It’s that time of year when many are flaunting green garb, decorating with shamrocks or perhaps scanning Pinterest for corned beef, shepherd’s pie or Irish soda bread recipes — we’re all a wee bit Irish on the 17th of March! Blog contributor Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe has always adored and appreciated St. Patrick’s Day and wanted to celebrate the festive day with this pot-of-gold winner of a project! Check out this St. Patrick’s Day layout and give it a go — scrapbooking luck is sure to be on your side!
Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Although I don’t have a drop of Irish blood, I’ve always enjoyed the shenanigans of the occasion as it ushers in the transition from winter to spring. From searching for leprechauns as a child to celebrating in the streets of Chicago and Memphis as a young adult, there was always something fun happening. But nowadays, our celebrations are more low-key as my husband and I the acknowledge the day with a “Shamrock Shake” and some corned beef and cabbage.
For my layout, I used some of our current Creative Memories tools to mimic iconic Irish motifs. The interlocking shapes of the Infinity Chain Border Maker Cartridge call to mind a Celtic knot. And I used the heart-shaped Custom Cutting System patterns to create a shamrock background for my photos.
I hope that you and your family have a fun day of celebrating! May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.
To create this layout you will need:
- NSD 2021 Customer Bundle or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning soon
- Black Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- White Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- White Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Original Border Maker System with the Infinity Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Custom Cutting System with Gemstone Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
Step 1: Use the 12-inch Trimmer to cut a 2″ hollow frame with Shamrock Solid Cardstock (from the NSD 2021 Customer Bundle).
Step 2: Cut a piece of three- and four-leaf shamrocks designer paper to measure 11-3/4” x 11-3/4”. Use the 12-inch Trimmer to cut a 1″ hollow frame from the three- and four-leaf shamrocks designer paper, and adhere frame to the cardstock frame.
Step 3: Use the Original Border Maker System with the Infinity Chain Border Cartridge to punch four borders from Black Solid Cardstock.
Step 4: Use Repositionable Tape Runner to adhere the four borders together, overlapping the four corners.
Step 5: Use Repositionable Tape Runner to adhere the infinity chain frame to the layout as shown.
Step 6: Cut black graphic clover designer print paper to measure 9-1/2″ x 9-1/2″ and adhere to the layout.
Step 7: Use the Custom Cutting System with the small heart Gemstone Pattern and Green Blade on the outside edge to cut three hearts from Shamrock Solid Cardstock.
Step 8: Use the Custom Cutting System with the small heart Gemstone Pattern and Red Blade on the outside edge to cut two hearts from three- and four-leaf shamrocks designer paper and one heart from black graphic clover designer paper. Adhere to the green hearts.
Step 9: Adhere hearts to the layout as shown and add sticker title (from NSD 2021 Customer Bundle).
Step 10: Add photos as desired.
Step 11: Add stickers and embellishments as shown, adhering some with Foam Squares. Journal as desired.
Who’s ready for shamrock ‘n’ roll this St. Paddy’s Day? And what do you find most charming about this St. Patrick’s Day layout (and how are you celebrating)? Tell us in the comments below!