I mentioned in my St. Patrick's Day Haul that I don't make many St. Patrick's Day cards. The odd craft happens but card, not so much. However, I decided that this year, I'd mail out a card or two. Some unsuspecting loved one will get a green envelope from me and be glad about it!
Well, I can guarantee that they'll get the card. Not sure how glad they will be about it.
I always begin with my seasonal paper and my sentiment card bases. It's easier to make cards when you can just reach in a drawer and pull out a card base.
I didn't have a ton of St. Patrick's Day sentiments so I scoured the internet for some and came across the Brother website. They have a ton of crafts that I plan to check out but for this project, I just pulled some washi strips and cupcake toppers.
One of the easiest cards to create was the card that I made using a cutout from my Authentique paper. I matted the cutout on some green paper and popped it on the card base. I added some stickers and was done.
The most daring card was my lucky penny card. I saw a card on Pinterest using swooshes of color, a clover and a penny. The swooshes of color came from my Tim Holtz distress ink in Twisted Citron. The sentiment was one that I found on the internet and the clover is one of my sparkly stickers that I picked up from Joann Craft Store. I also added a few gold stars because, why not?!
The busiest card of the bunch? Well that would be my mad hatter card. I used a hat from the Brother website, punched out 4 circles and popped the hat circle in the middle. The clover with the gem in the center is actually...3 hearts glued together! Isn't that the cutest trick for creating a clover? I don't have a clover punch but you know I have a heart punch! Double duty.
My favorite card to create was this one with gemstone embellishments and stickers on top of a matted piece of green paper. I used two circle cutouts from the web and some of my stickers. This one was quick and easy but stylish.
Like I said, I don't normally make St. Patrick's Day cards but it's just too fun not to test your creative side and see what you can come up with. I'm fairly certain I could get 4 more cards out of my stash but who am I going to give them to?
Who knows? I might just give them to random strangers! I bet that would go over well.
Are you creating St. Patrick's Day cards this year? Be sure to tag me on Instagram if so. I'd love to see what you've created!