3D Flower Pop Up Card

This 3D Flower Pop Up card was designed as a thank you card.  Once you know how to make the basic flower you can make any card you want.  It opens either horizontally or vertically.  I left the inside un-decorated so that you could make it as you want.  But I have a few suggestions at the end.

Say thank you with this special card.  The inside flower is based on a card designed by the designers at a piece of rainbow.

You will need:
        • Heavy  cardstock for the base
        • cardstockfor the flower
        • Various Cardstock scraps
        • Glue
        • Pen
        • Download File
Paper Selection

The front of this 3D pop Up Flower Card was done with scraps from my scrap bin.  They can be of any weight.  There are two base cards, one with slits and one without.  They can be the same paper or different.  The base cards have to be at least 110 lb weight or heavier. The flower was made from 85 weight light blue cardstock (and a scrap of yellow) but you can make it any color you want.

Cutting the 3D Pop Up Flower Card

As I said, there are two base cards,  one with slits and one without.  You need both of them to hide the tabs glued to the back.

A lot of the pieces are very fine so be careful when removing them from the mat.

Assembling the Pop Out Thank You Card
This card is not as hard as it looks to put together.  Start by assembling the butterflies and flower embellishments on the front of the card on the base card without slits.  Re crease the fold line.  Look at the picture to see where everything on the cover goes.  Here is a drawing showing how to put the flowers together.  Set the front base card aside for later.


Assembling the Second Base Card
First make sure all the slits in the second base card are cut all the way through.  Next, take the base card and re crease all the folds and re crease the folds on the flower pieces (picture 1).  Stick the tabs in the biggest flower through the widest set of slits and fold them back (pictures 2 and 2a).  Continue with all the other flower pieces’ tabs,  folding and gluing them out of the way (pictures 3 and 3a)  You will have to move in on the slits as needed.  Continue gluing them all in until the flower is done (pictures 4 and 4a).  You can glue the biggest flower petals to the base card or not.  (It opens much better if you do but limits other aspects of the card)
Attaching the embellishments
Once the big flower is assembled and attached to the inner base card, attach the outer base card with the front attached to the inner base card.  Make sure everything works and is in the right place.  (I put the front on the wrong side of the base card and had to redo it.)


And your 3D Flower Pop Up Card is done.  It fits in an A7 envelope for mailing or hand delivery.

Some variations for the Inside of the 3D Flower Pop Up Card

I made this Happy Birthday card with a background and a label.  It is just an idea of how to decorate the inside of the card.  You can also place leaves around the flower to decorate the inside.  Use your imagination.  Of course to make a Happy Birthday Card the Thank You would have to be changed to a Happy Birthday on the front of the card.  

Also you could try embossing the center flower to give it more elegance.  Use your imagination.  I just taught you how to make the basic card.  Or try making the two base cards out of different papers.  This could add some more color to your card.

Once you know how to make the basic flower inside you can change it however you want!

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