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Apr 28, 2018

Three Tier Pop Up Wedding Card

REVISED wedding pop up card that originally appeared in 2010

origamic architecture cake

origamic architecture cake



This is the supplemental wedding card I made for my friend who originally got a non pop up card for her wedding. She gave me a sad puppy dog look, so...yeah.

It's a straight-forward origamic architecture design. 

Keep reading for pop up card tutorial and cutting files (templates).

How to make a three tier wedding cake pop up card

May 28, 2014

Three Flower Bouquet Pop Up Card


You may remember a pop up card from way back, the seven flower pop up card.  I've done a couple variations of it including a three flower daisy version.

This card has three flowers in a triangle arrangement, with a pop up vase below them.

three flower pop up card in a vase




I finished the front but left the sentiment space blank on the inside.









 Here's how to make this three flower pop up card with vase.

 Download template set: PDF, DXF, SVG, Silhouette Studio

Cut:
--3 flowers, 3" across
 You can use the cut file, or hand cut them from 3" squares following the instructions from the beginning of this video. Reshape the petals if you wish.   
--1 vase piece 
 --1 base card, 8.5" wide x 6" tall, folded in half

3 flower pop up card cut out parts

Create cupped flower by removing one petal (already done for you if you're using the cut file), and overlapping and adhering the two petals on either side of the cut-out.

three flower pop up card assembling flowers

3 flower pop up card assembled flower

Flatten flowers and arrange as you want them above the vase.

three flower pop up card flattened flowers
I use 1/4 of a round glue dot to adhere the petals together.  You want just a dot of glue at the very tip of the petals where they will join.

Apply adhesive to the tip of the top petal of the left-hand flower.


Place the center flower on top of the left-hand flower, aligning the left petal of the (light purple) center flower with the top petal of the (dark purple) left-hand flower. 

Apply adhesive to the left petal of the (light purple) center flower and the center petal of the (dark purple) left-hand flower.


Place right-hand flower on top of the other two flowers, aligning it with the left-hand flower on the bottom of the flower sandwich.





When you open the flower sandwich it looks like this.



Set the flowers aside while you adhere the vase to the base card.

Fold the vase piece along the center crease line.  Fold the tabs to the outside of the vase.

Push the center crease of the vase into the center fold of the base card.

three flower pop up card vase

Apply adhesive to the long tab that is visible.  Close the card, flip it over, open the card.  Apply adhesive to the other long tab.  Close the card to adhere.

three flower pop up card vase pop up

Now add the flowers. This is the tricky part!

The bottoms of the side flowers must be able to clear the top of the vase as they pop up, and the top flower needs to nestle into the center fold of the base card when the card is closed.

Start by laying the flower sandwich on the card, with the edge of the (light purple) top flower just at the fold of the card.  No part of this flower can cross the center fold.

three flower pop up card flower placement

 The fold on the top flower (down the center of the light purple heart) should be perpendicular to the center fold of the base card. 

The lowest hanging part of the (dark purple) side flowers must be above the top of the vase.

This photo is flipped to the other side, but it shows the correct placement of the flower sandwich.
three flower pop up card adhere flowers




The flower sandwich will be attached to the card, with just two dots of adhesive, at the tips of the center petals of the right-hand and left-hand flowers.

The grey dots indicate where you will put the glue on the back of the petals.  For now,  put some painters' tape (low tack tape) on those petals to try out your flower placement. 



three flower pop up card petal placement

Test your placement to make sure the flowers open and close properly as the card is opened and closed. 

Once you are satisfied with the flower placement using tape, close the card.  Partially open the card and remove one piece of tape, being careful not to move the flowers.  Replace the tape with a glue dot and re-close the card.

three flower pop up card flower placement


three flower pop up card

Flip the card over, remove the other piece of tape, replace with glue, and shut the card.


three flower pop up card adhere flowers

3 flower pop up card finished card




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Feb 10, 2013

Three Flower Pop Up Card Tutorial


flower pop up card

I'm a big fan of the seven flower pop up card, but sometimes it's just too much.

Here's a tiny version, constructed from three little daisy flowers.

The finished card is only 3" tall and 1.5" wide.

How to make a three flower pop up card

Download flower template set PDF, DXF (opens in Silhouette Studio), SVG (how to use my SVG files in Cricut Design Space), Silhouette Studio

Files download for free; pay what you wish for the tutorial and to support this site. Suggested contribution for this project is $1.00.




The template set includes a plain daisy petal outline and also a layered daisy with both the petal outline and the center graphic (for those of you who want to do print-and-cut with your cutting machine).

Cut three daisies.

Fold each daisy as shown--across the center line that goes along the top of the "piece of pie" cut out.



Apply a small amount of glue to the two petals on the far right.



Fold those two petal to the left, gluing them exactly on top of the two petals they align with.



Dot a tiny spot of glue on the center two petals of two daisies.



Stack the daisies, aligning petals: a daisy with glue spots up, the second daisy with glue spots up, the third daisy (the one with no glue) on top.



Cut a piece of card stock, 3" x 3" square. Crease in half and open.

Lay the daisy stack near the edge of the card with the petals facing away from the center fold. You don't need to be in any exact place here--just make sure the petals are not hanging over the edge of the card.

Dot a tiny spot of glue on the center four petals of the top daisy.

Close the card, flip it over and open. Dot a tiny spot of glue on the center four petals of the top daisy on this side. Close the card and allow to dry.





