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Pop Up Box Card and Crafty Tips

Pop Up Box Card
Wish you all a Happy New Year friends. So glad to share this sweet and adorable card + a few Crafty tips as my  first post of 2018 which is also my DT post for the Cuttlebugmania  Challenge where the theme is "Flowers"!
Pop Up Box Card
One of my crafty resolutions for 2018 is to get back into the spirit of blogging, sharing Tips and Tutorials. So here goes....
Crafty Tip 1
If you are like me and are looking for easier and quicker ways to color your images: try experimenting with and combing the different media you own.
Here I colored the Wild rose studio Bunnies using a combination of Zig Watercolor Brush Pens  and Staedtler water-color pencils ....I first roughly colored the image  with the color pencils and just highlighted the areas of the image I wanted a deeper color with the watercolor brush pens . Then went over the image with a water brush .And here is the conclusion : when you combine the two media you get better coverage,easier blending, a richer look and it is way quicker!
Here are more Tutorial posts on the Zigs :
Pop Up Box Card
I used beautiful Lemon craft papers [ won at my friend Lisa's giveaway] and gorgeous Crealies dies [shared earlier in my Guest DT posts earlier here : Pop Up Card Tutorial , Pop Up Christmas Card] to make this Pop Up Card !

Crafty Tip 2
Sometimes the most mundane of stationary supplies can help you ante up your crafting game to  a whole new level!
A T square ruler is one of the most useful things to have around if you are a perfectionist!
It is so easy to perfectly horizontally align your border dies, sentiment stamps or embellishments if you use this baby!
And mind you ...you dont need a fancy one too...mine cost just around a 100 rupees[ which will be 1 to 2 dollars only]!
More posts on using Rulers
Die cutting Tip
Crafty Tip 3
Buying craft supplies is a big addiction for many of us...well ahem it's part of the whole crafting scene isnt it! And I think almost all of us must have felt guilty at one point of time!!
Well one way to feel better about buying something is to find more than one way to use it! Hehe it always seems to work for me!!
Die cutting Tip
Here I used the Crealies border die  4 times to die cut a lovely  frame design which forms the backdrop of my Pop Up Card ....it does look cool doesn't it !

Crafty Tip 4
 Most of us have certain set crafty habits...like for example I tend to usually make my card bases in white! And if you are a flower maker maybe you like to cut your flowers from white paper and ink them or use colored card stock....well every once in a while consciously try to stray away from your set habits!
Die cutting Tip
Here I used pattern paper, plain paper, colored card stock and foam to mix and match the Crealies flower die cuts to make a medley of sweet looking flowers!

Pop Up Box Card
Here is the back of the Pop Up Box card with a pocket created to hold a large sentiment tag.
Pop Up Box Card
Thank you so much for staying with me till the end of this post and bidding you once again a Happy New Year with this  beautiful quote !
Pop Up Box Card
Supplies : Dies : Crealies Duo Dies No 47 [Flower],Crealies Set of 3 -No 47 [Flower],Crealies On the Edge No 33,Cheery Lynn  Rose Leaf Strip. 
Stamp Wild Rose Studio Spring Bunnies.Papers : Lemoncraft Fresh Summer

Dont forget to participate in the  Cuttlebugmania  Challenge...Jannie always has some cool prizes you can win.
Linking to
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ,Word Art Wednesday ,CraftyHazelnut's Pattern Paper Challenge,A Bit More Time To Craft EXTRA Challenge .... Always Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge.... #59 Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog ... Happy New Year! Anything Goes
Love To Craft Challenge Blog .... #18 January Anything Goes
Love To Scrap ... LTSCB #105 - Anything Goes!  

57 comments:

  1. This is just AMAZING Dr Sonia!!! Great matching of the fab papers and the Crealies diecuts, your box card looks just gorgeous!! Love so much the WRS bunnies, such cute are them and your coloring skills are stunning!! Thanks so much for the tips!
    Happy New Year!!

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    1. Thank you so much for encouraging my coloring attempts....means a lot!!!

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  3. Wow Sonia, awesome post!
    Enjoyed the whole post with this beautiful pop up box in happy colors and your important tips! Wishing you a very Happy New Year 2018!
    Hugs
    Vinita

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping in Vinita

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  4. What a cute pop up box card,Sonia.I want to wish you also a Happy New Year.

    Gr,Sylvia

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    1. Thank you so much Sylvia

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  5. What a gorgeous card! I absolutely LOVE all the pretty details you included. Those sweet bunnies and beautiful blooms are just what I need on this very cold January day!

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    1. Thank you so much Esther...hehe yes I thought I should share something other than a winter themed card!!

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  6. What a cute cute card with the adorable image and wonderful details.

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  7. Beautiful card thanks for sharing the tutorial

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  8. Such a beautiful and cute pop up box card...great coloring.
    Love all your tips. Thank you!
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year!
    xxx Margreet

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    1. Thank you so much ...I am especially heartened to hear your positive comments about my coloring

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  9. What a fabulous pop-up card, so pretty. xx

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  10. Beautiful little pop up box card Sonia..love the pretty colours and very sweet image..fabulous..
    Happy New Year..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  11. Happy New year to you too:) Your brought spring with your pop up card :) prettu colors and lovely frame !

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  12. Happy new year Sonia what a gorgeous card it is so fresh looking and the colours are gorgeous.

