Thursday, February 25, 2010

Craft Project: Four Leaf Clover Card

Let me first say that I'm feeling a little guilty about posting a St. Patrick's Day craft right after a Hinamatsuri post. It just seems wrong, like when the stores stock Christmas products before Halloween. But this is what I made today so this is what I'll share.

This simple St. Patrick's Day card is made from card stock, glue and junk mail. That's it. It's an easy, inexpensive, and quick card to make.

Supplies:
Card Stock
Junk Mail Flyers - card stock weight preferred
Four leaf clover hole punch
Scissors
Glue

1. Punch out 9 clovers in shades of green from advertising flyers, magazines, etc.

2. Cut card stock to 11" x 5.5". Fold in half. Round corners with scissors or a corner punch.

3. Lay out clovers on card. Glue in place. Done.

22 comments:

Hope Chella said...

No! It it right around the corner seriously...especially to do a craft :)

Teresa said...

I love this simple adorable idea! Thanks.

Avlor said...

Adorable! I don't have a clover punch - but I do have a heart punch and could use 4 hearts and a paper sliver for the stem!

Marisa@make*happy said...

Love the simplicity of this card, and the recycling! By the way, you have very pretty junk mail. :)

Laura said...

I absolutely love using junk mail, catalogs, etc. in this kind of tonal way. We did Valentine collages in a similar fashion, just looking for the things that were red/pink/flowery. But what really makes the classiness of this card in the geometric arrangement of the shamrocks, and of course the clean lines of the shapes themselves. Very nice. You are making me want paper-punch supplies, and I know that's a slippery slope... :)

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Akemi said...

i like the pictures...and the nice bouquet effect. =o) are you enjoying your camera?

Sophie said...

This is so easy and yet so lovely, can't wait to try them.
^-^ Love and HUgs,

Lilly Higgins said...

Greetings form Ireland!I love this idea of recycling junk mail, I'll definitely be looking for one of those clover punch shapes. Thanks & love the blog!x Lilly

JB said...

I can't believe that's from advertisements! I thought you were using some fancy papers. It looks great!

Amber M. said...

Love, love, love it!!

Alexander said...

Very pretty card. I like the colours and design. That's for sharing.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

kawaii crafter said...

Avlor,

I think the heart punch is a great idea. Good thinking :)

Akemi,

Yes, I'm enjoying my new camera! I'm still getting used to it. The way it picks up light and color is completely different from my old camera.

*~kAy~* said...

recycling junk mail is such a great idea! <3 I love it! <3
so simple but so nice :)

LĂșcia Russo said...

Hi my dear,
I love this project. This is a nice idea.

LĂșcia
www.fazemosdeconta.com

RobbieLee at Chickiedee said...

What a cute craft idea!

Kat said...

Love it! Another win in my book!

Ayie said...

very neat, cute card

Katie said...

This is lovely!

luckycharm4me said...

Kawaii !!!!

so cute....

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

hey! I love this. I hope you don't mind, I posted this on my blog with a direct link to yours. I just loved it.

kathryn
www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I love using magazines and catalogs for my punch out, etc. You can save lots of $$ and they are usually shiny and full of lots of color. I'm glad to see someone using "trash" to make a "treasure".

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