This Bernie Meme St. Patrick’s Day card is sooo cute. Whether you like Bernie Sanders or not (I think he is a little too liberal) you have to chuckle at the meme. And I commend him for his sense of humor about the whole thing! He is selling merchandise and donating the proceeds to charity. I got a t-shirt.
When I got a copy of this graphic, I just had to use it! This is a really simple card and the meme is just adorable! And it fits into an A7 envelope for mailing.
You will need:
- Heavy 2 sided cardstock for the base
- Various Cardstock scraps
- Download File
Paper Selection for the Bernie Meme Card
This card is green (duh). If you use two sided paper for the base card, you don’t need the 5 X 7 background piece. Just hide it. But if you want to use a patterned one sided paper you need to cut it.
The embellishments can be cut from any paper. Patterns or glitter and foil would work too. I used foiled paper for the gold.
Cutting the Bernie Meme Card
Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing. I used a black marker. I used a nice fill in font called Quiltex. You can get it free at FontBundles. I also made my own fill in fonts because I was frustrated that when you draw fonts with Cricut, they are hollow. To see more info on my fill in fonts chlick this link.
The pipe and the hat have several very small pieces. Make sure you don’t lose them. The cut out shamrock from the pot of gold was used on the inside of this card so don’t forget to save it too.
The Bernie picture is a print/cut image. If you need help doing print/cut, there is a tutorial in the video tutorial section called “Design Space – There is Nothing to be Scared of” here. While there, check out the other videos.
Assembling the Bernie Meme Card
This one is real easy to make. Start by re-creasing the fold line.
You will then need to assemble the pipe and hat. These have really small parts. Look at the pictures above if you need help. The hat and pipe then attach to the Bernie meme picture. I use liquid glue for this step. I prefer Art Glitter Glue because of the tip. It adds glue in very thin lines so you can be very precise, especially on small pieces. And it takes a few minutes to set so you can move whatever you are gluing a little. It dries clear on everything but acetate, which I need sometimes, because I am messy.
Next glue the Bernie meme to the front and place the shamrocks around it. The pot of gold goes on the inside left and the rest of the shamrocks go around the writing on the left.
And your Bernie Meme St. Patrick’s Day Card is done! See wasn’t that easy? It fits into an A7 envelope for mailing.
Fun Facts About the Bernie Meme
- Bernie is selling merchandise on his website and donating all proceeds to charity but unfortunately it is all sold out right now.
- The photo has been transposed across time and place, dropped into historical moments, movie scenes, famous paintings and more.
- Washington-based photojournalist Brendan Smialowski took the picture.
- The photo has gone viral, showing up on millions of Facebook post, webpages and yes even in Crazy Cricut Lady projects.
- Bernie’s mittens were a gift to him made by a Vermont teacher who made them out of repurposed wool sweaters and recycled plastic bottles