I don't do much for St. Patty's Day, craft-wise (I'll never turn down a beer, though, green or otherwise!) -- I only have one tiny St. Pat's stamp set (from Papertrey), but it gets some use here on an anniversary card for some dear friends of ours who snuck off and got married on St. Patrick's Day a few years ago :)
I used Meg's fabulous clover idea, though in a larger size, curled up my "leaves" a bit, stamped part of the sentiment stamp, and added a rainbow center and stem -- here's a closeup of that bit:
The center is punched from a stamped and colored rainbow from another set (more on that in a minute), topped with a dome sticker, and the stem is braided twine from the Twinery. Quick, simple, colorful. Suits them to a T!
Next, I have two cards for the same person -- whom I've never met...but she must be pretty special! Any guesses why?:
Yep, she's turning the big century! My pal at work calls her an adopted grandmother...and apparently, it's a little hard to find hundredth-birthday cards at good old Hallmark ;) So, card-making friend to the rescue! Turns out Ms. Century is a former mountain-climber who still enjoys the view, hence my hand-cut mountains rather than my usual hills. I used Up, Up and Away and the matching balloon and cloud dies for my little scene (the rainbow center of the above clover is in the same set).
Flower gardening is her other hobby:
Used that pretty flower set from Stampin' Up for this one -- I even used
a bit of Copic work on them! The dies and sentiment are from Papertrey as well. The pink rose has a bit of dimension:
...um, hope you can see it :) the center was stamped a second time and popped up over the original.
Besides the fact that I made all three of these cards last night, they have something else in common -- they all use the same 8x8 pack of Making Memories paper (an Archiver's giveaway, I think) that's been sitting in a drawer forever. Nice to give my older stash some love!
Before I go, I thought I'd answer the questions I got on my giveaway post last week.
Meg wanted to know my favorite movie. My all-time absolute forever favorite is Willy Wonka (the original, please)...but my modern-day grown-up favorites are a three-way tie between Lost in Translation, Amelie, and Ghost World. OH, and I love everything Audrey Hepburn's ever been in. And all the Wes Anderson movies. And a few others.... :)
Cathy C. wanted to know if I ever do scrap weekends. I can't say that I have -- I've scrapped/crafted all day at Scrappy Chic a bunch, but never an overnight. I'm pretty sure that would be fun, as long as my fellow crafters were a fun bunch!
Liz wants to know what else I like to shop for besides scrap goodies (wait, there are other things to shop for?!?) Seriously, though, I love shoe/clothing/accessory shopping, especially when I score great deals :) And like you, Liz, I love a good HomeGoods run! Vacation spot: I'd love to return to London, and while I'm there I'd visit...um, the rest of Europe! I love cities and history. Favorite blogs: too many to count!
Well, that was a heck of a post! Hope you enjoyed it. If any other questions pop up, just throw them my way. Until then, have a delightful day!