Introduction: Clover Patch Card

Can you find the 4-leaf clover?

I tried to hide it, but you'll probably find it pretty quick :)

Just a fun and simple card for St. Patrick's Day!

Step 1: Supplies

Alright, here is what you will need.

Supplies:
  • Green Paper
  • White Paper
  • Greeting Card (5.5 by 4 inches)
  • Silhouette Cameo - You could print this off and cut out the clovers, but it will take a loooong time.
  • Glue (I used spray glue)
  • Something to stick your design to your actual card, I used my sticky squares
  • File - attached here

Step 2: Making the File

Okay, time to make your clover patch.  You start out with a 3-leaf (and 4-leaf) clover.

Create a rectangle that is 5.5 by 4 inches.  The card can go either way (profile or landscape).

What I did was create the clover and then copy it in different sizes and flipped it and then took that collection of clovers and copy and pasted them over and over and rotated the selection of clovers each time I pated them so they would look different.  (Photos 2-5)

Just keep pasting the clovers and placing them around the card.

When you are done, you are ready to put in the 4-leaf clover.  I chose a spot I liked and removed a 3-leafed one and just replaced it with the 4-leaf clover.

That's it.

Step 3: Assembly

Time to cut it out!  

Use the white for the clvoers and you can cut out a 5.5 by 4 inch rectangle from the green (by hand or with the silhouette cameo).

I used the setting for Patterned Paper, but I slowed the speed down.  I would suggest even changing it all the way down to 1.  It takes quite a while to cut out, but if you do it too fast, all the little bits get caught and torn as it cuts.  My first one, on the left, was too torn so I recut it.  Even when I recut it at, I think, speed 2 a couple clovers caught, but it wasn't too bad.

Glue up the white piece when you are ready and stick it to your green piece.  Since it was so fragile, I just used spray glue.

Stick it to the green piece of paper and then stick that to the card and that is it!

Step 4: ***Bonus***

And the winner is .... AngelSandoval !

Thanks everyone!  I enjoyed reading all of your ideas :)

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I wanted to put something fun in the card, but couldn't think of anything!  

* I will give a 3 month Pro code and send this card to whoever can come up with the best phrase/joke/quote to write on the inside!  Make sure you put down who said the quote if you go that direction :)

Have fun!

Ooh, forgot, I will pick Monday, March 11th and send it out soon after :)

Comments

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sunshiine (author)2013-03-14

It took me 2 tries but I found it! I also like your choice for the message and you should do this next year!
sunshiine

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Yeah! I think I want to do this more, but I'm still waiting to get the information to send this one out :)

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Hopefully they will respond and if not you can go with a runner up! I enjoyed reading all the comments! Such a fun ible!

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Ichijoe (author)2013-03-13

To simple it really needs multiple 5 or more to be any sort or challenge.

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AngelSandoval (author)2013-03-09

For the card:

"You are like a four leaf clever, hard to find and lucky to have

I love you!"

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I have decided that yours is my favorite :) Please send me a PM with your mailing address (do not reply to this comment with that information). Also, let me know if you want me to leave the card blank (except for your quote) so then you can give it to someone else if you would like! Thanks for sharing :)

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rvijulie (author)2013-03-03

Joke for the card:

A hard to find four-leaf clover for O'hard to find pretty girl.
Have fun on Patrick's Day!

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sunshiine (author)2013-02-28

What a clever idea!

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MTJimL (author)2013-02-28

Joke for card:

♫ I'm over-looking, a four-leaf … ♪  Stop da music! Dat's s'posed ta rhyme! 

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oilitright (author)2013-02-28

Finding the 4 leaf clover was easy. What I couldn't find was what program opens
Clover Card.Studio?

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Only Silhouette Studio will open the file. I'll go in and save a PDF of it.

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grannyjones (author)2013-02-28

You would be surprised how many are out there;
you have to look for the "tighter angles", since you rarely see the whole clover.

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wannabemadsci (author)2013-02-28

My suggestions for the phrase inside:

A)
It'd take the 'Luck O' the Irish' to find a 4-leaf clover on the front of this card...
Ahh, I knew you had a bit of Blarney in ya!

B)
A friend [spouse, love, etc.] like you is as hard to find as a 4-leaf clover...
Thank heavens I found you, 'cause I've been the luckiest person in the world every since!

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Ralphxyz (author)2013-02-28

I once had a wife that could walk through a patch of clover and instantly find four or more leafed clovers.

