Tuesday, April 26, 2011

How-To Tuesday: Make a Flower Pop Up Card

Happy Tuesday! My favorite day of the week!! Today I'm posting a how-to for flower note cards that were inspired by a Martha Stewart project (ain't she the best?) and the final product looks like this...

Let's do it!

Step 1: Cut out some flower shapes in various shapes and sizes, so you can pick the one that fits best with your card. I cut mine from the Cricut machine. Martha Stewart has a printable flower template here

Step 1: Cut some flowers!

Step 2:  pick two pieces of colored or patterned paper.  Use spray adhesive to adhere the two papers back to back. (this was the hardest step for me, very sticky! hah)

Step 2 adhere papers!

Step 3: Cut the paper to your ideal card size. I made my card 2.75" x 2.75" so I cut 2.75" x 5.5". Then score in the middle and fold for your card

Step 3: cut those cards!

Step 4:  Unfold the card and place your flower halfway at the fold. Trace with pencil along the top half on the flower...

Step 4: Trace it up!

Step 5:  Grab your trusty exacto knife or paper cutter and cut along your trace (remember, only the top half!). If this is your first time using this tool (it was for me!) take your time and don't rush. There may be casualties otherwise.

Step 5: cut along your trace

Step 5: cut along your trace, fold back when finished

Step 6:  Final Step! Decorate the front of your card and decorate the flower if you'd like. I stamped "Enjoy" in pink and black, and used some Stickles to outline the top of the flower petals.

You're finished!! These cards were pretty simple to make once I tackled the spray adhesive.  They will make great note cards or gift tags!

Exciting note: This set of 3 note cards is available in my Etsy shop right here!

Have fun with this! As usual, please send me a picture if you decide to make your own! I love to see your ideas! Happy Tuesday :)

<3 RWK
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  1. Wow Rachel, these are amazing!!! Must give this a try!

  2. Ooh, how fun! And perfect for Mother's Day - I'm excited to make my own cards this year.

  3. Please send a picture when you are finished! If you can use a cutting knife then these cards are super easy!

  4. wow this is so cute. you are talented. I try desperately to be crafty but i usually fail.

  5. Hi , great tutorial but maybe you could have added in the dimensions of the card itself ... one piece is no good without the other unfortunately .... Why dont choose the best pop up 3d cards for you. Get it on http://popupcard.net.. Maybe you will like that website.