Spooky House Halloween Pop Up Box Card


Posted on 5th October 2019 by Alison Pendlebury-Brown
Filed under Card Making Ideas, All Papercraft Tutorials, Seasonal Crafts, Halloween Paper Crafts, Autumn

Any one else love Halloween? You've come to the right place for inspiration if so! Here are the instructions on how I created my spooky Halloween pop-up box card. Grab a cuppa, it's a long-ish one. Happy crafting!

You will need:

You will also need:

  • House die cut shapes
  • A die cut circle for the moon
  • Distress inks in black and light grey for shading
  • Kuretake's Wink of Stella in Clear or alternative shimmer pen

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I started out creating the pop-up box card base using a piece of A4 black 240gsm cardstock.

  1. Score the card along the longest side at 2 3/4", 5 1/2", 8 1/4", and 11".
  2. Spin the card around to the shortest side and score at 3" and cut at 7" retaining the remaining piece for the inserts.



Cut and Fold

3.Cut as shown in the images to create the fold down sections.

4.Glue the 1/2" tab to the other end of the card to create the box shape.

5.Fold and glue the inserts where desired inside the box.

Shape and Glue to Create Box

I then created the mats for each side in white hammered card and the purple grape card.

White Hammered Card Mats (3 of):

  • Base - 2 5/8" x 3 7/8"
  • Flaps - 2 5/8" x 2 7/8"

Purple Grape Card Mats (4 of):

  • Base - 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
  • Flaps - 2 1/2" x 2 3/4"

I used the black oxide inks to to create a spooky night sky around the top and sides on the purple grape cardstock. I then misted the card with water and dabbed off with a paper towel.

I adhered the purple mat to the white mat with Anita's tacky glue. I prefer wet glue as you have a little wiggle room to make sure it's straight.

Create Mats in White and Purple Grape

Create Spooky Sky with Black Ink

Adhere Mats Together

I die cut the houses, trees (from Tim Holtz 'Ghost Town' die set), bats (from Tim Holtz 'Bat Crazy' die set) and various graveyard silhouettes from black cardstock.

Die Cut Graveyard Silhouettes

Die Cut Houses, Trees and Bats

To create the 'glow' in the windows of the houses I traced around each die cut house in mandarin orange cardstock, cut them out and adhered to the back using Anita's Tacky PVA Glue

Create Glow in the Windows

Adhere the 'glow'

To create a moon I die cut a 6.5cm circle from white hammered cardstock to provide texture to the moon. I used a cloud template I'd previously made, using grey distress oxide ink to give extra dimension to the moon.

I added a little grey distress oxide ink to each house where I guessed the moonlight would hit them.

Ink with Grey Distress Ink

Create Texture for the Moon

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Now it's time to arrange it all together!

I adhered each of the mats using 3D foam tape to give the card a little more dimension.

After putting it all together I added a little Wink of Stella on the moon and in certain areas where the moonlight would catch each of the elements.

I hope you enjoyed this blog and provided some inspiration for your next Halloween themed cards. Happy Halloween!

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1 thought on “Spooky House Halloween Pop Up Box Card”


10th October 2019 at 12:25 p.m.

Thank you for this lovely set of instructions for a great card :)

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