Thinking of creating something hand made and super special for mom this year? She would love this Pop Up Flower Card for Mother’s Day.
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Do you like to give mom a card every year for Mother’s Day? I like to give one to my mom, but I like to hand make the cards I give to her. Yes, even though I’m older, I still like to hand make a little something special for mom.
And I thought a pop up card would be really fun and easy to make. Plus who doesn’t love a pop up card?!?!
To make this Pop Up Flower Card you will need:
It’s going to look like there are a lot of steps to make this card. But don’t be discouraged. This is pop up flower card is really easy to make.
How to Make a Pop Up Flower Card
First thing you need to do is cut your printer paper into 3×3 squares. And also cut your cardstock down to 10×7 as well.
Then fold your 3×3 pieces of paper 3 times, corner to corner as shown below. Use a pencil to create a rounded end for our flower petals.
Once you have all 7 papers folded, cut the rounded edge and create the flower shapes. When you undo the folded paper, you should have an 8 petal flower.
Use the Tombow Dual Brush Pens to color your flowers. Only color 6 of the petals on each flower, leaving two uncolored. You can also use Tombow Irojiten Colored Pencils or Tombow ABT PRO Markers if you prefer.
When you have your petals colored, use the scissors to remove 1 section of the uncolored flower, leaving 7 sections. Use the Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue to add a dot of glue to the blank petal and cover with the neighboring colored petal.
Once the petal is glued down, fold your flowers in half along all the folds of the 6 petals. Do the same thing for all 7 flowers.
Use the MONO Multi Liquid Glue to start gluing your flowers together. Start by adding a dot of glue on the top and bottom petals of a folded flower. Make sure to add the glue toward the tip of the petal.
Add a second and third flower to the first flower by overlapping the petals on top of the glue you put on the first flower. For the 4th flower, add a dot of glue to the tips of the first 3 flowers. Place the 4th flower on top so it is the same direction and fits right on top of the first flower.
For the 5th and 6th flower, add 4 dots of glue to the tips of the other flowers you have already stacked and glued together. Make sure to leave the middle petal and end petals free of glue. Then place the 5th and 6th flowers on top in the same direction and way you stacked the 2nd and 3rd flowers.
Add 3 dots of glue to the 3 middle petals and cover them with the 3 petals of the 7th and last flower.
Fold the 10×7 inch piece of card stock in half to create a 5×7 card. Use the Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen to add your inside message.
Line up your flowers with the center of your folded card. Add just 1 dot of glue on the center petal of both sides of your flower bunch.
Fold the card closed and allow the glue to attach. Add some lettering to the front of your card with the fudenosuke brush pen, or dual brush pens. You can make it as detailed or simple as you like.
Then test out your card by opening it up and see your bunch of flowers pop open!
I think mom is really going to love this card this year! And I also love that this card and flowers can be customized using your favorite drawing and coloring tools.