This is my last Gnomies St. Patrick’s Day Card this year. And it has a Gnome Pun! It shows how to make the gnomes yours simply by changing the color of paper you use. And this is really the only time of year you hear the word shenanigans.
I found this wonderful St Patricks Day patterned paper for this Gnomies St Patricks Day Card, but it is only one sided so I needed the front overlay. The base card needs to be heavier paper (110 lb. wt.) but this patterned paper is lighter and that is OK. None of the papers need to be two sided because you don’t see both sides.
After I made the card, I wish I had made the bottle label and the mug inside layer a darker solid color but left it so you could see that color selection is important. Change it if you want.
Cutting the Gnomies St. Patricks Day Card
Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing. Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut? You can see the trick here. I used one of my fonts that fills in when drawn, CMV Doby and you can get all my fonts by becoming a patron of The Crazy Cricut Lady at Patreon for donating $1 per month to help support this site. See more information about my fill in fonts here.
The gnomes have a lot of pieces so keep track of them as you cut out the card.
Assembling the Gnomies St Patricks Day Card
The gnome instructions are here. Assemble the gnomes before you start making the cards.
The cards themselves are easy to assemble. Start by re-creasing all the folds. Then attach the embellishments by looking at the pictures.
I use liquid glue for all the gluing I do. I prefer Art Glitter Glue because of the tip. It adds glue in very thin lines so you can be very precise. 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.
Your Gnomies St Patricks Day Card is done! It fits in an A7 envelope for mailing. Have a lucky holiday.
Making Green Beer
- Start by adding a couple of drops green food coloring to an empty pint glass. Then crack open a bottle of light-colored beer (any brand of pilsner or pale ale will work). The lighter the color of beer, the easier it will be for the food coloring to mix in.
- Making green beer can also be accomplished without food coloring, but the flavor of your beer might change. To dye beer green without food coloring, try adding a tablespoon of wheatgrass to your glass before pouring in the beer. Wheatgrass can be found at your local juice bar and it will turn your beer a beautiful bright green color—but don’t be surprised if it makes your beer taste slightly grassy.
- Put 1/2 teaspoon of spirulina (green algae) or matcha (powdered green tea) into a small bowl (or the bottom of your beer glass, if it’s wide enough). Add in a few tablespoons of beer and then whisk using a small whisk until the powder is completely dissolved. Pour into a beer glass, then add the remainder of the beer.