Decorate the front of the card as desired. I'm not sure where I found the photo of the Valentine conversation hearts. I drew the large hearts in CorelDraw, filled them with colors from the photo using the eyedropper tool, then added a drop shadow and the Valentine sentiments.



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Apr 12, 2011

Martha, Martha, Martha

Did anyone notice this card in this month's Martha Stewart Living Magazine? Page 78?

Looks a lot like the famous seven flower pop up :)

7 flower pop up card

Very pretty. And only about three years behind the rest of us, LOL!

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May 15, 2010

Explosion Box with Pop Ups

Look what Tiziana Schintu made with an explosion box and a few of my pop up cards!

The Box

Here's more than you ever wanted to know about making an explosion box (or exploding box or etui box).

The Pop Ups

Seven Flower Pop Up

seven flower pop up card

Pile of Hearts Pop Up

hearts pop up card

Double Heart Spiral Card

spiral heart pop up card valentine

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May 3, 2010

Pop Up Village (Tutorial Part 3)

pop up village

Last part of the pop up village! All of your houses should be glued to the wreath base. In this tutorial we will make the flowers that go between the pop up houses and glue them to the base.

Make the flowers

Gather a variety of double sided paper. Avoid using card stock--learn from my mistake {head slap}--it's hard to cut and fold, and the finished wreath will not fold as flat as it should.

Cut 18 pieces of paper, each one 2.5" square. Make and flatten 18 flowers following the directions from the seven flower pop up card.

Glue the flowers together into six sets of three flowers

Apply glue on flowers 1 and 2 as shown. Lay flower 2 on top of flower 1, lining up petals. Lay flower 3 on top of flowers 1 and 2, aligning petals.

pop up flowers

Glue flowers to wreath

You want two flowers to open toward the outer (larger) circle of the wreath and one flower to open toward the inner (smaller) circle.

pop up flowers

Turn one flower set so that flowers 1 and 3 are pointed toward the outside of the wreath ring, and flower 2 is pointed toward the inside of the ring.

Dot glue on flower 3 as shown. Line up the flower set, glue side down, with the center line of one of the wreath trapezoids. Dot glue on flower 1.

pop up flowers

Fold trapezoid at crease line, pushing the flower set firmly into the fold. Weight or clip and let dry. Repeat for remaining 5 flower sets.

pop up flowers

I cut out some leaves and glued them under my flowers to fill in the bare spots. Each leaf needs to be completely on one side or the other of the trapezoid center line. If you glue a leaf across the line it will get funky folds in it and add bulk to the fold.

pop up village

To display your pop up village, slide the joining tab under the cut line where you cut the wreath apart. Fasten together with a paperclip, or attach Velcro dots, or use card magnets.

If your wreath doesn't want to sit flat on the table, stick something small and heavy inside each house. I used some dead smoke detector batteries.

To fold, collapse each house and then follow the folding directions in Tutorial Part 2.

pop up house

Apr 27, 2010

Pop Up Village (Tutorial Part 2)

By now you should have your six little pop up houses made. (What? You're not done? Well get on it!)

These graphics are by Cathe Holden.

pop up house

The next step is to make the wreath base and attach your houses to the wreath.

Make wreath base

Download and print the PDF template. Tape together the pieces to make a 12" circular wreath template. (Match a to a, b to b, and so forth.)

(I had to break this up into pieces to save it as a PDF. If you would like a full size pattern in .cdr or .ai --or you name it--, email me and I can send it to you. Let me know what program you have, and what version.)

Black lines = cut lines. Red lines = valley fold. Green lines = mountain fold.

Use the template to cut a base from heavy card stock. I used 12" Bazzill scrapbook paper.

pop up house

Firmly score fold lines.

Crease all fold lines. Crease in both directions (mountain and valley). You want to break the fibers in the paper so the folds work easily.

Folding Instructions

Cut wreath apart at the bottom, as shown. Glue joining tab to back of wreath, triangle to triangle, as shown in the diagram.

pop up house

Take a moment to practice folding up the wreath now, before you glue anything to it.

Notice there are three types of folds: folds down the center of a trapezoid, which are valley folded; folds on the two sides of a square, which are mountain folded; diagonal folds across a square, which are valley folded.

Start at the trapezoid at the cut edge and work clockwise around the wreath.

Hold the cut edge down on the table with your right hand. Flip the loose part of the wreath to the right, making a valley fold vertically on the first trapezoid.



Holding down the crease you just made, flip the rest of the wreath to the left, making the fold on the right hand side of the first square.



Hold this fold and flip the wreath down, toward you, to make the diagonal fold across the square.



Hold the previous fold and flip the wreath up, away from you, to make the fold on the left hand side of the first square.



Turn the piece 90° counter-clockwise. You have finished one set of folds.



Keep folding around the wreath in the same way.

Got it? Now unfold it, 'cause you need to glue houses to it.


Glue the houses to the wreath

Collapse your houses like this, with the glue tabs lined up.

pop up house

The tabs on the houses will be glued to the squares on the wreath at the places shaded in grey.

pop up house

pop up house

Turn the wreath so one square is centered at the top.

pop up house

Spread glue on both tabs of the house. Glue as shown.

pop up house

Crease the square on the diagonal. Check to make sure the tab creases (at the base of the house) are lined up exactly with the two edges of the wreath square.

pop up house

Weight or clip and let dry.

Repeat for the other five houses.

Once the glue has dried, unfold the diagonal folds and the houses will pop up.

pop up house

On to the flowers!

Pop Up Village Tutorial Part 3