Saturday, March 1, 2014

Cute Little Leprechan for Aurora Wings and a Mini Tut

Found a fun and fabulous tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers by Bibiana Martinez-Zeigler to make this 4 leaf clover (shamrock) card and thought it would be the perfect backdrop for Mitzi's Whimsical Little Leprechan from Aurora Wings.  The catch was, the card folds flat for mailing so I needed a way to attach the image without interfering with that.

I followed the tut using my Spellbinders heart dies.  Then I cut a 1" x 4 3/4" strip and scored it at 3/4" 1 1/2", 3 1/4" and 4". and folded it as shown.

I slipped the two end flaps through the bottom of the top two hearts and folded the top two hearts down over the bottom two, applied adhesive to the flaps and made sure they were straight before pressing them down.  It's ok for them to be glued right over the diagonal ribbon that laces the card, just make sure you've got it tied in a way that both allows you to stand the card up, as well as fold it flat.  If there is a teeny bit of excess along the bottom, just trim that flush with your hearts so they will stand straight. 

Now, open your card again, place it in the standing position, and put adhesive on the front of your strip.  This is where the image will go.

Here's this cutie's close up.  He's colored with Copics and I've added some glitter foam shamrocks and adhesive gems to gussy him up.  Carefull apply him to the pop out so he will be straight when the card is in the standing position.

I used a Cuttlebug Emboss Plus Fancy Label with a computer sentiment.  Tip here if you're using this particular type of folder, cut the label first, print your sentiment on copy paper and then use removeable tape for placement.  Then run it through your printer again.  Had I used Spellbinders, I would have printed first, but it's nearly impossible with this Cuttlebug folder because the only part that's open is the embossed portion.  OOPs, that was a little side track.  The point of this pic was to say that to adhere your sentiment, again leave the card in the open postion and only adhere the right portion to the bottom right leaf, making sure it's centered as you wish when the card is open.

When the card is flattened completely, the sentiment will be a bit sideways, but that's ok.  You want it to stand anyway, don't you?  The flap that the image is attached to will flatten to the left as well.

So, to fold it flat for mailing, take the two left hearts and fold them behind.

Then fold the bottom two up and there ya go.  there's plenty of room in an envie made for a 5x61/2" card.  Oh look, you can see my little "Good Luck" peelie in this pic.

I'm entering this in the Creative Corner Green challenge, Creative Fingers ATG(sponsored by Aurora Wings)QKR Stampede Anything But a Square Card, Savvy Handmade Cards Going Green challenge, Digi Stamps4Joy Use Dies or Punches, Sassy Studios Flip it or Fold it,the Outlawz Monday Greeting Cards ATG, Just Inspirational Hearts and Ribbon, Party Time Tuesdays ATG, and 613 Avenue Create ATG.


  1. What a great card!!! I love how it folds to lay flat for maling, yet looks so awesome when open and standing. Love love love!

  2. Gorgeous, just gorgeous!
    Great image.
    Well done!

  3. This is a beautiful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘USE DIES OR PUNCHES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  4. What a fabulous design! This is going to be a hit with whoever you send it to and they see how it opens! Love it!! I'm so glad you could join us at QKR Stampede for this week's challenge!

  5. Fantastic card and a great tutorial too! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  6. Very cute and fun card. Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Corner Challenges for our Green challenge.
    Nsncy, DT

  7. He looks so perfect in the middle of that four leaf clover! You are so darn clever, Donna!

  8. A brilliant card and handy tut, thanks, Donna. Vee xx

  9. Wow! Your shamrock card is really awesome! I love the design and the polka dot patterned paper. Thanks for sharing your creation at Savvy Handmade Cards.

  10. Love the shape of your card,and the colouring thank you for joining in with us at just inspirational and good luck

  11. This is soo cute! I love it- so clever too!

  12. Hello, Donna!

    Your project is fantastic! I just stopped by to let you know that your project is the Tuesday Tutorial Feature on our Facebook Page! Thanks so much for playing along with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  13. Awesome card shape. Love the color combo.

    Thanks for joining our DTBST Challenge at Sassy Studio Designs.

    SSD DT

  14. Oh, not complicated at all! heheee...another cool card my friend. Love the coloring on Lucky!

  15. WOW! Such a huge amount of skill and eye for detail has gone into the card. Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at Just Inspirational Challenges! Melissa DT

  16. Very creative. I love it. Your coloring is phenomenal. Thanks so much for sharing with us at QKR Stampede this week.

    Emily, DT

  17. what a stunning card nd such a great shape...perfect

    thanks a lot for taking part at Creative Corner Challenges
    Love Mel xxx

  18. Oh Donna this is amazing! I seen that tutorial too, but didn't think it was something I'd be able to pull off. But you have pulled it off beautifully! I love your sweet image and love of course how you have colored it. Hugs

  19. Super cute and way too cool! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs for the DTBST Challenge! HUGS

    SSD DT

  20. Very cute card! It's so unique. I love it. Thanks for playing at Savvy Handmade Cards. Hope to see you next time. Good luck.


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