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March 10, 2013

Happy "St. Patty's" Birthday



Double-Duty Card

When you want a card that says it all with few words, a simple shape card is all you need. 

This card celebrates two occasions -- St. Patrick's Day and Birthday.

The overall finished size is almost square at 5.32 wide x 5.25 high.

There was a lot of playing around to get it sized correctly. Cricut Craft Room wasn't working for me so I made most of the card the old-school way, cutting straight from my Cricut.


Shamrocks on the front are sized at 1.5 cut once in green glitter cardstock and once in black.

Inside, the shamrocks are 1 inch.



Card base is solid green.

It was necessary to line the card with a stronger CS so that it would stand well.

I used my favourite standby for white cardstock; 110 lb. purchased at Staples. I can't tell you how much of this stuff I've gone through. It's smooth, stiff enough, and easily goes through my printer.






Inside:

As usual, I prepared the inside verse on the computer (text box in Word).

I sponge-inked around the edge of the verse to make it stand out.

The two small shamrocks match the front, cut at 1"

To finish off the card, I lightly sponged around the front of the card in black, and around the entire inside in green.

This easy card was satisfying to make because I kept it simple. I know the recipient will love it. And he's not even Irish!

Cartridge used: A Child's Year

6 comments:

  1. Great shaped card. Your verse and inking are perfect. It sounds simple but you really put a lot of little details into this card. Thanks for playing along this week with FCCB. Kim Ogden

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  2. This is terrific, I really like how you cut the recessed shamrock into the hat!! Clever!! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!!!

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  3. Cute card. I love the inside of your card. Thanks for joining us at FCCB.

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  4. This shape is terrific, Grace. Thanks so much for taking the time to share with us this week. We appreciate your participation, and hope to see you again soon. Great job!
    Karen
    The Kraft Journal

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  5. Neat card! The shamrocks and all the inking look great! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

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  6. What an awesome card! Love the shape. Just perfect.

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