Cleverly Clover Fold-Over
Happy St. Patrick's Day Card
Self-Mailing St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Card
By Chris Dunmire
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Do you have an Irish "I wish" desire to make this St. Patrick's day a little more festively keen? Well, besides wearing something green, print my free "A Special Message for You on March 17..." St. Paddy's day card and have some creative fun putting it together for you lucky recipient.
This shamrock card has been designed not only to be self-mailing, but has room in two of the leaflets for you to write endless leprechaun letters to your friends, family, co-workers, schoolmates, or pets.
Anyone can make corn beef and cabbage. But only you can make one of my cleverly clover fold-over St. Patrick's Day shamrock cards!
St. Patrick's Day Card How-to Guide
Tools and Materials:
- Print the St. Patrick's Day card on colored card stock (recommended for self-mailer) or decorative scrapbooking paper (white on one side) for extra snazzy-pazzy.
(COOL TIP: Scrapbooking paper with bright colors and fun patterns on one side give my card an awesome effect on the flap fold-down and back of card. When using scrapbooking paper, simply print my card design on the white side of the page. (See Valentine Card example.)
- Cut out card with paper cutter and scissors.
- Fold shamrock flap down flush with top of card.
(TIP: Use a straight-edge ruler to help guide folding).
- Add a personal message to the card, sign your name, and give to your recipient. (Note: if you're giving the card out by hand, you may or may not want to dab a small dot of rubber cement under the flap to hold it down. The advantage of rubber cement over ordinary craft glue is that it will not warp the paper and will give cleanly when your recipient opens the flap.)
Remember: The unique design of the St. Patrick's Day card allows it to function as:
1) a hand-out card with or without an envelope, or
2) a self-mailing surprise card (no envelope) if printed on card stock, glued closed, addressed, and stamped.
3) not responsible for optional rogue leprechauns.
Happy creating for your March 17th St. Patrick's holiday celebration. Lucky you! •
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