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
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:
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:
I added a tiny 1/8” green gemstone sticker to the center of the clover:
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:
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:
Wrap it all up in a 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:
- Lucky To Count You As A Friend St. Patricks Day Card
- So Lucky To Have You: Glitter St Paddy’s Day Card
- Green Ribbon 4-Leaf Clover Handmade Card
- A Lucky 4-Leaf Clover Handmade St Patrick’s Day Card
- Sweet & Simple Handmade St. Patricks Day Card
- Lucky To Have You St. Paddy’s Day Card
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.