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How to Make a St. Patrick's Day "Lucky One" card using your Cricut Machine
St. Patrick's Day is a fun holiday and what better reason to create an easy St. Patrick's Day greeting card. Using the Cricut machine cartridge: "Stamping" , some green and cream colored heavy weight cardstock, and a small piece of green ribbon, I was able to quickly and easily create this Lucky Day card.
The types of cardstock used for greeting cards is important. I have found that a solid core cardstock looks so much better; that tiny sliver of white on the edges can make such a difference in the look of your card. There are stacks and packs of cardstock available in color themes or random colors at most craft and hobby stores such as Michael's or AC Moore. A heavy weight cardstock works much better for intricate cuts.
Lucky Day Card
Parts and Pieces
Cricut Cartridge: Stamping
Cricut Machine Blade Depth: #3
Cricut Machine Speed: Medium
Cricut Machine Pressure: Max
Adhesive (I Like Stampin'Up!'s 2-Way glue)
Corner Punch: (Mine is from Fiskar's)
Border Punch: (I have the Scalloped Border Punch by Stampin'Up!)
Written Step by Step
Using a paper cutter, I use the Cricut Essentials paper cutter, cut a piece of cardstock to measure 11" x 4 1/4".
Fold the cardstock, I use the Paper Folder from the kit, Your base card will measure 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Cut a piece of background cardstock to measure 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
Adhere the background cardstock to the base card
Cut one <Clover>, size 2 1/2", using the Shift and base keyboard key. This will cut out the Shamrock/Clover. I used green cardstock.
Cut one piece of cardstock, using the paper cutter, to measure 2 1/2" x 3"
Cut one <LuckyDay>, size 1 3/4", using the base keyboard key. This will cut out the "Lucky Day" phrase. I used Cream cardstock.
Background Snipping and Corners
Adhere the phrase "Lucky Day" to a Green piece of cardstock. Cut around the phrase once the glue is dry then closely, using angle cuts, snip around the phrase very close.
Set aside for a moment.
Using the corner punch, round the corners of the background where you have adhered the Shamrock/Clover.
- The rounded corners give the layered piece a finished look.
Adhere the finished layers to the left side of your base card.
Punch a piece of cardstock with the Border Lattice punch to measure 3 1/4"
Trim the lattice so you have finished circles on each end.
Adhere the lattice to your base card at an angle
Now adhere the "Lucky Day" phrase to the right side of your card over the lattice.
Place a strip of adhesive to the folded edge of your base card.
Cut a piece of ribbon that will lay on the front of your card and wrap around to the inside.
Carefully place a strip of ribbon along the glue and press down.
Open the card, apply more adhesive, and press down the ribbon, trimming it so the ends just meet.
Keep the card open until the adhesive dries.