This is Manu here with my take on this months challenge!
The Summer season has been a smashing one here in the Northern area with the sun at it's peak, and the only respite one can feel is a real summer splash!! and what's better than a summer splash theme here at the Lulupu blog.
Checkout all about the challenge here at
I interpreted the theme keeping in mind the heat and a beach is the best way to beat the heat!! Yes, I have a it'a-all-about-the-beach card for you and needless to say, I loved the way this one came out to be. Here's what I made!
Yes, it's a POP-up card and I love them, to bits!! They are soo much fun to make and the wow factor associated with them is amazing!!!
The most amazing thing with this card is that it can be folded flat to put it inside an envelope and send it and when opened up, it pops up into a box shape, this is one 3D card which I truly love. Versatile and full of sparkling goodness!
I have a tutorial on how I did this one and lets check it out!
(A lot of tutorials are there on the internet for this card, but I tweaked this a little to suit up to my dimensions).
1. Take a 15*9 inches cardstock and score it at 4", 7", 11" and 14". Now invert the cardstock on your Martha Scoreboard and score at 4".
2. Cut off the 1" piece with the Tonic Scissors from the side you choose to be the top portion of the pop-up box as shown in the pic.
3. Now fold this cardstock to form a box shape and glue using the Tacky glue the left over 1" portion with the other end of the cardstock. You would get a a pop-up box in this shape. Take two one inch stripes and paste them inside of the box as shown, these strips will be used for the placement of different embellishments.
Now choose your pattern papers and as per the dimensions of the pop-up box, cut them out and stick on to the card.
4. Now comes the turn to embellish the pop-up box card to your hearts desire and this is what I did.
I loved the way this pop-up box came out to be. Such a bright, chirpy and all bluish card!
Don't you loved those blue ocean waves?? I had fun making those!
Here's the view of the card when folded up!
And a fold the other side!
Here are a few close up of the critters! (Ohh I so love them, I know that I have been saying this from the start, but then LAWN FAWN is one awesome brand which comes up with such amazing cute and fun stamps.)
All these critters are colored with Normal markers and The Copic's are in my yet-to-buy list and I'm sure I'll soon lay my hands on those!
I hope you all liked my take on the current challenge!! This is one sooper one and there can be soo many interpretations, and what more, you can always choose from the beach or the nautical way to express out those lovely creations.
Do not forget to enter your creations here, and also do let me know if you liked my interpretation of this months challenge!
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