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Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patrick's Luck Day Blog Hop - March 17th & 18th - Day 1

Top O' the Morning to ya!  (Okay, really?) LOL Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!  Thanks so much for joining us today in the St. Patrick's Luck Day Blog Hop hosted by the lovely Angela of Creative Crafting.  This is Day 1 of the hop.  You should have arrived here from Misty, but if you just happened upon my blog or are here for the ***Lucky Leprechaun Blog Hop*** please be sure to go back to the beginning.  You don't want to miss out on all the fun and prizes along the way do ya?  ;)

*Side note:  While I'm writing an Irish accent keeps popping into my head, however, I keep getting it jumbled up with a pirate's accent! LOL --Yes, I think I've had too much caffeine! ;)

Obviously, this hop is about St. Patrick's Day!  I just LOVE this holiday!  I usually make a corned beef and cabbage dinner, as long as I'm feeling well.  I've had to skip it the last few years, but I'm gonna give it a try again today.  No green beer for me anymore though.  I think as I've gotten older (and sicker) my body just can't tolerate it.  :(  So instead of that, I'm gonna celebrate by crafting today!  That's pretty much how I celebrate every holiday now. :)  Not a bad thing at all, right? :0)  Ok, well that's enough yimmer yammer... On to today's project!

For today I have created a cute lil card.  ;)  Betcha never would have guessed it!  Boy, I had a hard time coming up with something for my post for the other hop today, but once I got started, I was on a roll!  This one just came to me in literally a few minutes!  Love when that happens!  See if you can guess how I made it before you scroll down to the details. ;)

 I made a huge four-leaf clover balloon for the cute leprechaun to carry!  Be sure to click on the pictures to get a better view!  Can you see how I made it?
Closeup to show you the dimension.

Deets:  Alright my Irish and non-Irish friends... Did you guess how I made this?  Well, let me give you a little background hubby was updating my Gypsy and Imagine so I couldn't use my computer or my Cricuts so I had to come up with something else!  I used my awesome new Fiskars XL Heart Punch and punched four (4) hearts out.  Then I inked them with my Cat's Eye Dark Brown Ink and decided I didn't want them to just lie flat on the background paper so I put a little fold in the center (not all the way down to the tip though) and put glue on just the two top rounds of the hearts.  I squished them together a bit and that made them pop up a bit like a balloon!  I thought it would be cute to have the leprechaun holding the "balloon" so I used some Offray ribbon and looped it under the hearts and glued it to the leprechaun hand with some red tape.  I added a little stamped (leftover) clover to the middle of the balloon to finish it off.  The leprechaun is from one of my newest favorite stamp stores, Gourmet Rubber Stamps.  They have fantastic red rubber (mounted on cling foam) quality stamps!  I just LOVE the unique variety!  You will see more of their stamps used on my cards for sure.  The sentiment stamp is from Stampin' Up, as is the ink I used, and both the background paper and the paper for the hearts.  Check out the other blog hop I'm in today for a coordinating card!

I hope you have enjoyed my project today!  Please be sure to leave a comment and I would LOVE it if you would like to become a follower and a friend.  That would make this a LUCKY day indeed! :0)  Hmm...speaking of bout a little blog candy from me?  Ok, well the catch is in order to win you must be/become a follower.  If you have Facebook and/or Pintrest and/or Twitter, I'd be thrilled for you to join me there as well, but that is not a requirement to win.  I will be giving away a surprise blog candy present to one lucky follower.  Be sure to leave me a way to reach you!

Next stop today is the super talented Melissa.

Thanks again!
XO ~ Amy Jo



Very pretty card, love how you used hearts to create the clover!! I am already a follower!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

rlovew said...

Great card- I love the way you used the ribbon as a stem and the dimension of that. I follow you by email.

ScrappinFabPam said...

Super cute. Love how you placed the hearts to make the clover. Great idea.

Jennifer Ashley DeGough said...

Super cute. Love the 3D effect of the ribbon! :)
Happy St. Patty's Day to you!

Creative Crafting said...

Thank you for being in this hop I love your card!


jennyplace2 said...

Hello Amy Jo as always you have done it once again, such a pretty pretty card. TFS and for the chance to win some surprize blog candy.

Michelle H said...

Amy I LOVE LOVE LOVE your card! and I LOVE how you made the shamrock with a heart punch! :D I'm gonna have to scraplift that idea! I'd totally forgotten that easy peasy way to make a shamrock...
As always, it's a pleasure participating in this hop with you. I'm already a follower of yours & would love to win your super secret surprise blog candy :)

Happyscrapin said...

What a cute card! I love how you used a heart punch for the clover. I am a new follower.

plese.cathy at yahoo dot com

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful Card love the colors and papers. love your shamrock.
thanks for sharing.

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Hi Amy !!!

Yeppers, I figured out how you made the card, 'cause I almost always use my heart punches to make shamrocks. LOVE how you creased and popped it. I'll have to go check out that rubber stamp company!

Thank ye for sharin'!

Ellen ♥ O'CardMonkey

Susan Peck said...

I love the card! New follower from Bodhi's Mews.

Michele from MS said...

Another cute one Amy Jo! I love the striped paper! It goes so well with the distressed edges of the shamrock! TFS - Already a follower (hugs)

Kate said...

Your projects are fabulous, Amy Jo! (I looked at the other two posts as well. I'm just on a MAJOR time crunch today but wanted to see how you are doing.) I love the shamrock on this one!

Jessi said...

super cute thanks for sharing.

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