Saturday, March 10, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Card with Shamrock Barrettes

This week I was determined to make at least one card for St. Patrick's Day.  This is not a holiday where I would typically hand out cards, but I know I can find at least one person who would appreciate one!   I thought it would be fun to make an embellishment brooch so the recipient could have a little spot of green to avoid getting pinched this St. Patrick's Day.  Those of you with elementary school aged children know that they take this very seriously!
I made the barrettes out of a regular ol' hair clips and some satin ribbon that is usually reserved for Christmas crafts.  I cut slits in the card and inserted the barrettes.  This would make a fun gift idea! I am pretty lame with ribbon if I venture beyond a regular bow, so I did a quick search on Pinterest for ribbon shamrock and found THIS great tutorial.  Here is the barrette as modeled by my 5 y.o.:
I also created this card in a more grown-up version without the barrettes.  The shiny little pot of gold is my favorite!   The pot is actually a fish bowl from Cricut's Create a Critter cartridge.  The chevron paper is from MME and I embossed the sentiment with Zing! gold embossing powder. 

I am sending this card over to Paige at Create: blog for her St. Patrick's Day card challenge.  Since I did not post this challenge at the last minute, you should play along, too!

This card also fits The Paper Variety's Tic-Tac-Toe challenge.  I went down the right of the grid by creating a card that had embossing and a die cut (pot). 

Beware the tiny pinchers and don't forget to wear a bit of green!



  1. Love this idea Amanda! My daugher would soooo love those clips too. Thanks for linking up at TPV-Holly :-)

  2. What a fabulous idea! I love the clips you made, and the pot of gold is sooooo cool! I'm loving the MME chevrons, too. Awesome cards! :)

  3. Hi Amanda Sweetie...
    With four grand daughters I simply adore this idea. They all wear barrettes and hair accessories, even the 15 and 16 year old. (Some kids never grow up.)

    Congratulations on making the team. I am your newest follower and can't wait to see what you share.

    Country hugs, Sherry

  4. Seriously, you have some of the CUTEST crafts and creations! I'm so HEARTING your blog!

    Thanks to linking up to Artistic Tuesday


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