I wanted to make a St. Patricks Day card with a shamrock but I didn’t have a dedicated stamp set for this holiday. Maybe it is the same for you. So I had to get creative and think “outside the box.” So I figured that I could use a heart stamp to make shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day!
All you need to do is stamp three or four hearts with the pointy corner all touching. Then use a marker in the same color to make the stem. I used the heart stamp and punch from Country Floral Lane from Stampin’ Up! but any heart stamp will work.
Here are some tips and tricks shown in the video: Strategies to try when using a punch to punch out stamped images (cut between, add a paper extension), ways to save on DSP, how to use heart stamps to make a shamrock, how to use a strip of DSP to cover up ink mistakes, and maybe more (but that is what I can remember).
I also use some mountainscape Designer Series Paper (DSP) for a great Irish hills background!
This technique can also save the day for any students not wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day at school. (I think this is not as much of a thing nowadays as it was when I was growing up, but I never wanted my students to get pinched for not wearing green).
So I would go outside on the playground before school and either use a little heart stamp to make a shamrock on a child’s arm, or I would pre-stamp shamrocks on construction paper and pin them on their shirts.
Scroll down for measurements and the supply list.
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Measurements for Shamrock Card
Thick Basic White card base (one 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch piece of cardstock) is folded in half at the 4 1/4 inch mark.
The orange layer is actually 1/2 inch stripes mounted around the edge of the front, to save on DSP (An extra strip of this was used on the inside.
The mountainscape layer is 5 1/4 by 4 inches.
An extra piece of 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 Basic White cardstock was used to do all the stamping for both the outside and inside of the card.
Inside: The top Basic White layer is 5 1/4 x 4 inches.
Supplies for Shamrock Card
Non-Stampin’ Up! materials used to make shamrock card: Post-It Labeling and Cover-up Tape, baby wipes, paper towel, and a thin, white Posca marker.
Some products used might have been retired by Stampin’ Up! when you see this post. But usually, they have something similar available.
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