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Honeycomb Flower Pop Up Card Tutorial

I am particularly thrilled with this pop up card as I sort of invented it by trial and error.However my dearest critique who is my "nearly 5 "year old daughter is quite unimpressed with it.Her main criticism was its too white! The pop up mechanism in this card has a lot of possibilities and since its quite easy to do I am sharing it with everyone.
Honey Comb Flower Pop Up Card Tutorial
Materials Required to make the Honeycomb Flower Pop Up Card
  • Paper
    • Thin regular writing paper or executive bond paper - For the honeycomb
    • Card Stock- for the card base
    • Thin Card stock for the petals and leaf
  • Scissors
  • White Glue
  • Snowflake Punch[ optional]
How to Make a Honeycomb Flower Pop Up Card
1.Use a circle template to draw circles on paper of medium thickness. Here I have used my daughters stacking drum as template for the circle.The paper you chose is important. Too thin [like origami paper] and your honeycomb wont support your pop up flower card petals , too thick and it becomes difficult to fold all the circles.Here I have used regular A4 writing paper.Dont cut very small circles as making your honeycomb will be difficult in that case.

Honey Comb Flower Pop Up Card Tutorial
 2.Cut up 8-12 circles.The number of circles you need depends on the thickness and pliability of your paper.I will explain as we go along.
Honey Comb Flower Pop Up Card Tutorial
 3.Stack the circles on top of each other.
Honey Comb Flower Pop Up Card Tutorial
4.Fold the stacked circles in half.

Honey Comb Flower Pop Up Card Tutorial
4.Start applying glue.White glue is best as it dries invisible and is fast sticking.Only a dot of glue and right near the edge.I have indicated the site of the glue with the pink hearts as the photo could not capture the real glue dot!Fold over the circle above it on to the circle with the glue.
Tip: Too much glue and too near the edge will spoil the honey comb creation so careful.

Honey Comb Flower Pop Up Card Tutorial
5.On the next circle[ that is the one you have just folded over] apply glue on positions as shown.Fold the circle on the left on to this and apply glue on it as in step 4.Keep alternating step 4 and 5 till all the circles have been glued.
Honey Comb Flower Pop Up Card Tutorial
6.Unfold your circles and voila here is your honeycomb!The Honeycomb has so many possibilities. Stick two or 3 similarly made honeycombs and you have a homemade decoration!In making a pop up card your honeycomb just needs to unfold enough to be a hemisphere . If it feels too taut add a couple more circles underneath as in step 5 and 6.
Honey Comb Flower Pop Up Card Tutorial
7.Apply glue on the circle halves at the bottom of your honeycomb and stick it to the central fold of your card base. Apply firm pressure on closing the card and give enough time for it to stick.
Honey Comb Flower Pop Up Card Tutorial
8.Cut out large petals .Here I have folded photo paper less than 100 grams and drawn half petals on the rough side of the folded photo paper.Photo paper has a nice glossy finish and looks good for white petals.Insert the petals into the lower layers of the Honeycomb .Experiment with the popping up position of the petals before gluing the petals to the honeycomb.
Honey Comb Flower Pop Up Card Tutorial
 9. Optional Step. Punch Snowflakes
Honey Comb Flower Pop Up Card Tutorial
 10.Cut the snowflakes in half and insert them into the honeycomb layers.
Honey Comb Flower Pop Up Card Tutorial
 11.Cut out a large leaf. Here I have hand painted a leaf using pearl green acrylic paint.Glue the leaf to the undersurface of the flower and onto the base card.
Honey Comb Flower Pop Up Card Tutorial


Honey Comb Flower Pop Up Card Tutorial

Honey Comb Flower Pop Up Card Tutorial
Have fun. I have used the same pop up card honey comb mechanism in making  a pop up snowman card
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57 comments:

  1. Wow! Great Work and great blog. I need to go through it leisurely. Keep posting. It is really amazing how you manage your career, a child and the blog

    Your tutorials are very precise and clear and also given step by step. So it is really easy to follow.

    I also admire your creativity and versatility..

