Showing posts with label St. Patrick's Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label St. Patrick's Day. Show all posts

Friday, March 8, 2019

A Little Irish Luck

Ok, so here is my final (I think!) St. Patrick's Day card.  The sale at my church is this weekend - so I think I'm done!

I just purchased this adorable little Irish Luck bear stamp set by Penny Black and the coordinating die set two weeks ago and with my Irish Luck -  it arrived in time to use this year!
I stamped him on Bristol Smooth Surface white paper with Hero Hues Black Ink and then colored him with Tombow Markers - moving the color around each section with a Clear Glitter Wink of Stella brush.
It's really shimmery IRL - hopefully you can get the idea from the photos below.

I'm linking my card to:
My card is clean and layered - I was inspired by the shamrock and the colors

Oh - and a BIG thanks to my wonderful stamping/blogging friend Loll Thompson for helping me doing all the work to create this new look for my blog!
Stamps:  Irish Luck - Penny Black
Paper:  White, Pine Feathers - PTI, Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories:  Irish Luck Dies - Penny Black, Stitched Feature Frames: Ovals - PTI, foam dots, Tombow Markers green, brown, black, 5/9" circle punch - EK Success, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella Brush.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Three for St. Patrick's Day!

Here are three more St. Patrick's Day cards that I made for a sale at my church.

For my first card, I pounced Alchemy and Sublime Alcohol Pearl Inks onto Translucent Lupo paper.  Then I layered die cut  Memory Box shamrocks over the panel with foam dots and added 3 rhinestones.  
The frames on all of my cards were made using Pierced Feature Frames - Rectangles from PTI. 

 The images above and below are digital that I printed from my computer using  Dover Holiday Vignettes - A book and CD of vintage holiday images for Halloween, Christmas, New Years, Valentines, St. Patrick's Day, 4th of July and Easter.
I'm linking my card to:
my cards are clean and layered 
Inspired by the shamrock

Stamps:  St. Paddy's Day from A Beary Good Year set - The Cat's Pajamas, St. Patrick's Day from Irish Blessings - Waltzingmouse (retired out of business)
Paper:  white, Pine Feather, New Leaf, Simply Chartruese - PTI, Translucent Lupo - Ranger.
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Lucky Leaves Die - Memory Box, Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangles - PTI, foam dots, rhinestones, Digital Vintage Images - Dover Holiday Vignettes, Alcohol Pearl Inks Alchemy and Sublime - Ranger.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

St. Paddy's Day Shamrock Treats

Today I'm sharing some Hershey Kiss Shamrock Treats I made for a St. Patrick's Day sale at my church.  How cute are these??!!
 You cut the strips and loop them (see link to tutorial I found below) then slip the Hershey Kisses in each petal!  Cut and stamp the tag and tie it on with twine!

I found the tutorial for these here on Qbees Quest blog.  She has a 4 leaf clover version as well.  
She has both written and video tutorials for them on her post. They don't take long to make and are made very easily.  
I cut the strips all at once, then put them together while watching TV.
Perfect for St. Patrick's Day don't you think?!  Even for those that don't have Irish ancestry.  Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Three for Luck!

So I need to make some St. Patrick's Day cards for a sale at my church next month -  people mostly buy the chocolate shamrock pops my friend Jeannine makes but some also want to buy cards.

I looked to the challenges out in blog land for inspiration for my designs and, of course I found some!

My first card design was inspired by the February CAS Mix Up Card Challenge.
 The Love Notes die from Reverse Confetti has score lines on it so the edges can be folded up to make the die dimensional - sort of little tray!  I die cut it out of Translucent Alcohol Ink Yupo.  I colored it by pouncing one the new Alcohol Pearl Inks called Sublime onto it.  I stamped the sentiment from Irish Blessings (retired from Waltzingmouse) on a white strip and added a die cut Memory Box clover - both up on foam dots.

My second card was inspired by the Sunday Stamp Challenge.
 I die cut a scallop heart Nestability and layered a die cut clover over it.  I put a strip of washi tape behind it.  I used the Pierced Feature Frame Rectangle die from PTI for the background and framing. The sentiment is another one from Irish Blessings. 
My third card was inspired by the Country View Challenges: Black and White Plus One color.

So this is very similar to my first card above but I stamped the circles on the white card die cut and added a piece of washi tape behind it.   The sentiment is from Irish Blessings and the dots are from Off Beat Backgrounds - both retired from Waltzingmouse.

So now I have 3 St. Patrick's Day cards for my church sale! 

Hinges of Friendship
Stamps:  Irish Blessings - Waltzingmouse (no longer in business)
Paper: White, Pine Feather - PTI, Translucent Yupo - Ranger
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Ranger Alcohol Pearl Ink Sublime, Lucky Leaves Die - Memory Box, Love Notes Die - Reverse Confetti, foam dots.

