Shamrock Greeting Card

February 12th, 2013 posted by Debbie Knechtel

by Debbie Knechtel

Click here for a larger view St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Get started now and make this charming shamrock card to send to someone that is dear to you. Spread a little Irish luck this green holiday and send one today!

You will need: 10×7 inch cardstock (we used cream) for the card black cardstock green cardstock green fibers green ribbon charm scrap St patricks theme paper green alphabet stickers or die cuts approx 1/2 inch adhesive of choice (I used zig pen and xyron) 12 inch trimmer silver ink exacto knife

Optional items

cricut machine gearge and basic shapes cartridge Jasmine cartridge silhouette heart dies

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What you do:

Step 1: To make your card cut a piece of cream carstock(or color you choose) into a 10 x 7 rectangle using your 12 inch trimmer. Fold in half so you now have a 5 by 7 inch card. This card will be 7 inches wide and 5 inches tall.

Step 2:

Make your hearts. You will need 3 of each size. You will need a 2 inch, 1 1/2 inch and 1 inch size heart for each leaf out of green cardstock. I made mine using a cricut machine and the Gearge and Basic shapes cartridge. If you don’t have this option make a template and use an exacto knife to cut them out.

Step 3:

Once they are cut out using silver ink, ink the outside edges of your hearts to give them some demension. Once they are dry you need to assemble each leaf. // Step 4: Once they are dry you need to assemble each leaf. I found using a zig pen was the easiest adhesive to use. Join 1 of each heart size to the other only at the top V. do this 3 times and you should now have 3 nested leafs. Set aside

Step 5:

Cut the stem from Gren cardstock. I free handed mine, it is approx 3 inches nlong and 1/4 inch thick. Tie a piece of green ribbon around the stem. Thread a charm through one end of the ribbon. Make a bow and tighten. Trim ends of your ribbon.

Step 6:

Cut a decorative strip of paper 1/2 x 7 inches long. Using an adhesive adhere this to the bottom of the card.

Step 7:

Cut 2 pieces of green fibers a little longer than 7 inches. Using an adhesive(I found a zip pen worked best) attach to the top and bottom of the decorative strip of paper. Trim if necessary.

Step 8:

Assemble your shamrock on the card, all 3 leaves and stem. Adhere to the front of your card.

Step 9:

Using your alphabet stickers add Luck of the Irish on the right hand side. If using die cuts use adhesive to adhere to the card front. I used the cricut machine to cut my letters. I used the Jasmine cartridge ovals cut on 1 inch and used the inside letters to get the 1/2 inch size. Your card is finished and ready for you to send off and start on the next one.

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