Tutorial: How to make a Seven Flower Pop Up Card

This is a tutorial for making a Seven Flower Pop Up Card. Trust me, it is easy to make and looks beautiful. It looks fresh and can be made to greet on several occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, Mothers' day, friendship day or just to say a Hello!



Let's start with step by step instructions:

1. Cut 7 squares of 8 x 8 cm each using colored papers of your choice.

2. Fold them into half.

3. Make the second fold, they take the shape of a square again.

4. Make a triangular fold from the top right corner.

5. With the triangles facing upwards, draw a petal like shape as shown in the picture.

6. Cut on the marked petal line and open up the squares. You will find them turned into beautiful flowers. Each flower has 8 petals.

7. Cut one petal from each flower. Now every flower should have only 7 petals.

8. Overlap one of the petals onto the other and bring the flower together by applying glue on one side and stick adjacent petal on top of this petal.




9. Fold the flowers into half and arrange it in a way you want them to be in the bouquet. Apply glue as shown in the picture. I have numbered the flowers so that I can make easier for you to locate the points to apply glue.

Very Important: Do not apply the glue to the entire petal but only like the points (white dots) shown in the image and stick the two flowers only on the points marked, else the flower will not open up.

10. After sticking all flowers onto each other as shown in above picture, it will look like the one you see below.

11. Let it dry till for a couple of hours so that it gets the strength. If you open up instantly, the glue might not stay for long. After a few hours, open it up, it looks like a bouquet.

12. Take a card stock paper sheet (or a thicker chart paper or ivory paper) measuring 11 x 9 inches. You can choose the paper which compliments with your flower colors the best.

13. Paint a 0.5 cm wide border with color of your choice. Hand painted borders give a very rustic feel to the card. I used pink glitter acrylic color from Fevicryl Hobby Ideas.


14. To decorate the flowers further, apply glue in the center of each flower.

15. Cut approx 5 x 1 inch wide strips of paper and fringe them. That is, with a fine tip scissor, make vertical cuts on the strip leaving some space (approx 0.4 cm) on the top of the strip. Roll it up and stick the ends. Insert it into the flower and stick it in the center of each flower.




16. Hand paint some similar looking flowers on the front of the card with acrylic colors of your choice. Write your message too on the front of the card. Also paint the borders of the flowers in the bouquet.

17. Cut out 6 petals from a green card stock paper.

18. Beautify the leaves further using your imagination. I used Fabrica cone liner, metallic 3D acrylic gold color, to line the petals on the edges.

19. Now apply glue on the point as shown on the image, on both sides of the folded bouquet and paste it inside the card on each side. Try to get it in the middle as far as possible. Let it stay idle for few hours before opening it up.

20. Now open up your beautiful card. Stick the petals on the sides of the bouquet.

21. Your card is sure to make someone's day!

7 comments:

  1. Wonderful! These DIY tips would prove to be extremely useful to those who wish to do some creative work and to add a personal touch, instead of depending on readymade things. And you make it look so easy!

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    1. Thank you so much! Have tried my best to make it simple to understand :)

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    2. Wow..clear tutorial.thanks for sharing.looking forward to more DIY projects

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    3. Wow..clear tutorial.thanks for sharing.looking forward to more DIY projects

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    4. Thank you so much Uma :) Yes, plan to post lot of paper projects here, keep watching the space

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  2. it will be easier to follow if you glue the flower one by one on step 9. That is bg jump

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  3. It's nice that you share such information with us, I am grateful to you.

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