Thursday, February 24, 2011

Lucky Leprechaun

St. Patrick's day is coming up soon. This is a really simple card layout that I have used for other things. It is a nice alternative to the typical A2 card even though when folded this is the same dimensions. 

I am entering this into the Cricut Cardz Challenge. The challenge is to make a card for St. Patrick's day but NO shamrocks. 

For the card, I cut my base stock at 8.5" x 5.5", normal, no big deal, right?
Now for the folding. I scored on the 8.5" edge starting on the left at 2 1/8" and at 4 1/4" and then fold to get sort of an accordion fold. now you just decorate it.

Here's how I did it...
All paper from my scrap stash
Striped paper....
  • cut one panel at 4" x 5.25"
  • cut 2 panels at 1 7/8" x 5.25" 
Cut 2 squares at 1.5" and cut in half diagonally to place on the corners of the card
Leprechaun/layers including shadow cut at 4" from Simply Charmed cartridge, p. 32
  • I used my Gypsy to hid his face so I could stamp it
Face stamp from Peachy Keen's Boy Mates Face stamp set
Sentiment from Pink by Design spring has Sprung Stamp set
Doodle with my gel pen.


Barb Smith said...

Cute card. Thanks for joining us for this week's challenge.

Barb from Toronto, Canada
CCC Design Team #2

Faith Abigail Designs said...

How cute! I'm always looking for new ideas for cards; I'll definitely try this one out.

Melissa said...

Very nice, love this fold. Great job on the challenge, thanks so much for playing CCC.

Anita said...

What a great card!! Thanks for joining us this week at Cricut Cardz Challenge! Hugs, Anita

Crafting Misfit said...

Nice job. I love the stripes.

Kristin said...

So cute! I used this little guy too. Thanks for joining us at CCC!

Scrapper69 said...

ADORABLE! Gotta love this litle guy! and the design of the card is great! Thanks for playing along with us over at Cricut Cardz! :o)
Theresa DT

mum of two said...

What a great St Patty's card! I love the Z fold style and that patterned paper is great! Thanks for playing with us at Cricut Cardz Challenge. Hope to see you back again soon :)


N2ScrapN4Fun said...

Really nice!!! Love your take on this challenge.

Thanks for joining us @ CCC.