TUTORIAL The “pop-up” card in Japanese paper

A few days ago, we began a new year which, I hope, will be filled with little joys and creative moments every day!

On this occasion, I wanted to offer you, this time in video, the tutorial for the Japanese paper pop-up card. It's a card which, when we open it, offers us a pretty, very voluminous bouquet of flowers!

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THE JAPANESE PAPER POP-UP CARD

In order to make a pretty “pop-up” card in Japanese paper, you will need:

To begin, we are going to fold the origami flowers that make up our card. For the classic card, the most extensive, you will need to make 7 flowers on this model.

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  1. Take your square, colored side towards you and mark the 2 diagonals. Then fold in 2, along 1 diagonal: you obtain the figure from step 2.
  2. Fold the right tip, aligning it with the center line.
  3. Repeat step 2 for the left side of your figure.
  4. You get this.

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  5. Hold your face, tips upwards. Visualize the 2 exterior points carefully...
  6. ...fold them back on themselves as in the photo...
  7. You get this.

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  8. Arrange your little triangle this way.
  9. Place the template on the triangle like this.
  10. Trace the rounding.
  11. Cut carefully along this line.
  12. Open your shape. You get this.

Watch this tutorial video for the rest of the assembly. Here are the remaining steps to follow:

  • Volume of each flower
  • Assembling the 7 flowers together
  • Montage of the 7 flowers on the card

Step-by-step is simpler than it seems. Let yourself be guided by the steps in the video and don't hesitate to ask us your questions in the comments. We will be happy to answer them!

If you liked the creation of these cards, it is entirely possible to vary the quantity and sizes of your flowers as well as the format of your cards!

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Here are some examples of possible variations:

  • If you want to make a card with 3 large flowers (photo on the left), use 3 squares of Japanese paper measuring 15cm by 15cm , to assemble on a card measuring 15cm by 22cm (open format)
  • If you want to make a card with 7 large flowers with a heart (photo on the right), use 7 squares of Japanese paper measuring 15cm by 15cm and 7 squares measuring 6cm by 6cm , to assemble on a card measuring 21cm by 30cm (open format) .

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I hope you enjoy this first article of 2022! I'll see you again very soon for new creative tutorials.

Take good care of yourself,

Adeline

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Have you ever made a pop-up card?
Do you prefer the simple model or the more complex model?

Tell us more below in the comments!

4 comments


  • Adeline Klam

    CLR > Merci beaucoup pour votre petit mot Claire ! Je vous prie de bien vouloir nous excuser pour cette réponse tardive ! Nous venons de re-tester le gabarit (avec une impression à échelle 100% sur un format A4) et nous ne rencontrons pas de problème particulier. Chaque gabarit de pétale correspond à un format de papier origami bien précis comme c’est indiqué sur le fichier. Avez-vous utilisé le gabarit correspondant au papier utilisé ? Je vous contact de ce pas par e-mail afin que nous puissions en discuter :)


  • Clr.

    Bonjour,
    Tout d’abord, je suis absolument fan de ce nouveau tuto. Je me suis lancé ce WE mais malheureusement, je rencontre un souci avec les gabarits : je les ai imprimé en indiquant bien à l’impression “échelle 100%” mais malgré cela, mon gabarit est nettement trop grand par rapport à mon pliage. Pouvez-vous m’aider ?
    Merci beaucoup


  • Adeline Klam

    BANCELIN > Merci Catherine pour votre adorable petit mot :) Il nous tient à cœur de proposer des tutoriels aussi clairs que possible. Nous sommes donc contents que cet article vous ait plu ! Belle continuation dans votre initiation à l’origami !


  • Bancelin

    J’ai été séduite par votre façon de réaliser les fleurs en papier et par la carte pop-up. Vos explications sont simples et rassurantes. Signé une grand-mère qui s’initie à l’origami avec plaisir


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