St. Patty's Day Card

Use card stock, scrapbook paper, and a few other supplies to create your own St. Patrick's Day card. You can print a message inside the card before beginning the project or hand write it with a black permanent marker.

Approximate Time: about 30 minutes



  • white cardstock
  • scrapbook paper with green design
  • scissors
  • paper doily
  • scrapbook tape or glue
  • green craft foam
  • green glitter
  • computer and printer
  • 8 inch piece of 1-inch wired ribbon
  • scrap of 1/4 inch wide green ribbon


  1. If desired, use a computer and printer and print message on card stock that will appear inside the card. The message inside my card reads: "A best friend is like a four leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have."
  2. Fold card stock in half.
  3. Cut a shamrock from green craft foam and cover one side with glue. Sprinkle on green glitter and tap to remove excess. Set aside to dry.
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  5. Cut scrapbook paper to fit bottom half of card front (approximately 4 x 5 1/2 inches). Use scrapbook tape or glue to stick scrapbook paper to bottom of card front.
  6. Cut the scalloped edges from a rectangular or square paper doily. Measure and cut the pieces to frame the top portion of the card (along top and sides, as shown). Glue these in place.
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  8. Slightly gather the piece of wired ribbon by pulling the two wires and easing the ribbon until it measures 5 1/2 inches. Glue the ribbon horizontally across the center front of the card and snip off the excess wires.
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  10. Write or print out "Happy St. Patrick's Day" onto a white piece of paper. Cut out and glue to bottom center of card (onto the scrapbook paper).
  11. Glue the shamrock to the top center of the card. Tie a small bow from the 1/4 inch wide ribbon and glue it on top of the gathered ribbon (to the right side).


By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC

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February 22, 20160 found this helpful

That's NOT a shamrock. Please use a 3-leaved shamrock instead of a four-leaf clover. But thanks otherwise!

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March 17, 20160 found this helpful

Shamrocks have 3 leaves. If there are four leaves, it is a four-leaved clover. The true symbol of St. Patrick's Day is the shamrock. I don't understand why so many people are getting this wrong these days!

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