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St. Patrick’s Day

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Lucky You’re My Friend

March 3, 2016



Hi everyone,

It’s Frances here with today’s project. St. Patrick’s Day is less than two weeks away, so I thought I might be fun to create something with this theme this time. My project today can be either a card or a decoration, whichever you wish. As you can see, my project features Jinks the Monkey and the new Fitted Frames 4 – Curvy Ovals, both of which are lots of fun to create with.

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Glittery Shamrock Card

March 20, 2014

It’s Karen Aicken here with today’s blog post.  I know that St. Patrick’s day is past, but a good luck card can be used any time of the year and I thought you would enjoy seeing the card I sent to a long-time friend who is Irish. The card is larger than I usually create – it’s almost 5 x 7″;  the card base is white card stock. The green patterned panel was trimmed slightly smaller and I inked the edges of them. Both were set aside while I worked on the ‘shamrock’.

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I have to confess – this was my first time using the Double Sided Adhesive and the Silk Microfine Glitter. I love how fine it is, and how SPARKLY! I used the Heart with Wings die to cut six hearts from patterned paper and three from Double Sided Adhesive for a total of 9 identical hearats. I peeled off the backing and added an adhesive heart to each of three patterned paper hearts, then scored the center line so it would fold up a bit. Peeling off the backing sheet to expose the adhesive, I sprinkled three hearts with Spring Peridot Silk Microfine Glitter and rubbed it in well to polish it. Els has a YouTube video HERE showing you the technique, if you want a visual. That gave me 3 patterned paper hearts and 3 glittering hearts.

Then I outlined each of them with a gold Sharpie marker, spread a bead of glue down the back fold of the glittered heart and attached the glittered ones to the patterned paper hearts. Now I had 3 layered, glittery hearts! I wanted the sides of the hearts to lift a little, so I attached small pieces of foam tape in between the hearts layers close to the fold AFTER the glue had dried.

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I wanted to add the Gold Heart Peel-Offs, and while they adhered just fine to the glittered hearts, the next time I would add them first THEN add the Spring Peridot Glitter.  I love Tombow Markers, so added some colour to the open heart shapes with a dark green Tombow.  Then I added a gold Lace Fan Peel-Off border to the top and bottom edges of the green panel, then attached my layered hearts to form a shamrock shape. Hmmm … it still needed something in the center, and a stem too.

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For my second confession I have to show you the very first heart I glittered. I had the bright idea to lightly sprinkle the Spring Peridot glitter then add Warm Diamond to allow the patterned paper to show through. It turned out NOT so nice looking, so I set that heart aside and cut another one to glitter with the green. But I just couldn’t TOSS the ‘goofed up’ heart.  Instead, I used the smaller heart die that comes in the Heart with Wings set and cut a heart for the center of the shamrock, then trimmed a piece off the left edge on an angle for the stem. These were outlined with the same green Tombow marker and attached to the Shamrock. I added green seam binding then attached the panel to the white card base.

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For the inside, I cut a smaller folded card and cut the Lucy Label Pop Up. The Pop it Ups dies are unique in that you get to choose what size card to use AND where on the fold you want the pop up to be. I wanted the Pop Up to be towards the top, rather than centered.

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I still had some of the green patterned paper leftover, so I cut the Lucy Label again with a piece just big enough to cover the edges of the label. A few snips of the excess, and I had a perfectly shaped patterned label to attach over the white one. I inked the edges of the label before gluing it down. The letters were done by hand, and coloured with the same green Tombow Marker and Tombow Blender Pen. Then I cut the letters out and glued them to the patterned label.

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The Lucy Label comes with an optional, additional bump out and I decided to use it for this card.  I cut three more small hearts from scraps of the patterned paper and hand cut a stem. For the circle, I used the one from the Big Flowers Set 1 die set. All the edges were inked then I added smaller gold Peel-Offs from the Heart Peel-Off sheet. They were coloured with the green Tombow Marker and Blender pen and the shamrock was assembled and attached to the heart bump out. I penned the word ‘you’ and added colour with Tombow Markers.  Done!

