Floating Pop Box Card

Hi everyone, on Monday I shared how to make these fun Floating Pop Box Cards.

Floating Pop Box Card

I had had this design hidden away after first making it last year! The strip of acetate through the middle makes anything you stick on it float and pop out from the card creating a really nice effect.

I first made this Sailor one which is still my favourite.

Floating Pop Box Card

This wonderful stamp set was free with a Creative Stamping Magazine Issue 43

Floating Pop Box Card

I just love that Sailor image so much.

Next, I made this pretty Birdcage version using the Dovecraft “Nature’s Grace” collection.

Floating Pop Box Card

I loved this collection so much and think this style card worked so well showing off all the pretty papers and embellishments.

Floating Pop Box Card

After sorting through all my handmade cards and finding this style that I hadn’t shared, I then made this Christmas version using the First Edition “Jolly Holiday’s” papers.

Floating Pop Box Card

I fussy cut the crackers and sentiments from one of the papers in the pack.


First Edition "Jolly Holidays" Paper Pack

This is such a fun style card and will work for any occasion card.

To make this cards you will need…

1 piece of 12″ x 6″ cardstock for your card base.

Score along the longest side at 2.7/8, 5.3/4, 8.5/8 & 11.1/2

2 pieces of 2.5/8 x 5.1/2 plain cardstock to mat the inside back of your card.

2 pieces of 2.3/8 x 5.1/4 pattern paper to layer on top of your mats.

1 piece of 5.1/2 x 5.1/2 plain cardstock to mat on the front of your card.

1 piece of 5.1/4 x 5.1/4 pattern cardstock or paper to layer on top of your mat.

A 4″ circle die cut and a smaller 3.3/4″ circle die cut. These are approximate sizes but I would go any larger than the 4″ one.

1 piece of 4.3/4 x 3/4″ clear acetate.

Check out my full tutorial below to see how I made it.

All of these cards fold completely flat and fit into a 6″ x 6″ envelope, you also have plenty of space on the back of the card to stamp your sentiment and write your message.

Floating Pop Box Card

I also made this simplified version using just coloured cardstock and just mat and layering the inside back panels.

UPDATE 21/03/2020

Below are some newer versions of this card I have made using the ‘Day at the Seaside’ stamp set with issue 207 of Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine.


Floating Pop Box Card

Floating Pop Box Card

Floating Pop Box Card

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy making these cards.

Happy Crafting



6 thoughts on “Floating Pop Box Card

  1. I love your cards and ideas, I am a huge fan and can’t wait for your next post
    BUT, I sooooo wish you were on pintrest so I could pin them!
    Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. I am on Pinterest Pam, I have thousands of pins and all my projects are on there organised in to lots and lots of boards 🙂 Just type in Mixed Up Craft.

  3. I love this card. I made 10 different ones over the 2018 Holiday Season. thank you for such detailed instructions. I also made a couple of large lanterns and several small ones.

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