Since St. Patricks Day preparation is in full swing, it was time for me to make a few more cards for our card rack, as this weekend is the 4-day pop up sale at Gypsy Chic Vintage in Lincoln, CA. If you’re in the area, please stop by and check out our cards, and say hello. Our “monsoon season” has now somewhat tapered off into partial showers . . . but for the next two weeks! So bring your umbrella!

Have you ever sent St. Patrick’s Day cards? I haven’t . . . but then, I actually can’t think of any family or friends who have Irish heritage, or are really into celebrating this day. So I’ve got no urge to send cards. I do love corned beef (NOT cabbage!!!) . . . but seldom indulge that special dish, either.

So, I’m relegated to making a few cards, hopefully for those who DO send them for March 17th. I did enjoy making these cards and love the way they turned out. They are all from an Anna Griffin papercrafting kit, for the holiday. I had lots of cute embellishments, along with card fronts, vellum layers, and greetings so I could make a good variety of card styles.

These first two cards both feature my favorite embellishment from the kit . . . the cute little Irish boy waving his shamrock. Its interesting and fun to see how you can take the same elements and make very different cards from them. I guess that “puzzle” is the challenge I enjoy.
Here’s a much more feminine card. This kit had some really pretty flower embellishments, along with all the shamrocks. And I love the female hand reaching up with foliage in it!
Here’s another more floral card, but with some different embellishments added.
And one final card, using a variety of embellishments. This one’s got all the traditional Irish emblems of this holiday, along with a few “gems” for sparkle!

As you know, I use lots and lots of different companies’ products for crafting, and I love each one of them. The nice thing about having a couple of Anna Griffin kits on hand, is that with her kits that include everything you need, it’s fast and easy to make a card when you have an immediate need, and your stash doesn’t have what you need.

Most of the time, I prefer to have her marvelous papers on hand, and design my own cards; sometimes using some of her floral embellishments, but often using a variety of others, also. The paper crafting world is fortunate to still have so many small companies in business, with many choices of beautiful card making products.

Thanks for checking out my “luck of the Irish” creations today. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! That’s what I’m here for, and I love to visit! Big hugs! Janice


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