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A Simple Banner for The Wearin’ o’ the Green Challenge

Whether you follow me on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, or here, you will notice that I often create seasonal home decorations and most end up in my craftroom. With our home currently under renovation, this is the only place I have control over so I make sure it is a space I can retreat to during the madness.  This week, I decided to take part in the Wearin’ o’ the Green Challenge that is being host by both Heart2Heart and Double Trouble and created a simple St. Patrick’s Day Banner to brighten up my room.

MissCarriesCreations-StPatricksDayBannerDetailI began by opening up Design Space™ (one of my favorite places to be) and created the Clovers using our Flower Market collection. These images are already designed to be three-dimensional, so I didn’t have to manipulate them to create this great effect. I wanted to add a little texture to the clovers, so I used a Swiss Dot embossing folder to dry emboss the leaves, some Toffee ink on the edges, and a Cork Shape in the center. MissCarriesCreations-StPatricksDayBannerCloverThe small Flags were made using simple Triangle shapes sized to 1.5″ x 2.75″ then decorated with small Heart shapes to match. I cut these from White Daisy, Clover, and Kraft paper, then sponged the edges with Toffee ink. I had debated making some of the flags gold or orange (to match the Irish flag), but my home is full of primitive decor so the Kraft Paper seemed to be a better choice. I like how well it goes with the Cork Shapes and Jute Twine. 
MissCarriesCreations-StPatricksDayBannerFlagsLast, but not least, those ADORABLE Paper Pom-Poms. I created those using our Fringe Border from the Fancy Border Thin Cuts.  I will post a tutorial next Tuesday showing you how to create your own set of Pom-Poms. 


After all of the components were assembled, I attached them to some Jute Twine. If you look closely, you can see that I added a few frayed knots near each of the Pom-Poms. This not only keeps them in place, but it adds some distressed primitive texture to the banner.

I hope that you enjoyed this whimsical St. Patrick’s Day Banner and that you will consider joining me for the monthly challenge at Heart2Heart and Double Trouble.

I can’t wait to see what you create!


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Flower Market Cricut Collection

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12 x 12 Willow Cardstock

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12 x 12 Clover Cardstock

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12 x 12 Emerald Cardstock

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12 x 12 Kraft Paper

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Grateful Heart Cork Shapes

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12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

Cricut Air 2

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Thin Cuts Decorative Border

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Toffee Exclusive Inks

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Mini Ink Blending Tool-1 Round (Mini Ink Blending Tool With Replacement Foams)
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10 thoughts on “A Simple Banner for The Wearin’ o’ the Green Challenge”

  1. So cute! I agree that DS the best and it is also one of my favorite places. Your project inspires me to get back to work on banners for each month…so far I have 2 and I started them over a year ago. Whoops. Thank you for playing along with us at H2H

  2. Great banner and love how you used the embossing folder for your texture on the 4-leaf clovers. Nice set of banners and your choice was right with the kraft; but you may have disappointed Twisted Sister not using gold…lol. Great idea about the knots when doing banners like this. Thanks Carrie for joining us at Double Trouble and Heart2Heart.

  3. I love it, I love the texture detail on the shamrocks, such a small but impactful detail. Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H).
    Brandi R.
    DT member H2H

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