4 posts categorized "St. Patrick's Day"

Have A Magical Day
by Lisa Elton

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Today is about looking at your dies in new ways! I've used two dies, normally used for for other purposes, to created something completely new. Lets take a look at what the pretty Scallop Pinpoint Hearts and Flowing curves dies have become, shall we.

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Ta-Da... a shamrock! The hearts were die cut from green and gold plaid paper (Anemone Plaid by Memory Box) then adhered on a slimline marshmallow card base to form the shamrock. A fancy shamrock needs a fancy stem. Enter the Flowing Curves die!

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The curves of the scallops on the hearts left a little opening where the three came together.  I popped a Fairy Drop on to conceal it. A few more were sprinkled about the card for good measure! I found the perfect sentiment in the Whittle Wild Animals Sentiments set.

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The playfulness of the curvy stem called for more added whimsy. A trio of sweet little Nordic Butterflies fit the bill nicely! They were created using deep green cardstock for the bottom layer and vellum for the top. The vellum was glued just in the center so the wings could be lifted.

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I hope my playful card has inspired you to look at your dies differently and to create something fun. Thanks so much for stopping by today. We love it when you do!

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Cheers To You
by Nancy Penir

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Top 'O the Mornin' Poppy Peeps! And Happy St. Patrick's Day! Time for wearing green and celebrating all things Irish! In our house there will be Corned Beef and Cabbage for dinner tonight, with all the trims!


My card today uses the Flower Field Frame, die cut from white cardstock, and lightly sponge inked.

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I tap off the inked dauber so it wouldn't puddle on the flower.


I created a couple of shamrocks with hearts and added a hand cut stem to frame my sentiment. I also added a few pop up four petal flowers. 


Poppystamps has adhesive backed rhinestones in all colors, just right for a bit of bling!

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The white piece in the center fit back into the die cut frame, which I loved! The contrast was just perfect!


Hope this card brought a smile today. Will put my corned beef in the pot around noon. The fragrance fills the kitchen and reminds of when the children were little and I told them, 'be sure you have green on so you don't get pinched!' Ah, the memories!

Take care my friends! And a happy St. Patty's Day to ya!

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St. Patrick's Day Card with Heart
by Janet Katz

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This St. Patrick's Day card uses five different types of specialty paper and cardstock to fit with our challenge theme of Pretty Papers. I started by creating a shamrock. I used the Whittle Hearts die set to cut three large hearts from a sheet of Memory Box Lush Green 6x6 paper pad. Then I used the smaller heart in that set to cut three hearts from the Memory Box Festive 6x6 glitter pad.
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I needed a stem, next. I could have hand cut this, but I thought of a way to get a nice curved stem. I nested two dies from the Basic Ovals die set and taped them as shown. I ran it through my machine and I had a funky oval which I cut to get the stem.

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Next, I started on my background. I used the largest scalloped die in the Double Scalloped Stitched Frames die set to cut a pale blue pearly piece from the Memory Box Vintage Pastel Mirror 6x6 pad. Then I cut a piece of black and white striped paper, a piece of vellum, and a piece of pale blue-and-white, polka dotted paper. I layered these one on top of another inside the pearly blue frame. I realized I needed another piece of the striped paper to sit further down behind my shamrock so I cut that too, and hid the cut behind the vertical pieces of black and white that I used to frame my sentiment strip.
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Following a card layout I saw on Pinterest, I put the computer-generated sentiment strip on the right side of the black-and-white matted frame. I glued everything in place on my cardfront. For the final touch, I added a threaded green button in the middle of the shamrock.
Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? If so, how do you celebrate?
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Wishing You Lucky
by Jeanne Jachna


Thanks for stopping by!  I sure hope you're having a great day!  Today I'm wishing you luck and happiness with a St. Patrick's Day Card!    I like sending cards for all different occasions - they're a great way of spreading a little cheer and letting folks know you're thinking about them.  I'm not Irish, but I sure love celebrating!  It's easy to let occasions like this one slip away without much fanfare, but it's even more fun to celebrate them - to appreciate and enjoy every day and embrace the diversity of different nationalities.   When my kids were little and going to parochial school they were always allowed to add a little green in with their uniforms.    I remember one of the teachers who was a very proud Irish lady even died her hair green!  The kids were all so excited!  How fun to make a "regular" day special!
I started with a white card base and a white card stock panel that was trimmed slightly smaller than the base.   Next I cut the Simmons Collage die down the left side and stamped a sentiment from Grateful Hearts along the side. 
I slipped a panel of gold glitter paper behind the panel before adhering it to the card base.  I didn't remove all the pieces from the Simmons Collage die cut because I wanted a background behind the Lucky Clover Embellishments.  Leaving some of the die together still gives a die cut / embossed look of  lace at the bottom, and lets just enough sparkle shine through over the top half of the card.  


My favorite part is embellishing!  The Lucky clovers are gorgeous.. take a look.. pretty stitched outline and score lines through the center of the leaves so you can fold them and add more dimension.  The Lucky Signs dies have a smaller version of the same clover, a horse shoe and even a wishbone!  Very lucky indeed!
I added a scatter of gold sequins to draw your eye around the design and add some sparkle and shine! 

 I hope it makes you happy!   What will you make today? 

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