Rainbow Flowers Birthday

April showers bring May flowers and this birthday card delivers on a rainbow of colorful wishes and flowers.

This pop-up twist and pivot card features dies by Karen Burniston and papers by Honey Bee Stamps. A white cardstock rectangle of 10 x 6 3/8-inches folded in half was used to create a 5 x 6 3/8- inches top-fold cardbase.

To create the twist and pivot panels, I first watched several assembly videos to understand how to combine the two mechanical mechanisms. (The flower and train pivot panels are similar and the directions for adding the pivot panels to the twist panel pop-up starts about two-thirds through in this assembly video. The assembly video for the Twist Panel Pop-up is here towards the bottom of the page.)

Pop-Up Panels: Because I was limited to using paper from a single 6×6-inch paper pad, I found that the largest die was the flower pivot panel which had to be cut diagonally from the square of double-sided paper. Once this was cut, all other pieces had to be cut based off the direction of the stripes. Two dotted 6×6 squares were joined together with clear removable tape on their backsides and die-cut using the X mechanism die from the twist panel pop-up set.  I used the excess strip of 1-inch cut from both the square dot panels to fill-in the holes where the mechanism folds up. Next, I glued the dotted panels into the card base with the clear tape joint going into the fold. The arms of the mechanism were die-cut from purple and glued to the X mechanism.

Flowers: There are dies in the flower pivot panel that can create three different large flower heads and one smaller flower. I created six of the white daisy, three of the yellow flower, three of the red flower, four of the purple flower and one small purple flower with leaves. I attached the two panels die-cut from the twist panel set to the flower pivot panel as shown in the assembly video. Decorating all the panels when they are flat is the easiest. Once decorated, attach panels as directed in the twist panel assembly video.

Decorations: The card front and back panels were covered with single sheets of patterned paper. The front features rain and clouds cut from the back of the double-sided paper while the back features a stained glass effect sunset. Grass edging was cut from the excess green strip cut from the back panel paper and used with the extra flowers to decorate the front and back of the card.

Sentiments: A large shadowed “Happy Birthday” was die cut from red and yellow to standout on the dark front. Stamped Funny Bones sentiments from Riley and Company grace the inside of the card and the envelope’s back flap.

Envelope: The tiny purple flower with leaves finishes the envelope flap. The card fits into an A7 envelope.

Thank you for reading this blog post. I hope this inspires you and makes you smile. Please like and leave comments 😊

Materials Used:



  • Riley & Company – Funny Bones – A Year Older-RWD-1144
  • Riley & Company – Funny Bones – This Is An Annual Reminder -RWD-1142


  • Honey Bee Stamps -6×6 Double-Sided Cardstock Pad- Over the Rainbow
  • White cardstock 10 x 6 3/8-inches
  • A7 white Envelope


  • Simon Says Stamp – Premium Dye Ink – Slate



  • Die Cutting Machine
  • Stamping Platform
  • LDRS – Stampendable Stamping Tool
  • Stamping Cloth
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

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