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Hey, y’all! I’m Christina of Christina’s Creations and I’m here with a craft on the cheap! Today we’ll be making a fun, easy and inexpensive St. Patrick’s Day card. Even if you are an inexperienced crafter or are on a limited budget, you can whip up one (or a dozen) of these in no time at all! Let’s get started!
The supplies you will need are: white cardstock, green cardstock or paint chips, scissors, an adhesive of some kind and a little embellishment (optional). This card will take approx 20-30 minutes to complete.
As you can see, I used paint chips for this card! These are available for free anywhere that sells paint, including Wal-Mart; I will usually grab a few when I am shopping at Wal-Mart and use them later for cards! Also, I used a tape runner as my adhesive, but a simple glue stick or any other adhesive you have on hand will work, as well.
First, fold your cardstock/paint chips in half. If you’re using paint chips, fold with the color inside and the paint brand info on the outside. (Note: the color will crack a little when you fold the paint chips–don’t worry about it!) On the fold, cut out 8 hearts of similar size. Also, cut out a stem for your shamrock. Here, I used alternating shades of green for visual interest.
Take two of your hearts and glue them together as pictured below; for paint chip users, make sure the brand info sides are facing together! Do this for all 8 of your hearts, creating 4 dimensional petals.
Trim the white cardstock to your desired card size, if needed. Arrange your petals and stem on the card base as pictured. The heart points should all meet and the sides of the hearts should almost touch. Glue down.
Glue a little embellishment to the center of your shamrock. You can use a rhinestone, a button, a bow–whatever! This is optional, but it looks nice and gives some more dimension to the card. I had rhinestones on hand, so that’s what I used! Flatten out the petals a little bit here so they’re not sticking straight up. They will still angle up and out and cast some pretty shadows.
If you want to add any other finishing touches, now is the time to do it! I cut out the “lucky” sentiment on my Cricut, but you could stamp it, print it out on your computer and glue it on or just handwrite it. You could even write a sentiment on another paint chip and glue that down! I also embossed my card base using my Cuttlebug before gluing everything down for an extra nice touch.
You’re all done–an easy craft on the cheap perfect for the upcoming holiday! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Isn’t it adorable??? -Amanda