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Flower Pop Up Card


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Design by: Beryl (3 Projects)
Project skill level: moderate
Project time: 1 hour to 2 hours
Project tags: Birthday Thank You Cards Modern Celebration Cards Outdoors Cards Just Because Cards Friend Cards Naturalist

I wanted to use basic shapes ( the ones that are standard with my Cricut mini) to create a pop up birthday card for my daughter in law, Theresa. She's a gifted gardener so it had to be flowery and use natural colors.

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Card Stock Paper Adhesive

Project Cut Files

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Cut Layer 1- Large outside Flower ( White Card Stock).
Cut Layer 2- Dark Red Inside Flower
Cut Layer 3 - Various Leave and Curly stem pieces .. continue to cut remaining layers for Card Base and Inside decorative Inset. ( two layers of card stock add sturdiness to the pop up mechanism. The Flowers will pull the stems and petals open.
After cutting pieces, fold inner and outer card piece in half and score with pressure so there is a good gully fold down center.

Photo shows the glue tab locations that will help the petals pull outward when the card is opened. Small scraps of cardstock can be attached on each side of the back of the shaped petals.
Small scraps of matching cardstock are used to make glue tabs ( attach to the back of the shaped petals) These will be glued to either side of the center fold. The action of the card opening will pull the petals outward, creating the "pop out" effect. Photo below shows tabs attached to the back of the petals.
To create a slight cone effect for the petals, you will cut out two or three petals, leaving part of the last one to act as a glue tab. See photos below for illustration of cut out areas and glue tabs.
After glueing the the petals in a cone shape, so they appear 3D, not flat... fold the petals so they form a center fold, which will be aligned with the card's center fold. Begin with the outer, white flower, then the red then the center petals. Glueing the tabs down in same location on either side of the center fold.
Finish card by attaching leaves and stems in various spots. Keep checking that the card will fold flat as you work. The spiral pieces (stems) can be attached to the card base at one end, then find a spot behind a petal.. making sure it will lay flat when the card is closed. Every card can be totally unique, depending on colors used and placement of leaves and stems.

Step 1

Cut Layer 1- Large outside Flower ( White Card Stock).
Cut Layer 2- Dark Red Inside Flower
Cut Layer 3 - Various Leave and Curly stem pieces .. continue to cut remaining layers for Card Base and Inside decorative Inset. ( two layers of card stock add sturdiness to the pop up mechanism. The Flowers will pull the stems and petals open.

Step 2

After cutting pieces, fold inner and outer card piece in half and score with pressure so there is a good gully fold down center.

Step 3

Photo shows the glue tab locations that will help the petals pull outward when the card is opened. Small scraps of cardstock can be attached on each side of the back of the shaped petals.

Step 4

Small scraps of matching cardstock are used to make glue tabs ( attach to the back of the shaped petals) These will be glued to either side of the center fold. The action of the card opening will pull the petals outward, creating the "pop out" effect. Photo below shows tabs attached to the back of the petals.

Step 5

To create a slight cone effect for the petals, you will cut out two or three petals, leaving part of the last one to act as a glue tab. See photos below for illustration of cut out areas and glue tabs.

Step 6

After glueing the the petals in a cone shape, so they appear 3D, not flat... fold the petals so they form a center fold, which will be aligned with the card's center fold. Begin with the outer, white flower, then the red then the center petals. Glueing the tabs down in same location on either side of the center fold.

Step 7

Finish card by attaching leaves and stems in various spots. Keep checking that the card will fold flat as you work. The spiral pieces (stems) can be attached to the card base at one end, then find a spot behind a petal.. making sure it will lay flat when the card is closed. Every card can be totally unique, depending on colors used and placement of leaves and stems.

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cannot open the instruction file!!

Published on April 21, 2014 by CHARLOTTE919448 Flag Comment As Inappropriate
Beautiful, and great Instructions. Thanks for the wonderful idea.

Published on February 22, 2013 by h2ofun Flag Comment As Inappropriate