This tutorial will show you how to make the rose pop up card.  This is a great craft idea to make for a Valentine’s day card or Mother’s day card.  This rose pop up card turned out better than I had hoped.  The rose petals on the outside are separate and overlap each other, which gives it a spiral look, making the rose look very realistic.  This card will surely impress my mom, and your mom if you make this.  This could also make a great Valentine’s day card or a birthday card for that special someone.  If you were an ambitious bride, you could also make this card as a wedding invitation, or simple to give to a lucky wedding couple as a wedding card.

This card is relatively easy to assemble.  It does not require any sewing.  It can be made with minimal glue or tape.  I would recommend using a cutting machine to cut all the parts out. This will ensure that all the parts fit together perfectly.

I actually think that the card looks better in person that it does in pictures.  Here is what the card looks like:


I would suggest watching my tutorial video for this card.  The instructions are much easier to understand visually than written.  Here is a video on how to make this card:

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Here are written instructions on how to make this card:

1.  First, purchase the template for this card here: rose pop up card.
2.  Print out the template and cut out all of the parts.  Or use the cutting files to cut out the parts using a cutting machine like the Silhouette Cameo.
3.  Arrange all of the petals (except for the “C” petals) in a row from left to right.  The slots should be at the bottom left and upper right.
4.  Assemble the petals so that the tabs at the bottom are opposite each other (I would recommend watching the video for this).
5.  Using a round pen, curl the edges of the flowers outwards to give the petals a more natural look.
6.  Assemble the “D” petals through the rose bottom and inside card by inserting the tabs into the slots closest to the center fold.  Work your way outwards by assembling the “B” petals, “C” petals and finally the “A” petals. The rose bottom is used to maintain the same color inside your flower. (I made another pink rose to show the assembly steps)

“D” Petals assembled

“B” Petals assembled

“C” Petals positioned

“C” Petals assembled

“A” Petals positioned

“A” Petals assembled

7. Every time you insert the tab through the slot, tape or glue the tab down to the back of the inside card. Make sure your card folds flat after assembling each set of petals.

Backside taped

8. Insert the inside card into the outside card at the corners.

I hope some of you will have a chance to make this for your mom this Mother’s day or for that special person on Valentine’s Day.  I’d love to hear how they liked it.

You can purchase the template for this card here:  Rose Pop Up Card Template.


  1. trudy at May 07, 2012 04:57:26

    very pretty but looks hard.

    • Dee at May 07, 2012 03:52:31

      What size paper used for the flower and can you use crepe paper?

      • Creative Rich at May 07, 2012 07:44:00

        Hi Dee! You should use standard 8.5×11″ card stock. You should use 65lb card stock instead of crepe paper. Crepe paper will be too soft and it will be difficult to assemble.

        • Jayme at Jul 08, 2013 03:07:39

          Creative Rich? How do I print out the petals for the rose and the other designs? I wanna make it for my grandmother for her birthday

          • CreativeRich at Jul 09, 2013 09:47:41

            HI Jayme, You can purchase the rose pop up card template here: Rose Template. Thanks!

          • mike at Feb 09, 2015 10:25:10

            good for you

      • chloe at Feb 13, 2014 10:51:06

        yes x

    • Jayme at Jul 08, 2013 03:04:50

      I really like creating things, and when I was on youtube I seen this, and I really started getting into pop-out things. And the video said to come here for details, so where do you print out the petals and stuff?

    • nafas at Dec 31, 2013 09:42:40

      hey plz does any one has the peacock pattern

      • CreativeRich at Jan 03, 2014 11:47:18

        Hi Nafas, Sorry, I do not sell a peacock pattern.

  2. Janie Hubble at May 07, 2012 06:36:10

    Brilliant! The rose looks fantastic – very realistic indeed. Great job Rich! I’m sure your Mum will love this card.

  3. Lala at May 07, 2012 07:09:20

    wow!! O.O

  4. Rukhsana at May 07, 2012 09:27:04

    very pretty indeed…..looks natural…..u got God gifted talent.

  5. Celine o Carroll at May 07, 2012 12:59:01

    Love your projects they seem too hard.
    I have a Silhoutte Cameo my hubby bought and sadly have difficulty in using same

    Loved your Valentine Card also

  6. Celine o Carroll at May 07, 2012 03:30:56

    Hi Rich
    Sincere apologies should have mentioned no problem with your templates which look terrific if I could just get the hang of the Silhoutte Cameo

  7. Yuenie at May 08, 2012 07:09:18

    I can’t see the video… =(

    This is a LOVELY card! Thanks Rich.

