Hello my stamping friend!

A couple of weeks ago for our Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop I had share a card I made, with a leprechaun made with punch art on the front.  I had promised that I would share a tutorial on how to make it – I’m very sorry it has taken me this long to put it together!

Here’s a picture of the card that I shared:

leprechaun punch art

You can see the Blog Hop post and information about the card HERE; the tutorial I’m sharing today gives all the details about the leprechaun, but not the rest of the card shown above.

You can download a copy of the Stamp and Create Leprechaun Punch Art Tutorial by clicking on this link; I’ve also added it on my Tutorial page (you can see the tab at the top of this page).


Supplies Needed:

From Blushing Bride cardstock, punch the following:

Face: 1 ¾” Circle

Ears & Nose: ¾” Circle (total 3)

Hands: 7/8” Scallop Circle (total 2)

From Garden Green cardstock, punch or cut the following:

Shirt: 2 ½” Circle

Arms: Small Oval (total 2)

Hat: cut 1 rectangle – 1 ½” x 1 3/4” – round off top 2 corners

Hat Brim: cut 1 rectangle measuring ¾” x 2 ½” – round off all corners

From Cajun Craze cardstock, punch the following:

Mustache: 2 bird bodies from the Bird Builder punch

Beard: 2 3/8” Scallop Circle (1), 1 ¾” Scallop Circle (1)

From Black cardstock, cut:

Hat Band: rectangle measuring ½” x 2 ½”

From Gold Foil cardstock:

Shamrock: use the smallest Heart Framelit to die cut 3 hearts and stem

Other supplies:

Sponge Daubers, Glue Dots, Tombow Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Rhinestone embellishment (1), Pearl embellishments (2), Black Sharpie Marker, Ink Pads in Blushing Bride, Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze

1). Punch out all pieces for the leprechaun, and lay them out prior to assembly.

leprechaun punch art pieces

2.) Using Sponge Daubers and inks, sponge the edges of each of the pieces with the coordinating colours; use Mossy Meadow ink on the Garden Green pieces.

leprechaun pieces sponged

3). Assemble the leprechaun by doing the following:

Glue the 2 birds together by layering the heads together and gluing with Tombow glue.  Then attach the nose using Stampin’ Dimensional on the back of 1 of the ¾” Blushing Bride circles, and place it where the 2 bird heads join.

  • Next, glue the 2 layers of the beard together, offsetting the scallops.
  • Glue the (2) ¾” circles on either side of the head to create the ears, leaving ½ of each circle showing.
  • Put together the hat by first gluing the black band across the bottom of the large Garden Green rectangle, then glue the brim across the bottom of the black band.
  • Use Glue Dots to attach the 3 hearts together, then attach the stem to the back of the 3 hearts to create the shamrock. Now attach the shamrock to the right side of the hat, on the brim, using a Stampin’
  • Create the hands by cutting each of the 7/8” Scallop Circles in half, rounding the cut edges. Glue one each to the ends of the 2 Garden Green Small Ovals.

The picture below shows each of the layers you have just created.

leprechaun partially assembled

4) Complete the assembly of the leprechaun:

  • Glue the face on top of the beard layers, attaching it using the Tombow glue. The top of the head should show above the top of the beard.
  • Place a Stampin’ Dimensional in the middle of the back of the nose, and attach it to the middle of the face, leaving a bit of the face showing below the mustache, as the leprechaun’s mouth.
  • Attach the hat to the head using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Place Dimensionals at the top of the 2 ½” Garden Green Circle (body), and attach the head.
  • On each arm, place a Dimensional near the hand area on the back, and then attach it to the body with the hands inward, across the body.

This is how the leprechaun looks from the back, once assembled:

back of assembled leprechaun

5). Use the Black Sharpie Marker to colour 2 of the Pearl embellishments, then attach them to the face, just above the mustache, on either side of the nose.

6). Attach the Rhinestone embellishment to the middle of the shamrock.

And here is your final assembled leprechaun!

punch art leprechaun

I hope you have fun assembling your own leprechaun!  He can be used for card fronts, for attaching to packages and gifts – wherever you need to add a little Irish luck! 🙂

Again, you can download the PDF tutorial here: Stamp and Create Leprechaun Punch Art Tutorial    Of course, if you need any of the supplies for making this jolly fellow, you can order directly from my online store – click my signature below – or contact me directly & I’ll take care of the ordering for you.

I’d love to see how you use your leprechaun – share a picture with me!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

10 thoughts on “Leprechaun Punch Art Tutorial

  1. Brilliant Miss Deb. Patti thanks you too. She read me your watercooler post. Now I’m in the doghouse. But I’m making lots of leprechauns in there. Thanks for the wonderful and detailed PDF.

    1. I’m so glad you put the bug in my ear, Jean; I finally got the tutorial done! As I said, I can fall behind way too easily on doing tutorials – now I have to catch up on the other ones I said I would do! 😉 So glad you like the tutorial.

    1. Hi Patti! Thanks so much for leaving a comment; I’m so glad you like the leprechaun tutorial 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you create!

  2. Thanks for such a detailed description of this cutie! I’m Irish (isn’t everyone for one day??) and needed a “new” little guy. This one is certainly my “pot of gold”! Jan Lindsey

    1. Jan, I’m so glad that you like my leprechaun tutorial! Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know – I really appreciate it 🙂 If you’d like to share your project using this little guy, I’d be happy to showcase it on my blog – just send me an email with your picture at debsmart@shaw.ca

    1. Janet, you’ve made my day! 🙂 I’m so glad that you love my leprechaun tutorial – I hope you find the pot of gold, too!

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