Acetate Pop Up St Patrick’s Day Card

This St Patrick’s Day Card was made with an acetate pop up in the center.  The unicorn is made from vinyl which makes it easy to attach. And since most vinyl is two sides the color shows on both sides.

I’m not Irish but on March 17th isn’t everyone?  This card will thrill anyone, Irish or not. 

Most of the embellishment on this card are either vinyl or drawn with a pen.  This card fits in an A7 envelope.

You will need:
        • Heavy  cardstock for the base 
        • Acetate
        • Pen
        • Glue
        • vinyl (permanent or removable)
        • Download File
Paper Selection

I went with green for this card(duh). It can either be patterned or solid just make sure the writing will show up if you use patterned paper for the base. It does not have to be two sided.

The center piece needs to be fairly heavy acetate.  I used a left over cover sheet from an old mat that finally wore out.  The cricut even has a setting for cover sheet.

Cutting the Card

Cut the card out and the Cricut will do the writing.  I used a green metallic gel pen.  The card uses a great font I found called Akasia.  I got it from Creative Fabrica as a daily freebie.   They have a lot of really neat fonts and they have daily freebie graphics and fonts.  I have a membership that allows me to download anything on their site for free.  Check them out.

The light green piece in the download file is cut from acetate.  

The very dark green (unicorn and shamrocks) is cut from green vinyl.  Most permanent and removable vinyl has color going all the way through.  If yours doesn’t, duplicate the unicorn and flip the copy horizontally.  This will allow you to attach it to the back of the acetate and have the unicorns match up.


First, re crease the folds.  The acetate is glued in the middle of the card by folding the score lines as mountain-valley-mountain.  First place the edge of the acetate in the valley fold then glue the two sides to the acetate.  This gives the acetate the strength and stability to stand upright.

Next attach the weeded vinyl unicorn to the acetate. (If you need instructions and/or help with weeding or transfering go to my vinyl page)

Attach the shamrocks cut from vinyl to the card.  

The card stands with both the front and back down and the acetate standing with the paper point holding it up.

And the St. Patrick’s Day acetate pop up card is done.  Enjoy!

Acetate Pop Up Card
St Patrick's Day Acetate Pop Up Card

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