Here is a wonderful tutorial I found on Pink Paper Peppermints that I just had to share with you here. I absolutely cannot wait to try this. It is so beautiful and looks so involved, but the tutorial is easy to understand and follow, so it must not be too hard. I can think of many different uses for this pop-up flower, but this tutorial is for making a card so that is what I think I’ll start with. If you try this, let me know how it turns out, won’t you? Please visit the original site also, as she has many other tutorials for making lovely flowers that you will want to try your hand at! Tell here I sent you!
Day Twenty-One and we’re still havin’ fun!
Today we’re making a super cool pop up flower for the 31 Crafty Flowers in 31 Days !
I thought it would be fun to make it out of old magazine pages, but of course you could use pretty scrapbook paper, handmade paper, painted watercolor paper or even construction paper if the kiddos are helping to make these fun flowers!
-9 Magazine pages or 9 sheets of 81/2 x 11 patterned paper (or any other paper)
Fold the first sheet in half. Don’t worry about trimming the torn edges as these will get cut off later.
Now take the bottom left corner, fold it up to the top edge and crease.
Holding the folded paper (point down) start at the middle and cut upwards creating a petal shape.
When you reach the middle crease, fold the top layer *only* over to the left and use it as a guide to continue cutting.
Your folded flower should look something like the photo above.
Carefully unfold your flower. You will need to create nine flowers like this one.
Fold a blank piece of cardstock in half and glue the first flower to the cardstock.
The last petal you will cut in half and glue to stack of petals.
Then glue alternate petals all the way around the flower as before and fold the card over.
Place something heavy on it and let set for five or ten minutes (this is the hardest part!).
Time to unfold your finished flower!
This one make take a little practice, but it is so worth the end result! Kids especially love the big reveal when you open that 3-D Pop Up flower!
Hope you have fun!
Grace & Peace,
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