Saturday, February 22, 2020

St. Patrick's Day Cards

I am gearing up for St. Patrick's Day with some 4-leaf Clover Cards.
When you don't have a shamrock stamp, you have to improvise with your Valentine's Day sets!

 I have used the Meant To Be stamp set and the Stitched Be Mine Dies to create both of the shamrocks of these two cards.

  • This is just a basic A2 card - 8 1/2" X 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4" and folded in half - Call Me Clover Cardstock
  • Whisper White  Cardstock  -4"  X 5 1/4"  
  • Using the random spot stamp from the  Delightful Day stamp set - I stamped with Call Me Clover ink - but I stamped off the ink first so that the spots were not so dark - to do that just ink up the stamp - then stamp once on a piece of scrap paper first, then stamp on your card piece to get a bit lighter image.
  • After stamping the Whisper White Cardstock, I ran it through the Subtle embossing folder just to give it a bit of texture.
  • I cut some random hearts and flowers from some scraps of Call Me Clover Cardstock- two of the hearts I used are from the Trio of Tags die set that was in the Christmas catalog - but still available.  The flowers are from the Garden Gateway Dies.  I also used a few enamel dots from Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots.
  • I cut a Whisper White circle using the Stitched Shapes dies.
  • I stamped four hearts from the Mean To Be stamp set and cut them out with the die that has all of the multiple hearts that are connected in the Stitched Be Mine die set.  I adhered the hearts to the circle with liquid glue to form the shamrock.  The stem was cut from one of the many flower sets we have and I just cut it to the right length and placed another enamel dot in the center.
  • Dimensionals were used to adhere the circle on to the card
  • The sentiment is from Bonanza Buddies, I just blocked of the word you- stamped with Call me Clover Ink on Whisper White cardstock.   This was cut with the Stitched Rectangles die and I shortened it by placing the die back on and running it through a second time - cutting off a bit at the end. 
  • I adhered the sentiment with dimensionals and added another enamel dot to finish it off!


  • This card has a 7 1/2" x 5 1/2" base from Shaded Spruce cardstock, scored at 3 1/4" and folded so that there is the back side is an inch longer than the front side.
  • Cut two pieces of Whisper White cardstock for the mat pieces 3 1/8" X 5 3/8" for the front and 4 1/8" X 5 3/8" for the inside.
  • The check is from the 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper -  Regals - cut to 3" x 5 1/4" - the backside of the check is the diamond pattern - cut to 1 1/4" X 5 3/8" 
  • I cut a scalloped rectangle from Whisper White with the new Stitched So Sweetly dies- approx 2 3/4" X 3 3/4" 
  • the Shaded spruce rectangle is 2 1/2" x 3 1/4" then run through the Striped Scalloped Textured Impressions embossing folder - which is on CLEARANCE right now for $5.10!!
  • I stamped out 4 of the striped hearts from the Meant To Be stamp set on Whisper White with Call me Clover Ink.  I also cut a piece to use as the stem and I stamped this with the heart stamp to get the same stripes across the stem.  There is a spot where the stamp over lapped that looked a bit messy - so that is where the sentiment was placed!
  • These striped hears were cut with the Stitched Be Mine dies and then adhered with liquid glue in the shape of the clover and added the stem - tucking it up under the hearts. 
  • I layered my white scalloped rectangle, the green embossed rectangle, and the hearts and stem and off set it on the front so that the white rectangle hangs out over the edge of the base but not all the way to the outside edge. - I hope that makes sense!  Just be sure you do not put any adhesive on the back of the part that is going to stick out over the edge!!
  • The sentiment is from Bonanza Buddies, I just blocked of the word you- stamped with Call me Clover Ink on Whisper White cardstock.   This was cut with the Stitched Rectangles die and I shortened it by placing the die back on and running it through a second time - cutting off a bit at the end. 
  • I topped it off with the rhinestone that is from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels which are still available.

I hope you enjoyed these two lucky clover cards!

Sale-A-Bration is still going on - which means FREE items for each $50 you spend!

  This Sale-A-Bration event is getting even better on March 3rd - when Stampin' Up! adds even more FREE items to the offer. One of my favorite items in this year's Sale-A-Bration offerings is the Bee paper and now they are going to add another foiled paper set with florals.   These can be earned with each $50 purchase.  

If you order $35.00 or more through my store, I will also send you a sampling of 6" X 6" Designer Series papers when you use my Hostess Code found in the top righthand column. If you order over $150 - do not use my Hostess Code and you can choose 10% in Stampin' Rewards. This is on top of all the fun things you can choose from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  So now is the time to buy!

There is also a fabulous offer to become a demonstrator! If you want to enjoy a 20% discount on all products - this is a great deal for you.  Join now for just $99 and you can pick your own Starter Kit of $125 worth of products and during Sale-A-Bration you will also receive a Free Mini Paper Cutter and a pack of 6" x 6" Designer Series paper and your choice of any stamp set offered in the current catalog! All with FREE SHIPPING!!  This is a great deal and there is no pressure to sell if you are just a hobbyist.
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I will be starting on some cute Spring, Easter and Mother's day projects next!
So be sure to follow my page and come back to see what we can create together!!
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice Ann. I love all your shamrocks. Thanks for the tutorial.