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Craft: Pop-Up Mother's Day Card

Updated on February 22, 2016
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Peachpurple loves to make Mother's Day card for her mother every year. She reuses and recycles papers, ribbons, cards into a creative card

Pop up Mother's Day Card

Mother's Day Pop-up Card
Mother's Day Pop-up Card | Source

Mother's Day is around the corner. It is a great day to celebrate in order to honor mothers all over the world for their undying love, sacrifices, patience and understanding. In most countries.

Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in the month of May, while there are several countries across the world that celebrate Mother's Day on different day and month depending on their cultures and traditions. No matter when or how each country celebrate Mother's Day, it is important for the children , regardless of age, to know why this special day is held yearly around the world.

How do you call your mother at home?

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What is the purpose of celebrating Mother's Day?

The purpose of celebrating Mother's Day is to pay a tribute to mom who had carried you in her womb for the 10 months, brought you into this beautiful world through many hardships and tears.

She took care of you by showering all her love, protecting you from any harm, guiding you to the right path, helping you to achieve success in studies, work and future life.



Flowers are mom's best friend !

Hibiscus flowers, mom's favorite
Hibiscus flowers, mom's favorite | Source

What should I give my mom on Mother's Day?

In the U.S and Malaysia, Mother's Day is one of the most celebrated yearly holidays besides Valentine's Day and Christmas.

This year, Mother's Day falls on the 13th May, Sunday, a weekend, where every family spent some precious time together.

Have you thought what gifts you should get for her? What about a Mother's Day card? It doesn't matter whether the card is handmade , printable or store bought card. Mom would appreciate your thoughts of her during this special day. She could sense your feelings and sincerity which embedded in her heart.

I am sure that your mom will be delighted to receive your specially handmade Mother's Day card ,with handwritten quotes or poems and signed by you.


This may seem a stupid question.. Do you know how old is your mom?

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I finally made my own handmade Mother's Day Card

Handmade card takes time and lots of effort, not money. A child's creativity and talents are shown in this handmade card, be it beautiful, messy or plain.

It does not take much of your time to self made a Mother's Day card. It may takes approximately 20min to 30min, depending on your speed and concentration.

I first made this Pop-Up Mother's Day card last year. Sorry, I didn't post this hub earlier.

This pop-up card is easy to make and inexpensive too. I used most of the materials from left-over craft projects. Last year, my mom hinted to me that she loved flowers very much. Orchids were her favorite but I don't visit her often. Hence, I can't fulfill her wish.

Anyway, I sent her my handmade Pop-Up Mother's Day card which I used flower printed gift wrapper for the front cover and a pop-up basket of flowers which was hand drawn. However, I made a mistake on the greeting part. It should be "Happy Mother's Day" and NOT "Happy Mothers' Day" which was a stupid blunder. Luckily, she didn't notice the mistake. Otherwise, she would have told me. I guessed mom had overlooked my mistake.

Too bad, I couldn't give her personally. I sent it by mail and she called me when she received it. She was very delighted to receive a handmade card for the first time in her life. She told me that she would keep it safely in her drawer and take a look at it whenever she misses me. I missed her too.


How to make a Mother's Day Pop-Up card

Here is a simple pop-up Mother's Day card that I had made for my mom and I hope that you won’t have any problems with the step-by-step instructions and photos provided. Do leave me any comments or suggestions to improve this card. Happy card making !


Things that you need:

papers...
papers... | Source
ribbon n double-sided tape
ribbon n double-sided tape | Source
ruler n en knife
ruler n en knife | Source
marker pens
marker pens | Source

Things that you need:

White card – 1 piece

Construction papers – any color that you like ( I chose yellow )

Gift wrapper – 1 piece


Basic Stationary:

Glue

Scissors

Pencil

Ruler

Penknife

Ribbons

Double-sided tape

Colorful markers


white card: fold into half
white card: fold into half | Source

Step-by-Step Instructions:

White Paper:


  • I used a matte white card / paper weighing 100g for the front card. It is thicker and not too flimsy.
  • Use a ruler and a pencil to draw the outline for the front card, 21cm x 16cm. It is a rectangular shape.
  • Use a penknife to cut out the outline. Penknife or cutter cuts better and cleaner than scissors.
  • Fold the card into half.



Yellow construction paper:


  • This is to cover up the inside card. You will use this paper to make a pop-up in the middle of the card.
  • Use a pencil and ruler to draw a measurement 20cm x 14cm ( height x length ) on the yellow construction paper.
  • Cut out the rectangular paper with a penknife. ( Penknife is sharper and makes a clean cut )
  • Fold the paper into half.


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do the markingscut along the lines
do the markings
do the markings | Source
cut along the lines
cut along the lines | Source


Making the pop-up:


  • Turn the yellow construction paper with the opening part facing outwards (not facing you)
  • From your left hand side, use a ruler and a pencil to make a marking at 5cm.
  • Make another marking at 10cm.
  • Draw straight lines at each of the markings , roughly 1 inch.
  • Use a pair of scissors to cut 1 inch at both markings.
  • You will noticed two small cuts in between.


pop-up part inside the card
pop-up part inside the card | Source


Push in:

  • Use your index finger to push in the small cuttings.
  • Fold down the yellow construction paper.
  • You will see a small gap in the middle of the paper.
  • That is the pop-up facing inside the card.


