St. Patricks Day Pop Up Card: Guinness Glass

St. Patricks Day Pop Up Card: Guinness Glass

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:

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.

  • Carol
    Posted at 10:46h, 16 March Reply

    That’s a good one!

  • Marg Montgomery
    Posted at 15:30h, 16 March Reply

    What a great card!

  • JV
    Posted at 16:06h, 16 March Reply

    very clever. love it!

  • craft grandma
    Posted at 16:09h, 16 March Reply

    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!

  • hec van
    Posted at 16:11h, 16 March Reply


  • Chris's
    Posted at 16:22h, 16 March Reply

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

  • Jean Cross
    Posted at 16:29h, 16 March Reply

    So very cool. Well done!

  • Jean Cross
    Posted at 16:32h, 16 March Reply

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

    • Creative Rich
      Posted at 18:13h, 16 March Reply

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

  • Krista's Paper Cafe
    Posted at 16:38h, 16 March Reply

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

  • Kayleen Clements
    Posted at 16:48h, 16 March Reply

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

  • Juliana T
    Posted at 17:21h, 16 March Reply

    This is awesome, Rich! I love it!

  • Soraya
    Posted at 17:27h, 16 March Reply

    incredible! great job, Rick!

  • Lynn Keniston
    Posted at 17:54h, 16 March Reply

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

  • Linda
    Posted at 18:30h, 16 March Reply

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

  • Pam
    Posted at 20:20h, 16 March Reply

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

  • Nadine
    Posted at 17:23h, 17 March Reply

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

  • Victoria Daniel
    Posted at 19:08h, 17 March Reply

    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,

  • Jeanette
    Posted at 20:15h, 17 March Reply

    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.

  • Cathy
    Posted at 22:33h, 17 March Reply

    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

  • anna
    Posted at 14:16h, 18 March Reply

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

  • slowmickey
    Posted at 13:44h, 19 March Reply

    It’s great.I like it.

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