St. Patrick’s Day Challenge

St. Patrick’s Day Challenge

Can you believe it’s Friday already? This week has gone by so fast, even though I’ve thought it was the next day every day. Monday I thought it was Tuesday; Tuesday I thought it was Wednesday. Thursday I panicked a bit, because I hadn’t checked to see if I was picking Amelia up from school since I thought it was Friday. I was happy to have that “extra” day, but it still has gone fast.

Next week is our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Gathering. Of course, we’re not all local; some meet on Zoom, but it’s still fun to see everyone, even if it’s virtual. We always have a challenge to complete before the next month’s meeting. This time, it was to create anything that spoke of St. Patrick’s Day. It could be green, shamrocks, gold, rainbows, luck – whatever we wanted to do.

My idea came from the card Susan posted earlier this week. You can see it here. I turned her beautiful Valentine into a St. Patrick’s Day card.

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First, I cut a square of Basic White Cardstock. It’s about 3-1/2″ square. Next, I used the heart window from the Give it a Whirl Dies to create the Shamrock. I hand cut the stem from Granny Apple Green Cardstock.

I backed the Basic White piece with a 3-1/4″ square of Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (DSP), the layered it to a 3-3/4″ square piece of Gold Foil. Before I adhered the foil, though, I used the Word Wishes Dies to die-cut St. Patrick’s and the stars from the Give it a Whirl Dies from the center of the foil layer. I die-cut the rest of the sentiment from other scraps of Gold Foil. I hate to have all that lovely foil being unused and covered up by other layers, don’t you? I took extra care to save the dot for the “i” and the apostrophe (for Patrick’s), but I still lost them. I finally found the apostrophe on the floor where it had blown off the table, but the dot is gone forever. I decided one of the Elegant Faceted Gems colored Real Red with a Stampin’ Blend would look lovely!

After I added the greeting to the card, I added the gold stars and Real Red die-cut hearts (also from Give it a Whirl).

I embossed the 4″ x 5-1/4″ Granny Apple Green layer with the Gingham Embossing Folder, then added all the layers to a Granny Apple Green card base. I will admit that most of the time I was creating this card the Lucky Charms jingle was running through my head because of the hearts, stars, and clover.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day and a wonderful weekend!

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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8 Responses to St. Patrick’s Day Challenge

  1. jackie says:

    Buffy this card is so much fun! I love all of the happy hearts and stars.


  2. Susan Horr says:

    This card really is fun! I love how you used the hearts to cut out the shamrock. That is brilliant!


  3. Ha ha! Thanks for the laugh about the Lucky Charms tune! 🙂 Great job creating the shamrock for this fun card


  4. applegirl7 says:

    This is NOT “gaudy” – I (and Sarah Patton Lynne, Wife of David, Laird Lynne) agree that it is charming! Thanks for the lovely visit!

    Love you, Mom

    Sent from Mail for Windows


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