Feb 01 2009

Polka Dot Punches – St. Patrick’s Day!

Today is the DAY!  Sale-A-Bration starts!  For every $50 purchase, you can choose from one of the Sale-A-Bration gifts!  No limit to how many you can earn!  This year, in addition to a selection of four different stamp sets, we have a Ribbon Bundle and a package of awesome Designer paper you can choose!  Who can’t use more paper, hmmmm?  In addition, sign up to be a demonstrator and get the kit 15% off PLUS choose ANY stamp set in the catalog FREE!  AND…I have a FREE gift from Leadership for anyone joining my team during Sale-A-Bration!  So…what are you waiting for?  Click HERE and join!

I normally don’t send out too many cards for St. Patrick’s Day, but I do have a couple Irish friends that I like to recognize every year.  I HAD to use the new Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, Polka Dot Punches, and the heart to make a shamrock!  The new large Heart punch makes cutting the heart out a breeze!  I’ve been REALLY wanting a heart punch and now we have TWO in the new catalog!

This card is a square card…I know!  I don’t make a lot of them, but the shape of the shamrock called out for that size.  It is a 5 1/4 square card.  I used Chocolate Chip for the base, the layered on Certainly Celery and Garden Green on top of that.  Then I used the new Sale-A-Bration Delicate Dots designer paper celery florals.  I wanted to add ribbon, so I used the 1" Double Stitched Chocolate Chip Grosgrain and wrapped it around the back of the Garden Green to secure.  It added just the right touch.

The shamrock is three heart Polka Dot stamps stamped with Chocolate Chip and punched with the heart punch.  I adhered them to Whisper White and then layered it on Garden Green.  The stem is from Cheep Talk and I stamped it in Garden Green.  I stamped Celebrate from Fundamental Phrases in Chocolate Chip and punched with the Curly Label punch and tucked it up under the focal point.  Last, I pierced the center of the Shamrock and added a green Rhinestone Circle brad to the center.  It added just the right touch of BLING!  All of it was popped up with dimensionals and secured to the base card!  I’m HAPPY with how this turned out!

Enjoy your Super Bowl SUNDAY!  For the first year, I really don’t care who wins…although Pittsburgh is close, I kind of like that the Cardinals have never been to a Superbowl.

Stamps:  Polka Dot Punches, Cheep Talk, Fundamental Phrases
C/S:  Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Delicate Dots Designer Paper
Inks:  Chocolate Chip
Other:  Rhinestone brad, 1" Choc Chip ribbon, Large Heart Punch, Curly Label Punch


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Feb 1, 2009 - 01:02:12
Kerry D-C said:

This is FABULOUS! clever!!

Feb 1, 2009 - 02:02:45

very cute! Now maybe you need a four leaf clover!

Feb 1, 2009 - 02:02:35

Wow! Fantastic use of the heart stamp. You’re very creative.
It’s a beautiful card.

Feb 1, 2009 - 06:02:24

Connie, I think this card is fantastic. I made something similar today, same colors but I didn’t have the stamp set or DSP so tweaked it just a bit for what I had. I’ll post it sometime this week, would love for you to check it out to see how you inspired me!! Thanks for sharing.

Feb 9, 2009 - 08:02:22

I loved your card! Very beautiful, so much so that I had to make my own. Here is the link if you would like to take a look! http://stampinpuppies.blogspot.com/2009/02/happy-monday-everyone-im-very-excited.html
Thank you for the inspiration!