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Embellish Scissors With Shamrock Buttons For St. Patrick’s Day

Everybody has a pair of scissors. Some of us, well, have a few pairs of scissors. In the past, I have customized my scissors with ribbon or decorative tape. I thought it might be fun to decorate the scissors for St. Patrick’s Day with Buttons Galore’s Glitter Shamrock Buttons.  This is a fun and easy project for any level of crafter.

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A Noteworthy St. Patrick’s Day Card

Sending cards for the little holidays is not only fun but also very special.  I mean come on, who doesn’t LOVE to get a note in the mailbox these days.  This hand made card is not only adorbale but sure to spread luck and friendship for St. Patrick’s Day.  Three cheers for Fifteen MINUTE Friday!

Label Card

You will need the following:


Cut a fold over card to fit your envelope.  This one is 8.5 x 4.25 to fit in an A2 sized envelope.  Cut your other decorative papers to add color to your card front.  Stitch your buttons to a piece of pre-cut card stock to form a shamrock.  Knot it in the back.


Adhere your pieces to the front of the card with Aleene’s Always Ready.  Add a sticker message if you would like.  You can also write your message with a marker or a pen.


I hand-stamped the back of my card too with my self-inking stamp from Expressionery.Com.  I think this makes it a little more special.


And now you are ready to write a for real, noteworthy, hand written letter to a friend!

SHamrock Button Card Final

Happy Creating,



Mini Shamrock Garland

This little garland is super festive and so easy to create.  The mini shamrock garland can be used to decorate in lots of fantastic ways and is perfect for a fifteen MINUTE Friday project.

Button Shamrock Garland

You will need scissors, green decorative paper, Candy Apple Green Buttons, Ribbon or Ric Rac and Aleene’s Always Ready Fast Grab Glue.

Creating Wreath Garland

  1. Cut your shamrocks out free hand so they are all a little different.  You can make a little pattern if that makes you more comfortable.
  2. Glue them from the backs to your ribbon using the Fast Grab and let dry.
  3. Flip over and add buttons with the Fast Grab.

Wreath with Garland

Ta Da!  It looks so fun on this wreath on the front door.

Wreath Front Door




Sunday Cardmaking: Make a St. Patrick’s Day Card

Let’s make a FUN St. Patrick’s Day Card.

As an Irish lass, I just HAVE to share another St. Patrick’s Day Card.

Sometimes I like to make easy cards. Other times, I like to pull out lots of toys and tools, and for this card, I got out sandpaper, my scor-board and all kinds of goodies.

Let’s get started!

Happy St Patricks Day

How to make this FUN St. Patrick’s Day Card.

  1. The base is a standard A2 size (4.25 x 5.5″) and opens at the bottom. The dark green mat is 4 x 5.25″ and the white mat it 3.75 x 5″. The light green strip is 1.75 x 5″.
  2. Score light green strip at every quarter inch. Turn over and sand score lines.
  3. Stamp sentiment. Assemble card.
  4. Die cut three clovers and sand around the edges. Tie twine through assorted Orange Buttons and adhere to clovers with Beacon’s.
  5. Add ribbon. I like to fold over the top edge and use Red Liner Tape to hold it down. Add bling to ribbon and dot i in St. Patrick’s.

We had a lot of fun using tools, but it wasn’t hard… Was it? Grammar Note – the plural of clover really is clovers, I researched it. It sounds wrong, doesn’t it?

Buttons Galore Supplies Used to make this FUN St. Patrick’s Day Card.

Cross Promotional Supplies Used to make this FUN St. Patrick’s Day Card.

Additional Supplies Used to make this FUN St. Patrick’s Day Card.

  • Sentiment, Twine, and Cardstock – Close To My Heart (I like to use this cardstock because it has a fun white core.)
  • Clover die cuts – Sizzix
  • Sandpaper – Bazzill Sanding tool
  • Ribbon – American Crafts
  • Bling – Want2Scrap
  • Dimensional Foam Adhesive

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope your St. Patrick’s Day is filled with luck to last you through the year.


Sunday Card Making: Make a St. Patrick’s Day Card

Make a St. Patrick’s Day Card with hearts. I found that I did not have many St. Patrick’s Day themed stamps and embellishments in my stash. I decided on an Irish styled saying and a clover made of stamped hearts. You can make a card any size you like. My card is 4×4″.

