Friday, March 8, 2013

When Irish Eyes are Smiling

Happy St Patrick’s Day!
When I was little I thought we were Irish because my Dad was born on St. Patrick’s Day. We aren’t, but that doesn’t mean I don’t wear green on March 17th and I made this trio of cards to spread the luck of the Irish.

The little leprechaun on the left, was cut using Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge. I used some of the scrumptious, so-o-o easy to cut Paper Layerz by Megan Elizabeth. If you’ve not had a chance to try out Megan’s paper you don’t know what you are missing. This paper cuts like butter and I love that one side is a solid color and the other side is 3 x 3 inch squares of coordinating color blocks. I only had to load the paper once to make my little leprechaun and all his layers. I used Star Dust Stickles to give a little bling to my pot of gold.

The center card is a simple 4 leaf clover, but I put this pot of gold (flowers, that is) inside the card. I was planning to write Happy Saint Patrick’s Day on the pot in white, but my pen dried out. I may go back cut out the sentiment with my Cricut.
This card is my personal favorite. I cut shamrocks in different sizes and used pop dots on some of them and layered others to give it a more 3 dimensional effect. The umbrella is from A Child’s Year cartridge and I used a fine tip marker to write Erin Go Bragh on the edge. The clovers are from Paper Doll Dress Up. On the inside is the sentiment, ‘MAY YOU BE SHOWERED WITH THE LUCK OF THE IRISH’ which I printed up on my computer before decorating the front.  
If you don’t want to get pinched, don’t forget to wear green on Sunday, March 17th

I'm going to enter my cards in these fun challenges:
Bitten by the Bug 2: So Lucky Shamrock 
Go Fish Challenge Blog #36 GOLD
StuckOnUSketches: Shamrock Die Cut Reveal 
My Paper Crafting:CWC #124 Irish Eyes are Smiling 
Exploring Cricut "The Luck of the Irish" Challenge 
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge "Luck of the Irish" 
Scrappy Moms Stamps Terrific Tuesday Challenge 



  1. Cute cards! The bling on the pot of gold looks great! Thanks for playing along with the Shamrock Die Cut challenge at SOUS.

  2. I love the idea of this card. A showering of shamrocks. Really, really cute. The sentiment on the inside is terrific. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

  3. Your cards are adorable! I love your paper doll, how cute he is! I also love, love your second card, what a fabulous idea of having shamrocks rain down on the umbrella! I love your sentiments too, perfecto!!! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  4. What great cards ...I too think the last card is my favorite!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stuck on U Sketches

  5. Great cards! Thanks for playing along with the SOUS shamrock challenge!

  6. I really do like your polka dot paper. What an awesome bunch of cards. I really like the sentiment on your umbrella card. Thanks for sharing at bbtb2.


  7. What fun cards..
    thanks for sharing this with us girls over at Stuck on U sketches..

  8. What wonderful cards! Love the papers you used. And I think the umbrella one is my favorite. Thank you so very much for joining our 'So Lucky Shamrock' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  9. A fabulous set of cards,love your leprechaun. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.
    Jayne x

  10. Wow! Three projects for the challenge. You are my hero! I had a hard time coming up with one idea. These are great. So glad you played along.

  11. Wonderful cards - one and all. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 this week.

  12. Ah! Awesome!
    What fun! Love the shamrock rain and the umbrella idea!
    CUTE idea!
    Thanks for posting up at SOUS as well!


  13. Love the shamrock rain!!!! Super cute :) Thanks for playing with us at Exploring Cricut this week ;)

  14. Great cards for St. Pat's Day. Your leprechaun is adorable. Thanks for playing along this week at FCCB. Kim Ogden

  15. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Luck of the Irish' challenge at Exploring Cricut!! Your cards are wonderful. :)

  16. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut this week!

  17. Thank you so much for sharing your fab St Patrick's day cards with us over at FCCB xhugsx Nikki

  18. That leprechaun is too cute and love the bling to your pot of gold!!
    Thanks for the tip re: Megan's paper!

  19. Cute cards! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

    - Mel

  20. Love your pot of gold! Very creative!

    Rebecca, Fantabulous Cricut DT
    I would love to have you visit my blog!
    Check out my new challenge blog DT call!

  21. Cute cards! Thanks so much joining us for the SOUS Die Cut Challenge!

  22. Love your cute card and thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut.

  23. What a great bunch of cards! Lovely work!
    Thanks for joining us at FCCB!
    Scrappy Hugs, Connie FCCB DT

    new follower too!

  24. Thanks for sharing your great shamrock card with us at SOUS!!

  25. Super cute cards!!! Love the different die cuts!! Thanks for playing along with us over at SOUS Die Cut Challenge!! Hugs!!