    Debs xx
    https://debsartliffscards.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. You never disappoint Dr Sonia!!! I have just started using waterbrushes, so I will be sure to follow the link you provided! Your project is just stunning! I love the way you used the dies- especially the edge die!
    Happy New Year!!!

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  14. Wow, this is absolutely stunning Sonia!! I love the design and the beautiful colors!! And your crafty tips are always so fabulous!! Love, love this, my sweet friend!! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and I wish you a new year filled with much love and happiness!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  15. Oh my goodness what a stunning boxcard. I love the paper. The bunnies are adorable. I so ove tis card. Thanks fror the tips.

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  16. Gorgeous make Sonia and fabulous tips too - thankyou very much! All the very best for 2018! Hugs rachel xx

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  17. A beautiful card Sonia, such a sweet image and pretty papers - an unusual design for a pop up box card, very effective.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  18. super adorable card!
    love it!
    hugs

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  19. What a beautiful box Sonia and such an informative post full of excellent tips.
    Thanks for dropping in at my blog and may I wish you and your family a very happy new year.
    Hugs
    Margaret M

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  20. Gorgeous box card Sonia..Loz

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  21. Happy New Year, Sonia. Thank you sooooo much for the crafty tips. As I am new in card making, these are very helpful for me. I love your beautiful box card, my friend. Kisses!!!!!!!!!!

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  22. Sonia, Happy New Year! you are getting ready for Easter and this sweet bunny pop-up is just adorable. Love those bright hot colors, especially since our area is a bit brisk just now. Congratulations on your nifty paper win from Lisa, she always has the prettiest papers on her cards. It really amped up this delightful bunny box & I loved your patterned flowers. Enjoyed reading all the tips (thanks for that) and I'd never thought of creating shapes with border dies. I'll have to see if I have some shaped like the one you showed. Also appreciated the tip about roughing in with pencils & blending with the watercolor pens. TFS & hope 2018 is a wonderful year for you & your lovedones. Hugs

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  23. So beautiful. Happy New year to you. Xxx

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  24. You've outdone yourself with this adorable little box, and I LOVE those bunnies! Too cute!

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  25. Gosh...this is just soooooo sweet!
    Happy 2018 my friend! Have a fruitful and healthy year!

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  26. Wow...it's super cute..love that box popup card,image and water coloring..and very well explained.😊

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  27. A wonderful pop up box !!! You decorated him beautifully !!! Thank you for visiting my blog :)

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  28. Hey Sonia...
    Happy New Year....This is such a cute card. The papers are awesome too....Lovely.
    Hugs
    Mukta
    VREnchanted Color, Craft and more...

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  29. Such pretty and vibrant colors. Beautiful pop-up element too! I loved reading your post with such helpful tips.

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  30. Happy New Year, what a beautiful creation and enjoyed reading all your this. I have plans also of getting back into the blogging swing. Hope to be able too see many more of your creations.

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  31. Fantastic work mam! And thank you for all those tips :)

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  32. This is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! LOVING the colors and those adorable bunnies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  33. How pretty! These two little cuties playing amidst the garden of flowers. The pastel colors and variety are gorgeous - beautifully coordinated.

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  34. This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the darling bunnies and the beautiful flowers and colors!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  35. This is a beautiful card, stunning and sweet

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  36. Happy new year Sonia! Never a dull moment on this blog. Your pop up box card is amazing. Soooo many elements and they all work together so well. Thanks for the tips. I really needed the one for using the T-ruler to get your edge dies straight. Thanks!

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  37. Hi Sonia,

    Hope you are well. What a pleasant surprise to have you visit.
    This pop up box is super cute. I love the colours and all the elements.

    Take care,

    Monica

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  38. What a gorgeous card! I absolutely LOVE all the pretty details you included. A big "thank you" to you for stopping by my blog and leaving me some love. Much appreciated.

    Happy New Year !

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  39. OH! Sonia, so VERY Beautiful with a wonderful, and one of my favourite, colour combos - Spring is on it's way :) Your tutorials are always so detailed, it's fabulous and love your flower combinations and your colouring.
    Faith
    x

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  40. Hi Sonia!! Happy New Year!!! I've been away from my computer while on Vacation - Then I got sick, so it's taken me longer to get back to blogging and stuff in general - Headed back to work today and thought I would pop in to say HELLO! I am feeling better, at least well enough to sit at my computer and type this out! :) I've been flipping thru your blog to see what I've missed - All of your projects look awesome!! Your box card is stunning and I love the soft colors - hopefully starting this weekend I'll be back to checking your blog daily as before - Big HUGS! :)

    Theresa

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  41. Sweet & so much wonder to look at & enjoy in this creation. I have had a sore throat and spent my past 2 days off from work resting which was for the best.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  42. How adorable! Love all the elements & you can't beat pink & green together!

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  43. Happy New Year!This is just Precious!!! I love the cute critters and pretty flowers.
    Stunning job!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  44. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes January 18 Challenge. Good luck! Denyse x
    A fabulous project and such a comprehensive and informative post. Thank you!

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  45. I am madly in love with this box card! This is so pretty ! And thank you so much for your tips !

    Hugs,

    Chriss

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  46. Aww wonderful pop up card with great tips and techniques. Thanks so much Sonia for sharing. I love your colouring. It's awesome 😍

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  47. beautiful popup card and thanks for sharing these cool tips Sonia !! Happy 2018 ,hugs

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  48. Such an adorable pop up card, Sonia! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful tips! Catching up on all your posts now :)

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  49. Beautiful box card and love the fabulous lacy flowers
    Carol x

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