Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Hi, Top o'the Morning to ye!  We always celebrated St. Paddy's Day when I was young, because, as my mother informed me, I was one-eighth Irish!  Later, for my own kids, I would add green food colouring to the milk or the pancake mix, and we would all wear green so we wouldn't get pinched, but that was about it. St. Patrick's Day was just an enjoyable observance that added a little fun to the bleak days of early spring!

I don't know many people that send cards on St. Patrick's day, but the card I'm sharing is just like our celebrations years ago: a fun way to observe the day and bring some enjoyment to a kind of drab early March.

  • Stampin' Up! really doesn't have any St. Patrick's Day stamps, and I didn't want to get into making a punch-art leprechaun, so I looked to see if I could find any Celtic looking stamps.  This Mixed Bunch Flower stamp is the closest I could come.  It coordinates with the Blossom Punch.  The center worked well with the 3/4" Circle Punch.
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes does have a St. Patrick's Day greeting, so I put that to use.  
  • The colours are Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green, one of my least used colours, but they seem to work well together.
  • The DSP is from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack.
  • I used the Large Oval Punch and the Scallop Oval punch to showcase the sentiment.
So why not put a lovely green apron on over your green outfit and celebrate with some green eggs and ham or something and get your Irish on!  This is a pretty easy design to complete so you might be able to whip this card up quickly for an Irish co-worker or family member and I'll leave you with this Irish blessing:

 May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
                                                  May God hold you in the palm of His hand.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
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  1. Awesome monochromatic card. Love the green theme.

  2. I saw this card this morning, and when I was making a birthday card for Stephen (Corey's brother - his birthday is today) this afternoon, I was trying to CASE it and thought it was one of Brian King's cards! I think you've mastered the clean and simple look!!


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