Friday 11 February 2011

Pop Up Card - Valentine Flowers

This is the most dramatic pop-up mechanism I have
ever come across.
It's much easier than it looks and no measuring required!

I've used a DL size for my card.
( I like to make it slightly wider than standard,
 I score along the A5 half fold score  line
and it still fits easily into a DL envelope).

 'golics' has made a video tutorial at 'instructables',
here's the link: pop up flowers 
He has tons of fabulous 3D projects.
He's very fast with his instructions so I've included
two download sheets to help:
1) Glue positioning guide
2) Flower positioning guide

The sentiment stamp (miss you) is from Paula Pascual's
'Big Sentiments' set. 

I layered two of the flowers from my
'Six Petal Flowers' download sheet.
Printed onto red lightweight card, cut out and
glittered with black holographic glitter.
The embossed background was made using:-
Craft concepts embossing folder 'Budding vine'

 'LOVE' was a free stamp from a stamping mag
(quite some time ago).
I'll find the mag and post the details -
it has to be one of my most used stamps.
I stamped onto red card using VersaMark and
embossed with 'detail gold' embossing powder.

Glue Positioning Guide
Only use a dot of glue as shown.
If you glue the whole petal the flowers
won't pop up correctly.
Guess how I know that!!!

Flower Positioning Guide

Download Sheet One
Flower Centres - Black
click on image & open fully before saving
Print this sheet twice 
onto any colour A4 lightweight card.
Cut each sheet into four equal pieces.
Follow golics instructions for folding
& cutting the flowers.
You only need seven so you'll have one spare. 

Download Sheet Two 
Six Petal Flowers
click on image & open fully before saving

These flowers and hearts are sized so they can be
pyramaged on top of each other if you prefer.

Download Sheet Three 
click on image & open fully before saving
Happy Valentine's Day.
Hope you have fun!

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog
 Elaine x


  1. Elaine -

    What a glorious card! Adore the front and really love how the inside looks as well. Such a beautiful fun card. Thanks for all the info and guides.

    Elaine Allen

  2. Wow, Elaine! I'm going to have to try this! I've just watched the video. Might have to watch it a few more times before I try (especially after a glass or two of wine)!

  3. What an absolutely gorgeous card!!! I am definitely going to have to try this:) Thank you so much for sharing your awesome templates, directions and for sharing the Instructables site, too!

  4. Muchas gracias, Elaine, es preciosa, a ver si lo intento porque tu lo pones facil, pero se tiene que tener buena mano como tu para hacerlo bien. Gracias por el enlace tambien.
    Besitos, feliz San Valentin

  5. Hi Elaine

    I LOVE this, what a fab idea. Must try this out. The inside is brilliant! I only have today to get myself sorted for valentines tomorrow and I am away in Lancashire at the mo - got a 6 hour drive back home to look forward to this afternoon! Organised I am NOT!

    Zoe x

  6. Hi Elaine,

    What a wonderful card and a great idea.
    Thanks for sharing the template and the download sheeds with instructions. It made it a lot easier to glue the flowers together.
    I have made the card with different flowers now.

    Greetings, Wies

  7. Thank you for the diagrams for the 7 flower pop up card. I wanted to teach my card class how to make the card and this will definitely help them be able to put it together.


  8. Not only are you talented, but you are so awesomely nice to put in so much work to make it easy for the rest of us. Your card is amazing. I watched the video and couldn't believe the drama you get from a few cuts and folds. Can't wait to try this! Thanks again for being so generous with your time! Best, Curt

  9. Hello! I just discovered your blogs and I'm absolutely, totally stunned and delighted! You create amazing things! Chapeau bas!

  10. Spotted your lovely card on another blogs following list, such a striking colour had to can and see it! Thank you on the how to do and downloads

  11. Hello..I am in the process of trying this out...I have watched the video and I have to admit your blog explains the how to, so much better.

    Thank you for sharing
    Claire x

  12. I have seen several 7 flower pop up cards and made 2 myself but yours is the best I have seen. Very very lovely!
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V
    ENT Surgeon and Avid Crafter

  13. Nicole ALSACE FRANCE5 January 2012 at 22:37

    super what I found as tutorials
    thank you very much
    and best wishes for 2012

    Nicole France

  14. So pretty and thanks for making it so easy for us :)

  15. I just stumbled on your stunning pop-up valentine flower card and had to include a link in my new calendar widget. I hope you approve. I haven't copied any information, only linked to it.

    You can see the calendar here:

    And thank you for sharing!

    Please get in touch if you would be happy for any other projects to be featured, thank you x

  16. Beautiful! I put this on my inspired post tonight! :)



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