Recently, I discovered some beautiful “hallmark-like” pop-up flower bouquet cards online. I absolutely loved the look of them but as a crafter, my thoughts had me scheming how to DIY the project – just like I did last month with my new Floating Teacup Tutorial!
I received tons of requests inside my Facebook group for me to design a similar concept that could be handmade. Nine failed prototypes later, I finally came up with a design that worked.
In today’s tutorial, I will teach you how to make these pop-up flower cards. These pop-up flower cards are perfect for Mother’s Day or any occasion! While these cards are probably too advanced for a child I have lots of other kid-friendly inspiration for you here!
Sure, these pop-up cards may look less “perfect” than the store-bought ones, given I am not computer or machine manufacturing them. However, I still am happy with the results and I think you will be too! To say you were able to put the love into the handmade process of this type of card is quite an accomplishment!
While it is recommended to use your Cricut machine to craft this pop-up flower card you can print the PNG images and cut them with a pair of scissors too. New to Cricut? Read the most frequently asked questions and answers here!
The best part is these templates are completely free for a limited time! Be sure to download them inside my Freebie Vault below.
Download the Free Pop-up Flower Card Templates
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- Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore (PDF printables are included but I highly recommend using a Cricut)
- Tombow adhesive runner tape
- Inkjet printer – I use this HP printer
- Scoring wheel or scoring stylus
- Light grip Cricut mat (blue mat)
- Envelopes or use these pink ones! (optional)
- If you are cutting by hand then details scissors and an Exacto knife.
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How to Make Pop Up Flower Cards – Cricut Design Space Tips
- Importing the PNG images to Cricut Design Space will be the first step (there are PDF printables included for those who wish to cut by hand – I recommend having an Exacto knife on hand as well and detail scissors)
- Because we are working with PNG images here the sizes may need to be adjusted. Follow these measurements to ensure your success and watch the opening of the video here to see how to set everything up and why we need to mirror the pieces.
- One Bouquet Centerpiece 1 (mirrored 1x)- 6.062 W x 9.029 H inches
- One Bouquet Centerpiece 2 (mirrored 1x) – 6.062 W x 9.029 H inches
- Two Bouquet piece 3 (mirrored 2x) – 6.478 W X 5.296 H inches
- Two Bouquet piece 4 (mirrored 2x) – 6.433 W x 4.931 H inches
- Base wrap – 6.116 W x 2.302 H inches
Be sure to change the black outlines on the base wrap to Score under Operation/Linetype in Design Space.
Once you have downloaded the templates watch the full step-by-step video tutorial or review the picture tutorial below to make these beautiful pop-up flower cards that Mom or any loved one will appreciate!
- Download the free bouquet templates right here on Abbi Kirsten Collections, available above.
- Print the free PNG images of the bouquets out through Cricut Design Space. Need help understanding Print Then Cut read more here. Make sure to mirror duplicates of each piece. View the video tutorial for full setup details.
- Use scrapbook tape to tape the mirrored counterparts back to back with the color side visible. Repeat with all the pop-up flower card pieces.
- Starting with the two largest center bouquet pieces slide them together.
- Add on the next two largest flower prints on the sides.
- Complete the floral details with the two small cut-outs sliding them over the outer edges.
- In the templates, there is a rectangle that will fit around the base to help reinforce the base.
- Practice collapsing and opening the pop-up flower bouquet card!
DIY Pop-up Flower Cards Video Tutorial
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About Abbi Kirsten Collections
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Hey, Crafty bestie! I’m Abbi!
I’m thrilled you are here! I have spent the last 10+ years making messes and making magic in my home studio with the goal of making the world a more colorful place, one craft at a time! I’m on a mission to nurture the creative magic inside your soul and bring that bursting imagination inside you to life with easy-to-learn tutorials. If you haven’t yet, be sure to join the subscriber community to gain access to all my freebies or visit my signature design shop here!