as mud?

You're now going to adhere the other cube.  Make sure the glue is dry and well attached.  Remember this card? Link is HERE.

This shows how the 2 little cubes fold up and perfectly cover the big cube.

Once dry you can start decorating!

And here is the card I made before my video. I used Fun Stampers Journey's new Arctic Wonder clear stamp set. It has a coordinating die set but I didn't use it. And the absolutely gorjus print paper is from a pack called "It's Snome Time" by Craft Consortium and purchased from Bluemoon Scrapbooking. It's a local Tucson online company and the owners are real sweeties.

This is the picture I shared on my FaceBook page as a teaser for my video.  I masked the bear so I could make it look like he was standing on the ice berg. I added a hint of color with my Color Burst Pencils, grey on the bear and blue on the ice and on the igloo.

To attach the bear and the igloo I cut 2 pieces of the each background paper to 3/8" x 2"and folded them in half for each element. I adhered them as shown below. Now this is tricky. I adhered half of the small strip to the side so that it will hold the stamped element. It must have the fold right on the center fold. After aligning both pieces I added a strip of my white liner tape over the 2 pieces. I will show this on my video.

The bottom bear was a bugger to get adhered.  It takes some finaggling to get the strips adhered and then the bear. Just take your time.

I really wanted to show more of this paper as it has a subtle sheen to it. I have another pack from Craft Consortium called "Polar Playtime".  I did use a few other FSJ products and you can find the links to them below.

Are you now considering making this style of fun fold card?

Stampin Carol

The... ones who follow the Lamb... were redeemed from among men. Revelation 14:4

1 comment:

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

I'm so in love with these Carol and thanks for the instructions. Hugs, Angela xXx