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Make a pop-up shamrock card for St Patrick’s day

February20

I always think everyone is a little bit Irish (and/or Italian).  My Mum was born in Ireland, so I think I’m entitled to celebrate St Patrick’s day by wearing green and getting tipsy (not with Guinness though – can’t stand the stuff)!  Anyway, if you’d like to celebrate the 17th March in a more wholesome way, you could make this easy pop-up shamrock card.

To make a pop-up shamrock card for St Patrick’s day, you will need:
- a card blank and envelope
- a ‘true’ square of colourful (green) wrapping / scrapbooking paper
- a pen/pencil
- scissors
- glue
- this free printable template

COST: pennies
AGE: young kids and up

TIME: 
10 minutes or less

Pop-up shamrock card 1

How-to make a pop-up shamrock card for St Patrick’s day:

  • Follow steps 1-5 of the pop-up heart Valentine card tutorial (use the photos to help you make the folds)
  • Use the free printable template to mark the shamrock outline on your folded triangle, then cut carefully along the dotted lines (being sure to leave the marked edges intact!)
  • Glue one side of your shamrock shape (still folded) to the inside of the card, with the shamrock’s stem near (but not next to) the crease line.
  • Put some glue on the remaining side of the folded shamrock shape and close the card – this will make sure that your pop-up aligns perfectly.
  • Leave to dry, then check that your card opens and ‘pops-up’.
  • That’s it!  Now you can post it to your Irish friend or relative.  I think I’ll send the one below to GG (Pickle and Chops’ great granny).

Pop-up shamrock card 2

More fun #StPaddys day craft ideas for kids via #GetYourCraftOn:

Rainbow hearts from Red Ted Art
Leprechaun gold salt dough coins from The Gingerbread House
Rainbow paint bleed art from Zing Zing Tree
Felt rainbow cloud mobile from Grace’s Favours – Craft Adventures
Rainbow party fans from Damson Lane
Toilet paper roll shamrock wall-hanging from Crystal’s Tiny Treasures
Rainbow window mosaic from Here Come the Girls
A round-up, including mixed-media rainbow art at Kathy’s Cluttered Mind
Rainbow birthday crown, leprechaun hot chocolate and picture from Domestic Goddesque

60 Responses to “Make a pop-up shamrock card for St Patrick’s day”

    1. Hodge Podge Post author 7 months ago

      Thanks Michelle – I am slightly obsessed with pop-up cards (if you hadn’t guessed)..!

  1. Priya 7 months ago

    Lovely idea, it looks really good.

  2. Clare Mansell 7 months ago

    That’s very impressive! We celebrate Canada Day as we lived there for a couple of years, I think it’s fun to pick your own holidays!

    1. Hodge Podge Post author 7 months ago

      Thanks VaiChin – yep, it’s really simple, especially with the template ;)

  3. Kirsty 7 months ago

    The best ideas are simple and effective and this hits all those buttons. I love that the design is adaptable for different celebrations too. There is a St Patrick’s Day craft linky running with Kids Chaos at the moment, check out #getyourcrafton on instagram if you fancy joining in :-)
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    1. Hodge Podge Post author 7 months ago

      Thanks Kirsty – I’ve linked up! :)

  4. Healthier Mummy 7 months ago

    This looks brilliant. I’m going to sit down with the girls at the weekend and try this.

    1. Hodge Podge Post author 7 months ago

      Oooooh – I look forward to seeing them Kate! x

  5. Kara 7 months ago

    So got to try and make this myself!!

    1. Hodge Podge Post author 7 months ago

      I promise you can’t go wrong with this one Sylvia! ;)

    1. Hodge Podge Post author 7 months ago

      I’m pleased you like it Lori! Let me know how you get on..?

  6. Kirsty 7 months ago

    Thank you so much for the mention, a really fantastic craft and a lovely round up of complimentary crafts

    1. Hodge Podge Post author 7 months ago

      My pleasure Kirsty! They’re great ideas aren’t they?

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