Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Clever Clovers

I wanted to make a card with four-leaf clovers in honor of St. Patrick's Day, but I didn't have any Cricut cartridges with that cut. My collection is still pretty small, and while I do have a cartridge with St. Patrick's Day images, it doesn't have clovers.

So I improvised. I found a flower on my Paisley cartridge that I thought might work. The "clover" is one of the button features on that cartridge.

The stamp was the inspiration for the entire card. I put some of the clovers on foam dots for dimension and added ribbon.

I left the inside of the card blank to write a note.

Crafty Ribbons: Anything goes with ribbon
Simply Create Too: St. Patrick's Day
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Green with ribbon
Crafty Creations: Use green
My Paper Crafting: Irish eyes are smiling
Broken Box Stock: St. Patrick's Day
Card Makin Mamas: Use green
Exploring Cricut: Luck of the Irish
Red Carpet Studio: Leprechaun
Simon Says: Bit o green
Glitter n Sparkle: St. Patrick's Day
The Pink Elephant: St. Patrick's Day
Creative Inspirations Paint: Green
Fantabulous Cricut: Luck o the Irish
Paper Playtime: Anything goes
DL.Art: Anything goes
Pin and Tack: Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything goes
Make it Monday: Anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy: Anything goes
Pinspirational Challenges: St. Patrick's Day


  1. So cute...love the sentiment! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week with your fabulous card! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week!
    Rene :D

  2. Great card! Love the dimension and how you finished off the inside! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  3. Great stamp and a great card for ST. Patricks. Thanks for joining us at My Paper Crafting.

  4. cute! thanks for coming by rrr!

  5. Fantastic way to work around the limitations of not having the "perfect" thing you wanted for you card...you worked it out and it is fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at {PIN}spirational Challenge! Good luck!

  6. Cute card! I love your clovers/shamrocks and I love your sentiment! Thanks for joining us at My Paper Crafting ;-)

  7. Fabulous card and colors Evelyn. I saw this on MIM. Faye

  8. You have made a really cute and fab card! Great idea to use another way to make shamrocks! Well done!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Simply Create Too.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  9. Love your card Evelyn and thanks for entering at Exploring Cricut.

  10. Very Clever! Great Sentiment.

    Thanks so much for joining us in at the {Pin}Spirational Challenge this week—Good Luck! Barb—DT.

  11. Gorgeous card Evelyn :-) the clover looks fab !

    thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
    Lols x x x

  12. Wonderful card! Love how you made clovers from a flower! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Luck of the Irish' challenge at Exploring Cricut and for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  13. Great way to think outside the box. You made the flowers work. Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB. Kim Ogden

  14. Great job improvising on the clovers-it works great!!! So glad you joined us this week at Exploring Cricut :)

  15. So cool!!! Thanks for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you play along again!!!


  16. Lovely card thank you for joining us at glitternsparkle DT Sam xx

  17. Great card!! So cool..
    Thanks for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle..
    Toni - DT

  18. Way to make the flowers work as your 4-leaf clovers! That sentiment is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

  19. I love how you improvised. It kills me- whenever I "need" a cut I can't find it. I have "enough" cartridges if you ask hubby but there are so many more I NEED! :)

    Rebecca, Fantabulous Cricut DT
    I would love to have you visit my blog!
    Check out my new challenge blog DT call!

  20. Gorgeous card, love the sentiment :) xx Thanks for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle this week -Paula DT

  21. Cool . Love it . Thanks for sharing with us at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

  22. What a great way to 'make do', Evelyn! Sweet sentiment. Thanks for sharing your card with us for the Green Challenge with the Card Makin' Mamas!

    Hope to see you again soon!

    Inky hugs,
    CMM DT

  23. Great card and the clovers look perfect, thank you for playing along at challenges 4 everybody, Vickie, DT

  24. Great card! Thanks so much for playing along with this weeks "Use the color GREEN" challenge over at at The Pink Elephant!
    Sheri-TPE DT

  25. Great card, I really like the triple shamrocks!! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!!

  26. That's the best way to get use out of those carts :-) It came out just fabulous! So glad you could join us at FCCB!