Thursday, March 8, 2012

Saint Patrick's Day Card

I love celebrating my Irish heritage.  I love the songs, the stories, poetry, and of course the beautiful history and picturesque but magical place it is.  This week, there was so many challenges on Saint Patrick's Day cards so it was hard not to be part of it!
I got my inspiration from the sketch this week at the Cards for Men Challenges.
Here's what I came up with.  My card base is 5" x 6 1/2" from white cardstock.  The dark green mat was cut at 4 3/4" x 6 1/4".  The green patterned paper mat measures 4 1/2" x 6" and is called Green Faux Canvas by Recollections. The shamrock patterned paper mat is also by  Recollections and was cut at 5 1/8" x 2".
The sentiment is the Irish Blessing poem by Audrey Jeanne Roberts and I printed it out from my computer. The white sentiment mat is 3 1/4" x 5" and I used the same dark green paper as before for a back mat measuring 3 1/2" x 5 1/4".
The shamrocks were cut using Cricut Craft Room and was cut using three hearts from the Craft Room Exclusive, and welded together.  For the shamrock stem, I used a "J" from the Craft Room Exclusive and elongated slightly to what I wanted.  The green that I used for them comes from Recollections and is a sheet of .99 cent cardstock that looked like a metallic bronzed green.  Hard to see by very shimmery and perfect for this card.
I added 3 pearl bling to give it a final look.
I entered this card in the following challenges:
Cards for Men: Challenge 5 Sketch
Paper Sundaes Challenge #110:  Green or Good Luck!
Sentimental Sunday's: Words of Encouragement
Bitten by the Bug 2:  Shamrock
Fantabulous Cricut #101:  Shamrocks
Krafty Girls #2:  Feeling Lucky
Scrappy Mom's Terrific Tuesday:  St. Patrick's Day
Paper Crafty Star #87:  St. Patrick's Day
Whimsical Wednesday: Going Green
Creative Cutter Room:  St. Patrick's Card


  1. Great card. Wonderful the way you made your shamrock. Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2. Please consider removing word verification from your blog to make it more user friendly for those of us who enjoy leaving comments.

  2. I just love that Irish blessing, it's one of my favorites! You did a lovely job on this card! Thank you for joining us this week over at the Papercraft Star!


  3. WOW! Great job with these cards and with the sketch!!!!

    Thanks for playing with the Krafty Girls!

    Crafty Hugs,

  4. Beautiful card, lovely verse and wonderful design for a man or a woman! Thanks for joining us this week at the Papercraft Star for the lucky challenge

  5. Great job with your BEAUTIFUL cards!Thanks for joining us over at FCCB this week!:)

  6. Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us in the challenge over at FCCB!
    Sherrie K

  7. So beautiful!

    Ty for playing along with us at Krafty Girls!

  8. Beautiful! You've really tied in two themes quite nicely! Way to go on that. Thanks for coming to SENTIMENTALS and see you this next week hopefully. Smiles, Samara

  9. Fab card, love the verse. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes
    Kat xx

  10. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at FCCB!

  11. So elegant and pretty!! Thanks for joining the Shamrock challenge at BBTB2 and sharing this wonderful card.

  12. lovely

    Perfect for our sketch at cards for men - thanks for joining us

    Jen xx

  13. Very nice!! Striking design! Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2!

  14. Beautifully done! I love that blessing and you did a great job with the shamrocks. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. xxD

  15. Beautiful card! The Irish blessing is one of my favorites. Thanks for playing with us this week at Whimsical Wednesdays, hope you come play with us again soon :)


  16. I just LOVE this card!!!!!
    Very creative way to make your shamrock!!!!!!
    Thanks for joining Whimsical Wednesday this week!

  17. Beautiful work. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Cutter Room!

    CCR DT

  18. Very nice! Great take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Cutter Room! DT Member Carri

  19. Great job with the the poem. I'm a fan of your work can't wait to see more! Thanks for sharing it in the Creative Cutter Room. Cathie

  20. Oh this is just lovely. When my husband's family came over from Ireland, their family name was O'Really, but for some reason, it was shortened to Real on Ellis Island. Hope you have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!

    Thank you so much for playing along with the Delightful Challenge Team this week!



  21. Very pretty cards! Thanks for joining us at the Creative Cutter Room!

    DT2 Member

  22. Yea!!! So glad to see you entered this at Creative Cutter Room!!!

    Crafty Hugs,

  23. Great card very traditional and I love the Irish blessing.

    Thanks for joining CCR
    DIANA L.