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Heart Punch Shamrocks on March Art Journal Calendar

Heart Punch Shamrocks on March Art Journal Calendar

Artful-Adventures-Kristie-Sloan-Heart-Punch-ShamrocksI always love it when I can show you something and get a project done at the same time!  Today, I’ve got yet another way to use a heart punch or die cut.  We are almost to March this year, and St. Patrick’s Day brings Irish inspired design to many things during the month of March.

These were made from vellum so that they did not completely cover up the background layers.

For this March art journal calendar scrapbook page:

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  • Used a green piece of 12×12″ card stock for the foundation piece.
  • Die cut “March” from a printed paper, and inked the edges of the letters
  • Arranged the vintage greetings and adhered them.
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  • Toned down the greetings with a bit of white craft ink.
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  • Punched hearts from heavy vellum card stock
  • Inked the edges of the hearts
  • Arrange the hearts into shamrocks
  • Adhered just the points with a bit of glitter glue
  • Topped off the center of each shamrock with a bit of Crystal Effects, to make sure they adhered securely.
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  • Drew stems on the shamrocks with a marker.
  • Numbered the petals of the shamrocks to be used as a tiny journal spot for each day.

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Don’t forget to join us over at the Artful Adventures Facebook Group and share your completed items!  There will be “lucky” prizes drawn in March for those who have uploaded something they have created. You never know when those drawings will be held!
Chalkboard Technique with Doodles and Heart Punch Stencils

Chalkboard Technique with Doodles and Heart Punch Stencils

Chalkboard art is quite popular right now.  I’m sure you’ve seen a thing or two that lately that has the chalkboard look.  I’ve got a couple of ideas for you today. We’ll use a punch to create a stencil. We’ll create a chalkboard look for a scrapbook page. Here is more mileage we can get…Continue Reading

Heart Punch Flowers

Heart Punch Flowers

When you participate in any creative activity where there are daily prompts, you just never know what you will come up with!  That is no exception here today!  I have been participating in a daily scrapbooking challenge, while still wanting to give you some fun ideas to use heart punches and die cuts!  Today, I…Continue Reading