St. Patricks Day is a wonderful holiday but who knows much about the holiday? Learn more about the holiday as well as make this amazing Golden St. Patricks Day Craft! It is super easy and fun to make.
St. Patrick was a wonderful Saint. Wikipedia has some background on St.Patrick.
“Saint Patrick was a 5th-century Romano-British Christian missionary and Bishop in Ireland. Much of what is known about Saint Patrick comes from the Declaration, which was allegedly printed by Patrick himself. It is believed that he was born in Roman Britain in the fourth century, into a wealthy Romano-British family. His father was a deacon and his grandfather was a priest in the Christian church. According to the Declaration, at the age of sixteen, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken as a slave to Gaelic Ireland It says that he spent six years there working as a shepherd and that during this time he found God. The Declaration says that God told Patrick to flee to the coast, where a ship would be waiting to take him home. After making his way home, Patrick went on to become a priest.
According to tradition, Patrick returned to Ireland to convert the Pagan Irish to Christianity. The Declaration says that he spent many years evangelizing in the northern half of Ireland and converted thousands.
Patrick’s efforts were eventually turned into an allegory in which he drove “snakes” out of Ireland, despite the fact that snakes were not known to inhabit the region.
Tradition holds that he died on 17 March and was buried at Downpatrick Over the following centuries, many legends grew up around Patrick and he became Ireland’s foremost saint.”
Refer to the photos as you go along. Personalize it and make it your own.
- FAV Shimmer, Premium Gold, 92lb cover & 6.6-inch square envelope. The envelope is 6.6-inch square, so the card is cut to fit loosely inside the envelope. The final card is 6 3/16-inch square. Cut 2 sheets of 8.5-inch X 11-inch Premium Gold to 6 3/16-inch wide. Cut the height of one card to 6/3/16 and the second sheet to 1/2-inch longer. Score and fold the longer card at the 6 3/16-inch. Place 1/2-inch ScorTape on the fold, on the outside The longer piece is the front of the card. The shorter piece is inside. Refer to the photos and see how the seam lies.
- Using Stardream Metallic, Flame. 105lb cover cut to 6.5-inch square. I think the large circle will cut better with a little more paper. The paper will be trimmed to 5-inch tall and 5 1/2-inch wide. I would use a very light pencil to outline the 5-inch x 5 1/2-inch so you can see where the die cut goes. The circle is 1/2-inchfrom the top, 7/16-inch from the left, 7/8-inch from the bottom, and 1.25-inch on the right. I would outline the circle with a light pencil before you die cut it. Use blue masking tape to hold the die cut in place and die cut the circle. Trim the Flame with the hole to 5-inch tall and 5 1/2-inch wide.
- Use Martha Stewart’s punch, Clover Head, and punch seven 4-leaf clovers out of Stardream Metallic, Fairway, 105lb cover. Cut 3 strips that are 5/16-inch, 1/4-inch, and 2/16-inch. The small line is 5-inch long, the medium is 5-inch long, and the bigger line is 4 1/2-inch long.
- Cut a sheet of Crush, White Corn, 81lb text to fit exactly behind the Flame. Place it 5/8-inch top and bottom and 3/8-inch margin on the side. I make light pencil marks at all 4 corners. Use 3 rows of 1/2-inch ScorTape on the back of the White Corn top, bottom, and middle. Pull the backing on just the top piece of tape, carefully lining it up. When you are certain, burnish the tape, pull the middle and bottom, and burnish them also.
- Referring to the Fairway strips, cover the backs with ScorTape; if they are too long trim them. The larger line is 3 3/8-inch from the lower right corner of the Premium Gold card front. The 3 lines are not 45 degrees offset: they are tilted at 54 degrees. The medium line is 3/8-inch from the larger one. The smaller line is 3/8-inch. It might help if you use a light pencil to outline the die-cut circle of the Flame.
- Use ScorTape 1/2-inch & 1/8-inch to cover the back of the Flame and pull the backing. Align carefully and push done onto the Flame. I put light pencil marks at the edge of the White Corn.
- Use American Crafts Thickers, Sentiment. Spell out “Irish”.
- Use Martha Stewart’s punch, Clover Head, to cut out 7 of the lucky clovers. Place them on the right side of the circle, rotating the stems.
- Add some 1/8-inch square adhesive gems in gold. The ones I used are no longer available, so these will work; choose SS12 3.0 – 302mm
Add 2 gems between the Fairway lines.
- Inside the card, the Irish Blessing is from an anonymous author, says Google. Spray Rustoleum, 2X Ultra cover, gloss, clear, on the Irish Blessing, by misting it over the paper. Place it centered top and bottom. The right margin is 5.8-inch in front of the right. It is approximately 13/16-inch from the fold. The seam adds a focal point, so put it where you like it.
- The die-cut clovers on the inside are a combination of Memory Box, Dancing Tulips, and Martha Stewart’s punch, Clover Head. Die cut the tulips and glue them to the bottom of the Irish Blessing, refer to the photos. Add a Clover Head over each tulip, adding a gold gemstone to the Clover Head and at the bottom of the stems.
- FAV Shimmer
- Premium Gold, 92lb cover
- Premium Gold Envelope, 6.6″ square
- Stardream Metallic
- Flame, 105lb cover
- Fairway, 105lb cover
- White Corn, 81lb text
- Irish Blessing; anonymous author
- Circle Die,3.75″ diameter: Sizzix 657551
- Martha Stewart Punch, Clover Head
- Memory Box die, Dancing Tulips
- Thickers, Sentiment by American Crafts, Gold
- Fab Lab Crafts Gemstones, Gold, 1/8″ square, 2″ x 12″ gem set NA
- Currently available, choose SS12 3.0 – 302mm
- Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue & a toothpick
- ScorTape, 1/8″ & 1/2″
- Rustoleum, 2X Ultra cover, gloss, clear
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