by Richelle Naegle
With St. Patty’s Day right around the corner, I thought I would make a few Cricut St. Patrick's Day paper crafts. I started with this super simple card.
St. Patrick's Day Cricut Card
For this card St. Patty’s Day Card I used the Circle Frame embossing folder. This is one of my absolute favorite embossing folders. I just can see so many possibilities of fun cards to make with this folder. After embossing the 5 x 7 card I used green ink to ink up the raised part of the card. The shamrock is cut out from Designers Calendar Cricut cartridge at 3”
Tip when inking paper: Don’t worry if you get too much in one spot; just add a little more to the other side to even it out!
Then I added a little faux stitching around the shamrock, and a green button in the center. You could also add a few pop dots to the back of the shamrock to give it a little extra dimension.
St. Patrick's Day Scrapbook Layout
Next on our list of Cricut St. Patrick's Day paper crafts is this fun scrapbook album layout. This is a simple 12” x 12” layout. Using my scrap pile, I found 9 different green paper sheets you only needed 3” x 3” squares so you don’t need big pieces. The shamrock from the Designer’s Calendar Cricut cartridge cut out at 3", The leprechaun is from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge he was cut out at 4” then I added some Copper stickles to his hat and for the button on his shirt. I used a peachy keen stamp for his face.
The pot of gold and the horse shoe was cut out from the Create a Critter cartridge the horse shoe was cardstock cut out at 4” and the pot of gold at 4” I did add the same copper stickles to the pot of gold. (I used copper instead of gold because I like how the color died darker) You could use the gold as well. Happy St. Patrick’s Day is from the Create A Critter 2 Cricut cartridge at 2”
Then I added a lot of faux stitching around the squares and all the fun St. Patrick’s cuts. This layout leaves for 4 places for pictures to be placed. If you had more you could either add a second 12” x 12” page or leave one of the objects off or cut one smaller so you could have it on the edge of a photo or something. While it was a little more work, still wouldn’t take to long.
St. Patrick's Day Home Decor
For the last St. Patrick’s Day Paper Crafts, I made an easy home décor project, and while I want to say it was quick it didn’t take a lot of work but waiting for pain and glue to dry does take some time. So if you plan to do other things in between this craft will go quickly.
Using a scrap piece of wood. This one was approximately 6” x 9” I painted the entire block black. You will want to let the paint completely dry, and may need a second coat or even just a few touch ups here and their.
Then I found this fun green scrap piece of paper, I cut my paper ½’” shorter than my block so I would have a small boarder around the paper. You could cut your paper to be the exact size of the block if you wanted.
Then using mod pod glue I glued the back and front of the paper, this is very important by using the glue on both sides it holds the paper down better and makes it so you don’t get the bubbles through your craft, and don’t worry about using to much it dries clear and you won’t even know it’s their. Then allow plenty of time for the glue to dry before adding the vinyl to it.
For the lettering I used the Junior font from the Extreme Fonts Cricut cartridge cut out "Lucky" at 1.25” Then using my gypsy I turned some of the letters because I didn’t want them all to be straight.
For the “may all your days be” I used the better with chocolate font from Type Candy Cricut cartridge cut out at .45” and the two little shamrocks are from Create A Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge at .75”
CGull glossy vinyl which is great vinyl, works with any die cutting machine and works just as good as the other types of vinyl but instead of being a dull finish has a nice shine to them. I cut all the images out using the white and green vinyl then transferred them to the block. Then I added a little sheer black ribbon to the top and you have a super easy St. Patrick’s Day paper craft. You can always go with classic Cricut vinyl, too.
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