My Walmart has new kits to make these pop out flower card. You don’t need the kit! You can make this card with your Cricut and save the money. They aren’t as hard as they look. I have other sympathy type cards like this one here.
Paper Selection For the Pop Out Flower Christmas Card
The 3D Flower base card needs to be very heavy cardstock, at least 110 lb weight or heavier. This is very important for the card to open and stay open properly. If you use lighter paper, the card bends. The front overlay helps. Even if you don’t need it, use it. The flowers can be made with any paper and actually the lighter the better. All the other embellishments can also be made from any paper.
Cutting the Pop Out Flower Christmas card
The flowers can be moved to all cut out on one 12 X 12 sheet. The Cricut will do the drawing on the flowers. I used a silver gel pen, but I also did a version using the foiling tips. Either work well. Just make sure the pen or foil shows up on the paper.
The “Merry Christmas” for the front is extremely thin. Be careful removing it from the mat. The green pieces of the wreath have many small pieces. Keep track of them so you don’t lose them.
Assembling the Pop Out Flower Christmas Card
The differences with the cards are in the embellishments. Look at the pictures to see how to put the different embellishments together and where to put them on the cards. If you have any questions feel free to email me. If I explained all that here this tutorial would be really long, and the difficult part is the flower assembly so let’s talk about that.
Assembling the Flowers
I will show you how to assemble the flowers with a plain set of flowers of two different colors so that it is easier to see. Click on the picture to enlarge it.
The flowers come flat with a split in the middle. First thing to do is glue the two end petals on top of each other making a curved flower as in the first picture. Only put glue on the edge of the bottom petal like the center flower in picture 1. It is a little hard to see.
Crease between all the petals by folding the flowers flat between all the petals (pic 2). After all the flowers are creased, fold them flat as in picture 3.
Gluing the Flowers together
First lay down the first flower (the yellow) and put glue only on the tips of the outer two petals. If you put glue on more than the tips, the flower does not open properly. Attach the next two flowers (green) as in picture one above. Next put glue, again only on the tip, of the inside green petals of the two green flowers. Place the next petal on top of both spots of glue in the center of the stack.(step 2 pic).
Put glue spots on the tip of the outside petals of the flower you just attached AND the petals next to them of the other flowers. (You will have four glue dots) Place two flowers, one over each set of glue spots as in picture three. Put three glue dots on the 3 center petals and put the last flower on top of all three spots of glue.
Let the glue dry thoroughly. Put a something heavy on top of the stack until dry. When It is dry it should open up to look like picture 4.
Once the flowers are dry, they can be put in the card. Place them flat inside the card against the fold (pic below). Put a dot of glue on the top petal of the top flower and close the card. Flip it over and repaet the glue dot on the other side..
When I first saw these cards I thought they opened flat. They don’t. The only open to a 90 degree angle. Once the glue is dry you can test your card.
Finally you can add the embellishments to your card. The front wreath has a silver background and the bow and wreath parts are glued on top. Then glue it to the front overlay. Lastly, glue the “Merry Christmas in the center and attach the overlay tot he front of the card. The corner embellishments can be glued around the flower on the inside.
And your Pop Out Flower Christmas Card is Done! It fits into an A7 envelope for mailing.