    • Creative Rich at May 08, 2012 07:53:58

      Maybe you can try to go to the youtube link: Rose Tutorial.

  8. avene jeremy at May 08, 2012 07:50:18

    I’d really like to buy and try this template but I don’t have the cutting machine and might have to save for one in the future.. not sure if I could pull it off without the petals unraveling if I cut the notches “too loose” (with scissors or precision knife) where you insert and overlap petals. I’m new at this and by new I mean no background whatsoever with craft/model building. What a shame since of all the rose pop-up card images I saw on google, this one is the most realistic and “clean” of them all. What do you use to score the cardstock to make folding easier?

    • Creative Rich at May 08, 2012 09:10:52

      Hi Jeremy! You can try cutting out the template using the methods here: Using Templates. I usually score with an X-acto knife, cutting very softly partially through the paper. Make sure you score on the “mountain” side of the fold.

  9. avene jeremy at May 09, 2012 01:40:00

    Hi CR! Thank you for the prompt response and the link. The videos are extremely helpful and detailed. Color me impressed, you got everything covered. I have to check all the videos you have up in Youtube to learn more about making pop-up cards. And thank you for sharing your creativity. I will go ahead and make the purchase for this template. Quick question, how do I get the password for the Secret Subscriber Mother’s Day Sale? Is there a special requirement? I tried my account password but it didn’t work.

    • Creative Rich at May 09, 2012 05:44:52

      Hi Jeremy, Great Question! I’ll let you in on the secret, sometimes, when I release a new design, I will let subscribers buy the design at a discount. I will email out the special password to all the subscribers at the time of release. To become a subscriber, you need to sign up at the top of the page. This is different than being a normal user with an account. So, sign up now so you can get discounts in the future!

  10. Yoshino at May 09, 2012 06:31:59

    It would be wonderful to be a present for mum

  11. Allison at May 09, 2012 11:32:43

    G’day again from the land downunder Rich! No matter how many times I see your designs and then make them, I am always left gob smacked! You are truly brilliant. I do have a question though, when I convert the PDF file to JPEG and then open it in my silhouette, the image is not very clear. it seems the lines have breaks in them instead of nice clearly defined lines, do you have an idea of what it is I am doing wrong? Thanks again for sharing your talent at a reasonable price. Hope your little one is growing strong :)

    • Creative Rich at May 10, 2012 12:44:00

      Hi Allison, Have you tried to use the .studio files that I have included? those should work with your Silhouette. You may also want to try using the .svg files if you have MTC or SCAL. The lines are made of several arcs so there may be tiny discontinuities within the lines, but they should be very small. I usually weed using an X-acto knife to break the small attachments.

  12. Steve Newell at May 10, 2012 01:32:22

    Have just made a test version of the rose, I am so impressed with your design thanks so much! I now need an occassion to make another for someone.
    Used Cameo and studio software, with a medium weight card, and the video tutorial. I used your spiral heart for Valentines day – again, thanks for another great design.

    • Creative Rich at May 10, 2012 09:26:08

      Hi Steve, I’m glad that the card turned out well for you! Thanks for visiting my website!

  13. Steve Newell at May 10, 2012 01:35:34

    … Im not in control of my senses… I used the spiral heart for my anniversary. It would be perfect for Valentine’s too.

  14. sayuri at May 11, 2012 05:41:59

    Hi Rich ;)
    thank you tell to me very much :)
    It would be great mother days :)

  15. Pamela at May 12, 2012 06:16:38

    Another really lovely-looking card – brilliant, as ever!

  16. bruno at Jun 03, 2012 07:31:35

    Hi rich, I would like this template please rose … I would like that please … if you have any problems I leave my mail. Thank you.

    • Creative Rich at Jun 03, 2012 09:35:21

      Hi Bruno. You can purchase the template at my Template store . Thanks for visiting!

  17. montse gutie at Jun 05, 2012 12:35:00

    surprising and spectacular, just because you removed the downloadable templates had a problem? or step

  18. Jibs at Jan 10, 2013 07:57:19


    Do you know of any places that offer cutting machine services?

