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March 3, 2015

Luck O' The Irish

Top O' the Mornin' To You!

They say there are two kinds of people in the world... those who are Irish, and those who wish they were. I am neither of those but I do love Kelly Green and white together.

Luck O' the Irish, St. Patrick's Day Card by Grace Baxter

I came across the sweet background paper a few months ago. And not knowing how I would use it, I knew I woud think of something! Also, I do not have a special cartridge for these occasions. So here is what I came up with.

Luck O' The Irish, phrase

Luck O' the Irish, card sentiment by Grace BaxterFor the phrase on the card's front, I needed to design something unique because, again, nothing appropriate was on any of my Cricut cartridges. 

Using my Gypsy, I created the phrase using a font from Anna Griffin Library Fonts.

The pic at right also shows the background paper of tiny shamrocks. Cute, or what?!

Inside and Details

Luck O' the Irish, St. Patty's Day card, inside by Grace Baxter

These cards are A2 (4-1/4" x 5-1/2"). So, before adding anything else to the cardstock, I first printed the graphic on the inside top panel. This is a free stock photo and reinforces the St. Patty's Day theme. I also printed my logo on the backs of the cards.

I composed the little poem for the verse and prepared it in Word.

The background paper of thousands of shamrocks is what inspired the poem. Imagine standing out in a field of clover, looking for that one special ONE. The girl on the front and the boy inside have each found the one they love best... each other!

The girl and boy are cut from pale green smooth cardstock, then shadowed in the same Kelly green as used elsewhere. To make the shamrocks they're holding more noticeable, I painted them with a medium green ProMarker. I love how they turned out!

The inside needed a touch more green, so I cut a 1/2" strip of Kelly and embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder from the Iron Works pack. I think it looks Celtic, don't you? The only embellishments are the black and white satin ribbon on one card, and green/white baker's twine on the other.

Difficulty Level

I would grade this as "moderately difficult". If you know how to use your Gypsy or can design in the Cricut Craft Room, you will have no trouble creating something like this phrase. It takes a bit of patience and trying different fonts, but you can't beat an original phrase! Once the phrase was completed, the rest was very easy.

Cartridges Used

A Child's Year ~ girl and boy holding shamrocks
Anna Griffin Library Fonts ~ used to create Luck O' The Irish phrase

Luck O' the Irish, St. Patrick's Day Cricut card 2 by gracenotes4today.blogspot.com
With twine embellishment

Luck O' the Irish, Card 1 by Grace Baxter
With satin ribbon embellishment

Wishing you all a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Grace Notes for You, Signature

1 comment:

  1. Love the way you created the wording for the card front. Good ol' Gypsy. Haven't used her but once since I got the Explore.


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I guess you might call me a "right brainer", loving all things creative. Cardmaking is the perfect hobby for me as it allows me to be totally creative, combining design with poetry or verses I can compose myself. With Christmas being such an important occasion for cardmaking and crafting, I decided to create a separate blog just for Christmas projects. "It's All About Christmas" will host all my Christmas items. "Gracenotes For Today" will still feature items every other occasion of the year. I hope you'll drop by often and stay awhile!