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How to Make a Pop Up Flower Card – 3D Flower Cards ROCK!

One of my latest craft passions is 3D cards, and today I want to teach you all how to make a pop up flower card! These are great for lots of occasions but especially Birthdays and Mother’s Day!

My 3D flower card is massively popular during March to May. It is simple to make using my free flower pop up card template and instructions. 

tulip pop up card for mother's day


3D Flower Cards for Kids to Make

My kids absolutely love 3D cards for their Birthday which have pop up elements! These are rather expensive to buy and sometimes there is poor choice. The best thing to do is make your own!

I have made a few seasonal ones including my Elsa Heart Pop Up card and my Snowman Pop up card for Christmas! Lots more are in the pipeline. 

Since we are in March now there is no better time to do a flower pop up card! These can be used for Mums and Grandmothers who have Spring or Summer Birthdays! 

How about my cute daisy Mother’s Day handmade card which is simple for little kids to make?! Not just for Mothering Sunday, but can be used at anytime of the year. 

The one I have made is for Mother’s Day, but you can change your message on the front to Happy Birthday!

In fact you can change it to even a Good Luck card or just simply a friendship card. 

My 5 year old loves helping me with these but I need to do most of the steps. She is good at cutting things out and sticking things down. 

I would expect older kids, maybe around 9 or 10 to be able to follow the craft tutorial and complete these 3D pop up cards themselves. 

If you want something simpler for younger kids check out 17 ideas for Mother’s Day handprint cards

Mother's Day Handprint Cards

How to Make Pop Up Flower Card Easy – 3D Flower Card Printable Instructions

Please find step by step instructions how to make my flower pop up card for kids below. These can be printed out and kept for later use.
You can print out numerous copies for free and distribute them in school or even Sunday school. 
tulip pop up card for mother's day

How to Make a Pop Up Flower Card

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This fun tutorial will show you how to make a Tulip flower pop up card. These can be used for Birthdays or Mother's Day.


  • Card-stock paper.
  • Craft paper.
  • Pencil.
  • Ruler.
  • Scissors.
  • Glue.


Step 1:

Use the PDF templates to cut out the pieces for your pop up tulip card. 

Cut out 4 or more petals and leaves for the card. 

Prepare the cards. Cut out two cardstock papers one slightly bigger than the other. 

tulip flower pop up card template

Step 2:

Fold the petals, stem and leaves in the middle to create the crease. 

Step 3:

Take the smaller card. 

Glue the folded stem on the folded area of the card. 

how to make a flower Mother's Day pop up card

Step 4:

Now, take one petal and glue it on the crease of the card the same as the stem. 

Apply glue on only the crease of the petal, leave the rest of the petal unglued.

mother's day pop up card diy

Step 5:

Take the second petal and similarly apply glue on its crease. Then glue it over the first petal. 

Step 6: 

Repeat the same process to glue all the petals one over the other. 

Step 7:

Take the leaves and glue them on the stem using the same process.

Step 8:

Glue the bigger card over the smaller card.

how to make a 3d tulip flower pop up card

After “step 8” decorate your card using colourful polka dots using craft papers. You can skip this part if you want or maybe you might want to add glitter instead of colored craft papers.

Then print out the quote “Happy Mothers Day “ from the second template and glue it on the front card (bigger card). 

More Ideas for Pop up Flowers Card

There are so many different things you can do with this flower craft for kids. You can change the color of the petals. Perhaps you might even go for multi-colored petals?!

If you want to make lots of tulips in your card, then you need to make my 3d tulip card

How about adding some other things too? Since it’s Spring we could add some bees or if the flower pop up card is for Valentine’s Day you could add some hearts?!

Why not add a personal message too or a quote?!

If you do make one of these please let me see it!

If you like making flowers especially tulips using colored craft paper, then you may wish to try my origami flower craft which teaches you how to fold paper to make tulips. 

Pop Up Flower Card Template Printable

You will need a free printable template to help you make this 3d flower card for Mother’s Day

Tulip Mother’s Day Pop up flower card Template Printable

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