Stand Alone Cards with Hearts & Shamrocks

Heart and shamrock shapes bear a universal message of love and good fortune.  This time of year they suggest Valentine’s Day, which is just a couple weeks away and St. Patrick’s Day in March.  But they work for other occasions, as well.

Both of these cards were created using the heart and shamrock shapes to convey a message without a lot of text.  The greeting is cut out at the same time the top layer and pull tab are cut to shape. The second cutting consists of a red or green backing for the top layer and matching hearts and shamrocks.  The small hearts and shamrocks are glued on the matching shapes in the center of the card and on the pull tab.  The pull tab gives a place for a personal message.

The basic shape of this card can be easily modified for a vinyl message by simply cutting the shape without the greeting cutouts.  Consider adapting the shamrocks into a graduation card and the thank you card into a Valentine card.

My 15” KNK Maxx makes it fun to create cards like this where accuracy is needed for shapes fitting on top of identical shapes.    The link below contains the files for both cards which are cut from cardstock.

Hearts and Shamrocks Cards


37 thoughts on “Stand Alone Cards with Hearts & Shamrocks

    • I wasn’t able to download them, the link brings me to Sandy’s website but no file there 🙁 Barbie were you able to get them? 🙂
      love hugs and prayers

      • I had the same thing happen to me. It takes me to Sandy’s site and then shows no file found.

    • Thanks for the complements. Carol & Brenda, I think you will find that the link has been corrected. Enjoy.

    • LOVE the cards Lynn! Will be using them for the next two holidays. All of you who post give such great projects for me to make. Thanks so much!

    • I’m glad you like them. Should you come up with more designs, I would love it if you shared them.

    • Thanks for the complement. I’m sure when you make yours you will have more creative juices flowing.

  1. What a cute idea! Always looking for more ideas, just wish I had the time to make all of them!

  2. What great cards! I think I am going to try and replace it with 2012 in the middle for a graduation card.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Lynn-
    As always, a masterful and beautiful project you present to us. Thank you for the ideas and inspiration.

  4. You are so clever! I could have sworn I commented on this, but I can’t see it, so I’ll do it again. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Lynn, THANK YOU so much for the GREAT card files!! I LOVE making cards and these files will really help me a lot. I also LOVE the gift card holder files! WOW!

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