Stamps:  Irish Blessings - Waltzingmouse (no longer in business)
Paper:  White, Simply Chartreuse, Pine Feather - PTI
Ink: True Black - PTI
Accessories: Scalloped Heart Nestability, Lucky Leaves Die - Memory Box, Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangles - PTI, washi tape, foam dots.

May the Road Rise
Stamps:  Irish Blessings - Waltzingmouse (no longer in business)
Paper:  White, New Leaf, True Black- PTI
Ink: True Black - PTI, Ranger Distress Mowed Lawn.
Accessories: Lucky Leaves Die - Memory Box, Love Notes Die - Reverse Confetti, washi tape, foam dots.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day Coloring Book

I have a quick and simple St. Patrick's Day Coloring book to share that I made for the grands.  They are 2,4 5 and 6 years old and they LOVE to get mail so I send them cards for every holiday.
First I made 4 covers out of green card measuring 5 1/2" x  8 1/2".  I folded them in half and then scored a line 1/2" in from the fold on the front so the cover will fold back easily when the kids open it to color the pages. (they need it to be opened flat right?!)
I printed some free digi images for the coloring pages.  The digi images are from Claire Brennan and you'll find them here.  She has individual digi images as well as colored papers.  She also has a PDF file that has the 4 images  that print on one 8 1/2" x 11" paper.  I printed this file onto regular computer paper. Then I just cut the pages into 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" sections and used one of each of the 4 images in each book.
I placed the image sheets into the folded cover and stapled the edge.
I decorated the cover with some St Patrick's Day stamps from My Sentiments Exactly.  I added a sparkly foam shamrock and printed their names using my Brother Label maker.
Here are two of the 4  digi images - so fun for them to color, right?!!
I'll pop these into the mail soon to be sure they arrive before St. Patrick's Day!
I'm linking my books to:

Stamps:  Free Digi Images from Claire Brennan,  Irish Blessings - My Sentiments
Paper:  New Leaf  - PTI,  white computer paper
Ink:  WV Archival Fern Green
Accessories:  foam shamrock - Michaels, stapler, ScorPal, Brother Label Maker.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Fusion March 17th - Everything's "Owl" Right

Happy St. Patrick's Day! -  It's also a new Fusion Card Challenge Day - and instead of shamrocks - we're being inspired by Owls!
I was totally inspired by the owls this week rather than the sketch and here's my card:
First I did a watercolor wash on the stitched edge water color paper panel in blue and green.  Next,  I stenciled the tree.  I stamped the owl in Archival black on a piece of Yupo (have you heard of this? it's fairly new - and I'm not really sure how to use it yet - have to check out YouTube!), clear embossed it and then water colored it with Zig Clear Color pens and a water brush.  I fussy cut the owl and layered it on the card with foam dots.
What inspires you for this weeks Fusion Card Challenge?  The owls or the sketch or will you do both??
  Link your cards up here.
You will find all of the Design Teams cards there too - they are also linked below.
Julia Aston - me!

Stephanie Severin
as well as our March guest designer!
Kate Lorenzi

I'm also linking my card to the following challenges:
CAS Mix Up - I also used stenciling
And I just had to post this card I made  - after all  it IS St. Patrick's Day!

Stamps:  QT Hooty Owl - Pink Cat Studios
Paper:  Arches Watercolor Paper, Vintage Cream - PTI, Yupo.
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch and Leaf Green.
Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Wendy Vecchi Layered Tree Stencil, foam dots, Zig Lear Color Brush Pens Cobalt Blue, Yellow, Orange, Watercolor  paints - Blue and Green, waterbrush pen, paint brush.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Waltzingmouse Team Talk - A Little Bit 'O Irish

Today's my day to post over at the Waltzingmouse Team Talk Blog.   Here's a look at what I'm posting there.

I've got a little tutorial posted at Team Talk on how I made the little 'trays' for my cards.  I'd love if you'd take a look!
I'm also linking my project to Twisted Tuesday Challenge - Use Green and clean
Stamps:  Celtic Heritage, Irish Blessings, Zig Zag Backgrounder, Off Beat Backgrounds - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn
Accessories:  scallop rectangle and rectangle Nestabilities, sentiment strip - MFT, foam dots, Caribbean and Lucky Blend Sequins - Avery Elle.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Waltzingmouse Pajama Party

Tonight I'm attending the Waltzingmouse Pajama Party are you joining in too!??  Claire announced the party on February 18th so if you saw that post you have had time to work on the 1st three challenges - if not - you can still join in but you have to work quickly!  Your cards have to be linked up over on the WMS blog within 24 hours - she will be disclosing the sketch challenge tonight and for that you have more time -  You'll find ALL the details on the WMS blog.

