Saturday, February 26, 2011

Make Your Own Luck

Good morning! I did get a little bit of play time in yesterday afternoon and I made about a dozen of these little lucky St. Patrick's Day cards.

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The image is Shamrock Wreath by Lynne Stansbery. I really love coloring this wreath. I used Copics of course and added a bit of sparkle with some glitter on the ribbons.

The sentiment was computer generated and printed at the same time I printed the image. I sponged a little around the image while it was still in the die. The designer paper is from Papertrey Ink. I finished the top off with a green and white gingham bow.

On the inside I printed the I'm So Lucky To Have You image from Squigglefly , but I erased the four leaf clover and added my own!

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It's a little green shamrock I crocheted and attached a pin to the back so the person who gets this card can remove the shamrock and wear it on St. Patrick's Day for luck! Here are instructions for crocheting your own little shamrock.

I used embroidery floss and a size 7 hook.

crochet 4 and slip stitch to form a circle
chain 3
inside circle do a triple crochet , double crochet, a triple crochet.
Chain 3 and slip stitch.
repeat twice more for remaining petals.
For a stem you you now chain four and crochet into the 2nd chain from
hook, slip stitch in next chain and finish off.

These are very quick to make. I hope you enjoy making a bit of your own luck! I'm entering this card into the Corrosive Challenge which is to use a form of distressing. I distressed my edges with the ink.

Today I'm going to get some of this week's meals prepared and get a few things ready for the work week. It looks like it's going to be about 70 degrees today so I'm sure Riley and I will be getting outside some too. But I did a lot of work around here yesterday, so I know I will be treating myself to some crafty time today too!

I hope you have a fabulous day, and thanks for looking!


Dawn Frost said...

What a great idea! Someone gets a card and a pin, lucky indeed!

Shawna said...

Outstanding card Holly! Love the little shamrock you crocheted!

Elaine A said...

Hi Holly -

I love this card! It is so sweet and what a clever girl you are are to crochet the shamrock inside! I love it and thank you for the instructions for crocheting the shamrock. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Elaine Allen

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Sweet card - the wreath looks great with the scalloped background. LOVE that little shamrock pin - just adorable.
Caroline xxx

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Great card Holly!

Regan said...

Wonderful card and what a great idea to include the shamrock pin that you also made! Thanks for playing along @ The Corrosive Challenge! :)

Kim said...

This is such a pretty card Holly! Love the shape!

Marlene said...

That shamrock wreath is adorable, and I love the card. crochet flowers, snowflakes, and now shamrocks, too?!!! You're wild, woman!

Janet said...

great card! thanks for joining the corrosive challenge!

Tammy said...

Lovely card Holly. Too bad I don't crochet otherwise, I'd be making some of the sweet shamrocks.

Anonymous said...

Oh I love this one Holly!! The scallop circle is brilliant as is the colors and I love how you've added the crochet greenery inside the card!! :) HUGs

Janine A said...

Wonderful card you made and Thank you for posting the shamrock pattern, super cute!! Off to crochet shamrocks!

Heidi Brawley said...

your card is soo cute! And I really love your crochet shamrocks!!! They ROCK!!!!
~Heidi Brawley