Saturday, February 26, 2011

Have a Sham-rockin' Day!

One of my new Papertrey Ink stamp sets is the Bitty Background Blocks. They are cute little background squares that can be stamped on the square die from the Button Card Collection. To make my shamrock out of these, I first die cut 9 of the squares and then stamped them with 3 different backgrounds in New Leaf ink. After inking around the edges, I lined them up on a brand new Cricut mat (I don't think it would have worked with an older mat, using these small squares). Once on the mat, they made a square that was about 4 1/2", letting me cut a 4" shamrock from Designer's Calendar. I then cut the shadow in green and glued all of the little pieces onto it.

For my sentiment, I cut a piece from the Papertrey Ink Mat Stack 4. Using a sentiment from My Creative Time's "I Believe in Leprechauns", I stamped it with Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

(all materials Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise specified)

11" x 5 1/2" Kraft Cardstock, scored at 5 1/2"
5 1/4" x 5 1/4" Pinefeather Cardstock
5" x 5" Rustic Cream Cardstock
Seeing Spots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
"Bitty Background" Blocks Stamp Set
My Creative Time "I Believe In Leprechauns" Stamp Set
"Button Card Collection" & "Mat Stack 4" Dies
Versamark and Chamomile Ink
White Filigree Embossing Powder
Rustic Jute Button Twine


  1. That turned out super cute! Now I'm wishing I would've got those bitty backgrounds! Love the patchwork look of your shamrock!

  2. Thia is so cute - what a great idea!

  3. This is an awesome idea. So cute! I love it! Hugs- Glora

  4. This is darling! Love the patchwork shamrock!! Great job!

  5. Super cute! I am going to give your idea a try!

  6. Adorable card, Katie ... very clever design!!

    Jo xx

  7. Hi Katie,
    love your card love the patterned paper on your clover.


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