Handmade St. Patrick’s Day Cards: Here’s A Very Lucky Card You Can Make For Friends!



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Celebrate your special friends with handmade St Patricks Day cards.

Nothing says ‘lucky’ quite like a 4-leaf clover and a ladybug!

This card on Pinterest gave me the inspiration to make my own card for a good friend.

 

How To Make This Lucky Card

I used my Cricut Expression to cut four 1″ hearts using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge.

The paper is from the KI Memories classic prints paper pad, but you can use any green paper you have on hand – solid or prints.

Since the striped paper is pretty thin, I cut 4 more hearts from solid olive green cardstock and glued them together using Tombow double sided tape, as seen here:

making heart shapes with shadows

The stem was cut by hand from the same striped paper and glued to the 3-¼” x 7” white panel with a glue pen.

I cut 2 corners from ½” square pop dots to add some dimension to the clover:

3d pop dots add dimension

I added a tiny 1/8” green gemstone sticker to the center of the clover:

gemstones for handmade st patricks day cards

The ½” ladybug is from the Walk In My Garden cartridge. I used scraps of leftover black and red shimmer paper. I also used a tiny pop dot to place the ladybug on the stem.

The ‘L U C K Y’ letters are ½” cut from olive green cardstock using the Suburbia cartridge.

The next layer is a 3-¼” x 7-¼” rectangle of the green striped paper. I added strips of double-sided foam to add the white panel for a second layer of dimension:

using foam tape on handmade st patricks day cards double layer handmade st patricks day cardsfo

For the card base, I used an olive green cardstock that is 4-¼” x 7-¾” when folded. I cut a same-sized panel of white and green striped paper to use on the inside.

Using the same Suburbia cartridge, I cut the sentiment ‘to be your friend’ and used another 1/8” green gem to dot the letter ‘i’.

As a final touch, I used a ‘Happy St. Patrick’s Day’ stamp to create the sentiment on striped green paper:

inside handmade st patricks day cards

Wrap it all up in a matching envelope!

lucky irish ladybug handmade st patrick's day card and matching envelope

I wish ye the luck o’ the Irish as you make your on St. Paddy’s day card.

 

More Handmade St Patricks Day Cards

In addition to the links I’ve included above, here are some other resources to help you make your own lucky handmade St Patricks Day cards:

Suzie

I don't buy greeting cards or holiday cards anymore -- I make my own! I also do some rubber stamping and scrapbooking. But mostly I enjoy creating handmade, one-of-a-kind cards. I’ve been an avid crafter for most of my adult life. My crafting addiction started with cross-stitching, then moved on to wearable art, projects with painted wood, fabric crafts, and then paper crafts — which has transformed primarily into card making. I also make the occasional wreath, snowglobe, and other holiday crafts.

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