Monday, 15 December 2014

12 days of Creepmas - Boxing clever

We're up to day 8 of the 12 Days of Creepmas, according to the Smeared and Smudged blog.  If you're following the hop in order, (see here for more about how to play!) you've arrived here from Airless Chambers.  If you're lost, or have come in halfway, you can go back to the start, or work your way through in any order - the blog roll is over there on the right.

Today's project begins with a little wallet, decorated with a Tonic die-cut

Inside we have this pop-up cube-
You can get a better idea of the way it works in this Vine -


It features my favourite little season skull digi from Delicious Darkness (so happy Teri's digis will still be available from Smeared Ink after the end of the year!)    I made four identical toppers, one for each face of the cube (the top and bottom faces are split)

The pattern can be found on my Templates and Cutting files page. I made this example quite small, but if you wanted a bigger cube you could resize the pattern.  To make the box pop, you need to attach an elastic band between the small dots - sewing in place is recommended, but I've also been known to pull the elastic through to the outside and push a little bit of cocktail stick through the loop, then glue it down.  If you do that , you will need to raise the toppers up on some foam tape.

Today's bonus bit is a few years old now, so some of the topical references ..well, aren't... but it still makes me smile.

I hope that you're enjoying the blog hop so far.  Off you go, now, to Sarah's blog. Thank you for visiting, and I'll see you on Dec 17!

8 comments:

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

I love the vice versa or circular aspect of this - the box fits in the wallet, and then the wallet can sit in the box!

DogsMom said...

What a surprise in this wallet!
You seem to have surprised me many times during these 12 days.

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

LOVE it and love the little presentation wallet you made for it! I haven't made a pop-up box in ages and I think I'm going to squirrel this away for next year's Christmas cards :0)

NanB said...

Love this! Must give it a go! Thanks for sharing the template! Love this little skelly with ribbon could have used her all Creepmas long!! Yours are truly spooktacular!

TangledBlueRose said...

Love this little box, so cool! So happy your made a Vine clip, love them! Great image too one of my favorites!~kim

Sarah Bales Strom said...

What a fantastic little creation! I never would have guessed that there was such a cool pop-up lurking in that little envelope.

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG, how fun and creative! Love the wallet presentation. Fabulous work! xxD

Susan Renshaw said...

Will definitely have to have a go at this - what a fun idea. Love the skull with the bow too...