    I am following you..Thanks for dropping by my blog..Please do visit regularly and leave your comments and suggestions

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  2. never seen anything so pretty before !!mindblowing !!

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  3. wow. pop ups are cool. I had know idea how to make them. Thank you for sharing that.

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  4. Wow - this is so absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it (even the color white!) And your instructions are so clear and easy to follow. Thank you for taking the time to write down the steps with pictures and for sharing your amazing talent!

    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  5. I am just waiting for this,thanks a lot.Now wil definitely try this:)

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  6. i have never tried pop up cards... but wil try this one... u are a Pro at them.... thanks for the detailed tutorial...

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  7. super cool card,n the colors gp really well with each other,your pop cards are really inspiring,thanks for sharing

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  8. Hi Sonia! What a great idea to make a pop-up card! Haven't tried this! And how sweet of you to share this step by step tutorial! You have a lovely blog here covering more topics (loved the one in which you involved your daughter in making the food:) I might try this with my 2 year old who doesn't eat much these days)
    I kept my blog for craft only , even so, I have so little time...
    Hugs from Romania sweet lady!
    Iulia

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  9. Wow! You have a great blog. I need to go through it leisurely. We dont do much craft work with my 3yr old just open end arts, maybe we should give it a try! Thanks for inspiring us...

    Thanks for dropping by my blog. Please do visit again and leave your comments and suggestions!!

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  10. wonderful work that is beautiful!
    Greetings Baukje

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  11. Thank you all for taking the time to write to me. Its so nice to hear from you.

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  12. Hi Dr Sonia, Love this tutorial, will have to give it a go! and thanks for all your lovely comments to me.

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  13. Amazing card! Thanks for the tutorial. I like trying different things & this is now at the top of my list! Thank you so much for joining us @ Designed2Delight! Hope to see you again!

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  14. wow this is gorgeous and amazing .
    thanks for the tutorial.

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  15. WOW this is great!
    I was going to buy pre-maid honey comb, now I don't have too!
    Thanks so much for the step by step tutorial.
    Love the flower & snowman:)

    ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

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  16. Шикарная работа! Очень красиво! Спасибо за урок!

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  17. Great cards and great tutorial. I'm learning so much! Thank you!
    Andy

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  18. Hi thanks so much for stopping by my blog; I'm glad you did! I'm now following your blog.
    I Love your tutorial--beautiful!

    Big Cricky Hugs,
    K Andrew of Getting Cricky!

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  19. Thank you for sharing the tutorial, this beautiful flower!!!
    Nati from Brazil

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  20. Fantastic tutorial, my friend Trish (and treasure) told me to check it out and here I am. keep an eye out for our own take on this we love it!

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  21. what lovely and creative blog u have here....with some well detailed tutorials....we'll soon be taking ideas and inspiration from u....and i'll definatly lern to make pop up cards.
    regards
    himadri

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  22. Hi Dr. Sonia,
    Just dropped by your blog today. Lovely work here. Good to see that u are inculcating the hobby in your daughter :). Reminds me of the times I used to create stuff with my mom.

    Thanks for the elaborate tutorials also. Lots of hard work u've put in to share them :)

    Do hop by my blog http://arty-sorts.blogspot.com

    Cheers,
    Indira

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  23. Oh my goodness! Thank you for sharing this!!!! Fantastic! Thanks for following my blog, I am following you back!

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  24. Thank you all for dropping by and and leaving such lovely comments. I also thank all my new followers. In the past few days after posting this tutorial I have got nearly 20 more followers

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  25. Your critique is being a bit hard on you... this is WONDERFUL... and the leaf is so natural as well. I like the way you have given the leaf a coating of glue, right?

    The snowman card is lovely as well.

    xxx Monica

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  26. A small award for your lovely great works Doctor .pls visit my blog and receive the award .

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  27. Thank you MOnica, you always saw the sweetest things
    Thank you Angelin

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  28. The leaf was a dull green colored card stock over which I painted some pearl green acrylic to give it that sheen!

