Flower Pop Up Card: Mother’s Day 3D Card


Spring is here and it is the perfect time to get crafty and make a flower pop up card. Flowers are a popular gift however they don’t last long and start to wilt after about a week. Making a flower pop up 3D card is a great way to save those flowers as a keepsake.

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We always need some sort of card for occasions throughout the year so creating a pop up card is a fun way to get creative and make something that really shows your care. These 3D flowers are so easy to make that young kids can make them with a bit of help with the cutting.

Mother’s Day 3D Card

Every day is a chance to celebrate the moms, grandmothers and bonus moms in your lives, Mother’s Day is a super special day to show them how much they mean to you. Make this pretty Mother’s Day pop up card to do just that; fill it with words from deep in the heart before sending it to moms near and far. The card blooms into a three-dimensional arrangement that’s much more unexpected than a vase of flowers. It looks delicate, but with these step-by-step instructions, a few pieces paper, and some glue, you’ll quickly realize just how easy it is to create.

How to Make a 3D Pop Up Flower Card

How to make a 3D pop up flower card is easy and I am sure you have all the supplies on hand. Pick a few colours of craft paper if you plan to make a few. Card stock, scissors, markers and some glue and you are all set to get crafty to make some cards. The instructions are simple and easy to follow so you will have your pop up Mother’s Day card ready in no time.

Flower Pop Up Card

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List of Supplies

  • Coloured craft papers (choose your favourite colours: orange, pink, peach, purple, lilac)
  • 1 Card stock paper – Usually white for the card
  • Pencil – to trace the template
  • Craft glue
  • Sharpie or gel pen
  • A pair of scissors

Instructions

Step 1: Select coloured craft papers for the flower patterns and a card stock paper for the card. This craft does not require any template; you can trace and cut out template freehand. Take a piece of square paper (for the flower); we’re using an 8 cm x 8 cm square sheet.

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Step 2: Fold the paper in half diagonally.

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Step 3: Fold the pattern in half diagonally again.

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Step 4: Now fold each flap in half on both sides.

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Step 5: Use a pencil to trace a petal pattern by keeping the tip of the petal opposite to the closed corner.

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Step 6: Cut out the traced petal.

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Step 7: Unfold the petal cutout.

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Step 8: The pattern should have 8 petals; cut out 1 petal from the pattern.

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Step 9: Use a sharpie to trace outlines and some line patterns on the centre of the flower pattern.

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Step 10: Apply glue on any one of the side petals.

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Step 11: Overlap the other side petal over the glued one and join them nicely.

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Step 12: Similarly, prepare 6 more flowers. We need a total of 7 flowers for the pop-up card.

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Step 13: Flatten the paper flower patterns by aligning them symmetrically.

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Step 14: Take any 3 flattened flowers. Notice the marked points. Apply drop of glue on the marked spots of the middle flower.

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Step 15: Join the side petals of the 2 other flowers on both sides (glued) petals of the middle flower.

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Step 16: Now, drop glue on the 3 middle petals and place a flower pattern on it.

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Step 17: Apply glue on the 2nd, 3rd and 5th and 6th petals.

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Step 18: Attach 1 flower pattern on each side. This should leave the middle petal intact.

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Step 19: Apply glue on the 3 middle petals.

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Step 20: Attach the last flower pattern on the middle petals (glued petals). The pop-up flower pattern is ready.

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Step 21: Prepare a card from card stock paper. Keep the card’s ratio 2 times bigger than the sheets used for the flower. You can trim the card later if you want to.

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Step 22: Apply glue on the middle petal of any one side and place it on the card with the petal tips facing outside and flower centre towards the closed side of the card. Keep a 1 cm gap from the closed side of the card.

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Step 23: Apply a drop of glue on the middle petal of the other side and close the card. Press the outer surface of the card on the glued petal to make sure that it is attached nicely. Allow the glue to dry and then open the flower pop up card to check if the flowers bloom nicely when you open the card.

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I hope you enjoyed this Flower pop up card as much as I did! If you make this craft, please share your photos with us on Facebook or Twitter! Also, check out all of our other crafts!

Materials

  • Coloured craft papers (choose your favourite colours: orange, pink, peach, purple, lilac)
  • 1 Card stock paper – Usually white for the card
  • Pencil – to trace the template
  • Craft glue
  • Sharpie or gel pen

Instructions

Step 1: Select coloured craft papers for the flower patterns and a card stock paper for the card. This craft does not require any template; you can trace and cut out template freehand. Take a piece of square paper (for the flower); we’re using an 8 cm x 8 cm square sheet

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Step 2: Fold the paper in half diagonally.

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Step 3:Fold the pattern in half diagonally again.

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Step 4:Now fold each flap in half on both sides.

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Step 5: Use a pencil to trace a petal pattern by keeping the tip of the petal opposite to the closed corner.

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Step 6: t out the traced petal.

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Step 7: Unfold the petal cutout

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Step 8: The pattern should have 8 petals; cut out 1 petal from the pattern.

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Step 9: Use a sharpie to trace outlines and some line patterns on the centre of the flower pattern.

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Step 10: Apply glue on any one of the side petals.

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Step 11: Overlap the other side petal over the glued one and join them nicely.

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Step 12: Similarly, prepare 6 more flowers. We need a total of 7 flowers for the pop-up card.

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Step 13: Flatten the paper flower patterns by aligning them symmetrically.

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Step 14: Take any 3 flattened flowers. Notice the marked points. Apply drop of glue on the marked spots of the middle flower.

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Step 15: Join the side petals of the 2 other flowers on both sides (glued) petals of the middle flower.

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Step 16: Now, drop glue on the 3 middle petals and place a flower pattern on it.

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Step 17: Apply glue on the 2nd, 3rd and 5th and 6th petals.

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Step 18: Attach 1 flower pattern on each side. This should leave the middle petal intact.

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Step 19: Apply glue on the 3 middle petals.

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Step 20: Attach the last flower pattern on the middle petals (glued petals). The pop-up flower pattern is ready.

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Step 21: Prepare a card from card stock paper. Keep the card’s ratio 2 times bigger than the sheets used for the flower. You can trim the card later if you want to.

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Step 22: Apply glue on the middle petal of any one side and place it on the card with the petal tips facing outside and flower centre towards the closed side of the card. Keep a 1 cm gap from the closed side of the card.

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Step 23: Apply a drop of glue on the middle petal of the other side and close the card. Press the outer surface of the card on the glued petal to make sure that it is attached nicely. Allow the glue to dry and then open the flower pop up card to check if the flowers bloom nicely when you open the card.

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