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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

A Very Green Birthday!!!

My hubby's aunt's birthday is on St. Patrick's Day. So I thought I'd make her a "green" card this year. When I had made the Leprechaun candy header I made an extra Leprechaun. I wanted to make two at the same time in the event I would ruin one in the process. That ruined one gets dubbed the title of "prototype!" LOL But that time, much to my surprise I ended up with two that were usable!!! So the first one I made the candy header with and the other one I thought I would save for a card. I looked at the March calendar and saw the St. Patrick's Day birthday and I knew I was going to use it for a card for hubby's aunt.

I also ran across a piece of wallpaper sample I had gotten sometime last year at Menards. And it was green, not the color green of the hat but that's ok, his aunt won't notice!!! LOL

I used the "Circle of Friendship" stamp for the birthday greeting, layered Old Olive and Close to Cocoa along with a piece of sponged Very Vanilla and the wallpaper sample and I had a card in no time at all! Using the wallpaper sample is much like using decorative paper. But if you do use a wallpaper sample, please take into consideration that the paper is prepasted and it's best to use double sided tape and not a wet glue to affix it to the card stock. Once the paste gets wet it begins to activate and it can warp your card stock.

For more items to make using punches check out Memory Lane's gallery on SplitCoastStampers.
There's SO many cute things you can create with just punches alone. I was amazed at all of the ones on her gallery. And I didn't, not for one moment stop and say "why didn't I think of that?" It was beyond me to think of my punches like that. And still I can only copy and not design, I can't step out of the box that far! LOl

Thank you SO much for stopping by,


Allison Rankin said...

This is a great creation Wanda...BTW, I love your names you offered up on my blog (and I didn't tell everyone that!).

Unknown said...

I adore him on the card as well, very cute!

dasimonds said...

Cute Leprechaun card!!

Anonymous said...

Can you tell me the sizes of the background squares? The green and black ones that the leprechauns go'es onto?