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Happy St. Patrick’s Day Card Using Hearts

One of the most fun things about stamping is finding an alternative way to use a stamp. For example the card today is a Happy St. Patrick’s Day Card made with the Stampin’ Up! Valentine’s stamp sets, Heart to Heart and Heartfelt.

I just love how the hearts can be used to make the shamrocks.


Measurements: Basic White Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; 6 x 6 inch Designer Series Paper (DSP)-Regals: Garden Green 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches; Basic White CS: 5 x 3 3/4 inches and 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches; Garden Green CS: 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches.


Start out by using Garden Green ink to stamp the sentiment “Happy St. Patrick’s Day”. The sentiment comes from the A Wish For Everything stamp set. This is an excellent stamp set for the beginner stamper as it has most of the holidays along with sentiments for the inside of a card. You can purchase the A Wish For Everything HERE.

To start creating the shamrocks, use the large outline heart in the Heartfelt stamp set. Reminder: Use a pad under the Photopolymer stamps to help get the best image. You can use the Stampin’ Pierce Mat like I have, or use the Stampin’ Up! catalog.

Next use the small solid heart in the Heart to Heart stamp set and create the smaller shamrocks.

To finish up I used the stem in the In Bloom stamp set. If you do not have this set, you could also just use the Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker to make the stems.

Putting the Card Together

That is it for the stamping. Now adhere the stamped card piece to the Garden Green 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper. Then adhere the card piece to the front panel of the Basic White CS card base. Remember to use your Bone Folder on the Basic White CS card base to get a crisp fold.

Punching out the Sentiment

Using the Double Oval Punch, punch a scalloped oval from the 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch Garden Green CS. Then use the solid oval to punch out the “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” sentiment. Adhere the Basic White oval to the Garden Green scalloped oval.

Use the Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the card front. This is a great card, but you could add some Bling!


I thought gold bling! was the most appropriate for this card. The Gold Glitter Enamel Dots fit the bill. I use the Take Your Pick tool to move the dots from the acetate sheet to the card front. The Take Your Pick tool makes this very easy.

Viola! You have made a great St. Patrick’s card complete with Bling!


You can purchase everything you need from my Online Store to make this great card by clicking on any one of the photos below.

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Thanks so much for visiting today! I really enjoy making and sharing my cards with you. Is there a particular stamp set you would like me to use? Let me know in the comments and I will try to accommodate you.

Have a wonderful week! I am receiving my first COVID vaccine tomorrow. I may or may not be able to get the Wacky Wednesday blog out. If I am feeling punk, I am going to rest. I will definitely be back next week with a fun technique.


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Gilded Leafing Embellishment- More Techniques for Wacky Wednesday

Stampin’ Up!® Gilded Leafing Embellishment is so fun to use! I introduced the Gilded Leafing last Wednesday and showed a couple of ways to use it. Today I want to expand upon that blog by showing you a few more techniques for using the Gilded Leafing Embellishment.

This card is made using the Meant To Be and Heart to Heart stamp sets which are in the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. The Heart Punch Pack is also in the Annual Catalog.


Measurements: Merry Merlot Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Very Vanilla CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Merry Merlot CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; and Gold Foil Sheets: 1 x 5 inches.

You will also need 3 of the scalloped hearts from the Heart Punch Pack in Merry Merlot.

Additional products and supplies needed include: Versamark ink, a microfiber cloth, a quarter of a Stamping Sponge, a stiff paint brush, a spoon, and the Heat & Stick Powder .

And of course you will need the star of the show- the Gilded Leafing. I have gathered some tips from other demonstrators. One tip is to open the jar and put the Gilded Leafing in a larger container. I just used a container from the dollar store that is about 1/2 of a shoe box in size.

Gilded Leafing with Stamping

The first technique is going to be to use a stamp and the Heat & Stick powder to apply the Gilded Leafing. Stamp the sentiment “Happy Valentine’s Day” in Versamark. Use a spoon to sprinkle some of the Heat & Stick Powder over the sentiment. Shake off the excess. Tip: The size of the font on the sentiment cannot be too thin or much smaller than what I have used.

The next step is to use the Heat Tool to make the Heat & Stick Powder melt. When the white powder melts it turns dark.

Now you can put the heart face down into the Gilded Leafing. Press down slightly. When you pull it out it will have a lot of Gilded Leafing stuck to it.

I brushed of the large pieces with my fingers. (Now my finger tips are gold!) I followed that up with gentle strokes over the sentiment using the Stamping Sponge. Finally I used the microfiber cloth to remove all of the excess Gilded Leafing.

One more piece that requires stamping to apply the Gilded Leafing is the background. The small heart is from the Heart to Heart stamp set. Stamp the heart in Versamark onto the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Merry Merlot CS. Now apply the Heat & Stick power and use the Heat Tool.

Again place the CS with the sticky side face down into the Gilded Leafing and press slightly. Next remove the excess with your fingers, then a Stamping Sponge and finally the microfiber cloth.

Sponging and Gilded Leafing

This is a fun technique which will apply the Gilded Leafing to the edge of the heart. The first step is to apply the Versamark by Sponging it onto the edge. Gently flick the sponge over the edge of the heart. Tip: I cut up the Stamping Sponges until I get a wedge that is an eighth of the sponge. I label the sponge with a square of CS stapled to the top of the sponge wedge.

In order to apply the Gilded Leafing, you will be repeating the procedure described above for the stamping. First you apply the Heat & Stick Powder and use the Heat Tool to melt it. Then you place the heart face down in the Gilded Leafing. Lastly, remove the excess Gilded Leafing with the Stamping Sponge then the microfiber cloth. Now you have a really pretty border around the CS heart.

Gilded Leafing with the Versamark Pad

This time I used the pad of the Versamark to apply a layer of Versamark evenly over the whole heart.

I repeated the procedure above, namely, apply the Heat & Stick Powder, melt it with the Heat Tool, place face down in the container of Gilded Leafing, and remove the excess. Here is the final result! Now I have even more Gilded Leafing on my fingers and everywhere else! Not quite as bad as glitter though.

In summary, now you have a heart with the Gilded Leafing applied with a stamp, one with sponging and one using the whole pad of Versamark.

Putting It All Together

The first step in putting the card together is to adhere the Very Vanilla CS to the inside of the Merry Merlot CS card base. Next adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Merry Merlot CS to the front of the Merry Merlot CS card base. Use your Paper Snips to cut the banner end on the 1 x 5 inch strip of Gold Foil. Now apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Gold Foil card piece and adhere it to the card front. The final step is to arrange the hearts as you like and adhere them to the Gold Foil. This is one version I came up with.

Here is the second version that has the Gold Foil strip on a diagonal and the hearts arranged in a cluster.

Viola! You have learned 3 more techniques to use with the Gilded Leafing and have versions of the card to try!

Thanks for coming by today. I hope you are able to experiment with the Gilded Leafing Embellishment soon. If you figure out any new ways to use the Gilded Leafing, please let me know in the comments.


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I hope you have a wonderful day!