Kiss Me, I’m Irish! Authentique Shamrock Card Tutorial
Hello, Friends! Well, Valentine’s Day is past, so you know what that means don’t you? Yes! It’s time for the wearin’ o the green! I’m here today to help you get ready for Saint Patrick’s Day with a trio of totally adorable vintage style cards. This Authentique Shamrock Card Tutorial will have you itching to dig into your crafty stash and get your green on!
Working with this collection is an Irish girl’s dream come true. Especially in the gloomy month of February! All this green makes my heart want to sing! Each of these 5″ x 5″ top fold cards uses the same basic “recipe.” This means, you can make a stack of cards in a very short amount of time. Just cut all your panels, die cut your embellishments and make your own assembly line!
I broke out some dies to make these festive rosettes and ribbon banners. Make a whole stack of them before you start, then you can zip right through the creative process.
You can give each card its own unique feel simply by altering the focal image and the placement of the embellishments a bit.
Authentique Shamrock Card Tutorial: The Party’s on the Inside
Lest you should think that I overlooked the interior of these gloriously green cards, here’s a peek at the inside.
I’ve filled the interior with lots of fun little interactive elements that make each card feel just like a party!
Authentique Shamrock Card Tutorial on YouTube
So are you ready to get your craft on? I’ve prepared a video tutorial for you. In it, we will learn how to quickly and easily build a pocket card base. We will decorate the interior of the card, and build the little wallet that tucks into the pocket. Then we’ll decorate the card front together. I think you’re going to be surprised at how quickly and easily these cards come together.
One quick note: for some reason, I got it into my crazy head that the name of this collection was Emerald. It is not. It is SHAMROCK. So whenever you hear me say “Emerald” wag your finger at me and say, “Shamrock, Kathy! Shamrock!” I apologize for the glitch!
You’ll find a linked supply list for the products I’ve used at the end of this post. Now get out your notebook and pencil, because class is in session! Enjoy!
If I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!
Supply List and Product Links: Authentique Shamrock Card Tutorial
- Shamrock 12×12 Paper Pad
- Details Sticker Sheet
- White Linen, Dark Green Artisan Cardstock
- Little Birdie Crafts Renae Classic Flower Assortment
- Forest Green Taffeta, Gold Metallic String
- Tim Holtz Mini Rosettes Strip Die
- Ribbon Flags Strip Die
- Gold Doily, or Chipboard Element
- Stick Pins and Buttons from my stash
I never think to craft for St. Patrick’s Day, but these do put me in the creative spirit! How fun, and I would NEVER think you forgot to do something really special on the inside! You are amazing, my friend! thought of you this weekend when visiting a stamp store in SC. They had Authentique papers! I thought, I wonder what Kathy would do?! Thank you for your amazing inspiration! Hugs!
I’m interested in knowing how you mail your cards. They are beautiful, but what do you use for envelopes?
Hi, Trish! For mailing, I wrap the card in tissue, tie with ribbon and then place in a bubble mailer. If I’m giving directly to the person, I place the card in a cellophane bag and tie it with ribbon. You can also make your own dimensional envelopes with an envelope making tool like the one We R Memory Keepers makes. HOpe that helps!
Hello, Marsha! If I’m mailing the card, I wrap it in tissue paper and place it in a bubble mailer. If I’m delivering it myself, I place it in a cellophane bag and tie it with ribbon. You can also create your own dimensional envelopes. Heartfelt Creations sells clear envelope boxes. These are all good solutions for dimensional cards. Thanks for the great question!
Hi Kathy, these are gorgeous cards, so adorable. thank you heaps for the tutorial. amazing, A beautiful holiday. I am Scotch Irish. Don’t forget to wear Green that day. and watch the parade in New York……hugs
“kiss me I’m Irish” I have a wee bit in my family heritage but mostly Scottish. So Haggis instead of a pot of gold? Mmmm I think I’m Irish today. lol Great cards Kathy, absolutely adorable. 🙂
I think anyone would love receiving this wonderful card. the details are amazing and your eyes can hardly stop finding each touch you added in…. have a happy st pattys day… my husbands side came from Belfast… so I hear you on the irish traditions…. you said soda bread… if you make scones… could you drop me a line with a recipe? hubby has been wishing someone had written that down.. as he always talks about his grandmother making scones for him.
These are adorable cards with a vintage flair Kathy! I have quite a bit of Irish heritage in my family and would love to go there some day!
LOVE these…. thank you for creating, and for sharing! I think your first inclination was right, tho, much of this is Emerald. Did you use both?
Hi, Lynne! The stickers are from Emerald, but the papers are Shamrock. They are somewhat similar (shamrocks, green, etc.). You could easily create these cards with either collection! Thanks so much for the kind comment!