Friday, March 4, 2011

Luck of the Irish!

Hi All! Well, St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching, and being the good Irish Lass that I am, I just had to create some cute little cards to mark the occasion. 8-)
One thing I have a real challenge with each year, is finding cute St. Patrick's Day Stamps that I like, to work with.  This year I found a few that I really liked, but they have yet to arrive.  I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed that they will be delivered in time for me to get crafty with them for this years festivities.  And of course, if worse comes to worst, I can always use them for next year, so they definitely won't go to waste. LOL

In the meantime, I went through all my design papers and hunted through my Cricut cartridges and ended up creating this cute little number while awaiting the arrival of my new stamps...

I had a tough time deciding on my main image sizing and my background designs, so many choices LOL.  I decided to just have fun & go with it, so  here are a few of my variations...

After I figured out my basic layout, it was pretty easy to put these together.  
First, I chose my design paper and decided to go with Some really great digi-papers from two different designers featured at Two Peas in a Bucket,  MaryAnn Wise and Anita Richards.  I cut out all my main image pieces with my Cricut using the Celebrate with Flourishes cartridge and the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge.  I stamped my backgrounds using various Impression Obsession cover-a-card background stamps and embellished my cut pieces with a little distress ink and glitter glue. 
I layered all my pieces together and attached them to my card.  I added a cute little button/gem combo to the un-glittered Shamrock and then popped them up using dimensionals. And to finish it all up, I added a fun little bow and tag with my sentiment. 

Hope you all have a great weekend & thanks for stopping by! 8-)


  1. Cards look great I wish I had that kind of talent

  2. Love it! thanks for playing in the FTTC this week:)


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