February 26, 2019 • Anna Griffin
Did you know that your Treasury of Stamps and Dies is the perfect binder to craft with all year long? We adore creating cards for holidays, and today’s project is a cute way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Let’s get to crafting!
Tools and Materials:
- Empress Cut and Emboss Machine, 625-442
- Empress Machine Full Set of Long Plates, 635-931
- Treasury Cards and Layers (gold flourish card base, (2) ivory card layers)
- Treasury Stamps and Dies with Binder (4 leaf clover stamp and Good Luck stamp with coordinating dies) 588-268
- Treasury Inks (turtle, gold) 592-562
- Matte Foil Cardstock (green, gold) 603-525
- (1) gold strip, cut to 1 ¼”x 12”
- (1) green strip, cut to 1 ¼”x 12”
- (1) green piece, cut to 5”x 7”
- (1) gold piece, cut to 2 ½”x 5”
- Festooned Frame Dies
- Paper Tricks I, Pleated Rosette and Border Small
- Ivory cardstock, 5”x 3 ½”
- Hot glue adhesive
- Double-sided adhesive
- Foam Square adhesive
- Pin back
- Stamp the ivory Treasury layer with the gold ink and 4 leaf clover stamp. Stamp one clover in each corner.
2. On a piece of ivory card stock, stamp Good Luck twice with green ink.
3. Cut two large circles from the gold foil card stock using the large circle die.
4. Cut the two “Good Luck” sentiments using the small circle die.
5. Cut the green matte card stock using the Festooned Frame Die.
6. Emboss the matte foil gold strip and the matte foil green strip of card stock using the Paper Tricks embossing folder or score vertically every quarter inch to make a rosette.
Assemble the Rosette Pin:
7. Using double-sided adhesive, adhere the gold strip to the back of the green strip, leaving approximately ¼” of the gold strip showing.
8. Fan fold along the scored lines and attach the ends using hot glue adhesive.
9. Use the two large matte gold circles as the center of the rosette on the front and back. Adhere with hot glue adhesive.
10. Attach “Good Luck” to the gold circle using foam squares.
11. Fussy cut 3 paper ribbon strips from one of the ivory card layers and attach to the back of the rosette using double-sided adhesive.
12. Attach a pin back to the back side of the rosette.
Assemble The Card:
13. Attach the Festooned Frame layer to the card base using foam squares.
14. Attach the stamped Treasury layer to the center of the card base using foam squares.
15. Use foam squares on the bottom of the second “Good Luck” stamped sentiment and attach to the top center of the stamped Treasury layer. Foam adhesive goes at the bottom of the sentiment leaving space to hook the pin.
16. Hook the finished rosette pin over the back of the sentiment so that it can be easily removed from the card.
Prepare Your Stamps and Dies
Before using your stamps, gently pull each stamp from the plastic backing. Some borders and sentiments are slightly attached; gently pull these apart. Place all stamps back on the plastic base over the matching printed area. Gently pull the dies off of the cardboard sheet and move to the magnetic sheet in the designated space on the magnetic sheet. Each die is outlined and labeled on the magnetic sheet.
Anna Griffin inks are pigment inks, so they will stain the stamps a little. You can deep clean the stamps with soap, water and a soft toothbrush.
Links to many of these products
Treasury Stamps and Dies with Binder, https://annagriffin.com/?s=treasury+binder
Treasury Cards and Layers, https://annagriffin.com/product/product-30/
Empress Long Plates, https://www.hsn.com/products/anna-griffin-empress-full-set-of-large-plates/8831098
Matte Foil Cardstock, https://www.hsn.com/products/anna-griffin-72-piece-foil-cardstock-bundle/8650317
How much fun is this card? We hope that you enjoyed making it with us, and that it inspires you to use your Treasury Binder of Stamps and Dies, Treasury Ink and Treasury Cards and Layers for seasonal projects all year long!