The Luck of the Irish is upon us soon! And so are college midterms…yuck! What better time to send some luck and maybe a little cash to your favorite college students using Cardstock Warehouse paper, Kiwi Lane Designs templates and coordinating patterned paper.
Gather the Cardstock Warehouse Cardstock Papers. I also used patterned cardstock sheets from the Layout Kit by Kiwi Lane Designs, Hello Darling. Pick out the following Kiwi Lane templates: a la carte Cauldron, Shapes 4T, and card border Thoughtful 3A. If you don’t have these templates, replace with what you do have. If you don’t have any, contact me at email@example.com. Other tools to gather: 12” Trimmer, your favorite scissors, adhesive, daubers, and ink pad (I chose the color Vintage Photo). I also purchased the SVG file "You’re My Pot of Gold" from Miss Kate Cuttables
CREATING YOUR CARD:
Take your 8.5”x11” piece of Lockwood Green cardstock and decide whether you want your card to open from the top or side. I cut 2 of each direction.
If you want your card to open from the top, position your cardstock as seen here and put edge at 5.5”. Then fold your card in half. (Make sure to score your paper before you fold!) This will create a card that has a 5.5” wide bottom and sides that are 4.25” tall, with the fold at the top.
For cards that open sideways, right to left, position your cardstock as seen here and put edge at 4.25”. Then score at the halfway point and fold your card in half. Your card will still measure 5.5” wide with sides that are 4.25” tall, but the fold will be on the left side.
Next, I opened my favorite cutting software and cut all the pieces out for the Pot Of Gold SVG die cut title. I cut 3 of each!
The black hatched patterned paper was scraps from the Kiwi Lane Designs Hello Darling paper layout kit. I thought it worked well with the cauldron. I then assembled the die cut title and adhered it to my card base.
Now to decorate the inside!! I traced the cauldron onto the black hatch patterned cardstock, the Thoughtful 3A template onto the Kraft Speckletone cardstock. I made sure the edge was about 3” from the bottom of the cardstock to give it that pocket depth. I used the Onyx cardstock first but decided it was too much black, so I switched to Real Grey.
For the coin, I traced the oval shape onto the Lemon Drop Yellow cardstock and Gold Touch Glitter cardstock. Before cutting the oval shape from the yellow cardstock, I traced the oval template again but moved it about ¼” to the side of the original tracing. This will give it the “coin” look I was trying to go for. So, the yellow traced oval will be slimmer than the glitter gold oval shape. Layer the yellow oval on top of the glitter gold oval to give it an “edge”.
I cut out the rest of the traced components, inked my edges, and assembled the inside of my card. I used my Scor-tape and applied only to the side and bottom edges to create the “pocket”. I used my other adhesives to adhere the other pieces. I also took the “coin” part of the SVG file and cut bigger pieces for on top of the cauldrons that were going inside the card.
Finished! Now to stuff the “pocket” with some riches!