A Little Luck o’ the Irish

Hello there, Stampin Friends!

As you've probably guessed by the title, I have a St. Patrick's Day card to share with you today! 

St. Patrick's Day seems to be one of those national 'holidays' that sometimes gets celebrated, sometimes not – depending on whether you're Irish, or want to be Irish!  I happen to be part Irish – my Great-great-great grandparents left Ireland and went to Scotland, which is where both my parents were born.  I'm first-generation Canadian!  So, I'm probably a little closer to Irish that most of the people who drink green beer every March 17th!

Before I move on to the card, I just want to remind you to join the Late Night Stampers Treasure Hunt – and if you already have, make sure to check on the new blogs that have joined!  If you haven't joined yet, you can read all about it HERE – and you'll want to join, because the GRAND PRIZE is $150 in STAMPIN' UP! PRODUCT!  PLUS, I also have a PRIZE that everyone who emails their entries to me will be entered to win 🙂

Okay – so here is today's card – the quintessential Irish card – a shamrock! Okay – it's actually just a clover, because an actual 'shamrock' would have 4 leaves, not 3.

 

For this card, I used a Whisper White card base, with an panel of Old Olive card stock. 

I lightly sponged Old Olive ink on one of the new Paper Doilies (item #129399 $3.95 Spring Catalogue).  Then I punched 6 hearts from the Designer Series Paper Stacks (brights collection, item #117155 $26.95) in Old Olive, using the Full Heart Punch (item #119883 $22.95).  I folded each one in the centre, and glued just one side down onto the doily, so that you can see the patterns on the DSP.  I cut a stem from Old Olive card stock, and stamped the 'Miracles Happen' sentiment from the 'Bloomin' Marvelous' stamp set (SAB item#129651 or #129654 FREE) in Old Olive ink.

Isn't it amazing how with just a few pieces of card stock and designer series paper, you have a wonderful card, full of dimension?!  And don't worry – the hearts (clover leaves) will lie down flat so  you can slip the card into an envelope, and the recipient just has to 'stand' them back up again!

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I hope to talk to you soon.  In the meantime, make your wishlist, get ready to shop, and have fun stamping!

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  1. vmg206 says:

    Ooohhh!! So pretty, Deb! I love how you sponged the lace, very nice!
    I hope you have a great weekend!
    ~ Megin of VMg206

    • Deborah Smart says:

      I’m glad you liked this card, Megin! I just love these new doilies; they’re quite a bit thicker than some that get elsewhere, so easier to work with.
      Thanks for stopping by for a look, and taking the time to leave a comment – I appreciate it!
      Have a great weekend 🙂

  2. B Jayne Stenstrom says:

    Cute idea for a “shamrock” card. I love the 3D look!

    • Deborah Smart says:

      Thanks, Jayne! Have you tried out the new doilies yet? They’re great.
      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment – I love hearing from everyone! 🙂

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