We, as crafters tend to see things differently. Where some people see a pop up card, I see a candy dish and centerpiece for my 4th of July party or any party really. I started with the Easter Pop Up Card project files. I divided in half the main card box and then I discarded the half without the tab. I duplicated the remaining piece and added back in the tabs so that I could enlarge the file to fit on two pieces of paper. After getting rid of all the Easter décor in the file, I selected the whole file and made it bigger so one half of the box would fill the 12″ x 12″ mat. I then cut the main box pieces out of white, all the coordinating pieces out of decorative paper, and two extra supports for the center along with two 4.25″ squares to be the bottom on top of the supports. I glued those support squares about half way down the inside of the box. As long as you select the whole file before you enlarge it, all of the pieces will stay in proportion. I don’t like the kiss lines for folding so I made them solid and used the Embossing Tool on the regular mat. I went over it five times and got a great fold. Then I put it together using the tabs and following the instructions for the card. I added some 4th of July décor with the 4th Cracker, 4th of July, Firework Rocket and Fireworks cutting files from the Craft Room Library. I added some candy and it’s ready to party. The finished box size is 4.5″ x4.5″ x 6.25″ high. The back is 12 inches tall! Mine is taller because of decorations.
Red Crinkle Filler