Make a beautiful Valentine’s Day Card for your loved one with your Cricut and this SVG. The Valentine Unicorn is as unique and special as they are. ❤️
To create the Unicorn pop-up card, you’ll need:
- the SVG file – you can purchase it from my shop
- Brayer to adhere the cardstock to the cutting mat
- bone folder to crease on the score lines
- 65 lb. cardstock – my favorites are these bright colors from Recollections or the essential pack with 20 colors from Recollections
- white for the base, ears, and horn support
- glitter for the horn
- light pink for the inner ears
- black for the eyelashes
- shades of red and pink for the flowers and mane
- Glue – for this project I recommend one with a very fine tip, such as Bearly Art Glue Precision Craft Glue. (My go-to glue for paper crafting is Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue, which also works well, but it isn’t as easy to apply to the tiny flowers.)
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How to use the Valentine Unicorn Pop-Up Card SVG in Cricut Design Space
The Valentine Unicorn card SVG has an envelope, and a choice of two bases.
For either option, the white piece will be what the horn is attached to and will show when the card is opened. I always cut this piece out of white cardstock.
The flowers have tiny hearts for centers. ❤️
You can make these hearts into stickers to close and decorate the envelope.
The horn, horn base, and small flower crown base all have score lines, so you’ll need to change the Operation to Score in Design Space and Attach to the cut piece below.
Also Attach the Score line to the card base.
Hit the green Make It button. 65 lb. cardstock works best for this card.
Here’s everything cut out and ready to glue.
How to assemble the Pop-Up Valentine Unicorn Card
Glue the base together.
The horn is asymmetrical, so pick it up and use your fingertips to fold each one of the tiny pieces on the base.
Use the bone folder to burnish the tabs on the white horn base.
Burnish along the score line of the horn.
Apply glue to the back of the horn base, including in the center “rungs.”
Press the horn into the base, folding it in half as the glue dries. It needs to be folded in half inside the card later.
Glue the pink inner ears to the white outer ears, then glue the ears to the base.
Before you start gluing the flowers down, lay them out approximately how you’d like them to look.
Use reverse tweezers to hold each flower while you apply the glue with a precision tip.
When you apply the glue to each flower, remember that it’s probably positioned halfway off the base so you only need glue on two petals.
Here’s the horn and flower crowns ready to be glued into the card.
Glue the horn pop-up to the card base
(Would you rather learn this via video? You can see the entire card process on my Youtube video.)
Apply glue to only the right tab of the horn base.
Fold the horn in half, and place the piece at an angle. Put the horn center exactly in the fold of the card.
Close the card and press the horn piece into the center fold of the card.
After it’s dry, do the other side.
Apply glue to the left tab.
Close the card to ensure perfect alignment for the tab. Hold the card closed while the glue dries.
Repeat the process for the smaller crown in front.
Glue on the hair and eyelashes
This is the easiest part. Use those reverse tweezers and precision glue.
Your Valentine Unicorn Pop-Up Card is complete!
Ready to make it?
A commercial license is available too!
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