Leprechaun Traps, Box Cards, and Twist Cards, Oh My!

Lucky to have you here today! Today I have for you a few, fun St. Patrick's Day projects. Each one uses my Silhouette Cameo and both the Clover Collection and Spectrum Series. I love incorporating my Authentique Papers with my Silhouette. For best results, I usually use the Cardstock, Textured - Heavy (80 lb) setting at a 5 blade. With a good mat, and a clean blade, I get great results with this setting. Now, onto the projects!

My daughter was making a leprechaun trap for her classroom this week, and I have had this cute cut file (Patty Mouse - Leprechaun House Trap) for awhile, so decided to make my very own leprechaun trap as some fun holiday decor.
I really wanted this to be simply gorgeous colors, so made it almost entirely out of Spectrum Series cardstock. The only paper that wasn't from the Spectrum Series, was the fence. I thought that it needed to be the gorgeous white from the Artisan Cardstock Collection. 

I started by pulling out my Spectrum Cardstock. I love all of the wonderful colors, and the fantastic tone-on-tone patterns. The greens: Crocodile Smile, Limeade, Kelly Green and Green Thumb.
The roof was Black Jack, and the rainbow Robin's Egg Blue, Green Thumb, Lemonade, Tickled Pink, with a cloud of White Linen Artisan Cardstock.
 I loved the cut rainbow that peeked out of the front door.
 And those tiny clovers! They just won me over.
The entire house all put together was just too adorable. I think we might actually catch a leprechaun, only to have him move in permanently.

The next project is a simple little box card. I omitted the top tag, mainly for aesthetic purposes. I liked it, but it became too busy with the patterned papers. 

The main box was created with Clover Two. The inside panels are Clover Three.
 The back clover using Clover Five, was really fun to pop up with some dimensional adhesive.
 The sentiment was cut from White Linen Artisan Cardstock.

My last project was this great St. Patrick's Day card. I like to take cut files that I like, and have them altered slightly to the fun images that the paper collections have. In this case, I really wanted to highlight the young woman on the Clover Six cut-apart sheets.
 Using the various pattern against one another helped to add some interest, as did inking the edges with some Distress Oxide ink (Lucky Clover).
 The inside mechanism was decorated with Clover Five and Spectrum Series cardstock in Limeade.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Authentique Supplies Used: Artisan Cardstock (White Linen), Clover Collection (Two, Three, Four, Five, Six), Spectrum Series (Green Thumb, Limeade, Kelly Green, Crocodile Smile, Cobblestone, Tickled Pink, Lemondrop, Robin's Egg)
Other Supplies Used: Patty Mouse - Leprechaun House Trap cut file, St. Patrick's Day Twist Pop Card cut file, Patty Mouse - Leprechaun House Trap cut file , Distress Oxide ink (Lucky Clover)
dimensional adhesive, Silhouette Cameo


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