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Monday, March 16, 2020

Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day...

...and I decided to make a few cards for the occasion. Here are two that I made:

I used my Silhouette Cameo to create this card. I had an image of a shamrock in my files, so I copied it and added an offset to create my shaker frame. I cut five of them and stacked them to create my frame and a space for my sequins.  I also cut a piece of clear plastic to fit my shamrock and create a window.

I really do think shaker cards are fun to receive, and this one was fun to make, too.

When I cut the "frame" part of my shaker, I was left with the negative shamrock cuts. Why not make some cards with them? This simple design came together quickly.

All of the cards I made had this sentiment on the inside, which was computer-generated.

Most of these cards are currently at the thrift store, if they haven't already sold. I hope the customers have been adding them to their shopping baskets.

Right now when we are all isolated from each other, sending a card might be a good way to stay in touch--just don't lick the envelope or the stamp!

As a final note to today's post, I want to share a little visitor that came to my yard to say hello.

I took this picture by pointing my camera lens through a couple of slats of the mini-blinds that hang on the window in a spare bedroom. Mr. Cardinal didn't seem to notice that I was even there.

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


Glittered Paws said...

Love your St. Pats cards - I sent mine out last week without taking a single picture - I know bad. Love the shaker card - I just don't do well with shaker cards, my sequins always seem to fall out. But what a cute idea. Hope they have sold at the Thrift Store.
We have a bird feeder right outside out big window in the family room and I love to sit and watch the birds. Cardinals are one of my favorites. I don't know if I would have kept my sanity during my recovery from shoulder replacement if it had not been for the bird feeders.

Lynette said...

What a cool way to make a shaker card! Your cards are both awesome. And what a great picture of the cardinal. Stay well!

Lynne in NI said...

Love your St Patrick's Day cards Cheryl, I'm always amused that we don't send any in Ireland! It was a quiet day for sure, but there will be better times ahead x
PS what a gorgeous photo, you're lucky to get such a beautiful visitor!