Today I am taking a break from the sea of Valentine's Day cards I've been sharing lately and looking ahead to St. Patrick's Day. Confession: I'm not Irish. I don't even claim to be on the one day any ol' fair skinned, blue eyed blonde could probably get away with it! And, truth be told, I'm still debating if I really need to send out St. Patrick's Day cards. Does anyone really expect a St. Patty's card? Probably not. I think I'm safe.
But, I made a couple. . . just in case I find out one of my stampers is a die hard leprechaun loving, Claddagh wearing, Gaelic speaking, Guinness drinking Irishman/woman.
Don't have St. Patrick's themed stamps? No problem! I simply copy and pasted this beautiful Irish blessing into a Microsoft Word document and then printed it on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.
I purchased this 12" x 12" paper stack called "Emerald" by Authentique and it has the most gorgeous patterns perfect for St. Patrick's Day cards or scrapbooks:
The only St. Patrick's themed stamp set I own is called "Lucky Charm" from A Muse Studio. I used it for the inside of this card (above).
I'm excited to be leaving this morning for our annual craft retreat to Cape Cod,
and I will be taking the next week off from blogging to fully enjoy it.
But, you can always follow along on my Instagram and Instastories
as I'll be sharing lots of photos and videos during our stay!
List of supplies:
Today I am sharing two cards that I created that were inspired by (or "CASED") from a card Allison Okamitsu made a few years ago using the now retired Tap, Tap, Tap stamp set. CASE is a widely used term in the paper crafting industry and has a few definitions associated with it, such as Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit. Essentially it is imitation being the sincerest form of flattery, on paper! You might be inspired by the colors, the layout, or the theme of a card or project you have seen in a magazine, on Pinterest or while attending a class, but then you change things up to make it your own.
Below is the original card designed by Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team member Allison Okamisu of Nice People Stamp that today's cards were inspired from:
CASE-ing a similar layout as shown in Allison's example above, but incorporating an entirely different color scheme gives my card a whole new look:
I liked Allison's original layout so much, I decided to create a second card using another color scheme that works great for a St. Patrick's Day card:
Thanks Allison, for inspiring me to create these cards! I hope MY CASED cards will inspire YOU!
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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Hello friends and happy St. Patrick's Day to you!
May you live a long life, full of gladness and of health,
with a pocket full of gold as the least of your wealth.
May the dreams you hold dearest, be those which come true,
and may the kindness you spread keep returning to you.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative weekend!
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