Saint Patrick’s Day is almost here!  So last year I was in Boston with my cousins who own a bar.   We started talking about pop up cards and the idea of making a pop up pint of Guinness came up.  I started to make this card last year but didn’t finish the popup card in time for St. Patricks Day.  So a year later, I decide to finish it.  I had a whole year to finish it, but of course it came down to the last few days.

This is a great paper craft to make for other occasions such as Father’s day, or birthdays for a guy.  As you open the card, the beer will fill up the glass.  If you’re a hard core Guinness drinker, you will know what “Top up” means.  If you don’t, you can check this out: How to pour a perfect Guinness draught .  Then click on the link to the right.  Actually, I don’t drink beer so I had to look it up.   When you pour a glass of Guinness, you pour it about an inch below the lip of the glass.  Then you need to wait for a few minutes for the bubbles to settle, and then top up the glass so that the head is just above the rim of the glass.  So, opening the pop up card simulates topping up the glass.

You have to watch the video to really see the card in action.  Check it out here:

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Here is what the card looks like:

This is the front of the card:

As you open the card, you can see the beer rise to the lip of the glass:

This card took me a while to make because cutting the intricate features in the logo and text was difficult.  I used an old blade on my KNK machine and an old cutting mat.  The blade ended up tearing up the logo every time.  Luckily, I had my Silhouette Cameo as a back up.  I use my Cameo to cut the more difficult features.

Click here for the Guinness Pop Up Card Template.


  1. Carol at Mar 16, 2012 10:46:17

    That’s a good one!

  2. Marg Montgomery at Mar 16, 2012 03:30:06

    What a great card!

  3. JV at Mar 16, 2012 04:06:49

    very clever. love it!

  4. craft grandma at Mar 16, 2012 04:09:45

    What a great card!! Kudos to you for all that hard work!! Now go ahead and have Guinness (even if u don’t drink u deserve it!) LOL!! Maybe they should hire you to promote their ale!

  5. hec van at Mar 16, 2012 04:11:13


  6. Chris's at Mar 16, 2012 04:22:13

    I love this card – I know a bunch of people I could use this as a birthday card for, very creative!

  7. Jean Cross at Mar 16, 2012 04:29:36

    So very cool. Well done!

  8. Jean Cross at Mar 16, 2012 04:32:47

    So we can buy the download when you post the tutorial? I don’t see a link.

    • Creative Rich at Mar 16, 2012 06:13:23

      Hi Jean, I’m working on the tutorial! I should have it up sometime today!

  9. Krista's Paper Cafe at Mar 16, 2012 04:38:33

    Rich, that is great! I was all set for St P Day, but I just may have to do this card!! Thanks.

  10. Kayleen Clements at Mar 16, 2012 04:48:49

    Fabulous. I always need “guy” cards and this is perfect! Can’t wait to purchase the tutorial.

  11. Juliana T at Mar 16, 2012 05:21:58

    This is awesome, Rich! I love it!

  12. Soraya at Mar 16, 2012 05:27:03

    incredible! great job, Rick!

  13. Lynn Keniston at Mar 16, 2012 05:54:20

    Great card! Is there a video tutorial for this card?

  14. Linda at Mar 16, 2012 06:30:00

    This is awesome! I don’t drink either but my dad would love this card

  15. Pam at Mar 16, 2012 08:20:10

    Love it!! I have a few people who would enjoy this card!

  16. Nadine at Mar 17, 2012 05:23:25

    How did u know , we have been doing that all afternoon lol , happy st Patrick’s day.
    brill design

  17. Victoria Daniel at Mar 17, 2012 07:08:45

    Victoria at Mar 17, 2012 12-02
    Happy st Patrick’s day. I love it good job, i don’t drink but i like it so mach, if i can get the patren , i will make it for my son and his father inlow,

  18. Jeanette at Mar 17, 2012 08:15:33

    Sign me up for this one!! Because several of the family are travelling, we won’t have out St. Patrick;s dinner till next Saturday…so hooray! I’ve got some time to make these. Very, very clever. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  19. Cathy at Mar 17, 2012 10:33:45

    Wow this is awesome, I love it and for me it would have to be Pepsi but the same concept I am sure. Thank you for sharing , hugs, Cathy

  20. anna at Mar 18, 2012 02:16:58

    thats the card………..u did a wonderful job

  21. slowmickey at Mar 19, 2012 01:44:43

    It’s great.I like it.


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