Paper Tricks and Pop Up Cards that kick butt!
May 4th, 2010 by ricko
Make a bright yellow rose that flaps open when you open the card.
My challenge was to design a pop-up-card for Mother’s day that was nice to look at and very easy to make. This card will take you about 4 minutes to assemble and works perfectly, and you won’t need any glue.
– First, get your printable flower template here
– Use scissors to cut the card shape including the rose flower that protrudes over the top
– Also cut into the left of the rose petal (under the petal – follow the line)
– Finally, fold along the dotted lines as shown in this video…
About this card
This is a one-piece pop up card. The secret to how it works is the two-way V-fold mechanism. You should bend the folds both ways to make them pliable. The lower part of the card makes a valley shape that folds inwards when you close it. The upper part of the card (the rose) folds the other way. This is how the flower hides inside. The artwork for this pop-up is based on a real yellow rose grown by our 90-year old Aunt Helen.
Did you mother like this card? Please leave a reply below
Also suitable for Mothers: Elegant Ulysses Butterly Pop-Up-Card – a two piece card. Still one of the most popular designs on this site.