The key was to just look for something different.

Don't look for a four leaf clover just relax and observe.

Now I use the same technique when looking for beach glass.

Ralph

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Ooooh, I love finding beach glass!!!

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doodlecraft (author)2013-02-25

It's funny how if you know where to look, your eyes go there right away...just finding it that first time that's hard. You card is wonderful! :)
Here's some suggestions:

"I was lucky like a 4-leaf clover"
or
Why shouldn't you iron a 4 leaf clover? Don't want to press your luck!
or
Like the warmth of the sun
And the light of the day,
May the luck of the Irish
shine bright on your way.
or
May good luck be your friend
In whatever you do
And may trouble be always
A stranger to you.
or
May your blessings outnumber
The Shamrocks that grow
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
or
When you smell corned beef and cabbage...a leprechaun just farted!
or
So, this Irish man walks out of a bar...No really, It can happen!

That's all I got. I've never actually made a St. Patrick's day card either...I should get to work! :)

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nanaverm (author)doodlecraft2013-02-28

We need to make the cards to use all the funny Irish jokes!

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Agreed!

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Haha, I usually don't make them either, but I just love to make up excuses to use the Silhouette Cameo :)

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Jessie Marie (author)2013-02-25

I love coming up with puns and jokes! Here are all of the ones that came to mind when thinking about St. Patrick's Day! All of them are completely original and thought up by me. :)

1. What did the leprechaun hide at the end of the rainbow over the ocean? A pod of goldfish!
2. You’re the four leafed clover to my meadow.
3. What style of music do leprechauns play? Sham Rock!
4. How do elderly leprechauns tell time? With “I-rish-watch”!
5. You found the four leafed clover in the meadow? Consider yourself clover!
6. With each and every day that you turn over a new leaf, I hope you find it to be linked to a four leafed clover!
7. Why do leprechauns dance so much? To knock each other’s socks off!

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Love em!

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nanaverm (author)Jessie Marie2013-02-28

Love your corny (beef) jokes. Will be passed on to friends. :)

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jamesvs400a (author)2013-02-28

used to look for 4 leaf clovers when i was a kid. found it in ten seconds!

most ive ever found is a 6 leaf clover! like the card. i shell make one with the laser cutter!

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I have never ever seen a 6 leaf clover! Now that would be something!

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Pane-Bistecca (author)2013-02-27

I found it, I found it!!!!

Very nice idea!

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Thanks!

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ray74 (author)2013-02-26

Very nice. Reminds me of Waldo :)

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)ray742013-02-28

Oooh, now there's an idea!

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Jayefuu (author)2013-02-26

"I can't beleaf we have to wait another year for the next St Patrick's day!"

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)Jayefuu2013-02-28

Ha! Awesome!

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alex201529 (author)2013-02-26

Killians is red,
Clovers are green,
I am feeling lucky,
When I find you.


The best things in this world are hard to find,
Just like you.

"You can never find me!"
- The Four Leaf Colver

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Very nice!

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solitary man (author)2013-02-26

I love it, cool idea! :)

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Thanks :)

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warspyder (author)2013-02-25

These are not mine, but they are my favorites that I have heard over the years....

"May those who love us, love us more.
And for those who don't love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if he will not turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we might know them by their limping."


"Kiss Me, I'm Irish! Happy Shamrock Day!"


I'm looking over a four leaf clover
That I overlooked before
One leaf is sunshine, the second is rain,
Third is the roses that grow in the lane.
No need explaining the one remaining
Is somebody I adore.
I'm looking over a four leaf clover
That I overlooked before.

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warspyder (author)warspyder2013-02-25

Okay, here is my attempt...

Wishing you may find the lucky shamrock each and everyday!

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Nice ones :)

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rimar2000 (author)2013-02-25

Nice, but... missing a four leaf clover!

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It's in there!

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Yes, Penelopy, pardon. In the fourth attempt I saw it. Very clever, you deserve a patch again!

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scoochmaroo (author)2013-02-25

Very well done!

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Thank you :{

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GorillazMiko (author)2013-02-25

I feel really good about myself after finding the 4 leaf clover.

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bajablue (author)2013-02-25

lol... WHAT 4-leaf Clover?!?

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bajablue (author)bajablue2013-02-25

ok... I finally see it. Thought you were messing with my head, Pen! ;-D

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Oh, you flatterer :) It was so easy to find at first, but then I changed the clover to be more like the 3-leaf one. (I actually keep forgetting where it is!)

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