Hey all you scrappy chicks! I can’t believe how long it has been since I posted. Thanks so much for checking back to see what my latest and greatest creations are. I have been teaching a scrapbooking/card class every other Monday at Northstar Lodge in Yakima. I should have been posting what we have been working on. Here is the last card we made. It was a little challenging, to say the least. The key is to use just a glue dot, or as small of an amount of liquid glue as possible, otherwise the flowers stick together and the card won’t open properly.
Scissors, pencil, 4 sheets copy paper (or 8 1/2 x 11 colored paper), paper cutter,
50 cent piece (or other small round object to trace around), yellow marker,
8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock, glue dots (or other adhesive),
Stamps, inks, embellishments as desired
1.) Cut your 8 1/2 x 11 paper in half to make 2 pieces of 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 paper from each full sheet of paper.
2.) Fold the sheet upwards (bringing the bottom up to the top) and crease it.
3.) Fold the left side of the paper towards the right side and crease it.
4.) Fold the lower right hand corner to the crease on the left side of your paper, then turn your paper over…
5.) Repeat…folding the bottom left corner to the crease on the right side of your paper.
6.) Trace around a 50 cent piece (or other small lid) so that the edges of the money touch each side of the triangle (as shown).
7.) Cut along the line you just drew
8.) Open up your 8 – petal flower…(if our flower was acciedently traced on the wrong side, and your flower is cut into two pieces…just tape the two pieced together OR refold and cut another fllower)
12.) Take the petal to the right of the petal you cut out, and place it on top of the glue dot.
13.) This should have made a 3-D flower, with 6 petals.
14.) Fold the flower in half, so that you have a flattened 3-petal flower shape.
15.) Repeat steps 2-14 with 6 more pieces of paper…so you will end up with a total of 7 flat flowers.
16.) Lay your flowers onto your work space as shown above (no need to mark with numbers or dots)
17.) Put a glue dot (or other adhesive – just a little though), onto the top three flowers as shown with black dots…the flower on the left will have glue on the middle and last petal….the middle flower will have glue on each petal…the flower on the left will have glue on the first and middle petals…
18.) Place the left flower (#2) on top of the middle flower (#1)…the last petal will go on top of the far left petal
19.) Place the right flower (#3) on top of the middle flower (#1)…the first petal will go on top of the farthest right petal
20.) Put a glue dot onto each of the three petals on the center flower (shown in the middle #4) and place that flower on top of the flower you are building…
21.) Put a glue dot onto the last petal (flower #5) and onto the first petal (flower #6). Place flower #5 on top of the flower you are building (you are repeating the previous sequence steps 18-20). The last petal on flower #5 will be placed on the left side of your flower.
22.) Place flower #6 on top of the flower you are building (put it on the right side of the flower).
23.) Place the final flower, #7 on top of the flower you have created (place it so that it covers the top of the flower)
24.) Fold your 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock in half (like you would fold a card), and then open it back up.
25.) Put a glue dot onto the middle petal at the top of your flower and put the flower (glue dot up) onto the top half of your card, so that the empty triangular space in your flower, is above the crease.
26.) Fold your card in half – the glue dot will adhere the flower to one side of your card. Then reopen your card (the other direction) and put another glue dot on the middle petal at the top of your flower and then close your card again. Now both sides of the flower “bouquet” should be glued in your card. When you open it up, you should have a 7 flower bouquet.
Stamp, ink, embellish and then give away your amazing creation. This card can really be a WOWser! Perfect for a card that says “thanks a bunch” or any other special occasion…Use colored paper for the flowers (thin paper, not cardstock), or distress the outer petals…have fun. This card takes a little bit of time, but the end result is worth the extra effort.
Thanks so much for stopping by and learning how to make a 3-D pop up card with me. Please feel free to comment, on this tutorial. I would love to know if the card was pretty easy to make with this tutorial. It was challenging trying to teach in a class with several people who were all working on different steps in this process. I hope the tutorial made it easy and fun. Come back soon, for more tutorials and crafting fun! Have a simply scrappy day!