For my Niece’s recent lockdown 18th, I made this box of birthday balloons.
I haven’t made a pop-up box for a while, so I thought it was the perfect occasion.
These lay flat for postage with the box flaps up, then, when the recipient opens it, the flaps fall down and the box takes shape.
My colour combination is from the dotty Playing With Patterns DSP I have used. It’s Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Purple Posy and Whisper White.
Coastal Cabana is the main colour for the box. Using the Detailed Trio Punch, I rounded the corners of the box and the DSP.
The balloons, cut using the Balloon Bouquet Punch are embossed. Tasteful Textile and Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folders create the fun patterns.
Attaching the balloons to the strings I made from the Hippo & Friends Dies was made easier by sandwiching them between the embossed ballon and a plain balloon shape.
This also means that when it lays flat, the balloons don’t stick to each other.
I popped three strips across the inside of the box. This not only gave me something to attach the ballons too, but provided some extra rigidity.
As I attached the balloons to the strips, I was carefully checking they wouldn’t foul each other, or overhang the edge too far when folded.
Once I was happy with the positions, I sandwiched the bottom of the strings in with another piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock.
There had to be an ’18’, so using Silver Foil Sheets, this and the sentiment were cut out. Playful Alphabet Dies for the ’18’ and Well Written Dies for the sentiment.
Finally, a length of matching Playing With Patterns Combo Ribbon is stuck around the box, along with some Playing With Patterns Resin Dots.
I also made an envelope too, but didn’t take a picture of that!
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