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My fellow ECD Design Team-mate Frances thought this would make a nice ‘Good Luck’ card so I thought I’d mention that suggestion as well.  I sure enjoyed playing with the Elizabeth Craft Designs Silk Microfine Glitter, and you will be seeing more and more of it on my cards.

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Please be sure to stop by my blog, as I use lots of ECD products and there is a new post almost daily.

While I have included links to all the Elizabeth Craft Designs products I used for this card, I also wanted to add that the green patterned paper is by DCWV and the seam binding is from Stampin’ Up.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Custom Glitter Color Shamrock Card

March 13, 2014

Hi Everyone! I’m Debra Hensley and I am so excited to share my first project for the brand new Elizabeth Craft Designs Team. St. Patty’s day is right around the corner- the perfect time to use the adorable 4-Leaf Clover Die and wish a dear one good luck!

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The card I created is a Joy Fold card. To make this, start with a white base cut to 4 1/4 x 8 ½. Score at 5 ½. Fold and crease well. The smaller center card is also on white cardstock cut to 3 x 8 and scored at 4. Fold and crease well.

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The pattern paper is from Authentique- the Precious collection-boy and the colored carstock is Bazzill. I inked all the edges of the pieces lightly with Vintage Photo brown ink before assembly.

Cut 2- 3 x 4 pieces of the pattern paper and adhere to the front and back of the short flap on the base card.

Cut 1- 4 x 5 piece and 1- 2 ¾ x 3 ¾ piece from dark green cardstock. The large piece goes in the inside of the large base and the smaller piece goes on the outside flap of the small card- add the ribbon to the smaller piece about ½ inch from the bottom before adhering it down.

Cut 1- 2 ¾ x 4 ¾ piece of light green and add to the inside of the small card.

To assemble, add a strong adhesive to the back side only of the smaller card. Close the card and place centered in the middle of the base card with the fold to the right. Adhere well. Open the flap and close the larger flap of the base card ( which should have the fold to the left), then close the small flap and your joy fold is complete! Now to decorate…

I wanted the Shamrocks to be the focal point so what better way than to make them sparkle! Die cut one large and one small shamrock from double sided adhesive sheets adhered to white cardstock. Die cut one small shamrock from pattern paper. Using the scraps of the double sided adhesive sheet, punch a small circle out for the center of the pattern shamrock. Using the remaining scraps, cut a strip approximately 3 x ½.

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Peel off lining of large shamrock, circle and strip and glitter with Forrest Green glitter. Polish well with your fingers to set the glitter in the adhesive and bring up the shine. You’ll see the difference!

For the smaller shamrock I wanted a similar color but a little brighter. This gave me the chance to mix my own custom color! I mixed half and half Forrest Green and Spring Peridot and created the perfect blend. You can create your own custom colors for any occasion. I store my new color in an empty glitter jar I had on hand but you can purchase new ones just for your custom blends HERE. You can find a glitter recipe list and chart to keep track of your custom blends for download on the ECD website HERE.

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Place a medium white button in the center of the large shamrock and a smaller button on the smaller one. Place the glittered circle in the center of the pattern paper shamrock. Cut a “v” out of each end of the strip for the banner look. Place the strip on the inside of the smaller card about 1/8″ from the bottom and sticking off to the left about ½”. Adhere the pattern shamrock on the inside flap of the smaller card about 1″ from the edge. Adhere the large glittered shamrock to the front of the small card at an angle to the left. Add the smaller glittered shamrock, on a pop dot, to the left with the stem crossing the larger stem.

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To finish and secure the flap, punch a 1 1/8″ circle from white cardstock. Punch a 1″ circle for the light green cardstock. Stamp the word “lucky” in black ink towards the bottom of the green circle. Mat on to the white circle. Tie a small knot in a cream color ribbon and adhere with a glue dot above the word lucky- this will be your closure. Add a small piece of foam adhesive to the bottom 1/3 only of the circle. Close the card and position and adhere the circle so that the foam adhesive is just below the bottom edge of the flap with the top part over the flap to hold it closed. When opening and closing you move the corner from behind the circle and place it back again to hold it shut.

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I hope you enjoyed making this card with me. It’s a classic fold that is very versatile made even better with Elizabeth Craft Designs dies and Silk Microfine Glitters!

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