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Spa Day Surprise Cube card-Design team challenge

Its time for the Karen Burnistons design team challenge, and this months challenge is to create a card using one of the “Rubber Band Pop Up” die sets. So our options are- any of the Surprise Balls, the Surprise Cube, or the Bam box. I chose to use 3 Surprise cubes and stack them as shown. I know the foil paper looks like purple but it is actually pink, I also used a pretty pink glitter cardstock and and a bubble patterned paper. I use hollographic cardstock for inside the mirrors, and the wine glass.

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I didn’t think to far out of the box for this one as Karen has an amazing tutorial and I followed her directions.

1- card stock cut to 5 1/12 x 12” scored at 6” and 6 1/4”

2- I decided to use the flap from the Long Flap and closure dieset. I centred it and trimmed it in as a shown as the card is only 5 1/2” wide.

3- the shorter side will be in the top, add the flap to the longer side.

4- I had bought what I thought was foil cardstock but it was actually foil adhesive sheets. I don’t always trust adhesives on these types of things so I added the foil to the cardstock using double sided adhesive sheets. Unfortunately I had a few air bubbles ☹️. I added a 5 1/4” x 5 1/4” piece to the card front.

5- I added a light grey 5”x5” piece of cardstock to the card front and added 2 magnets.

6- add 2 magnets to the flap

7- using the same technique I added pink foil to the inside of the card. I also used added Grey card stock. I used the Border Blends trims to cut Grey cardstock borders. I also covered both sides of the flap with grey cardstock, I die cut the piece that fits over the flap.

8- I made 3 Cubes. I will link to Karen’s video below

9- I added 2 cubes making sure they fold down to the back

10- add the third cube making sure it folds to the front, only adhere it to one of the cubes. I chose the one on the left.

11- I die cut pieces from the Dolled up charms, Beach Charms, Wine Charms, Slim Frames and Word set 8 Congrats. I made the mascara wand by adding three wands from the Princess and Mermaid set.

12- I cut one Princess from the Princess and Mermaid die set and gave her a mud mask

13- I diecut another square from the foil lined cardtock and the bubble paper, I made sure to cover the magnets. I used an oval from the Crosshatch oval set and started adding my pieces.

14- I die cut a mermaid body trimming off the the top and bottom to make it look like a towel.

I added all the pieces, and some hearts (which ever diesets were on the table) and some 1/2 bubbles

I only used Karen Burniston diesets

Surprise Cube Karens video can be found here

Long Flaps and Closure

Ovals Crosshatch

Dolled Up Charms

Wine Charms

Beach Charms

Slim Frames

Border Blends Trims

Princess and Mermaid

Word Set 10 Congrats


Fine Tip bottle

Lineco Neutral PH Adhesive

Quick Stick Tool


Thanks for joining me! I am a paper crafting enthusiast who has a special interest in interactive cards. I get a lot of inspiration from the internet so I thought that I  would throw out my own creations with hope that it inspires someone else.

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