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Meant To Fly

Tia's Tips: There are many "fun-folds" you can use, especially if you are willing to take a few minutes and make some measurements. The internet is a great place to search and find directions and measurements on the type of card you are wanting to create . I am a fan of "pop-boxes" and have made them from scratch, created with a die and even bought them pre-cut ready to go! Don't pass by a technique that you like just because you don't have the "tools". The best part of the internet is sharing and learning the best-tools, techniques and work-a-rounds to get the job done. Sometimes creating just means you have to do a little research and planning.

Design Team: Polka Dot Orchard -

Digital Sets - (Map)-Hundred Akre Wood Map

(Pooh) - A Great Day For A Birthday

(Honey Pot) - Hi Honey

(Sentiment) - Let Your Dreams Be Your Wings

(Drangonfly) - Gina K- "Follow Your Dreams" Rubber Stamp Set

Pop Box - The Paper Cut

The Project:

I love a good "pop-box" card and wanted to create a situation with Pooh flying over the Hundred Aker Wood. I used 2 of the pre-printed maps from the set. I distress inked the maps in bundled sage & wild honey. Then using Prismacolor pencils colored in features on the maps. I attached all papers before folding the box. I attached the tabs and floating features last.

I selected a 'hunny pot' that I wanted, colored, fussy cut and attached to side panel with a foam dot.

I have a Winnie the Pooh paper stack from EK Success-that's where the bee and dragonfly papers came from.

I stamped the Gina K dragon fly onto a shimmer blue sheet of cardstock and fussy cut out. Then attached to the side panel with a foam dot.

I colored Pooh & Balloon with Lindy's Magicals, fussy cut and put to the side. I punched clouds in several light colors of cardstock and kept to the side.

I printed the sentiment and die cut it out. While still in the die, I blended the ends with Tumbled Glass distress ink.

I used 2 tabs in the center of the open box.

Then using acetate sheets, I cut several strips to create the center floating pieces.

Pop boxes are a great way for your recipients to enjoy sitting out! If you haven't made a pop-box I encourage you to give it a try, let me know how it goes!


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