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Impress Your Mom With Handmade Pop Up Card
I've seen this card on a lot of different sites and figured I'd share it one here, with my own tutorial.

Here's what you'll need-
1- 8x8 inches piece of paper (this will be your card base)
7- 4x4 inches pieces of paper (these will be your flowers)
Scissors
Pencil
Glue Stick
Double Sided Tape

Posted by Pam from Pocatello, Idaho, United States • Published See Pam's 322 projects »
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  • How to make a pop up card. Pop Up Mother's Day Card - Step 1
    Step 1

    You can also make a little template that looks like this one in the picture, just to help make all your flowers come out the same.

    It's 2 inches long, so cut out a little 2x2 inch square, fold it in half on the diagonal and cut it out like you would a heart. Then open it up (now you have a heart) cut it in half so you have one raindrop shape.

    Use that trace out your flowers in the next step.

  • How to make a pop up card. Pop Up Mother's Day Card - Step 2
    Step 2

    Step 1
    Take one of your 4x4 inch squares and fold it in half, then in half again.
    Then take one corner and fold it over on the diagonal, the flip the square over, and fold the other corner up the same way.

    (If your paper isn't too thick you can fold over the whole square instead of doing 2 folds. But mine is really thick)

    Now use your template to trace the petal shape onto your folded square. Make sure you put the point of the petal on the center of the folds.

    Cut out your petal shape. Unfold the 1st one to make sure you did it correctly, lol. I goofed up my 1st few!

  • How to make a pop up card. Pop Up Mother's Day Card - Step 3
    Step 3

    Step 2
    Cut one individual petal out of each flower.

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    Step 3
    Use your glue stick and put glue on one petal, the overlap the the adjacent petal. So your flowers come together and for a full circle.

  • How to make a pop up card. Pop Up Mother's Day Card - Step 5
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    Step 4
    Lay out your flowers in the way you want the colors to go. I cut 1 Pink, 3 Yellow and 3 Purple. So I put my pink in the middle and then the other two colors alternating around it.

    Crease all the flowers, so they lay down flat like pictured. The letter them as shown
    B A C
    D
    E G F
    and place your double sided tape where I did mine. (Click the picture for a close up view)

  • How to make a pop up card. Pop Up Mother's Day Card - Step 6
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    Step 5
    Remove the top paper from the tape on the outer petals of A. Then lay B and C on top, lining up the petals, as pictured.

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    Step 6
    Now remove the top paper from the tape on the three petals on the top. One from B, the last one of A, and one from C. Place flower D on top.

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    Step 7
    Remove the top paper from the tape on the last petal of B, both outer petals on D, and last one of C.

    Then place flowers E and F on top, covering B and C, as pictured.

  • How to make a pop up card. Pop Up Mother's Day Card - Step 9
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    Step 8
    Remove the paper from the tape on all remaining petals and place flower G on top of E, D, and F.

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    Step 9
    Take your 8x8 inch paper, and fold in half. So it's tall and skinny.

    Place doubled sided tape on the middle petals of flowers G and A.

    Place your stack of flowers inside the card, right in the crease. Close the card and press down making sure all the tape is secure.

  • How to make a pop up card. Pop Up Mother's Day Card - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now you can go back in and add leaves if you want. Just make sure you don't place any on the center crease of the card. Or that they are so long they stick out the sides when closed.

  • How to make a pop up card. Pop Up Mother's Day Card - Step 12
    Step 12

    You can also use some of the petals you cute from the flowers in the beginning to decorate the front and back of the card.

    Don't forget to write a nice note to Mom on the inside :D

    Enjoy!

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Mimi T.
Mimi T.
SO cool!! Ima do it for mother's day! Happy
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akshay.pate
akshay.pate · Mumbai, Maharashtra, IN
Superb yar..
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Ms. Nikell
Ms. Nikell · Charlotte, North Carolina, US · 52 projects
Super cute!! Congrats on the feature!!(^_^)
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CO + K User

oh i saw this on martha stewart's website!
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