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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Erin Go Bragh!

Erin Go Bragh!

Happy St. Patrick's Day Eve!

With the maiden name 'Harrah', I cannot overlook this holiday. Of course everyday of the year, I am proud of all of my heritage, but Irish just happens to be a bigger portion of it.  Interestingly enough, I just discovered that the majority of Harrahs in the U.S. back in 1920 resided in my home state of West Virginia. And yes, I always get asked if I am any relation to the Harrah's Casino family.  Probably somewhere in the distance, but sadly not close enough to reap any good benefits.

Well, I digress.  A green card today to celebrate tomorrow's holiday of Irish green!  I saw the challenge at Just Us Girls to do a flap card and decided to try it.  It was a lot of fun to make.  And the free bear digi stamp at Digi Doodle Shop's Best was so cute.  I did have some trouble with the magnet closures.  I couldn't find the right ones so I had to opt for the regular magnets.  Thus, I wound up putting one not just on the flap and back of the inside, but also behind the celery strip DP on the front.  With the layers of paper I had, two magnets were not strong enough to hold it shut.  And, to add some extra punch, I added the rope too and tucked the flap underneath.  The shamrocks inside were stamped, embossed and then cut out.  I double embossed them.

Stamps:  St. Paddy's Day Bear, a free download from Digi Doodle Shop's Best. 'Go Green' and Irish sentiment, Studio G. Shamrock stamp, Hampton Art.
Paper:  DP from stash.  Kraft, Dark Olive, Light Olive cardstock.
Ink:  Versamark,  green emboss powder. Water color pencils on digital bear stamp.
Extras:  Straw rope twine; green gems; Nestabilities Label four; Cuttlebug dot emboss folder; bracket style decorative scissors.

And so, an Irish blessing for all:

May you have love that never ends,
lots of money, and lots of friends.
Health be yours, whatever you do,
and may God send many blessings to you!

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Linda Callahan

Sweet little guy - very cute fold and I love the inside as well! So glad you play at PPA!

Stampin' Pam

What a sweet and cute little image. A great way to celebrate the green! TOo bad about Harrahs' Casino (LOL) Thanks so much for supporting Just Us Girls by participating in our challenges. We appreciate your playing along with us. Hope to see you again on Saturday.

Mona L. Pendleton

Happy Early St. Patty's Day! This flap card is so darling - I just want to squeeze that little guys cheeks! Thanks for showing the inside as well! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls technique challenge - hope to see you Saturday for an all new challenge :)


Love this's perfect for St. Patty's Day! Very nice job...and a good photo of the card.


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Ann Schach

What a wonderful card! I love the uniqueness of the flap fold. Such a cute little fella! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Stephanie Kraft

This is just so cute!! Love the rope!!

Andrea M

Great flap card! So super adorable! Great job



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