Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Disappearing Shamrocks Card

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Disappearing Shamrock card

The Leprechauns are spreading a little mischief by stealing the shamrocks from my card!
This fun and easy card can be adapted to any season. I’ve made a basic St. Patrick’s Day card to show you how it’s made.

Two shades of green cardstock
Scor-It board or ruler & bone folder
Shamrock punch


Cut the darker green cardstock into three pieces measuring 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” (1 of these) and 2” x 5 1/2” (2 of these)
Using a scoring tool, score a line at 2 1/8” from the left side of the card. Make two more scored lines the same way. You will have four equal panels measuring 2 1/8” each.
Fold the card in half and lay it on the scoring board with the folded side up against the measuring edge. Slide the card to the left and score at 1 3/8”. Repeat two more times to make four equal panels. NOTE: score just to the horizontal scored line of the card.
Use scissors to cut through the folded card on the three lines you just made. Stop cutting at the horizontal scored line of the card.
Open the card and weave the two 2”x 5 ½” panels through the cut lines as shown. (See the picture of the weaving using the lighter color panels).
Fold the card closed like a cupboard with the two sides meeting in the middle. Glue lighter green panels (4) measuring 1 ½” x 4 ¾” to the front of each “cupboard door” and to the insides of the doors.
Punch some shamrocks in two colors. Glue the lighter ones to the inside of the card as shown. Glue the darker one to the front panels and the inside panels.
Close the card up like bi-fold doors and pry open the card between the two inside panels. The shamrocks have disappeared!


Julie said...

Very fun card Mike!

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Jan Castle said...

I need more hours in the day!!!!! I sooooooooooo want to give this wonderful card a try, but when????? Time is marching on! Maybe I can skip a meal or two or three and use that time...LOL!