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  29. Wonderful card, I love how you have made the honeycomb paper. I have always bought ready-made stuff, fantastic to be able to make it! Valerie

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  30. I love this method of creating our own Pop-up mechanism. Great job! I am going to try it out for sure...will let you know how it turns out. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us and most of all for your career as a Physician. You are an amazing Lady. Dropping by from the Linked Up Love Party at Getting Cricky with K Andrew.

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  31. This is a great pop up card and tutorial. Thanks for showing me your site.

    -Rich
    www.CreativePopUpCards.com

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  32. Your tutorial couldn't have come at a better time! I just bought some of this paper for a line of rubber stamps that are out and it is pretty expensive! I'm going to try your technique SOON!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a new follower. I am now following you! :)

    Patty
    Craftykitten1.blogspot.com

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  33. oh wow another fabulous project .. and thanks for the easy to follow tutorial
    Great to see you again at Make it Monday
    Lisa x

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  34. Another wonderful creation...... thanks for the tutorial.

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

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  35. Absolutely gorgeous, I am amazed and will give it a try.

    I seen your card on Make it Mondays Blog, TFS!

    http://www.circlebenterprises.com

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  36. Lisa I am glad you like my pop up flower card
    Kerrie I hope the pop up flower tutorial will be useful to you someday .

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  37. beautiful,Thanks for the photo tutorial!just FABULOUS my friend ,I'm peeking in from the " Make It Monday" blog :-)i'm a new follower.
    scrappingmamma ~
    Http://www.scrappingmamma.net

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  38. Love the flower, and the snowman is very cute, Great tutorial, thanks,
    I saw that you've entered this in Make It Monday, good luck,
    Sandy

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  39. Hi Sonia

    Absolutely gorgeous and a fabulous tutorial too.

    thank you for sharing with us at make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

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  40. Wow, this is amazing. I just love honeycomb cards, but I always wonder where to buy it. And here is one fabulous tutorial!!
    Thanks so very much, this I'm going to try very soon!!

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  41. Very cool! Too funny that your 5 year old is your biggest critic!! I thought it was lovely!

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  42. Gorgeous Flower and snowman Dr Sonia..Saw this on MIM..Loz

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  43. Gorgeous pop out creations, thank you for tutorial, can't wait to give this a try, have a wonderful week, popped over from MIM, take careX:)

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  44. Hi

    Thanks for sharing this fabulous tutorial with us at Make It Monday. I love the way you created the stamen with the snowflake.

    Michelle :o)

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  45. This is a beautiful flower Sonia! It would definatley add to the pop effect of any card! Thanks for sharing at Make It Monday!
    Debi

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  46. WOW! I totally was drawn to your Purple card at "Make it Monday" and then even more excited when I realized there was a tutorial included too!!

    It's awesome and I thank YOU for sharing!!

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  47. very beautiful. thanks for sharing a tutorial. saw it at MIM.
    ~kitty

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  48. Fabulous pop up card featured in MIM Challenge.

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  49. Sonia,
    Way to go! This is incredible. :) Love that for a flower centerpiece and your snowman rocks!!!
    Nice work.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx
    Also, thank you SO much for your comment on my blog. You made my day. :)

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  50. This is sooo pretty. Thank you for your excellent tutorial. I shall have a go at it. I saw you on MIM. Kate x

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  51. Doc... Just saw this on MIm and I realized that I have not commented on it... Sorry.. This is brilliant.. One day am going to sit and do all the tutorials you have posted.. Promise... :D

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  52. I saw your tutorial over at MIM, thanks, you always make them so informative and easy to understand too.
    Sandy

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  53. I was searching for projects to make with m seal and I am happy that i found your site.everything is gorgeous..My daughter and i will have a very craftful summer this year..keep going

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    1. Thank You Pinky glad you find the blog useful!

      Cheers
      Sonia
      cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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  54. Wonderful blog for crafts.Thank you so much for the beautiful projects

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  55. This is the best thing ever!! I love this!

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  56. WOW! This is amazing! Love it so much! Thanks for the link, your work is so inspiring, you are so creative! What a fantastic idea to make the honeycomb paper yourself! Simply OUTSTANDING! :)

    Hugs,
    Hanna

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