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paste wrapper on top of the front cardtrim off excess paperfront card outlookpaste ribbon vertically, 1 inch above the bottom cardpaste bow in the middle of ribbon
paste wrapper on top of the front card
paste wrapper on top of the front card | Source
trim off excess paper
trim off excess paper | Source
front card outlook
front card outlook | Source
paste ribbon vertically, 1 inch above the bottom card
paste ribbon vertically, 1 inch above the bottom card | Source
paste bow in the middle of ribbon
paste bow in the middle of ribbon | Source


Front card:

  • Apply some glue on four sides of the front card. Spread out the glue evenly.
  • Place the gift wrapper on top of the glued card.
  • Use your hands to smooth out the surface.
  • Trim off excess paper on four sides of the card.
  • See photo shown for the front card image.
  • Cut a strip of ribbon , roughly the length of the front card.
  • Apply some double-sided tape at the back of the ribbon.
  • Paste the ribbon almost the bottom of the wrapper, roughly 1 inch space.
  • Trim off excess ribbon on both sides.
  • Cut another strip of ribbon.
  • Tie a bow ribbon and paste a small piece of double-sided tape behind the bow.
  • Paste it in the middle of the strip, as photo shown.


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apply double-sided tape on 4 sides, including the top and bottom of the cardpaste the yellow construction from the bottom firstLower down the top card and it will automatically stick to the top part of yellow construction paper
apply double-sided tape on 4 sides, including the top and bottom of the card
apply double-sided tape on 4 sides, including the top and bottom of the card | Source
paste the yellow construction from the bottom first
paste the yellow construction from the bottom first | Source
Lower down the top card and it will automatically stick to the top part of yellow construction paper
Lower down the top card and it will automatically stick to the top part of yellow construction paper | Source

Inside the card:


  • Paste double-sided tape on all 4 sides of the inside card, both top and bottom , as photo shown.
  • Paste the yellow construction paper with the pop-up on to the inside card.
  • Place the yellow construction paper on the bottom card.
  • Next, fold down the top card and it will stick to the top of the yellow construction paper on its own.


Draw a basket of flowers
Draw a basket of flowers | Source
Color with markers
Color with markers | Source
paste 2 small piece of double-sided tape
paste 2 small piece of double-sided tape | Source
Paste it on the pop-up part
Paste it on the pop-up part | Source
Ensure that it can stand , not flimsy
Ensure that it can stand , not flimsy | Source

Pop-up part: Flower


  • Use a black marker to draw a basket of flowers on a small piece of white card (use left-over ones)
  • You can print out flowers from free websites that provide flowers images too.
  • Color it with colorful markers.
  • Cut out the basket of flowers.
  • Apply two small piece of double-sided tape at the back of the flower image.
  • Cut a short strip of ribbon and paste it around the basket.
  • Paste the basket of flower onto the pop-up part, inside the card.
  • Ensure that the basket of flower is able to stand on its own.

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Write "Happy Mother's Day" and color them with markersPaste them in the middle of the bottom card
Write "Happy Mother's Day" and color them with markers
Write "Happy Mother's Day" and color them with markers | Source
Paste them in the middle of the bottom card
Paste them in the middle of the bottom card | Source

Words: Happy Mother’s Day


  • Use a black marker to draw out outlines of “Happy Mother’s Day” words on a piece of paper (any left-over paper)
  • Color the wordings and cut them out.
  • Apply some glue at the back of the wordings and paste them at the bottom of the basket of flowers, approximately in the middle of the bottom card.
  • Your Pop-Up Mother’s Day Card is done !


Final Image of the Mother's Day Pop-up Card

Front card
Front card | Source
Inside card
Inside card | Source

© 2012 peachy

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    • pinkdaisy profile image

      pinkdaisy 5 years ago from Canada

      This is such a great idea! You have inspired me to make a pop-up card. Voted Up :)

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      clannie 5 years ago

      It's so simple :) The step by step illustration with detailed pictures made it even more easy to understand. Thanks for sharing. Voted up :)

    • BJC profile image

      BJC 5 years ago from Florida

      This is very useful. I'm a teacher and this year I'm with special needs children in middle school so I'm always looking for ideas to use in the classroom. Thanks.

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      peachy 5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @BJC

      Glad that this pop-up card would be a help for your pupils. Do let me know what else you need.

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      peachy 5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @clannie

      I am so happy that readers could understand the instructions with the side by side photos. Do let me know if you have any problems

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      peachy 5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Do try your hands on this pop-up card. I am sure you will find it fun.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Really cool and very pretty. I have always thought that homemade cards, especially Mother's Day cards beat commercial ones by one hundred percent. Thanks for sharing a terrific idea.

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @rebecca

      Thanks for yr kind comments.

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      Heidi Vincent 23 months ago from GRENADA

      Cute and simple-to-make pop-up card idea!

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      peachy 23 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks heidi, i am sure it is easy even for a kiddo

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