Friday, March 14, 2014

Lucky Charms Card & Scrapbook Layout

St. Patrick's Day is coming up, and I have had a lot of fun making a few fun projects for the lucky day!  I took out a few punches and framelits, and came up with the perfect punch art for St. Paddy's Day. I also used my e-cutter, the Silhouette Cameo, and the Lucky Framable MDS Download to create the perfect sentiment for my card and title for my scrapbook layout. All of the fun gold in the Spring Catalog is perfect for St. Patrick's Day as well. Here is the card I came up with. The background DSP is from the Fresh Prints Pack, and I spritzed Gumball Green on it using my Air Spritzer Tool & Gumball Green Marker. Like I said, I used the Lucky Framable Download for the "lucky charm" sentiment (in the download it is "lucky charms," but I simply snipped off the "s"), along with the Countless Sayings 1 Photopolymer Stamp Set & Marker to create the "U R My" portion of the sentiment.

The Gold Foil Paper & Gold Baker's Twine was the perfect touch for a little gold. I also added a little Ruffled Pistachio Pudding Ribbon. The clover was created simply by putting 4 hearts from the Small Heart Punch together and a stem snipped from Gumball Green Cardstock.

 I thought this was a perfect card to share with "My Lucky Charm," and a perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. I also created a fun scrapbook layout for St. Patrick's Day with a rainbow & pot of gold.  
I absolutely love how this page turned out. We a single layout (the left page) at my scrapbook class, but I couldn't help but add a 2nd page for myself. The page was SO fun to make, and I enjoyed everyone at class thinking "Oh I can't do this," but quickly figuring out just how easy it is to do! The pot of gold is SO simple and just takes a few punches. Here is a quick diagram of the punch art.
All you need is the 1/2" Circle Punch (for your gold pieces), the Large Oval Punch, Word Window Punch, and 1 3/4" Circle Punch. So so simple! The rainbow is also very simple and only takes a couple of tools. Here is a quick photo tutorial on how to whip up your own rainbow.
All you need is the Large Oval Punch, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform & cutting plates, and the Oval Framelits. To explain a little more on the rainbow, all you need to do is punch the Large Oval Punch half way up the edge of your paper. Then cut the Oval Framelit the same way, half way up your cardstock, as shown. You'll do the same for each color working your way from the inside out of your ovals (Elegant Eggplant=the smallest oval, Real Red=the largest [but not the scalloped]). Then, you will glue each piece to the next, starting with the Real Red. Here is the finished product. Be sure to trim your ends!
As you can see, the reason for the oval punch is to make sure you have the curve in the center of your rainbow, and not just a solid piece. The colors of my rainbow are Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Pacific Point, and Elegant Eggplant. I just LOVE what a statement the rainbow makes, and it makes me even happier that it is so simple to create! Here is my complete scrapbook layout. I hope you enjoy it, as well as the card! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

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