Have you ever wondered how to make a shamrock with a paper punch? Let me show you exactly how with my short JO-Tips video! Plus I’ve got an added bonus video for how you can colour your own glimmer paper too!
With St. Paddy’s Day coming up, everyone becomes an honorary Irishman. I pull out my green socks, top and earrings, you might dye your beer green for the evening and start to talk with an Irish lilt!
So you might also need a cute and quick card for a friend, a family member or co-worker. This one hits all the right crafting notes:
Who wouldn’t be wishing everyone “Top ‘o the Mornin'” when they opened this cutie?
What makes it work so well? Its
- super sweet focal point with the sparkly shamrock
- quirky off centre and cut off circles are just a titch out of the ordinary
- petite size – just a little 3″ x 3″ notecard is always sweet
- wishes for a lucky day makes you smile
- features gingham paper which is almost always a favourite for just about everybody
- matching envelope gives a hint of what’s inside before they even see it
If you don’t have any sentiments or images for a St. Patrick’s Day card, let’s take a look at something you might have. A circle punch and a builder punch with a common shape most of you will have!
How to Make a Shamrock with a Paper Punch
So few pieces to complete this card! Let me give you the measurements and steps.
Cuttin’ It Up!
- Call Me Clover cardstock – 3″ x 6″, scored at 3″, scrap at least 2 1/4″ square
- Call Me Clover DSP – 1 piece 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″, 1 piece 3 1/8″ x 1 3/4″ (for envelope flap)
- Whisper White – 1 piece 1/2″ x 2″, 1 scrap at least 1 3/4″ square
- coloured glimmer paper (see the video here to make your own)
- 3″ x 3″ Whisper White envelope
This goes together really quickly once you’ve got your shamrock made.
Let’s Make It!
1.Stamp greeting in Call Me Clover ink onto middle of small rectangle of Whisper White. Create a banner on the left end with your scissors and glue to bottom middle of gingham DSP.
2.Create your shamrock and glue onto 1 1/2″ Whisper White circle. Glue onto 2″ Call Me Clover circle so it is closer to the left side. Glue all to the right hand side of the gingham paper. TIP: Make sure you are over top of the right end of the greeting. TIP: the right hand side of the circles will extend over the edge of the gingham paper.
3.Trim off the overhanging parts of the circle flush with the side of the gingham paper. Glue entire piece of gingham to the front of the folded card base.
4.Colour large Frosted Epoxy shape with Dark Mango Stampin’ Blends and attach to middle of shamrock with liquid glue.
Optional: Adhere second piece of gingham to outside flap of envelope and trim away with scissors.
Tadah! Done and ready for delivery to your favourite “Irishman for a day”!
Now It’s Your Turn!
It’s fun to make themed cards from supplies you already have on hand. For the shamrock, I’ll bet you have some knd of heart you can punch or crop! I’ve had fun playing with the Dog Builder punch. In fact I posted a whole week’s worth of projects with it! Here’s one of those super cute designs made with gingham paper too!
Take a peek and see how you can get more from your craft supplies. And if you’d like any of the supplies I used today, a simple click on any image below will take you to my 24-7 online store. Thanks for shopping with me!How to Make a Shamrock with a Paper Punch
Happy St. Paddy’s Day!
Whatever you’re going to be doing March 17th, I hope it’s a lucky day for you. And if it involves paper crafting? Super! Why not give this sweet card a try? It’s really quite simple once you know how to make a shamrock with a paper punch!