The Side of Fries 3D Box Card almost looks good enough to eat! Those french fries look like the real deal. If you’ve got a fry lover in your life, this 3D pop up card is the perfect gift to give to that special person.
In order to make this box card you’ll need an electronic cutting machine such as a Silhouette Cameo 3 or a newer Cricut machine. Additionally, you will need the svg file, which is available here: Side of Fries Box Card from Svgcuts.com.
You can either purchase the single side of fries card file, or you can buy the entire box card set, called The Pit Stop Box Cards Svg Kit. This svg kit comes with 5 amazing 3D Box Cards that can be gifted to anyone and for any occasion. I think you’ll really enjoy this set of cards because you can use some really creative designer papers, along with any decorative embellishments that you may have in your stash.
I’m all about using what you got on hand. So, Let’s get started!
- Silhouette Came or other newer die cutting machine
- Side of Fries Box Card or The Pit Stop Box Card Kit
- Designer paper
- Textured card stock in, red, blue, yellow, and off white or cream
- Ink pads in black (I used Memento-Tuxedo Black)
- Red ink (I used Distressed Ink-Fire Red)
- A light brown (I used Distressed Ink-Tea Dye)
- Your favorite paper craft glue
- Stamps for the occasion of the card
- A small embellishment
- Foam tape or 3D Zots
1. The first thing you’re going to want to do is purchase your Side Of Fries Box Card from Svgcuts.com. Read through the instructions PDF that comes with the file and then choose your papers. Your fry box can be any color you’d like to use. Maybe try the colors of your favorite fast food restaurant.
2. Cut out your card pieces, ink the edges, and set aside to dry. This is a good time to watch Mary’s assembly video to help with assembling your card.
3. Choose your favorite sentiment stamp and stamp your labels.
4. Assemble the box card base. On the front, glue down your layers. A little tip: I like to use a brayer to gently roll over the layers. This helps to get the paper stuck down nice and flat. Glue down the designer paper for the back of the card and the larger circle. Set the 3D fry box aside and let it completely dry.
5. Fold your fry box card and glue the tab to the inside back of card. Allow the tab to fully dry before adding in the fries.
6. For the french fries, follow along with Mary on her assembly video for a demonstration of how to fold them. Folding them adds to the 3D affect, so you don’t want to skip this step. You’ll also want to fold the fries before gluing them into the box.
7. Once you’ve glued in the fries, fold the card back and forth to make sure your card folds properly to fit inside its envelope. Check that the fries are positioned properly. You’ll want to do this before the glue fully dries in case you need move to them around.
8. Next, place your smaller label on the front of the fry box with some 3D tape or Zots. Then, add a little bling if you want.
9. Last but not least, glue your included envelope together. Let it dry fully before inserting your Side of Fries Box Card.