One of the items Aleisha & I wanted to get for our Oriental Trading craft projects was the St. Patrick’s Day Paper Kit. Originally, thinking it was thinner like most printed scrapbook paper, we planned to decoupage it onto some of the wooden shamrock ornaments. The included paper is actually as thick as cardstock and double-sided! It’s like getting twice the paper options. The paper quality is very nice and the prints all coordinate with each other well. I love that the kit also comes with sticker letters and a 12″ x 12″ sheet of matching punch out embellishments, which I definitely put to use for this Quilt Block St. Patrick’s Day Handmade Card. Who knew Oriental Trading has such a huge selection of great craft supplies!?
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Quilt Block St. Patrick’s Day Handmade Card
- Coordinating St. Patrick’s Day Paper Kit OR
- 2 Sheets St. Patrick’s Day Printed Scrapbook Paper
- Coordinating Solid Color Cardstock
- Paper Trimmer
- Tape Runner
- Glue Dots
- Green Hemp Cord or Twine
- 4 Coordinating Buttons
- St. Patrick’s Day Stamp
- Green Ink Pad
- Sewing Stitches Stamp (Optional) OR
- Fine Green Marker or Pen
Quilt Block St. Patrick’s Day Handmade Card steps
one: Cut a 6″ x 6″ piece of the coordinating cardstock paper, score it, and fold in half as shown.
tip: Did you know that most paper trimmers have a scoring blade you can swap out with the cutting blade? Yep, they’re pretty inexpensive and you’ll get an extra cutting blade.
two: Cut two 3″ x 3″ pieces of one of the St. Patrick’s Day sheets.
three: Cut two 3″ x 3″ pieces of the other St. Patrick’s Day sheet.
four: Cut the four 3″ x 3″ pieces diagonally so they make two triangles, eight triangles total.
five: Cut a 2″ x 2 3/4″ piece of the solid cardstock.
six: Use one of the coordinating embellishment tags or cut a scrap piece of coordinating cardstock. I cut the loop off the tag.
seven: Stamp the St. Patrick’s Day saying on to the embellishment piece.
eight: Since this is a “quilt block” card, I wanted to make sure it had that sewn stitching look to it. You can do this a couple of different ways. I have a stamp set with all kinds of different stitches, but if you don’t have one, you can easily use a fine tip pen to mark little dashes in the same spots where I stamped. Put stitches around the small cardstock piece and all of the triangle pieces.
nine: Apply the tape runner to one of the triangle pieces and place it in the bottom left corner of the front of the card. Place a triangle of the other print above it to make a square. Make another square to the right, but swap out the prints. Repeat this pattern to fill the front of the card. Make sure to not repeat prints next to each other.
ten: Adhere the solid rectangle piece and the stamped embellishment piece to the center of the card.
eleven: Cut four, 3-inch pieces of the hemp cord. Thread one through each button and double-knot it.
twelve: Use Glue Dots to stick the buttons in each corner piece of the card. I centered mine within the corner triangle pieces.
That’s it! This Quilt Block St. Patrick’s Day Handmade Card looks like it might be complicated but it really isn’t. Plus, you don’t need a cutting machine to create an interesting layout for your card, but a paper trimmer definitely helps. This pattern would also work great for baby cards and birthday cards, you just have to change out the paper and colors. Have you ever made a card that looks like a quilt block? What colors did you choose?
Be sure to check out our other Handmade Cards and our other St. Patrick’s Day Crafts and follow our Papercrafting Tips & Inspiration and St. Patrick’s Day Inspiration boards on Pinterest to see other great projects.
You’ll also want to get some of Oriental Trading’s other Scrapbook Paper Kits and Paper Packs to make even more cards. I like that their selection is completely different that what you’ll find at the regular craft stores.
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