Sunday, March 11, 2012

Happy St. Patty's Day

I needed to make my St. Patrick's Day cards to send out and the theme fit a few challenges perfectly.  These are the challenges I entered my cards in.

1) Bitten by the Bug 2: Shamrock and Green Challenge - make a project using a shamrock and the color green.
2) Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog: #101 Luck of the Irish - make a project using a shamrock or the color green.
3) Krafty Girls: #2 Feelin' Lucky - St. Patrick's theme project.
4) Whimsical Wednesday Challenge: #45 Going Green - Incorporate the color green in your project.

Now that that is out of the way onto my project.

 First up I cut all my pieces on my Cricut.  I used the Pilgrim hat from Designer's Calendar since I don't have a cartridge that has a leprechaun on it.  The hat is cut at 3".  I also used Designer's Calendar to cut the shamrocks at 1".  I used the Cricut Craft Room Basics to cut the fancy edge labels and its shadow at 3.5".  The green patterned paper was from Me & My Big Ideas "Explorer" Paper Pack.  Since I didn't have enough of all one pattern to make all the cards so I cut 8 in one and 8 in the other.  The green patterned paperis the shadow but after cutting them all out I wish I would made the white paper the shadow.  Oh time.  I chose to make these cards A2 size with a Kraft cardstock base.
 On the inside of the cards I used a Studio G stamp and a dark green Studio G ink square.  I just love the little swirl in the message.
 Here are my completed cards.  I glued the golden yellow paper to the back of the hats and used Studio G gold glitter glue to go over it.  While that was drying I used a polka dot background stamp to stamp a darker green ink onto the little shamrocks.  I am a big fan of polka dots so I love to use them.  I also used my Cuttlebug to emboss the white cutouts with polka dots.  Once everything was dry I glued everything together.  I used a pop dot to pop up the shamrock.
 I also added some faux stitching on the hat.  In these pictures you can see the sparkle from the glitter glue. 
Overall I enjoyed how they turned out.  Hope you enjoyed these.

Card Base: A2 - 4.25 x 5.5"
Fancy Edge Label & Shadow: 3.5" (Cricut Craft Room Basics)
Pilgrim Hat: 3" (Designer's Calendar)
Shamrock: 1" (Designer's Calendar)
Studio G gold glitter glue, stamps, dark green ink

Have a Magical Day!!


Jeri said...

Great job to mass produce these cards. I love how you adapted the pilgram hat for St. Patrick's day. Thanks for playing along with us at BBTB2.

Carole Beath said...

Cute cute Shamrock projects...thanks for participating with us on our BBTB2 Shamrock challenge.

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW! You've been a busy gal! Darling cards and so smart to use the pilrim hat. thanks for joining us at BBTB2. xxD

Cindy said...

AWESOME job with all your sweet little St. Patrick's Day cards!
Thanks for joining us over at FCCB this week!:)

Tammy said...

Very cute love your stitching. Thanks for joining us over at FCCB.

Karen said...

These are adorable! I love the cute little polka dot shamrocks! The embossing and stitching look great too! Thanks for playing along at Krafty Girls! :)


GiGi said...

These are so fun! I love the poka dot shamrocks. Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

Heather said...

oh how fun and cute! Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2!

Kate said...

Wow! You've been busy! These are such cute cards. The embossing and faux stitching really add to the overall look. Great job!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fantabulous Cricut!

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Susan said...

Pilgrim hat by another name = Irish hat! Awesome. Love the printed shamrocks - they rock!!! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 this week.

**Treefrog** said...

What great cards, you've been Busy! Love your mass production, very organized girl you are! So glad you shared with both BBTB2 and Whimsical Wednesdays, isn't it fun when you can incorporate more then one challenge! Thanks for joining in!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Arcy Scraps said...

these cards turned out great! you must have worked hard to mass produce these! thanks for joining us at fccb and krafty girls!
♥ Cyndy

The Creative Mommy said...

How stinking cute are these??? I love how you were able to make them easy enough to mass produce! GREAT job!!!!

Thanks for playing along with the Krafty Girls!

Crafty Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Very cute!

Thank you for playing along with us at Krafty Girls!

mum of two said...

What great cards! I love the shamrock on the hat. Thanks for playing with us this week at Whimsical Wednesdays. Hope to see you back again soon :)