For the Wearin’ O’ the Green

A best friend is like a four leaf clover:
hard to find and lucky to have.
             ~Author Unknown

One of my dear hostess-club ladies said she wanted to make something to give her co-workers to wear on St. Patrick’s day (March 17) so they wouldn’t get pinched. Well, I’ve never designed jewelry with paper craft products so it was a good challenge for me. I came up with this little ditty on the left and a coordinating basket with mint patties. Cambria Turnbow created a great tutorial for making these mint-patty baskets here: Stamp a Little Love.


The pin on the left uses So Saffron card stock with the scallop punch and other circle punches, and the Delight in Life paper from last year’s Sell-a-bration. I sandwiched the Delight in Life circle and scallop with a aluminum metal edge tag. To make the center, I stamped the shamrock image from the Pinch Proof stamp set and used the Heat & Stick powder to add the new detailed glitter for some bling.

If you haven’t used the Heat and Stick powder to add glitter . . . here’s how it works:

  1. Rub your cardstock with your embossing buddy to remove static.
  2. Stamp your image with VersaMark ink.
  3. Sprinkle the Heat & Stick powder over the image much like you would with embossing powder.
  4. Heat the image with your heat gun until the Heat & Stick powder melts.
  5. Add your glitter.
  6. Re-heat the image to set the glitter.

After I punched the shamrock image out with a circle punch, I used a glue dot to add it to one of our build-a-brads. Unfortunately, nothing sticks to glitter very well, so I couldn’t get the clear buttons to stay to the top of the shamrock. But . . . Crystal Effects works beautifully. I added a few brads and a pin-back from the jewelry section of Hobby Lobby, and ta da . . . shamrock jewelry. Here’s another look.


A spry little tip agin for the wearin’ o’ the green –

Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don’t want to press your luck.  ~Author Unknown


Sweet Comments

  1. Linda this is so cute! Love the green sparkle, and the pin is adorable…perfect for St. Patty’s day..Pinch proof! Love it! They would make fun name tags too…by gosh I think you’re on to something!

  2. These are just so FANTASTIC

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