Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Pop-Up Thanksgiving Box Calendar Card

Who wouldn't be happy to receive a box full of animals celebrating Thanksgiving?  I used the wonderful new Lawn Fawn die purchased at HM Ben Franklin Crafts to make this box of joy that folds up flat to be mailed in a regular envelope.  The die set has everything needed to make all the parts of the box including the inner structure that holds up the forest animals. The animals can be made with any stamped images or stickers adhered to card stock, but I found a super sweet printed package that I attached to card stock with spray adhesive before cutting out the images. The grass was punched out with a Martha Stewart border hand punch.
Here is what the box looks like with the side flaps held down with leaf shaped paper clips. On a desk top the paper clips could hold notes or reminders.  The words on the top flap were stamped with brown ink and heat embossed with Nuvo brown embossing powder.
The autumn foliage is from an artificial wreath making garland. 
The mini calendar is from Vippies, an online company that sells various size calendars in bulk.
From this top view you can see how the animals, mushrooms and grass are held in place.
This photo shows the package which provided the cute animal images. As you can see the box folds up flat and can fit in either the kraft envelope or printed package.
On the back of the Lawn Fawn die set package is a sample of what can be made with the pieces and you can also visit the LF site for more ideas.  Sorry that the embossing powder and grass border punch were not included in this photo. Oh yes, the double sided printed card stock used for the card base is an Authentique product.  I hope you've been enticed to get this fantastic Lawn Fawn die so you too can create fantastic pop-up boxes which will surely thrill all your friends this holiday season.  Thanks for stopping to read this post.  Please leave a comment if you desire. I love your supportive input.


Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Oh my goodness, what a super clever idea for a calendar. That would surely make a great gift.

Annette Allen said...

you are so creative.. this is fabulous..

Shirley N said...

I've been seeing these pop-up boxes popping up all over blogland lately and yours is fabulous, Lynn! How cleaver of you to make your own die cuts out of a package, your critters are really cute. TFS your creative ideas!

eunice said...

Wowee, Lynn! This has to be the best calendar project I've seen by far. What a very neat idea to use a pop up box card as the base for your calendar...I love it! Gonna pin this post so I'll remember to try this next year. I really like how you always explain the steps to create your projects...always inspires me and I learn so much! Cutting the cutie animals from a printed box and using fancy shaped clips to hold down the flaps... so clever and so creative! Thanks so much for sharing!!!