Rose Flower Pop Up Card Tutorial

Rose Flower Pop Up Card Tutorial

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:

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.

  • trudy
    Posted at 04:57h, 07 May Reply

    very pretty but looks hard.

    • Dee
      Posted at 15:52h, 07 May Reply

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

      • Creative Rich
        Posted at 19:44h, 07 May Reply

        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
          Posted at 15:07h, 08 July Reply

          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
            Posted at 21:47h, 09 July

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

          • mike
            Posted at 10:25h, 09 February

            good for you

      • chloe
        Posted at 10:51h, 13 February Reply

        yes x

    • Jayme
      Posted at 15:04h, 08 July Reply

      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
      Posted at 21:42h, 31 December Reply

      hey plz does any one has the peacock pattern

      • CreativeRich
        Posted at 11:47h, 03 January Reply

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

  • Janie Hubble
    Posted at 06:36h, 07 May Reply

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

  • Lala
    Posted at 07:09h, 07 May Reply

    wow!! O.O

  • Rukhsana
    Posted at 09:27h, 07 May Reply

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

  • Celine o Carroll
    Posted at 12:59h, 07 May Reply

    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

  • Celine o Carroll
    Posted at 15:30h, 07 May Reply

    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

  • Yuenie
    Posted at 07:09h, 08 May Reply

    I can’t see the video… =(

    This is a LOVELY card! Thanks Rich.

    • Creative Rich
      Posted at 07:53h, 08 May Reply

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

  • avene jeremy
    Posted at 19:50h, 08 May Reply

    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
      Posted at 21:10h, 08 May Reply

      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.

  • avene jeremy
    Posted at 01:40h, 09 May Reply

    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
      Posted at 17:44h, 09 May Reply

      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!

  • Yoshino
    Posted at 06:31h, 09 May Reply

    It would be wonderful to be a present for mum

  • Allison
    Posted at 23:32h, 09 May Reply

    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
      Posted at 00:44h, 10 May Reply

      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.

  • Steve Newell
    Posted at 13:32h, 10 May Reply

    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
      Posted at 21:26h, 10 May Reply

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

  • Steve Newell
    Posted at 13:35h, 10 May Reply

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

  • sayuri
    Posted at 05:41h, 11 May Reply

    Hi Rich 😉
    thank you tell to me very much 🙂
    It would be great mother days 🙂

  • Pamela
    Posted at 06:16h, 12 May Reply

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

  • bruno
    Posted at 19:31h, 03 June Reply

    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
      Posted at 21:35h, 03 June Reply

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

  • montse gutie
    Posted at 12:35h, 05 June Reply

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

  • Jibs
    Posted at 19:57h, 10 January Reply


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

    • Creative Rich
      Posted at 12:41h, 12 January Reply

      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 ;).

  • Kathi Andres
    Posted at 15:48h, 13 January Reply

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

    • Creative Rich
      Posted at 23:02h, 13 January Reply

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

  • SteveG
    Posted at 19:11h, 07 February Reply

    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
      Posted at 03:44h, 08 February Reply

      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.

  • swetha
    Posted at 01:18h, 13 February Reply


  • Nody
    Posted at 08:47h, 16 March Reply

    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
      Posted at 03:14h, 05 April Reply

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

  • hanim
    Posted at 04:20h, 05 April Reply

    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
      Posted at 23:40h, 05 April Reply

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

  • claudio zavala
    Posted at 09:36h, 02 May Reply

    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.)

  • addan emman
    Posted at 09:46h, 13 May Reply

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

    • Creative Rich
      Posted at 07:06h, 14 May Reply

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

  • claudio zavala
    Posted at 18:20h, 29 May Reply

    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



  • Heather A Hudson
    Posted at 10:41h, 08 November Reply

    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
      Posted at 12:04h, 08 November Reply

      Thanks Heather for visiting my website!

  • cindy coven
    Posted at 19:49h, 21 January Reply

    That rose is awesome.

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 23:28h, 21 January Reply

      Thanks Cindy!

    Posted at 19:20h, 04 April Reply

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

  • sweety maschaenses
    Posted at 01:48h, 29 August Reply

    what is that white cardpaper thing like hexagon in middle

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 20:34h, 04 September Reply

      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.

  • Kk
    Posted at 00:33h, 01 November Reply

    I loved this card and this method

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 23:04h, 09 November Reply

      Thanks Kk!

  • Paul Boles
    Posted at 16:26h, 06 January Reply

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


    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 17:58h, 06 January Reply

      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
        Posted at 06:39h, 07 January Reply

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

        • CreativeRich
          Posted at 09:51h, 07 January Reply

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

  • crystal conner
    Posted at 14:05h, 14 February Reply

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

  • crystal conner
    Posted at 14:06h, 14 February Reply


  • Kelly
    Posted at 18:21h, 05 May Reply

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

  • Sharon Vrenna
    Posted at 18:04h, 19 December Reply

    Hi – looking at the Rose. Before I purchase – can the template be used in Design Space for the Cricut machine? Does the template come in an SVG and other types of files?

    Thanks for your reply. The rose looks great. I just made some pop-up christmas tree cards and although they are tricky – they really make a statement. I know the rose will too!!

  • Manasi
    Posted at 13:00h, 04 June Reply

    Love it

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