Thursday, March 5, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Card

Hi, everyone! I am so super excited to announce that I am back on Mary's Design Team! Yay! I have joined her Cardz TV Gallery Blog team. This is a place where the Design Team members post to the blog every Monday through Friday with a project featuring Mary's Cardz TV Stamps! How cool is that? You get to see many different styles by the different designers AND lots of different types of projects from cards, tags, scrapbooking, 3D decorations, etc. I must say, it feels good to be back on Mary's team. I missed those girls so much!

For my first project being back on the CTVS team, I have a card to show you today. I know, shocker, right? I haven't made a card in a long, long time, but I wanted to be sure and mail my daddy a card this week. I chose to send him a St. Patrick's Day one. Here it is!

  • Sil ID# 55904 - includes Leprechaun hat, beer mug, and horseshoe
  • Tag from Walmart
  • Sequins added for a little bling & adhered with glue dots 

Both the sentiment on the outside and inside of the card are from Mary's Cardz TV Stamps "St. Patrick's Day" set.

Don't forget to wear green later this month or someone may pinch you! Which makes me wonder, why DO people get pinched who don't wear green on St. Patrick's day? So I asked Mr. Google and found this from
It's thought that the pinching started in the early 1700s, about the time that awareness of St. Patrick's as a holiday came to the fore, too, in Boston, in the Massachusetts colony. They thought if you wore green, it made you invisible to the Leprechauns, which was good because they would pinch anyone they could see. So the pinching is to warn and remind you about the Leprechauns. 

Pinching those not wearing green on St. Patrick's Day is an American tradition, having really nothing to do with Ireland or St. Patrick Wrong. I have lived in Ireland. The truth is, Irish people think Americans are crazy. St. Patrick's Day is not even remotely celebrated over there as heavily as it is in the US. 

WikiAnswers users share their ideas on the origin:
Many years ago, playful Irish children began the tradition of pinching people who forgot to wear green on St. Patrick's Day and the tradition is still practiced today. 
You get pinched because you're a nonconformist.Pinching gives you a bruise so you can have some green on you.The act of pinching on St. Patrick's day began in America with Irish settlers who tried to get their kids to behave by telling them that fairies would come pinch them.

There you go. Take it for what it's worth. I just copy and pasted it for you. It's interesting, but you know, everything you read on the internet is not always true and completely accurate.

Enjoy the rest of your day!


  1. So exciting to have you back on Mary's team Janis!!!! Love, love, love your card. Your Dad is going to love it, too!!! :)

  2. It's so fun to have you back on the team Janis! I love your card, it is super cute and I bet your daddy will love it too! Looking forward to designing with you my friend. Hugs, Brenda

  3. Congrats to you!!!
    Totally cute & Fun card!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M