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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Lucky me...

Where I live, St. Patrick's Day is celebrated with parades and parties, green beer and clogging in the Irish pubs and lots of merriment.  I don't usually send cards for the occasion, but this year, I thought I'd make one for my sister. Here it is:
As you can see in the photo, I also made a matching envelope with my Envelope Punch Board. I've discovered that the perfectly sized envelope for an A2 (5 1/2" X 4 1/4") card begins with an 8" X 8" piece of paper. The first score is made on the punch board at 3 1/2", and the next score is lined up with that one, and so on.

The sentiment banner on the front was cut with one of the dies from the Ribbon Banners-Straight die set by My Craft Spot. I added a wee bit of Washi tape and a green gem to the circular end of it.

My focal point Shamrock was made with some translucent green paper (I think it may have originally been packing paper) and a small heart die. I used a green ProMarker to draw in my stem and added a green gem to the center.

I happened to have some green Washi tape that coordinated nicely with my patterned paper, so I added a little strip of it to create a base for my  Shamrock.

The Shamrock (having only three leaves) is a national symbol of Ireland and is from the clover family of plants. The four-leafed clover is actually a rarity, but is considered to be "lucky" when found.

I ran my plain green mat through my Cuttlebug in my Swiss Dots embossing folder. My white scalloped mat was cut with a Lifestyle Crafts die.

The inside of my card was created with the same DSP and cardstock as the front. I added another little shamrock made with a small heart punch and a small flat-backed gem.

My sentiment is my own and was computer-generated.

I'm entering this card into the Dies R Us Challenge Blog's Challenge #22 - Shades of Green.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my one and only St. Patrick's Day card. And I hope your St. Patrick's Day is full of merriment and good luck!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Patti J said...

Your sister is so lucky to have you, Cheryl! You card is so sweet. Love the heart shamrock, and your sentiment is perfect! You are lucky beyond measure to have one another. Cherish each other! Hugs...

designbydonna said...

Luck sister, to have you in her life too. And how neat to have a matching envelope for you sweet card.

Darlene said...

This is awesome Cheryl and your sister is going to LOVE IT!!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘SHADES OF GREEN’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

So fresh with all that yummy green Cheryl! Love your choice of patterned papers and that sweet little shamrock, finished off beautifully with that little gem! Have a good week! Hazel xx

Glittered Paws said...

Great sis card and love the sentiment and the matching envie. Great Job

Taunya Butler said...

What an awesomely sweet card to express your delight in having the sister that you do!! Lucky you!! Love that you made that shamrock out of three hearts - so cool!! Love to see the insides of your cards - always as spectacular as the front!! Kudos to you and Happy St Patty's Day!!

Sue said...

Cheryl, beautiful St Patties Day card and envie. Didn't make a one, my late Grandma would be disappointed, she was Irish.


Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful St Patrick's card Cheryl ... great idea to make your shamrock from hearts! Have a good day - I get the day off work yippee but I've no plans to be 'drowning the shamrock' LOL :)

Darnell said...

Oh, Cheryl, your sister will treasure this beautiful card from you! Your heart shamrock is divine and the whole card just rocks, inside and out!! Hugs, Darnell

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Cheryl! Love the textured background and scalloped frame! Hope you had a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for stopping by...I don't do the St. Pat's card either, but like the holiday. I'd really like my green to show up in the grass. We need rain and we could cancel the area burn ban too. So many spring flowers on the blogs, but not a sign yet here. A few robins came to visit. Have a great week. I'm off to find my MOJO.