When I first saw Hunkydory Box Pops (last year) I fell in love with them and bought two sets. Farm and Jungle. And … I bought them just to make for my Grandson, Little Cobs.
I made him one at Christmas (and forgot to share it with you! tsk) – a Christmas Crocodile – in a clear box, to which I’d added a bundle of ‘snowballs’ – and he loved it. (Who says you can only make Christmas cards for children with Rudolph or Santa on them?)
You can make these Box Pops as simple or as complicated as you like, and can use them for almost any occasion too! For Children, they fit the bill and work perfectly. But … I can actually see that they could work for adults. They inject an element of fun into a card.
You make up your chosen animal using the die cut elements. Then you can either press it flat and put it into an envelope (envelopes come supplied with the die cuts), or you can make an Acetate box and pop your card into it so that the recipient can keep the card held inside the box after they’ve displayed it – or you can seal the box shut so that the card will be held inside the box and protected. (If you’re not good at making boxes then there are boxes, cut to size and ready scored, from Hunkydory).
In the above photo – I tried to light piggy so that you could see the folds of the ‘box’ which make the body of the pig. Hence the reason they’re called ‘box pops’.
Once made up, you can simply press your animal flat and put it in an envelope – but it will pop back up when the recipient opens it up when they receive it. The head is fixed to the body by a folded piece of acetate, which gives the card ‘nodding dog’ look. (or in this case nodding pig). So cute!
I made the lid of the box out of acetate, so that the pig can be viewed from the sides and the top. And … the funny thing is … when you look at piggy through the sides, he’s looking at you. But when you view piggy from above … he’s still looking at you! How does that happen? Is it magic? Maybe piggy is Super Pig – (like Super Man).
I added hearts and stars which I sprinkled around the inside, and finally added a ribbon handle, and ribbon around the base and the lid, and VOILA! One Valentines Card, from a Grammy to her 5-year-old Grandson.
So …. Happy Monday!
I know Mondays can be drab sometimes, but give it chance. You know they nearly always get better, even if you don’t feel the ‘happy’ straight away. Give the day chance to show you the warmth, the smiles, and even the love. Allow yourself to have a lovey day!
Most of all . . . whatever you’re doing today, be good to yourself … and to each other. It helps the world go around and makes life so much enjoyable and pleasant. And the world could do with a lot more enjoyable and pleasant in it.
Have a truly blessed day. Heaps of love and squidges from my corner, to yours …