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In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a Mother’s day pop up card of a bouquet of flowers. This card design can be used for many other occasions. This card would make a nice wedding card, especially if you match the flowers with the bride’s favorite flowers. Or, this card can be used for a nice Valentine’s Day card by making only roses. This card can also be used as a birthday pop up card as well. This post will have instructions which will teach you how to make the flowers and the vase. This design has 3 kinds of flowers: roses, daisies and stargazer lilies. The design of the card is simple, but cutting and painting the flowers may take you some time. This card is very customizable by arranging your own bouquet.  Here is a picture of the card:

Here is the video tutorial for making the flower bouquet pop up card:

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The transcript of the video can be found here: Transcript of Mothers Day Pop Up Card Flower Bouquet Tutorial.

Here are detailed instructions on how to make the card:

  1. Purchase the template for this design here: Flower Bouquet Pop Up Card Template.
  2. Print out the template.
  3. Next, cut out the template’s pattern onto a sheet of white card stock. Note the locations where you need to score (fold) the card.
  4. You can leave the flowers all white if you like, which gives it a more artistic look. But if you want to paint the flowers, paint the flowers before separating the flowers from the card stock. This is easier than painting loose parts.
    1. Paint the steps green first.
    2. Then pain the flowers starting with the lighter colors. Color the center of the daisies yellow. Note that the centers are the small circles on the side of the flower. Paint the stargazer pistil and Stamens yellow. Then paint the tips of the pistils and stamens or the stigma and anther orange.
    3. Paint the stargazer petals purple, leaving the edges white
    4. Paint the roses red.
    5. Paint the daisies pink.
    6. Paint dark purple dots on the stargazer lily’s petals.
  5. While the flowers are drying, cut out 2 pieces of the backing to the card in the color of your choice. Cut them 4.5″x 6″. There is no template for this part.
  6. Cut out the inside of the card using the template provided, making sure you score the areas that will be folded.
  7. Glue the card backing to the inside of the card. Use Elmers glue for the edge of the card near the fold, then a glue stick for the rest of the card to reduce wrinkling. Place a clean sheet of paper behind the place you will glue to prevent extra glue from getting on the other parts of the card. Align and glue the other card backing.
  8. Then fold all of the places that were scored. You may want to rescore the attachment tabs a little more to make sure it bends easily.
  9. Weed or separate all of the flowers from the card stock. There should be 10 flowers total
  10. Assemble the flowers.  Start with the daisies by gluing the center yellow circle to the center of the flower.
  11. Fold the rose petals. Follow the score lines and fold the strip of petals rolling them backward. Glue the petals in place. This is what the folds look like.
  12. For the stargazer, fold the 2 connected petals forward and one petal back. Make sure you fold the 2 stargazer lilies mirror symmetric because they will face opposite directions. Glue the petals in place. The third stargazer does not need to be folded.
  13. Arrange the flowers the way you want them to look when assembled.
  14. Next, separate the front row with the back.
  15. Trim the flower stems from the bottom row, measuring the length against the vase bottom.
  16. Trim the extra leaves off of all flowers. This will make the vase look cleaner.
  17. Start on the front row, making sure to face the flowers down, glue 2 roses. Use a piece of paper to prevent any stray glue or paint to get on the rest of the card.
  18. Next, glue the unfolded stargazer and 2 daisies.    Remember, the front of the flower faces down.
  19. Rotate the card over and arrange the back row.
  20. Cut off the extra stems.
  21. Then glue 2 stargazers, with the front of the flower facing up.
  22. Then glue the center rose.
  23. And lastly, glue the 2 daisies.
  24. Here is what the flowers look like all glued in:
  25. The final step is to assemble the card. Slide the 2 side slots together as shown.
  26. Make sure the card folds flat.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and I hope all your loving mothers love your card!

 

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  1. Natasha at May 02, 2011 11:36:04

    ???????! ??????????? ??? ???? ??????? pop-up. Thank you!

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  2. Natasha at May 02, 2011 11:40:16

    Sorry. I live in Russia. I know some English. Thank you for pop-up!

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  3. Carol at May 03, 2011 05:38:31

    Another great card!

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  4. Karol at May 03, 2011 05:02:43

    ahh!! gracias…. nice card ^^

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  5. V at May 05, 2011 07:48:13

    Thank you for the tutorial!

    My card is ready to be put in the mail, I hope it will reach my Mom before Sunday. I chose lilac as the color for the card and made the stargazers lilac also (roses pink, daisies white).
    What I didn’t have was white card stock so the whole card is built from copy paper. I feared it wouldn’t hold up as good but once put together the vase stands beautifully!
    There are more flowers than you used on the pdf sheet so I just used all of them, since they were painted and cut out by the time I noticed.

    Thanks again!

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    • Creative at May 05, 2011 09:54:14

      I’m so happy it worked out for you! Thanks for visiting!

      Reply
  6. Ruby at May 06, 2011 05:19:23

    great design!
    just in time for mothers day!
    thanks for all your hard work and creativity!

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  7. Elvira at May 07, 2011 10:14:14

    C’est très beau. Merci beaucoup pour le tutoriel. Amitiés de France!

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    • Creative at May 07, 2011 11:02:56

      Je vous en prie!

      Reply
  8. Milenka at Jun 12, 2011 10:41:23

    Cutest card ever! <3

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  9. durandconnie at Jun 24, 2011 06:35:15

    Awe… I haven’t seen a card like this before. I like flowers too. Thank you.

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  10. aina at Aug 06, 2011 05:35:02

    really im not getting the words to thank u……….im so happy that u upload templates toooooo………that r so helpful for me

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  11. vidhi patodia at Oct 03, 2011 06:41:11

    i loved ur site………its amazing….

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  12. Michelle at Feb 18, 2012 11:44:02

    This is really perfect to double as an Easter flowers card as well. I guess I might stick some decorated Easter eggs in there too at the bottom of the vase. Great idea, fell in love with it! Love all your cards, thanks so much for posting all of your tutorials, they enrich other people’s lives!

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  13. catherine duvendeck at Apr 24, 2014 12:33:19

    OMG- ADORABLE…..I’m going to purchase the template……wish me luck.

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  14. catherine duvendeck at May 03, 2014 12:31:42

    My download only had one sheet…..it looks from your demonstration that there are two sheets. What happened?

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    • CreativeRich at May 03, 2014 06:35:32

      Hi Catherine. Actually, the first page has each of the different flowers. Therefore you could cut more flowers with the first page. I’ve added the second page in case anyone wants it. You can download it again. Thanks!

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  15. catherine duvendeck at May 04, 2014 08:37:11

    Thanks Rich……I downloaded the second page and I’m ready to make the cards today.

    Reply

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