Creative Stamping

Creative Stamping 59 on sale now – How to make the pop-up box card

5th July 2018


Creative Stamping 59 on sale now – How to make the pop-up box card

Creative Stamping 59 is on sale now! If you’re not hitting the beach, hit the shops to pick up the latest copy, full of summer holiday themed inspiration for stamped cards and projects. The fabulous stamps with this issue cover camping, caravanning, beach days, lazy days, barbecues and ice cream – the perfect combination in this glorious weather we are having!

Who wouldn’t love to receive a card like this?  As crafters, we also know that pop-up box cards are fabulous cards to make, and Mel Jess’ inspirational seaside creation, our cover star this issue, is the perfect place to start.

However – we’re sorry but there’s a small misprint regarding the measurements in the instructions and we would hate for you to miss out, so we have re-posted the details for this card here:

Summer Holiday stamp set
white & yellow cardstock
Dear Lizzy’s Stay Colorful 6×6” paper pad
Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad
alcohol markers
3D foam pads

How to create
1 Cut a piece of A4 cardstock to 5½” tall. Score at 2”, 5½”, 7½” and 11” on the long side of the card and at 2½” along three sides of the short side (two small sides and one larger side).
2 Cut along the 2½” edge scores and trim the tab from the top part of the back of the box. Adhere the lower tab to make the pop-up box base.
3 Cut two 4½x1” strips of cardstock and score ½” from each end. Fold and glue to the inside of the box card to create the pop-up supports.
4 Cover the box sections with patterned papers layered onto cardstock with ribbon wrapped around.
5 Stamp and colour beach huts and other elements to decorate the box. Use strips of acetate to attach the pieces to the box supports and help them stand up.
6 Add a matching sentiment and finish, with bows and a stamped bucket on the front and side flaps as shown.

We hope this helps, and we’d love to see your makes. I can see tents, caravans, trees, the ice cream van – all of our elements on the fabulous stamp plate would make amazing pop-up cards like this! 

Please share your makes with us, send photos to or cards to the address in the magazine!

I can’t wait to see them, happy stamping!

Nicky, editor

  1. Karen munden

    Would this magazine still be available .? I’m in Australia and would love a copy.thanks Karen

    • Nicky Gilburt

      Hi Karen. It is in stock, and very reasonably priced this week at Moremags, Best wishes, Nicky, editor

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