Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!  Alicia here today for Quick Quotes!  I have used the new Joy Ride collection to create a few side step cards to celebrate the holiday!  My first dilemma was 3 leaves or four?  I made a version of both, however, it did prompt me to do a little research on the subject.  I found that the shamrock is the three leaf version and is the official symbol of Ireland.  The shamrock refers to one distinct variety of clover.  The four leaf clover can be found in all varieties of clover and is very rare compared to the shamrock and therefore, is a symbol of good luck.

Basic Instructions for the side step cut:
  • cut paper to 8.5"x 5.5" 
  • make a cut 3" from the long edge that starts at 1" and goes to 6.5"
  • on the 3" side score at 1"(where the cut begins), 2", 3.25", 4.5" and 6.5"
  • on the 2,5" side score at 4.25"
  • fold the 3" side accordion style and use a bone folder to sharpen creases

I made this version with four leaf clovers cut with my Cricut.  I cut Joy Ride 400  and then colored it with both Seafoam PowderPuff Chalking Ink and Evergreen PowderPuff Chalking Ink.  The small details really add to the card for instance the floss in the buttons.

The shamrocks are made with heart punches.  I punched 6 hearts and folded three.  I fully adhered the bottom layer of three and only put adhesive on half of the folded hearts to create a three dimensional shamrock.

Quick Quote Products used:

Other products:
Stampin Up Celtic Knot stamp set
Scrappy Cat Elegant Memoir alpha stamp set
Fiskars Holiday Hooplah sentiment stamp set
Amazing Arts celtic stamp
Give a Hoot Cricut cartridge
Creative Memories heart punches
Stampin Up banner punch
buttons, floss, fiber, brads

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a great holiday!!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

http://heather-bittenbythebug2.blogspot.com/2015/03/luck-of-irish-shamrock-challenge.html until 3/22

http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.com/2015/03/cmc-66-spring.html until 3/28

http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.com/2015/03/challelnge-107-in-garden.html until 3/29

http://gloriadesignschallenge.blogspot.com/2015/03/march-challenge-go-green.html until April 12

http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/challenge-85-cute-cards-with-fancy-folds.html until 3/29

http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com/2015/03/challenge-10-and-winners-of-challenge-9.html until 3/22

http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-pink-elephant-challenge-tpe290.html until 3/22

http://lauralcraft.weebly.com/dragonfly-dreams-challenge/challenge-15-add-some-embellishments until 4/3


http://greatimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/search/label/Challenge until 3/31

http://myshericrafts.blogspot.com/2015/03/my-sheri-crafts-challenge-152-happy-st.html until 3/19

oh la la award winner

http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.ca/2015/03/ffc-79-lucky-clover.html until 3/20

http://cceestampers.blogspot.com/2015/03/ccee1511-green.html until 3/18

http://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/designers-choice-challenge/dcc311-diecuts-andor-punches-with-stamping/ until 3/17

http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-march.html until 3/31

http://www.unrulypaperarts.com/p/raq-2.html until 3/31

http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/2015/03/tt-236-more-than-one-fold.html until 3/22


  1. Lovely card :) really love the celtic stamping on it too :) thanks joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday
    Tina DT

  2. AWESOME side-step shamrock cards -- thanks so much for sharing them with us @ My Sheri Crafts!!!

  3. Whoa! Alicia this card is gorgeous!!!! No wonder you're called the Golden Goddess lol. I love the card and your blog name! Thank you for joining our Shamrock Challenge at BBTB2! Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    -DT Kelly

    1. thanks Kelly, so sorry I screwed up which pic is seen on linkz!! I entered a lot of challenges today and I just hit enter before I knew it!

  4. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you - and wow! What a marvelous card you've created in celebration! The shape, the shamrocks, the Celtic stamps...pure delight! I wonder: does 'seeing' a four leaf clover bring good luck as does finding one? If so, I'm thrilled to have stopped by to see yours today *grin* Thank you for sharing your Pinch Me-inspired card in The Pink Elephant gallery!
    ~c (TPE guest Designer)

  5. Gorgeous card thank you for entering the 2015 world wide open DT challenge
    Michelle DT

  6. Beautiful Card!
    Thank you for entering our 2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Good Luck!
    Eleonora DT

  7. Gorgeous. Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
    Annette DT Leader

  8. Lovely Step Cards, perfect for St Pat's Day and our Challenge. I really love those cute shamrocks and your Celtic borders. Thanks so much for joining us at Unruly PaperArts this month and I do hope you will join us again soon! Danie xx

  9. This is SUPER fun! I LOVE the great fold and beautiful patterns and green tones! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  10. Fabulous card. Thank you for sharing and joining us on the 2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Hugs, AntoinetteT {DT}

  11. Love your cards- and the three leaf clover is great, but really love the 4 leaf clover! On a recent trip, I found a 5 leaf clover : ) The Celtic design is lovely too. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

  12. Gorgeous cards, Alicia! Beautiful and Irish :) Thank you for joining our Shamrock Challenge at BBTB2! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  13. Oooh... I love these type of cards. You did an awesome job with all 3 versions. Love them all

    Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts

  14. What an amazing job on your Shamrock card. I love the side step card and all the fun details! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  15. What an amazing job on your Shamrock card. I love the side step card and all the fun details! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  16. Oh gosh these are some AWESOME step cards! I love your shamrocks, so festive and like they you made them in various sizes. Thanks so much for joining us this week in our Funday Friday challenge!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  17. Great cards!!! Love all of them! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Shamrock Challenge' at BBTB2!!!! :)

  18. Lovely card thank you for entering our 2015 world wide opened design team challenge Sue DT xx

  19. What amazing shamrock cards! All green, all using shamrocks, and all step cards...but each one quite different. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders anonymous!

  20. I don't know how you did it but you made a St Patrick's Day card look very classy! Love it! Thanks for Joining BBTB2

  21. Fabulous card hun it was my Dad s 90th on St Patrick's Day and the pub we went for lunch gave him a daft hat to wear we all had a great time - thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams Playground Crafty hugs Judith DT x

  22. wow - your St. Patrick's Day card is spectacular. Love how the hearts make a shamrock. It says Irish all over!!! thanks for joining BBTB2 this week


  23. Lovely card, thanks for joining Cutie Pie Challenge cheers Sue x

  24. Fantastic card. Thank you for sharing with us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Shona xx

  25. Super stepper card. Thanks for joining the unruly RAQ

  26. Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining in Card Mania Challenge

  27. Beautiful card, I like your design,Thank you for entering the 2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge, Good Luck Kevin DT xx

  28. Wonderful cards and thank you for the info on the shamrock... Silly me, I didn't know there was a difference between a shamrock and a 4 leaf clover, but now I do. Thanks for creating with us at UNRULY PAPER ARTS

  29. Fabulous step out card. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  30. Lovely cards. Thank for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

  31. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper March challenge with your delightful crafting - hope to see you again soon x

  32. WOW! All together fab design and card, Great job, thanks for playing in our 2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge,

    DT Sandy

  33. These are super fun! Thanks for playing in our final challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!