Friday, February 15, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Today I'm posting for the Card A Day Blog and have made a hinge card for St. Patrick's Day.  Cutting instructions is at the bottom of the post.

I started out by cutting the card base and the white mat.  I originally had a green for my base but it was just too much green so I swapped it out the a gold to match the coins in the pot.  I then cut the paper for the flap and the belly band.  All of my edges are inked. When I had my placement I used the crop-a-dile to punch a hole through the flap then the card base and attached with a brad.  Then I attached the band being sure to keep the pop up dots below the the hing flap.

I used Cricut Designers Studio to weld and cut the hat from A Childs Year.  I inked the edges added a scrap of black card stock and attached the hat to the top of the flap.  I cut the sentiment using Martha Stewart Seasonal cartridge.

Since there is not much room for writing a personal note I have a another mat to the back of the card base.  My card does not fit into a regular envelope I did not take into account the hat at the top of the card.  If you want your card to fit you will need to make adjustment for that. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget to stop back tomorrow to see what Debi Barber has to inspire you.  She is starting off with a new challenge.

I'm entering this card in the Operation Write Home - Show Us Your Green Challenge.

Cutting Instructions:
Card Base - Gold: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
White: - 4" x 5 1/4"
Shamrock paper: 3 7/8" x 3"

Flap- Gold: 3 3/4" x 3 1/4"
Pattern Paper: 3 5/8" x 3 1/8"

Band - Gold: 4 1/4" x 1 1/2"
Stripes: 4 1/4" x 1 1/4"

Recipe: Paper: ATD Yearbook Seasons; DCWV - gold; Recollections - white and black; Crate Paper - green pattern for the hat.
Ink: Inkadinkadoo - burgundy
Cricut Cartridge: A Childs Year, Martha Stewart Seasonal
Ribbon: Stampin' Up - 1/2" Pear Pizzaz Seam Binding
Brad: Stampin' Up - Earth Elements
Misc.: Adhesive, pop up dots, Crop-a-d-dile


cinmfoster said...

Creative Genie

Very cute, Cindy! I haven't seen any hinged cards in awhile. This was a nice reminder.

cinmfoster said...

Tina Campbell

Really cute card, just love that Shamrock paper. Cute way to open the card too.