Here’s a fun little project for St. Patty’s Day! This easy punch art leprechaun is the focal point on our Freshcut Crafts Round-in-Round card. I’m using Gamma Green as the base, since it’s the perfect St. Patrick’s Day green.

I’ve also grabbed a Brown Kraft Belly Band that serves as a nice neutral to complement the colors used in the punch art.

I used a remnant of striped scrapbooking paper for decoration, and to anchor the leprechaun’s head. I didn’t want make his whole body for this project, but a floating head felt weird, so I grounded it with a large shape instead.

St. Patrick’s Day-themed rubber stamps are hard to come by – and not particularly useful throughout the rest of the year, to be honest – but there are other messages that work. I chose a “Hello Friend” theme for this one, which is also really cute. And, I’m not against hand-lettering, either. If you’re making a card for someone, they will appreciate any effort you make, so don’t let the lack of an appropriate stamp keep you from making a card. I was able to find a St.Patty’s Day stamp for the inside panel on this card, but I would have just as willingly hand-lettered it.

I stopped into a local craft store and grabbed some sparkly shamrock stickers in different sizes and textures. For the belly band, I realized I had a St. Patty’s-themed washi tape that was a part of a holiday washi pack, but anything simple with green in it would have worked (dots, stripes, plaid). I coupled it with gold washi for that “pot o’gold” effect.

Watch the tutorial here to see how it all came together:

 

Here’s the list of Freshcut Craft materials we used:
Round-in-Round Card: Gamma Green
Colored EZ Layers: White Confetti
Shape sheets: Circles (Brown Kraft), Scallop Circles (Orbit Orange), Rectangles (Gamma Green, Eclipse Black), Hearts (Gamma Green, Re-Entry Red), Triangles (Gamma Green)
Card Stock: Eclipse Black, Sunburst Yellow

Other materials:
Printed craft paper – 1 sheet or remnant
Snail tape/tape runner, glue dots
Foam adhesive circles
Stickers – clover theme
Googly eyes
Rubber stamps and black ink
Washi tape

 

If you liked this tutorial, you’ll want to check out our other tutorials at FreshCut Crafts.


Hi, I’m Trish Witkowski.
I’m a mom of two, a designer, an entrepreneur and a passionate paper crafter. I design pre-cut paper cards, shapes and crafting products for my company, FreshCut Crafts. This is the place to be for card making inspiration, punch art ideas, quick crafting tips and tutorials.

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