Wednesday, March 9, 2011

It's Your Lucky Day!

Hi!  I made a little something for St. Paddy's Day that I plan to enter in PTI's Make It Monday Challenge (distressed edges) and also in Simon Says Stamp Challenge (anything goes).  Thanks Cheryl for the heads up on the challenge! 

I just had this overwhelming feeling to make a 4 leaf clover.  I guess it all started when I saw a crocheted clover and thought I should make one but then when I looked closely it looked more like the club from a deck of cards.  It didn't have the cute little heart shaped leaves.  So instead of crocheting I thought about making it with felt and came with this.

I started with the largest die from PTI's Beautiful Blooms die set.  I cut it in half to make sure I could cut out even shaped hearts.

I cut the halves like above and got 4 whole hearts total.

Assemble the pieces together and cut a stem and it makes a cute 4 leaf clover. 

I sewed the hearts onto the stem and sewed an SU button on it.  The button had a little space in the center perfect for a rhinestone.  I glued the whole clover onto a felt circle.

On the back I glued a scalloped piece to give it more weight and glued a pin (which I have many of from previous crafting ideas) and also covered the yucky glue part with another felt circle.

I used PTI's tag die and embossed it with this floral pattern from Cuttlebug.  Then I inked up the edges and even the raised parts of the tag.  Poked 2 holes for my pin too.

This is a card to go along with my clover pin.  I made this clover with the smallest die from the PTI's Beautiful Blooms die set.  I think the stem is a bit thick which makes it look more like a tree as pointed out by my daughter and hubby.  Oh well.  The edges of the clouds, card base and sun are inked up.

The scalloped edges are also distressed with my Tim Holtz distresser tool. 

I think this makes for a cute gift for one of my kids' teachers.  It's a good think I finished it tonight since my kids will be off for spring break next week.

Thanks for reading and have a great Friday!

7 comments:

Cheryl said...
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Cheryl said...

Love the shamrocks! The scenic card is so cute! I still have those cloud dies on my wish list. The shamrock pin and button are too cute!

Lorraine said...

This is cute & creative! Love your four leaf clovers!

TaraG said...

Oh what a super cute four leaf clover! Great idea on using your dies....I love it! Gorgeous card too! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge!
Hugs,t

The Paper Parade said...

You are SOOO creative!! I LOVE that pin and how you made it...I never would have thought! Awesome job :)

kbell said...

very creative! what a lucky teacher.

Sunghee said...

you are so smart! Love the creation!