Historical card designs that include clovers for St. Patrick’s Day. #freeprintable #ephemera
These historical cards all contain clovers for St. Patrick’s Day. The text has been removed from them making them more generic and versatile for crafting. They are great for collages, mixed media, junk journals, glue books, and more.
St. Patrick used a clover to explain the Holy Trinity of Christianity, which is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Shamrocks have three petals whereas four-leaf clovers have four. Finding a four-leaf clover is considered lucky because your chances of finding one with four leaves are about 1 in 10,000. Both versions are associated with the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.
I was so excited to get a sample of the Swift Bead Needle by Clover. I originally saw it demonstrated at Creativation in January and I was speechless when I saw it. I know it is going to dynamically change how I bead and make jewelry.
The Swift Bead needle is available on Amazon. (affiliate link)
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner so you might want to make this Lucky Shamrock Mug now to get ready. Why is it lucky? Because there is one four-leaf shamrock among all the three-leaf ones. So just like in nature, there is luck in finding it! Can you spot it? And of course, the design is on a beer mug. Don’t you drink green beer on St. Patrick’s Day?
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Download the free SVG file and size it to your mug. If using the mug from the Dollar Tree, I found 10″ wide for the design to work well. I didn’t use one of the shamrocks. Make sure to clean the surface of the mug with rubbing alcohol.
Wrap it around the mug in your desired location. I liked the top rim of the mug for my design. I found wrapping around the mug to be a bit more difficult to get straight than I anticipated. Remove any air bubbles and rub the vinyl down really well.
Cover the design with Etchall cream using your paintbrush and allow it to sit for 15 minutes.
Remove any excess cream and put it back in the jar. Then wash the mug in warm water, you can also use soap.
Remove the vinyl and discard it. Now the mug is ready to use and enjoy!
I was at Creativation last week for the yearly trade show. I didn’t get to every booth but from those that I did manage to visit, I have a list of my top 5 favorites. Some of these on the list blew me away. Like I couldn’t even speak I was so amazed and it might not be what you think if you have seen others share their experience. It was fun and tiring four and a half days of sessions, meetings, and walking. While I am going to give you a list of my favorite finds, the real favorite was meeting up with my designer friends, getting to know them better, supporting each other, and spending time with them. I only get to see them in person typically once a year but they are some of the best people I know.
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Tokyo Koeki Co., Ltd. – Hawaiian Cord
This reminded me of the plastic canvas but taken to a whole new level. The handbags they created were stunning. Keep your eyes out for this brand, they were looking for a US distributor.
Ranger – New Clay
I was really interested in this clay for jewelry making. Quickcure Clay is available now at Scrapbook.com
We R Memory Keepers – Button Press
I know a lot of people loved the vacuum press by WRMK but for me, it was the button press that got my creative juices flowing. – available soon. If you are interested in seeing a demonstration of the vacuum press, you can see it on my YouTube channel. [vacuum press demonstration]
Clover – Beading Needle
This was really amazing. I can’t wait to get my hands on one. – available soon
Diamond Art – Free Style
You may be familiar with the Diamond Art craze but now Leisure Arts is going to have a freestyle version where you can buy the colors separately and create whatever you want. They also have a variety of pattern books for inspiration. I will be published is three of them. – these will be available soon.
As the products above reach the retail shelves, I will update links where you can purchase.