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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cricut Saint Patrick's Day Card

Sis from Paper, Craft & Scissors with a Saint Patrick's Day Card (or any other Irish or coffee occasion) to share as I shared my Valentine's card previously on my blog. 

I will share a few Cricut Craft Room tips that I used to make this card.  If you are interested in learning more, there is a terrific resource available at the Cricut Craft Room Blog (by Narelle and Scrapalette).

I used the "Love You a Latte" card and selected frappucino 2 as the base of my Irish coffee.  As designed, there is some greenery peaking out from the whipped cream, but it isn't a shamrock.  Because the second base layer is the same as the first minus the greenery,  I copied the shift layer and simply welded two small shamrocks from Paper Doll Dress Up.  

As Irish coffee does not include sprinkles, I used the "Edit Contour" feature to hide the sprinkles cuts.  I needed some eyes to smile, so I used the "pinwheel face" from Create a Critter, edited the contours, and welded the eyes and smile on the "coffee layer."  To ensure the eyes and smile were visible, I also cut the "coffee layer" from black card stock (without the smile and eyes).  Assembling the Irish coffee mug was a breeze and I used foam squares to attach the coffee to the label.

I selected a blue background for the label in order to highlight the coffee.  The label is from Twinkle Toes (Dance Team).  I also cut a label from lightweight cardstock and adhered to the blue label to add some dimension.  To further highlight the featured cut, I added some copper-colored brads in the corner of the frame.  The banner behind the label is from B is for Boys (once again I used Cricut Craft Room to remove the "slits" in the cut).

I like to use a variety of prints and colors to add interest and depth.  I printed the sentiment and trimmed it by hand.  The sentiment is also attached to a small piece of lightweight chipboard.

And there you have it, a smiling cup of Irish coffee without a bow or glitter accent in sight.


  1. This is SO cute Sis!! And now for some reason I'm craving a bit of Bailey's. ;)

  2. Love this card and all the colors.

    1. Thanks, Leslie. The color palette is a change up for me but it is the Emerald year (per Pantone). I thought it might provide some inspiration for those in search of masculine cards.

  3. You did a great job. this is adorable. Thanks for the craft room tips, love that hide contours feature.

  4. Love the combination of paper patterns you used. That coffee looks yummy!

  5. How cute is this! I love the changes you made to the cuts and the masculine feel-- even with the smiling coffee! You have indeed created a 'pub' feel with the patterns and colors and maybe even those brads creating a plaque background.

    Very clever and perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

  6. It very much has a pub feel to it. I love this card!

  7. So cute - love the card. That is such a great little card with a masculine feel. Nice job.

  8. Love it Sis, as I do EVERY card you create!

  9. Aye lassy, you captured the true Irish spirit in this card ! And someone named O'Neal should know :) LOL

  10. This is so cute! You've really created a fun card this month, but then again, I always love seeing your work. I really like how you've altered the images using the CCR. I am trying to become more familiar with it. Thanks for the tutorial.


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