Join me today to create a jaw dropping one of a kind pop up wedding card & a matching gift box! Feel free to change up the color scheme to match your recipients wedding colors!
For my tutorial today, I created a handmade A7 sized pop up shadow box bookcard that is simply beautiful and elegant. The coordinating gift box is the perfect size to hold all of your handmade book cards. Stay tuned, I will have an A7 gift box tutorial and an A2 one coming soon!
For now, to see the full tutorial on how I made my gift box, check out Jenny's wonderful Youtube video
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I cut four accordion pieces, two of which I cut down to 4.75". These pieces will create the pages of my book and the walls of my shadow box. See my video tutorial above to learn how to connect your accordion pieces together to form the shadow box.
I also die cut two book covers, a front and back book cover. See my video tutorial above to learn how to connect the book covers together.
Before attaching my book covers together, from one panel I die cut the smallest solid oval from the Scrappy Tails Crafts "Fancy Oval Book Add-on" die set.This will create my see through window to the inside of the card.
I die cut the same oval from the center of a beautiful pattern paper panel. I ran both the card base panel, and my pattern paper panel, through the die cutting machine, at the same time, to ensure everything lines up perfectly.
Around the oval cut out, I added a decorative oval frame from the same Scrappy Tails die set. All of my decorative pieces on this card were die cut from white and silver mirror cardstock.
To finish off the front cover, I sprinkled a few white pearls around the oval cut out.
Here's a look at how I decorated the inside of my book. I love how you can see the couple through the front of the book.
You can see, I ever decorated the inside spine of the book with two decorative strips that are included in the same oval die set. These can also be glued on the outside of the book!
The shadow box frame was decorated with some more pattern paper and some decorative die cut corners, also included in the same oval die set.
This set is so versatile, I ended up using every single die that's included in the set!
The centerpiece was created with a wedding couple die by Tattered Lace. Unfortunately, this die is retired, but she does carry many other beautiful wedding couples in her store.
I die cut the couple three times from heavy weight white card stock and once from black. I layered the three white die cuts together and paper pieced the grooms black suit and hair. Behind the couple, I added some vellum to add some more interest.
You may notice that the ovals are raised. Behind the white oval and the silver oval, I added double mounted foam tape for lots of dimension! That's what I love about shadow boxes, you can go crazy with all the layers.
Matching Gift Box
As I previously mentioned, I created my gift box by following a tutorial by @Jenny Card Designs. Her tutorial is really well thought out and easy to follow. This box is the perfect size for you shadow box book cards, no filling or extra padding is needed!
Since this was my first try making one of these boxes, I decided to do it off camera. Now that I created one, I can definitely create more and I certainly will, so stay tuned for a future gift box tutorial for an A7 and an A2 size!
Because I can't stop, I decided to even decorate my box with the same pattern papers that I used on my card. In the center, I added some more die cut decorative ovals.
I realized that I didn't have a sentiment for my card, so I decided to add one to my box! I silver heat embossed a beautiful wedding sentiment on a die cut vellum oval. Because I used vellum, you can partially see the lace oval through, super pretty!
Thank you all for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!