Saint Patrick’s Day Cards Without A Holiday Stamp Set

In getting ready for an upcoming card class in which the host requested Saint Patrick’s Day Cards, I realized I didn’t have any stamp sets specific to the holiday. I wasn’t, too, worried, because I am always looking at how I can use my stamps in different ways. I began thinking about how I could use different stamp sets, dies, and punches that I already have to make Saint Patrick’s Day Cards. The video below provides the instructions and demonstrates how to make the cards shown below without a holiday stamp set and use what you have on-hand. Further down in the post, are tips for making the cards, the measurements and a list of supplies. Leave me a comment below and let me know which card you like best! I would love to hear how you use your stamps, dies or punches for alternatives!

St. Patrick’s Day Cards

Four-Leaf Clover

This card is part of the ”Make a Card Challenge #49.” The challenge was to create a card using any shade of green.

Measurements:

  • Shaded Spruce Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″; scraps for hearts and stem
  • Thick Basic White: 4″ x 5 /4″
  • Basic White: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside): Scraps for punching ladybug wings and circle mat for greeting.
Double-layer four leaf clover using Shaded Spruce.

This card opens from the top. The Thick White Layer is embossed using the Tasteful Textiles 3-D embossing folder. Cut 8 hearts either using a heart-shaped punch or a die. I used the largest heart from Sweet Conversations Bundle. The stem can be cut from any flower die set you already have. I used a smaller stem die from Flowering Tulips. The instructions for making the clover can be found in the video.

As I didn’t have any stamps with greetings specific to Saint Patrick’s Day, I printed my greetings on Basic White Cardstock for, both, the external greeting and the inside of the card. Added some ribbon at the base of the inside layer.

Card inside printed on 4″ x 5 1/4″ Basic White.

Saint Patricks Day Pot of Gold Card

Measurements:

  • Thick Basic White : 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Basic Black: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (2); Scrap for pot of gold
  • Basic White: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside layer)
  • Simply Marbelous DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Shimmer White or Basic White: scraps for clouds
  • Rainbow Glimmer Ombre Specialty Paper

Card Front Construction:

Pot of Gold

I used a die from “Season’s Blessings” for the pot. In the video, I used the Elegant Tag Punch. I then trimmed the tag to look like a pot. In the card shown, I used Be Dazzled Specialty Paper that I had left over from July-December Sale-a-bration. However, in the video, I used Pale Papaya In Color Shimmer Vellum. Another option, is to use Gold Foil Sheets. The rainbows were cut using a die from the Rainbow of Happiness Bundle with Rainbow Glimmer Ombre Specialty Paper. The Cloud Punch was used on Shimmer Paper lightly colored using Balmy Blue and a Blending Brush. As like the first card, I had to print my own greetings. I printed the external greeting on Shimmer White Cardstock. To add some color, I used a blending brush with Balmy Blue and then cut the greeting out using the Cloud Punch.

Inside Card Construction:

Inside layer for Saint Patricks Day Pot of Gold Card
Inside Layer for Saint Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold Card

The internal greeting was printed on a 4″ x 5 1/4″ Basic White and layered on 4 ” x 5 1/4″ Basic Black.

Saint Patricks Day Cards made during video

These are the cards made during the video. The pot was made using the Elegant Tag Punch and trimmed down. The gold was made using a double layer of Pale Papaya Shimmer Paper from the 2021-2023 In Colors Shimmer Paper and cut using the Cloud Punch. Another option for the gold is to use Gold Foil Sheets.

Supplies

In the lists of supplies below, I have listed current products available for purchase. For example, in the video, I demonstrated using the Elegant Tag punch for the pot. On the card shown at the top of the page, I used the Seasonal Basket Dies. You may have something else, you can use. If you have Be Dazzling paper left over from 2021 Winter Sale-a-bration, use it. If not, I have listed the Shimmer paper which I used in the video. A third option would be Gold Foil. The whole idea of this video was to give you inspiration to use what you have. If not, you can pick options from the supplies listed below.

Supplies For Shamrock Card

Product List

Supplies For Pot-of-Gold Card

Product List

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6 Comments

  1. WOW … both cards are just fabulous! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Make The Cards Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    MAKE THE CARDS CHALLENGE
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

  2. Kathi, such clever use of the heart die-cut to make your clover + that fantastic ribbon. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Make the Cards Challenge and we certainly look forward to seeing you again tomorrow for our new challenge!

  3. Melanie Hungerford

    Awesome use of things you already had! Love your clever shamrock card, thanks for sharing with us at Make the Cards.

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