Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s day. No pinching around here… we are wearing our green and even have a couple of festive projects to celebrate today. Pinch perfect.

Supplies for the ‘Go Green’ Card: White Birch Wood Sheet, Cherry Wood Sheet, Green Ink, Green card stock, White card stock, large label punch, small heart punch, 1/2″ corner round punch, scissors, self-adhesive pearls, Go Green stamp, Shamrock stamp, glue dots, and foam dimensionals.

‘Go Green’ Card Instructions:

1. Cut green card stock to 4.25 x 11, fold in half to make a vertical card.

2. Stamp the shamrock image in a random pattern on the left side of the green card.

3. Cut a piece of Cherry wood sheet to 2.5 x 5.5. Remove adhesive backing and place onto right side of green card base.

4. Punch the White Birch with the large label punch.

5. Stamp Go Green on white card stock. Punch out with the large label punch. Hand trim the sides so image can lay inset on top of the White Birch punched piece.

6. Punch two small hearts out of green card stock. Layer on top of assembled Go Green label. Add two small pearls.

7. Adhere assembled label piece with foam dimensionals to card, approximately 1″ from bottom of card.

5. Round the bottom two corners of the card using a 1/2″ corner round punch.

Lucky, Lucky Banner

This Lucky Banner is the perfect accent to help you decorate for March and celebrate St. Patrick’s day. Lucky you!

Supplies: White Birch Wood Sheet, Mahogany Wood Veneer, Stardream Fairway Paper, 1/2″ Gold Glitter Brads, Board Game letter pieces, Scallop Circle Punch, White 3.5″ doilies, Big Shot die cutting Machine and Banner dies, Metallic Gold Ink, Black Ink, Various Gold Ribbon, 1/8″ circle punch, Glue dots, Glue gun, and foam dimensionals.

‘Lucky’ Banner Instructions:

1. Using a BigShot die cutting machine and Banner framelits cut 5 Stardream Fairway Paper banners, and 5 smaller banners from the White Birch . Using a 1″ banner framelit die cut 5 Mahogany Wood Veneer banners.

Note: all of these banners can be easily hand cut using a simple template and pencil for tracing. Trace the template image onto the base materials then cut out banner shapes.

2. Layer and adhere White Birch banners on top of Stardream Fairway Paper banners.

3. Punch out 5 Stardream Fairway Paper circles using scallop circle punch. Punch out 6 Mahogany Wood Veneer circles using scallop circle punch.

4. Using glue dots or hot glue adhere board game letters to the Stardream Fairway Paper circles. Layer on top of the Mahogany Wood Veneer banner pieces.

5. Next adhere the composed letter pieces from step #4 with foam dimensionals on top of the composed banner pieces from step #1, a half inch from the bottom peak of the banner.

6. Lightly press all five 3.5″ paper doilies directly into metallic gold ink pad to transfer gold ink to doilies.

7. Fold golden doilies in half and slide over the top portion of each banner piece. Adhere to banner pieces.

8. Using .5″ gold glitter brads attach through each Mahogany Wood Veneer scallop circle. Then attach each finished banner piece together to spell out the word “lucky”. Attach banners corner to corner.

9. Wrap ribbon/string around the far left and far right brads. Tie additional ribbons to each end of the banner if desired. You are ready to hang your LUCKY banner.