This Saint Patrick’s Day Teepee card is 3D and very interesting. Held together with a spot of Velcro on the back, it ships flat but assembles to stand up on its own. The Card Makers Success Summit inspired this card. I loved it and had to make one of my own.
This card fits into an A6 envelope for mailing if you fold it like the bottom two pictures. Or you can make your own matching custom envelope using the envelope tutorial found here.
You will need:
Paper Selection for the Saint Patrick’s Day Teepee Card
The color scheme for this card is green (duh). It does not need to be two sided Patterns can be used for any piece of this card. The card base does have to be fairly sturdy (at least 100 lb. wt.). Be careful not to crack the paper at the fold lines. I did this. (If yours does this you can reinforce the folds with masking tape on the back.)
Cutting the Saint Patrick’s Day Teepee Card
Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing. I used a black marker. Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut? You can see the trick here. I used an Access font called A Child’s Year in writing mode.
If you are using the SVG files be sure to follow all the directions in the instruction file in the zip file. To make the card the proper size and make the score lines and writing work, those instructions are vital until Cricut fixes the glitch.
The embellishments are EXTREMELY thin. Be very careful removing them from the mat. I would cut them twice by pressing the C button (triangle on Maker 3) on your machine before unloading the mat.
Assembling the Saint Patrick’s Day Teepee Card
This card isn’t hard. First. re-crease the fold on the 3 square base cards. Then place two of them next to each other with the folds forming an arrow. The third is glued on to turned so that the fold is vertical. Next, glue each of the bottom squares to the top square from the fold out. Make sure you line up the edges of the back two squares with the fold on the front square.
The large triangles are then layered on the front square. The little triangles are layered in the open space at the bottom of the back squares next. See the pictures if you have questions.
The embellishments must then be assembled and attached to the front card. Look at the pictures to assemble the embellishments. Make sure the card is folded like the second 2 pictures to attach them. The card won’t lay flat and spread out after they are attached because the embellishments will overlap. Then attach the small flowers over the small triangles.
To stand up the card, first overlap the blank triangles. To keep them together, use adhesive Velcro circles. You can sorta see the placement on the second picture. The card is shipped flat like the last two pictures above and it can be stood up once received.
And your Saint Patrick’s Day Teepee Card is done! See that wasn’t too hard. It fits into an A6 envelope for mailing.