Feb 10 2009

Polka Dot Punches – Shamrock again

Not sure why I am a little obsessed with making shamrocks out of the heart stamp in Polka Dot Punches (maybe because I live in Dublin???)  This one I had in my mind to make 3 dimensional so it looked like it was popping off the card, but would still easily fit in an envelope to mail. 

I started by stamping the stem with the partial words "laughter, joy, happiness" from Best Wishes & More stamp set.  I received this set FREE when I attended Regional Training in Orlando last month!  Then I stamped 3 of the heart stamps from Polka Dot Punches (one of the gifts you can received FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration) in Garden Green and punched them with the new Full Heart punch (sorry…I’ve been calling it Large Heart for a while!)  Then I folded them in half to make them look dimensional, placed the points close to the stem words on the Garden Green cardstock, then added a green Rhinestone brad to the center for a little bling.  I used some more of the FREE Delicate Dots Designer Paper (another Sale-A-Bration selection for a $50 order) along the bottom and layered it onto Garden Green cardstock.  I wrapped some White Taffeta Ribbon and tied a bow.  I thought it needed a little something in the upper right corner of the base Certainly Celery card, so I stamped the 5 petal stamp from the Polka Dot Punches set twice on Whisper White and punched out the centers with my 1/2 circle punch.  I’m pretty happy with how it turned out!

Here’s a side view so you can see the dimension.  The Shamrock leaves do fold down easily.

Sets:  Polka Dot Punches, Best Wishes & More
C/S:  Certainly Celery, Garden Green, Basic Black, Whisper White, Delicate Dots DSP
Inks:  Garden Green, Basic Black
Other:  White Taffeta ribbon, green Rhinestone brad, Full Heart punch, 1/2 circle punch




Tags: ,
Posted under Cards |

4 People have left comments on this post

Feb 10, 2009 - 03:02:38
Laura Pertot said:

Hi Connie,
What a great St. Patty’s Day card! I love to use hearts as shamrocks, and the images in the SAB set are just the right size. It doesn’t hurt that the Punch does all the cutting. :-)Congrats on your promotion to Manager…woo hoo!!

Feb 10, 2009 - 08:02:59
Rosie said:

I just saw your card and it is very clever. Great job! Using a stamp set and it doesn’t have anything to do with shamrock. Very creative!!!!!!

Feb 11, 2009 - 08:02:29

Connie, this is great! Thanks for sharing the idea- I get this set today and have the perfect person to send a St. Patrick’s day card to!

Feb 11, 2009 - 09:02:27
Sally Davis said:

Connie, this is a great idea. I am having a punch class in two weeks and I am going to use your idea as one of our cards. It is perfect. Thanks for sharing. I like reading your blog.