    • Creative Rich at Jan 12, 2013 12:41:10

      Hi Jibs, Sorry, I dont know of any cutting machine services. I know it can be time consuming, but the old fashioned X-acto knife can still do the job ;) .

  19. Kathi Andres at Jan 13, 2013 03:48:44

    Hi – having trouble getting D petals to stay together! ruining a lot of card stock!

    • Creative Rich at Jan 13, 2013 11:02:12

      Hi Kathi! You can cheat and add a little transparent tape to help hold the petals together.

  20. SteveG at Feb 07, 2013 07:11:55

    I bought the template and assembled the card. Very nice. I wanted to add text that matches. What is the name of the fonts?

    • Creative Rich at Feb 08, 2013 03:44:26

      Hi Steve! Most of my cards use Monotype Corsiva. I also used Vivaldi Italic and Cooper Black (italic) for one of the “I -heart- You”‘s. Unfortunately, I don’t remember the others.

  21. swetha at Feb 13, 2013 01:18:52


  22. Nody at Mar 16, 2013 08:47:44

    hey nice mother’s Day card but from where can I get the drawing of the flower that I will cut?! Can you answer me as soon as you can?

    • Creative Rich at Apr 05, 2013 03:14:52

      Hi Nody, You can purchase the template in the store. Please follow the “Store” link above. Thanks!

  23. hanim at Apr 05, 2013 04:20:09

    hi CR. . .i can’t open for rose templete.. . when i’m clicking it . .it open the main page. . early introduction for rose card. .

    • Creative Rich at Apr 05, 2013 11:40:37

      Hi Hanim, let me know if you are having problems downloading your template.

  24. claudio zavala at May 02, 2013 09:36:27

    Very good I was charmed with the works they are excellent, but encantaria if one can me there send me the insoles agradeceria muchisimo to be able to make it as gift for my girlfriend.)

  25. addan emman at May 13, 2013 09:46:27

    it is amazing.can i get it in a video form

    • Creative Rich at May 14, 2013 07:06:43

      Almost all of my designs have a youtube tutorial. The youtube tutorial for this flower is located above.

  26. claudio zavala at May 29, 2013 06:20:30

    Brilliant his models but I have a complaint ise the purchase and it works out hanging for me and still I do not receive the insoles apart nose where deverian the insoles go out



  27. Heather A Hudson at Nov 08, 2013 10:41:28

    I was looking for a basic template for a pop up card and ran across this photo….OMG…that rose if beautiful! I am all about roses! I am going to have to have this :0)
    Thank you for sharing …off to watch your video!

    • CreativeRich at Nov 08, 2013 12:04:38

      Thanks Heather for visiting my website!

  28. cindy coven at Jan 21, 2014 07:49:55

    That rose is awesome.

    • CreativeRich at Jan 21, 2014 11:28:25

      Thanks Cindy!

  29. PRETTY at Apr 04, 2014 07:20:15

    super i lastly get it.thank u creative it..

  30. sweety maschaenses at Aug 29, 2014 01:48:42

    what is that white cardpaper thing like hexagon in middle

    • CreativeRich at Sep 04, 2014 08:34:03

      Hi Sweety maschaenses, The white hexagon is just to cover up the paper in the back so that it matches the color of the rose.

  31. Kk at Nov 01, 2014 12:33:03

    I loved this card and this method

    • CreativeRich at Nov 09, 2014 11:04:05

      Thanks Kk!

  32. Paul Boles at Jan 06, 2015 04:26:13

    Hi, what type of paper/cardboard do I use for the rose and 2 other pieces of the card, thanks for your help


    • CreativeRich at Jan 06, 2015 05:58:51

      Hi Paul, You can use any card stock for the rose card. I would recommend using at least 65lb card stock. Any card stock that has some rigidity to it will work.

      • Paul Boles at Jan 07, 2015 06:39:55

        Thanks for your speedy reply Rich, so all layers should be the same at least 65lb card stock

        • CreativeRich at Jan 07, 2015 09:51:08

          Hi Paul, Yes, you can use the same paper weight for all the layers of your card.

  33. crystal conner at Feb 14, 2015 02:05:23

    i got to go threw all that work give me something plain

  34. crystal conner at Feb 14, 2015 02:06:16


  35. Kelly at May 05, 2015 06:21:25

    Hi, I want yo to make a video of this card please.????

  36. Manasi at Jun 04, 2016 01:00:27

    Love it


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