Free Mother’s day Pop Up Card Template and Tutorial

Free Mother’s day Pop Up Card Template and Tutorial

Mother's day is coming up and I decided to create a tutorial for making an easy pop up card that is simple enough for kids to make.  Well, it's easy enough for someone who can cut out a pattern with scissors, so maybe not really young kids.  This card opens up 180 degrees and says “I ♥ MOM” in the center and has 2 flowers on the side.    The template for this card is free and can be found here: Free Simple Mother's Day Pop Up Card.  Here is what the card looks like:

Here is a video with instructions on how to make this card:

If you don't want to watch the video, you can read these instructions below.

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  1. Use the template to cut out out of the part from colored card stock.  You can use these tips for using templates.
  2. You can use a repositionable glue like Elmur's repositionable glue stick.  It's not good to hang posters, but works well to glue templates to cardstock.
  3. Cut out the card first.  Align the corner of the template to the corner of the card stock so you only need to make 2 cuts.
  4. Then, cut out the “I” and “MOM” out from another colored cardstock.  I used pink.  You may be able to use colored paper instead.  After you stick the template on the card, fold the card in half in the middle of the letters.  This will allow you to cut the entire part out with scissors.  Start cutting from the bottom of the text first, then cut the top (where the crease is).
  5. Fold the tabs on the bottom of the text inwards.
  6. Glue the text to the middle of the card, aligning the edge of the tab to the center crease of the card.  You can use a standard glue stick here.  You may want to align the text first before gluing the pieces down.
  7. Apply glue to the tabs on the other side.  The glue will be facing up.  Then fold the card, and this will attach the second tabs to the other side of the card.  Gluing the parts in this order will also make sure that the card folds flat.  Open the card to make sure the tabs are securely glued to the card.
  8. Cut out the heart.  I used a red piece of cardstock.  Glue the heart to the “M”.  Only put enough glue at the corner of the heart.  If you put to much glue, it will stick to the card when you close it.  Make sure there isn't any excess glue exposed.
  9. Cut out the flowers and the center circles in the flowers.  Glue the flowers on the inside of the card.


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Please come back for more tutorials and templates for making pop up cards.

  • gail szewczyk
    Posted at 04:22h, 22 April Reply

    lots of fun!!!!!!!!!! making it with great grand girls

  • Edward Olson
    Posted at 05:28h, 22 April Reply

    Another wonderful design, once more an easy pop up card that your children can do without needing a lot of supplies. Thanks for remembering me with your pop-ups, have a wonderful summer Rich. the best to you and your family,

    Sincerely Edward

  • Alexandra Coelho
    Posted at 07:46h, 22 April Reply

    Thanks for your lovely cards and tutorials. Obrigada pelos teus cartões lindos e pelos teus tutoriais.

  • millie fernandez
    Posted at 09:06h, 22 April Reply

    Hi’a very nice card but it would be a good thing if I can get it to down load the template, can any one help me do that? Thank you. Millie

  • Gina Duncan
    Posted at 09:16h, 22 April Reply

    Amo hacer tarjetas pop up, gracia por enseñarme . I love making cards pop up, show me grace

  • Jeanette Block
    Posted at 12:14h, 22 April Reply

    Thank you very much for sharing this charming pop up card

  • Angie
    Posted at 06:00h, 23 April Reply

    Where is the template. Have tried to download it but can’t. Can you tell me how? Thank you. Angie

  • Creative Rich
    Posted at 08:56h, 23 April Reply

    In order to download the template, you have to follow these steps:

    1. Add the template to your cart
    2. Click on “Checkout”
    3. Check the “Accept Terms and Conditions”
    4. Click on “Confirm”
    5. Click on “Accounts page” or “My Account & Downloads” in the store

    In the middle of the page, you will see “My Downloads.”
    Click on your template or right click and save the file to your local computer.

  • Venuscat
    Posted at 22:00h, 23 April Reply

    Thank you so much for this lovely card, have a wonderful summer 🙂
    Life is beautiful & so are you,

  • Ferlyn
    Posted at 05:22h, 27 June Reply

    Hello there! You know I’ve been inspired to make a card like this because of you! ^_^ Just by watching you making this, I made mine too! You can check it out here:

    Thanks a lot! ^_^ I owe a lot to you.. I just made some changes and made it the way I wanted it to be 😀 I’m not good in handstrokes/letterings.. :)) thanks!

    • Ferlyn
      Posted at 05:25h, 27 June Reply

      oh i post it in the wrong section 🙁 sorry! BTW, the pictures above is for the valentines twist card 🙂

    • Creative Rich
      Posted at 09:10h, 27 June Reply

      Hi Ferlyn! I love the outside of your card. It’s beautiful!

  • lisa
    Posted at 03:28h, 09 August Reply

    lovely card any mom could like this card…….

  • lisa
    Posted at 03:29h, 09 August Reply

    cool card i love it. It’s soooo cute ……

  • Sehajpreet
    Posted at 12:14h, 11 May Reply

    Umm how do u GET THE TEMPLATE?

    • Creative Rich
      Posted at 23:37h, 11 May Reply

      Hi Sehajpreet, If you subscribe to my website, you can get this template for free. You will be emailed a link to the free template.

  • gago
    Posted at 15:24h, 06 April Reply

    thanks very much

  • Kani
    Posted at 23:58h, 08 May Reply

    I like t card

  • nourisa
    Posted at 04:42h, 09 May Reply

    awsome and pretty card. this is an amazing website that helps you to get top card ideas

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 15:55h, 10 May Reply

      Thanks Nourisa!

  • shambhi saxena
    Posted at 03:06h, 11 May Reply

    i just loveeeeeee ur pop up card as my mother is very impressed

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 09:08h, 11 May Reply

      Thanks Shambhi! I’m glad your mom liked it.

  • shambhi saxena
    Posted at 03:07h, 11 May Reply

    i just loveeeeeee ur card

  • carmen
    Posted at 07:34h, 16 April Reply

    Beauty, simple, elegant …i want to make this card

  • Maggie Brimme
    Posted at 22:04h, 25 April Reply

    This will be a first of many more that I will have the grandkids do

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