Here are a few items I made for St Pat's Day. Just quick cards to give you some ideas.
The Mar 17 circle digi and Happy St P Day sentiments were designed by me in Adobe Illustrator. I also designed the Happy St Patty's Day cut out in Pazzles.
Enjoy and Happy St P Day!!

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Tri-4 Leaf Clover Card
Original design by The Cutting Cafe.
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Easel Card
The Cutting Cafe also has a single clover. I used it to make an easel card.

front view, standing

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side view

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March marks the one year anniversary of the "made with love (and paper)" Design Team. Happy Anniversary gals!! We started one year ago, with a St Pat's challenge. made with love consists of a group of gals that love paper-crafting! Each month we challenge ourselves to complete projects with specific requirements. Please stop by and join us!! You are always welcome to submit your creations to the challenges.

With this anniversary challenge to made with love, Rachelle encouraged us to create a project with the following guidelines:
theme: "oh, lucky day!"
requirements: 3 color minimum, embossing or debossing, accordion flower (rosette)

Rachelle, said it did not have to be a St Pat's Day creation, but I am thinking most will. Projects are just now being posted at the design team site, so hop over there. Yes, I myself, went with the St P Day theme!

I have made rosettes before. One here and there. They are so fun! I really wanted to make a wreath at Halloween. The Halloween colors of orange, black and purple look great in rosettes. But, I ran out of time. So here was my chance! I am so happy that my Pazzles can "score" fold lines. (It actually perforates them, but it's slick.) No messing with a score board. But if that is what you have, that is the way to go. You would not want to make all those folds by hand!

All of the colors played in nicely with this project: greens, purples, gold and even blues. I used some wonderful paper that I have seen around and have had since last year. The brands of the green prints are Little Yellow Bicycle and Deja Views. You can see them close up on my facebook fan page.

First I made the rosettes and punched some circles. I laid them all together with some shamrock stickers and started to go for a design that looked balanced.

Then I attached the "decorations" to the rosettes and made the round wreath. I had just the right amount of rosettes.


I made this beautiful sentiment and sweet bow.

I applied the requirement for embossing to the bow. Here is a closeup:


Next I played around with the placement of the sentiment and the bow.

I did not like the bow anywhere. But, I left it on for the final assignment, as it was my embossed piece.

I gave this wreath to a friend. This is what she received.

Welcome & Top 'O the Morning to You (or afternoon or evening). Happy St. Patrick's Day. It is fun to be hop-hosting with some of the same gals as a few previous hops. I hope you will enjoy this community of crafters as well. If you have come from Sigrid at LoveScrapReflect, you are on the right country path. If you want to start at the beginning of this Irish journey, please go to Nicolette at Beyond Scrapin. The full line-up is also listed below.

I am not Irish. But this year I have been having fun with paper crafting for the St Pat's holiday. Everyone's a little Irish on St Patrick's Day! I invite you to look at my previous posts for more Irish-themed ideas! Mini Album and Treat Box & Card

For this hop I present to you three more creations to celebrate this festive day. I have one friend who is Irish. Some of these items are going to her family. It was so fun "playing" with for her!!

I Caught a Little Leprechaun!
I have been playing with my kids for over a week. I made paper "gold coins" and shamrocks. I drop some on the floor at least once a day, exclaiming, "A Leprechaun must have been here! Look! He left more gold!" They come running every time! Then I say, "I'm going to catch that Leprechaun!!" Unfortunately, I think my 4 year old is on to me!! But Look! Today is a good St Pat's Day for me--not so much for the leprechaun! I found that UNLucky leprechaun snooping around in my craft room! Won't the 4 year be surprised?!

I designed my Leprechaun myself with my Pazzles' software. (He is really paper pieced!!) I also drew the jar. I cut it out of a cello bag--leaving the bottom in tack and gluing the sides. There is a "cork" stopper on the top that can be removed. Although I do not recommend it. Those leprechauns are quite the tricksters!

Ah ha! Caught Ya!!

Not Taking My Eye Off This Trickster!


A Simple Card
I started with a plain top hat and shamrock from a (free) cut file created by Eleanor at SVGShop. I used my Pazzles to alter the hat and added a bit more dimension by cutting out the rectangles (not original to the file). I created a digital stamp in Adobe Illustrator for the sentiment and matched it with a scalloped and plain circle. Finishing the cut file with the shamrock original to SVGShop's file. I hope that the photo shows big enough for you to see that the paper is of the perfect texture for this theme!! (If not, do take a moment to click on the photo to enlarge it.)

"Topped" the hat off with a little Irish bling and coordinating, bright green ribbon. The card back is the same cut as the front. It's kind of small as I mis-measured. About 4 inches square. But, with the beauty and ease of Pazzles, all pieces can be re-sized in one move! Isn't it cute?!

Top 'O the Mornin' to Ya Now

A Kid Craft

Mini Hat for Treats

Here is a project that you can do with the kids. I cut it on my paper cutter, but you can do so by hand. The hat is open on the top so it can be used for storing your gold, shamrocks and other sweet goodies. I placed it on my head and this time the 4 year old thought Mom was the leprechaun!!
(I have tried converting this cut file to SVG. If you would like to try it out for free, I wold appreciate you doing so. Leave a comment with email address.)

Now off ya be hoppin to Liz at Tryin' 2 Craft for a wee bit more Irish fun!

Nicolette at Beyond Scrapin
Bonnie at A Scrapbook Above
Jennifer at Creative Army Wife
Pammejo at Scrapbook Flair
Karel at Karel Creations
Denise at Designs from My Heart
Janice at Cricut Confessions
Christel at One Scrappin Sista
Martha at Patti's Scrapping Time
Tiara at I'm a Crafty Sista
Laura at Makin Pretty Things
Ann at Yours TruLee
Erin at SpantastiKreations
Jennifer at Crafty Card Gallery
Kathryn at Creations with Kathryn
Erin at A Girl and Her Craft Box
Michelle at Queen of My Craftroom
Sigrid at LoveScrapReflect
Krista at Krista's Paper Cafe <<=== You are here! Liz at Tryin' 2 Craft
Jessica at Thatz Uneek


Want to see one UNlucky Leprechaun?
Join me on St. Patrick's Day!

I have made something really fun for Crafting With Cristina's St. Patty's Day Theme Challenge. There are only 2 requirements: Must be a St. Patrick's Day themed project and use the color green. The project has to be created specifically for this challenge at Cristina's.

Toilet Paper Tube Mini Album
I have been wanting to make this for a few weeks now. You can find many examples, ariations & tutortials on the internet. My mini album does not have photos. It comes to the recipient on St Patrick's Day filled with Irish Blessings. It took a while to put all the pieces together, but sometimes I think too much. It was a fun challenge. I did enjoy the process. The last step was my incentive to keep going. Fibers. I used my favorite embellishment to fancy up the "binding." I hope that you enjoy this album.

(Please take a peak at my other St P day projects in the previous post.)

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removable tags with Irish blessing


removable tags with Irish blessing


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