St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and today I’m sharing a fun shamrock card you can make with your cutting machine. I’m having a lot of fun with my new Cricut and have been playing around with making my own SVG files. I created this card in Photoshop and then turned it into an SVG file to use with my cutting machine. You can grab the free cut file at the end of this post to create your DIY St. Patrick’s Day card!
Sending snail mail is one of my favorite things to do and holidays are the perfect time to send a card. Since getting my Cricut at Christmas, I have been making so many cards! It’s so fun! I’ll pop a few of these shamrock cards in the mail this week and surprise some of my family and friends. We don’t go crazy with festivities on St. Patrick’s Day, but I’m looking forward to doing some themed crafts with my kiddos and making an Irish meal for dinner. Last year I made corned beef and cabbage for the first time, and it was a big hit with my husband. I’m not sure what I’ll make this year. I’ll have to start checking out Pinterest for some ideas!
Supplies Needed for DIY St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Card
- Free SVG cut file – located at the end of this post
- 2 sheets of card stock in different colors. I used greens and white
- Cutting machine
- Glue Stick
- Foam mounting tape
Step One: Use the free SVG file to cut your paper. You will need two sheets of paper, one for the outer card and one for the insert and raised shamrock. The following instructions are for using Cricut’s Design Space software with this SVG file.
Upload the SVG file. There will be four layers. One is the fold line to be used with the scoring tool. It will show up as a cut line so you will need to change it to a score line. After doing that, “Select All” and then “Ungroup” the layers. Now you will be able to select just the score line layer and the card layer and “Attach” them. You will now be ready to hit “Go” and start cutting.
I made several cards, mixing up the paper combinations each time.
If you don’t have a scoring option, score the card along the fold line. Even with the scoring tool on my Cricut, I’ll go over the fold line with my scoring board and stylus to make it extra crisp.
Step 2: Once everything is cut, glue the insert layer so it peeks through all of the cut shamrocks.
Step 3: Using foam tape, I attached the four-leaf clover to the outside of the card so it would be raised.
The card is finished and ready to wish someone a Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’ll be back later this week with a fun activity you can do with your kids this St. Patrick’s Day :)
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