Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Pop Up Bouquet

Hi crafters

This week I have a Pop Up Card for you. 

A lot of hospital wards don't permit fresh flowers on their wards, due to concerns over spreading germs, so I decided to make a Pop Up Bouquet for a very special Auntie, who is unfortunately in hospital at the moment. 

This style of card is very easy to make from a sheet of A4 card (*** photo instructions now added below ***) and will fold flat so that you can put it in an envelope. 

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Craft Consortium:
Rhinestone embellishments

Jet Black Archival Ink Pad

*** Instructions, as requested:

Score a piece of A4 landscape card, at 7cm, 14cm, 21cm & 28cm. (I have used a heavy pencil line just so you can see these in the photo). 

Decide how tall you would like your pop up box to be and trim a piece off if required. (I wanted my box to be 18cm tall, so chopped off approx 3cm).

You then need to score your remaining card in half, portrait direction, but DO NOT SCORE the first 7cm (this area will become the back of your box).

Cut where shown in purple ink, as well as the area you have decided to trim away.

You will be left with a small overhanging flap, which you use to glue your box into a square shape. Fold down the three scored sides. 

Using some of the scrap pieces you have cut away so far, cut two thin strips of card, 9cm long, scoring at 1cm at each end. Fold in the scored ends so that you have a very wide u shape, then glue these strips across the opening of the box, spacing them out evenly, to give yourself something to attach your decorations to. If you attach any decorations, such as flowers, to thin strips of acetate, and then glue these acetate strips to the cardboard struts across your box, it will look like the flowers have burst out of the box

Have fun decorating your box! 


  1. This is gorgeous, would certainly cheer up a ward table.


  2. This is absolutely beautiful I done these boxes last year at Easter for my grandchildren and they loved them but I do like the subtle colours you have used.
    Nancyd xx

  3. A beautiful card Tracy, and no excuse not to do one seeing it only uses one A4 sheet of card (and then I suppose one starts the fun of doing the embellishments). Must look at Youtube to find out how to do it.

  4. Hi Rose, instructions now added, hope they are clear to follow x

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