Monday, January 30, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Card

While Valentine's is mere days away and we've been giving you lots of projects for that holiday, poor old St. Patrick's Day is feeling a little left out. So today's project started to share the love and luck of that day. {But you might notice that it has a small resemblance to Valentine's Day as well...lol. I guess I couldn't help myself.}

 

This card is quick, fun and uses few supplies. So get some Stardream Metallic Emerald text weight paper, Basis Magenta and Stardream Metallic Crystal card stock, your scoring board, a large heart die cut or punch, black ribbon and small letter stamps and ink. That's it. Here we go!
  1. Trim Stardream Metallic Crystal card stock to 6x11".
  2. With your scoring tool, place it vertically and score at 1/8, 1/4" on each of the long sides.
  3. Turn the card to the horizontal side and score at 1/8, 1/4" on each side also.
  4. Score at 5 1/2" and then 1/8, 1/4" on either side of the center score.
  5. Turn the card over and fold down the center.
  6. Use your punch or die cut {mine is approximately 2 1/2" tall} to cut three Stardream Metallic Emerald hearts and one Basis Magenta.
  7. Use mini letter stamps to add sentiment to the pink heart. Set aside.
  8. Score green hearts as follows:
    1. Down the center.
    2. Mark the curves of the heart {I used my score tool} from the center at 1/4" intervals towards the outside.
    3. Score, from the marks you just made down to the point, every other mark from the center (top line on the left of the image below)
    4. Flip the heart over and score the remaining marks. (top line on the right above)
    5. Scoring in this manner will help you fold the heart like an accordion. (bottom line above)
    6. Complete the other two green hearts.
  9. Cut a small stem from green card stock and score in the middle. Flip it over and score on either side of the first score line.
  10. Fold the stem like the petal hearts.
  11. Tie a ribbon around the bottom of the card and adhere the green stem and hearts.
  12. Use dimensional adhesive to add the pink heart to the card.
 
Then send it to someone...and make their day! Have a Happy Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day.

Eli

Supplies
Papers
Stardream Metallic Emerald text weight, Basis Magenta, Stardream Metallic Crystal  (CutCardStock.com)

Tools Martha Stewart Scoring Board (EK Success), 2-1/2" Heart die or punch, letter stamps, 
Embellishments Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko), Black ribbon and other adhesives

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