Challenge 1 -  To Die For -   use one of the Waltzingmouse Dies on your project
I used the brandy new Funky Flowers Die for my card.  I also used the Pin Stripe Mini stamp and sentiments from Half Pint Heroines.
I'm linking this card in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More - International Women's Day

Challenge 2 - St. Patrick's Day Charm -  make a vintage St. Patrick's Day project
I used one of Claire's Digital papers - Celtic Squares for the background panel of my card - I inked the edges with Bundled Sage ink.  I stamped her beautiful Celtic heart from the Celtic Heritage set three times to make a shamrock (I love how the pattern on the heart matches up so well!) and used her linear scrolly design for the stem.  The sentiment is from Irish Blessings.  I added a piece of pretty lacey ribbon on the edge and green sequins in the corner.
Challenge 3 -  What Would Mother Do -  To show something your mother would make on your card.
My mother always had little gardens around the borders of our back and side yards - and our house was filled with little vases and jars of the fragrant and colorful flowers that she grew.  She taught me the names of many flowers - both cultivated and wild - how to recognize the weeds from the plants (!) and instilled in me my love of growing and cutting blooms - which I continue at my own home. (thank you, mum!)

Here's my card - a jar of flowers in memory of my mum, Margaret, who passed in 2002 at the age of 89 after a long and happy life.   I die cut the jar out of vellum using a die from Jar Essentials Die set.  The flowers are from Funky Flowers, the stem from Simple Sprig.  I used the Mini Pinstripe Background and sentiments from Say It Loud. (I used two of the many small sentiments in the set - so they are whispering - not saying it loud!)
Here's a close up of the vellum jar - where you can hopefully see I stamped the jar outline from Candy Jar Christmas Fillers using a gray ink.  I wanted to give the vellum jar a little definition.
And finally -  here is the Bedtime Story Sketch
My eye got a little overloaded with the cross lines on the sketch (!) - so I decided to make one of them just a scoreline - I've come to realize that I don't like things too busy on my cards!  I die cut the waves and layered them on the white panel - stamping  AHOY along the base of the blue wave.  The stamps are all from Ocean Bound.  I popped up the ship circle on foam dots and then just added a scattering of blue sequins.
I used the Ocean Bound cut files Claire has in the WMS shop for the circle I stamped the ship scene on above, and the ships wheel that I put on the inside of my card - seen below.

There are prizes to be won so I hope you'll join us at the Pajama Party!
There was a Girl
Stamps:  Mini Pin Stripe Background, Half Pint Heroines - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, Dark Chocolate - PTI, Asparagas Green - Coredinations
Ink:  Adirondack Espresso
Accessories: Funky Flowers die - Waltzingmouse, white corduroy brad - Nikki Sivils.

Stamps:   Celtic Heritage, Irish Blessings - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI, Celtic Squares Digital paper - Waltzingmouse
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Evergreen Bough, Bundled Sage
Accessories:  Lace - Ellen Hutson, Lucky Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Glue N Seal - Ranger, ScorTape.

Thinking of You - A Bunch
Stamps:  Candy Jar Christmas Fillers, Min Pin Stripe Background, Simple Sprig, Funky Flowers, Say It Loud - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, Hibiscus Burst - PTI, Vellum - SU
Ink:  Grout Gray - Color Box, Memento Bamboo Leaves, Ranger Distress Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Salty Ocean, Archival Jet Black.
Accessories:  jar die - Jar Essentials Die Set, enamel dots - My Mind's Eye, Vellum Glue Dots

Ahoy Sailor Boy
Stamps:  Ocean Bound - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, Blueberry Sky. Simply Chartreuse - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Salty Ocean
Accessories:  Ocean Bound Cut Files - Waltzingmouse, Catch a Wave Die - MFT, Caribbean Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Scor Pal, Scor Tape, foam dots.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

WMS March Blog Party - Luck

Well -  it's the 17th of the month again - so that means it's time for the WMS Blog Party!!  This month's theme is, appropriately enough,  LUCK!
I made my 'luck' card for St. Patrick's Day using two sets of Waltzingmouse Stamps.  The Irish Blessing sentiment and the shamrocks are from Irish Blessings -  and the pot with gold is from Halloween Party.  I used Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink for the bubbling coins.  I embossed the card base with a Sizzix Bricked embossing folder.  The stamped panel is die cut with a Wonky Rectangle Nestability.

I hope you're joining our blog Party this month -  the theme gets posted on the first of every month over on Claire's WMS blog.   If you didn't make a card yet - you still have 24 hours to do so and get it linked up.

I'm off to check out all of the other 'Luck' cards people created for today!  Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!

Stamps:  Waltziingmouse - Irish Blessings, Halloween Party
Paper:  Ripe Avocado, Limeade Ice - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Peeled Paint, Brilliance Galaxy Gold
Accessories:  form tape, Wonky Rectangle Nestabilities, Bricked Embossing Folder - Sizzix.