My hostess for one of my clubs for February wanted a St. Patrick's Day card – now I had a dilemma. My only St. Patrick's Day stamp set was retired! Well, I looked through my sets for a substitute and found Stampin' Up!'s Circle Circus would work. I chose two of the stamps that reminded me of Celtic symbols and used the shamrock out of Stampin Up's Holiday Blitz to complete my background. Next I found this Leprechaun face on Stampin' Connection – Stampin' Up!'s Demonstrator site where we all share cards, scrapbook pages, gifts, business tools, ideas and general help, etc. The demo who posted this leprechaun punch art is Kimberly Morris. I drew a diagram of the leprechaun and then made it from the list of punches used and added it as the focal point of my card. So here is my St. Patrick's Day card without using a St. Patrick's Day stamp set:
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Stamp Set(s): Circle Circus, Holiday Blitz (for the shamrock), Tart & Sweet (for the eyes)
Cardstock: Glorious Green, Green Galore, Whisper White, Blush Blossom, Ruby Red, Basic Black, Summer Sun
Ink: Glorious Green, Green Galore, Gable Green, Ruby Red Marker, Black Marker
Accessories & Cool Tools: Punches as follows: Tag (hat), Large Oval & Small Oval (for the hat brim), Scallop Circle (beard/hair), 1 3/8" Circle (face), 1/2" Circle for nose and eyes); Scallop Border Punch
Now start looking through the stamps you have and see what you can create for St. Patrick's Day and, of course, if you bought Stampin' Up!'s Pinch Me stamp set before it retired you are all set!