Buttons Galore celebrates St. Patrick's Day with Allie Gower

Material used to create St. Patrick’s Day card:

Buttons Galore Product used:

I also used:

In addition you will need:

  • Post-it Note
  • Circle punch or die
  • Finger Dauber or Sponge
  • Copic Multiliner ( for drawing stem )

Directions for making the St. Patrick’s Day Card:

  1. Create a card base by cutting a piece of cardstock 4×8″ and fold in half.
  2. Cut a mat – 3 3/4×3 3/4″ and adhered to card base.
  3. Tie ribbon around card base and attach button using twine.
  4. Die cut scalloped square and adhere to card.
  5. Die cut a classic square.
  6. Stamp sentiment on classic square. Stamp heart four times to create a shamrock, and hand draw a stem.
  7. To create the cloud around the sentiment, you can make your own stencil, as shown below. Attach a Post-it Note to some scrap paper and punch a circle out – near the sticky edge of the Post-it note. Remove sticky circle and place on card and gently sponge around it, moving as needed, to create a cloud shape.
  8. Adhere classic square to card and add bling.

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I hope you enjoyed this St. Patrick’s Day card and the quick cloud tutorial. May the wind be ever at your back!

Thanks for stopping by.



Shamrock button pin

Make your own hand stitch shamrock button pin with scrap fabric and some green buttons. I used 3 different buttons from the Luck button tote for my pin project, you can mix and match however you’d like. Using some fabric glue and stitching with embroidery floss, you can make a whole variety of shamrock button pins to decorate or give away for St. Patrick’s Day.

For this piece I used denim, felt and linen. I pulled out threads on both the denim and linen to give more of a rough, frayed edge. However, you can finish the edges of your pins however you like. Coordinate your embroidery thread colors or create a contrasting look. You can make so many different variation of this simple pin with just a few different supplies.

Shamrock Button Pin by Jen Goode

Shamrock Button Pin by Jen Goode

Materials needed to make a shamrock button pin:

  • 3 green buttons
  • Scrap fabric in different colors and textures
  • Embroidery floss
  • Fabric glue
  • Pin back

How to make your own shamrock button pin:

You can either glue your buttons on to the piece or stitch, these instructions I’m going to use the stitch method.

  1. Cut 2-3 piece of fabric ranging in size for stacking.
  2. Using embroidery thread and top fabric piece, stitch buttons in place, tie off.
  3. Stitch additional embellishment and accents.
  4. Stack and glue fabric together letting each layer dry separately.
  5. Using a piece of fabric, glue pin back in place and let dry.
Make a fun shamrock button pin

Make a fun shamrock button pin

Shamrock button pin back

Shamrock button pin back

Make your own shamrock button pin with green buttons

Make your own shamrock button pin with green buttons

Making your own shamrock button pin is a fun and quick craft you can also make with kids. If you’d rather just glue the whole thing together, try using fabric markers to draw your thread marks. Use embroidery thread to create the tied look to the buttons before you glue the buttons to the fabric. Mix up the button sizes, embroidery thread colors and fabric you use for extra looks.

I’d love to see what fun you have with this St. Patrick’s Day button project!



Easy St Patrick’s Day Headband with Novelty Buttons

St Patrick's Day Headband

St Patrick’s Day Headband

Make this Quick & Easy St Patrick’s Day Headband today and wear it this evening….using “Match Ups” makes it so easy to do!


• Match Ups Spring Collection #2133 (5 clovers)

• Thin White Headband

• 2 yards ¼” Green Grosgrain Ribbon

• Beacon’s 3 in 1 Glue

• 5 Rhinestones



Glue small piece of ribbon onto ends of headband

Glue small piece of ribbon onto ends of headband

Then glue one end of ribbon at the end of headband and wrap around at an angle until headband is covered, glue end; let dry.

Then glue one end of ribbon at the end of headband and wrap around at an angle until headband is covered, glue end; let dry.

Glue rhinestones onto center of clovers.

Glue rhinestones onto center of clovers.

Glue clovers to headband starting on one side.

Glue clovers to headband starting on one side; you can stop with just one clover or

Glue and space clovers evenly onto headband as shown.

Glue the rest of the clovers onto headband as shown.



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