Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Stampin up mojo monday 76 shamrock

Mojo Monday 76
Thank you for joining me for this week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 76.  I don't send too many St. Patty's Day cards and don't own a single stamp for this holiday.  I noticed the idea of the shamrock using punched hearts in Stampin' Up!''s monthly demo magazine and grabbed the "lucky" stamp from Define Your Life for my sentiment.  Works for me 🙂

Using Stampin' Up!'s Full Heart Punch and Flock Together Designer Series Paper, I created the shamrock leaves.  They are adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals to Whisper White layered over Chocolate Chip.  A Chocolate Button from the Button Latte Designer Collection lands in the middle.  TIP:  I used a skinny sliver of Garden Green card stock to produce the thread through the button.  Tie carefully.  It's a bit delicate.

Below is a layer of Certainly Celery over Chocolate Chip.  A Paper Piercer and Template assisted me in defining the pierced edges of the Celery layer.  The vertical banner is a layer of Chocolate Chip Textured card stock over Certainly Celery.  A snippet of Certainly Celery 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, accents the top.

Using Stampin' Up!'s Backgrounds I Texturz Plates and my Big Shot, I created embossed details on a 5 x 5" piece of Garden Green card stock.  TIP:  I have the best impression when I mist the card stock with water before running it through with the Texturz Plates.  Keep flat and let dry before adhering.  The textured Garden Green layer tops a 5.25 x 5.25 Whisper White card base (scored at the top).

You have been asking.  Yes, you can use the Texturz Plates in your Cuttlebug  I updated my Big Shot 101 Tutorial with this tidbit (along with my Big Shot/Cuttlebug compatability information). 

TIP:  Using a Cuttlebug with Texturz Plates– From Top to Bottom

Texturz Impressions Pad (114614)

Texturz Silicone Rubber Mat (114615)

Texturz Plate facing up

Cuttlebug A plate

TIP:  If you need a little more tension, try adding a piece of card stock (start thin) to your sandwich between Cuttlebug A Plate and the Texturz Impression Plate.

The "lucky" sentiment from Define Your Life was inked up in Chocolate Chip and stamped on Whisper White.  Using the smallest heart from Stampin' Up!'s Heart to Heart Punch, I created my mini Garden Green shamrock.  The sentiment is attached with Stampin' Dimensionals to a layer of Chocolate Chip.

TIP:  Create a coordinating envelope in just minutes.  I adhered a matching piece of Flock Together Designer Paper over the envelope flap, flipped it over and cut away the excess.


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Stamp Set:  Define Your Life (114950)
Paper:  Flock Together Designer Series Paper (114018), Garden Green (102584), Certainly Celery (105125), Chocolate Chip (102128)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip (100908)
Cool Tools:  Full Heart Punch (113693), Heart to Heart Punch (113694), Paper Piercer and Template (104310, Stampin' Up! Crafter's Tool Kit)
The Perfect Touch:  Certainly Celery 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109031), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Button Latte Designer Buttons (114333), Whisper White Medium Square Envelope (107289, 5.5 x 5.5)

Texturz plates

Define your life


  1. Fab card! Love the way you’ve turned the hearts into a shamrock!
    Helen x

  2. Oh, that’s gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Mary, you rock! I am so ‘lucky’ to have you as my mojo friend!

  4. Once again, you’ve done an oustanding job! I love this card and plan to replicate it for my honey…he’ll never expect a St. Patty’s Day card full of mushy sentiment! 🙂 Keep up the fabulous work and detailed tutorials – I just can’t get enough!

  5. This is too cooool! Green is a cool color and I love it. Thanks for the great directions as I just noticed I don’t have a single St. Paddy’s stamp, either and would love to do a couple of cards. Happy day! Mary Jo

  6. Very Nice Mary, I would never have thought to use an heart for the shamrock.
    I too don’t do St Patty’s card but you have inspired to me to do so.

  7. Your card is fabulous! I love the big bold shamrock, embossing and lucky definition!
    Awesome card!

  8. beautiful card!

  9. Top ‘O the Mornin’ to ya (ok, afternoon).

    I had a dream about a St. Patrick’s Day card last night. I love how you used the hearts for a shamrock… so cleva!

    P.S. Melting Pot has a special Irish Menu on March 17th. We already have our reservations set. YUM!

  10. Gorgeous card, Mary! Thanks for the misting tip – I’ll have to try it. I haven’t been happy with my results so far with the Texturz plates in my Big Shot.

  11. This is the most beautiful “St Patrick’s Day” card I have ever seen! You rock girlfriend! 😉

  12. Mary Fish, Queen of punches without a doubt. I don’t know how you come up with them, what a creative mind. Thanks for the idea.

  13. I don’t normally send out St. Patrick’s Day cards, but I might have to now that I have seen yours! Beautiful card, Mary!

  14. What a great idea! As usual, thanks for the inspiration!

  15. This is such a good St.Patrick’s card! Love the greens and use of hearts (big and small).

    You used the sketch beautifully!

    Cindy 🙂

  16. too stinkin cute Mary!!!!

  17. i dont make st patricks day cards but … i can appreciate a good card nonetheless. this one is just BEAUTIFUL. love BOTH shamrocks, so cute what you did with the tiny hearts on the definition layer. as always, just amazing gifts you have. i always love your work, and i should comment every day. forgive???
    blessings, jo ann.

  18. Cute! I love the different shades of green. Happy March!!

  19. LOVE it!!!

  20. Grace Lange-Way

    You are just too clever Mary. I never would have envisioned using a heart punch to make a Shamrock. You are quite the creative gal. Love your website.

  21. Great Idea for using the Heart Punch. The Card turned out great.

  22. Mary – this is so pretty!!! Love the heart shamrock too!!! Awesome take on the Sketch!!! Hugs ~S~

  23. That’s really very pretty!

  24. Colleen Kramer

    I love that you get more mileage out of your supplies! What a great Mojo sketch!

  25. Mary, I luv this card….very sweet..luv green! *~*

  26. Great St Patty’s card! Love the heart shamrock! That’s a terrific layout too. Love the Lucky definition!

  27. This is a beautiful card Mary! The paper seems made for a St. Paddy’s card and I love the idea of using heart punches for the shamrock. Thanks for all the info!

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