Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Quickest Shamrock Pop Up Card Ever!

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Mar 1, 2012

Quickest Shamrock Pop Up Card Ever!

A tiny card with an expanding shamrock pop up.

This St. Patrick's Day card is based on a standard origami fold, the square base.

It is first folded and cut into four joined hearts. One heart is trimmed into the stem.

I like to make this card quite small--starting with a 4" square for the shamrock--for just " a little bit of luck in your pocket."

How to make a little shamrock pop up card

Begin with a square of paper. Fold as shown below.

Cut a semicircle at the top of the triangle.

Unfolded, you should have four connected hearts. Trim one heart into a stem.

I have cut files for this if you prefer (SCUT2, PDF, DXF, Silhouette Studio).

Files download for free; pay what you wish for the tutorial and to support this site. Suggested contribution for this project is $1.00.

Fold the shamrock into a square base--inverting the creases of the right and left hearts and folding the stem up.

Lay the folded shamrock on the base card with the point of the shamrock in the fold of the base card.

Apply glue to the back side of the stem. Close the card and flip over.

Open the card and apply glue to the visible heart shape. Close the card.

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1CardCreator said...

Cute card Carole! I don't know what happened, you fell out of my Google reader, I kept clicking on the old page and missed a few of your newer projects, sorry. For some reason your posts were not refreshing on my end. I missed a lot of great stuff too!

Unknown said...

Hi! Could you send me the cut files for the cute shamrock card? I use Silhouette Studio. Thanks!

Carol said...

Yup, but you need to send me your email address :)

cma21317 said...

SOOO cool but must be me because I cannot seem to download svg file. I get a google chrome and sorry don't know what to do with that or how to open.

Carol said...

Email me and I'll send you the file.