Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Iris Folding

Welcome to Glenda's Cards! Thanks for stopping by today!

I am sharing another St. Patrick's Day card inspired by a few challenges! When I saw the color challenge and bonus technique of using an Iris Fold at Die Cuttin' Divas, I got busy! I have worked with Iris Folding before and really enjoy using the technique and seeing the results. However that was before my blog was started so I do not have a photo.

Cricut Cartridge: I worked in Cricut Craft Room.
A Child's Year - Page 31 Card Feature. Card is cut 5.986"width x 9.278"h. I like the shaped edges of the card plus the effect of the cut out shamrocks. Needing a cut out shape to do the Iris Folding, I chose the hat (Icon Feature) on page 31 also. Using CCR and size 2.5", I used the hide contour feature to hide the hat band and shamrock. Then, I placed the hat in the location on the card so the hat opening would be cut out of the card by the Cricut. This is a first for me and I am really pleased with the results!
For the Iris Folding, I used a triangle shape template that is available at Circle of Crafters. The triangle and square templates have been donated to the public domain. Instructions are given to make your own patterns from scratch. Other patterns can be found at this site. Remember they are copyright protected.

Cutterbug: Swiss Dots on the black hat band.

Other supplies:
Papers: White Colorbok cardstock for the cardbase. Green glitter paper is from a Birthday pack. I thought this would be pretty for the eye of the Iris and the paper showing under the shamrocks. The St. Patrick's Day papers were given to me by a friend.
Sew Easy Fancy Floss (Baker's Twine lemonade). This is my first time to play with this product. I like this on cards, but I had trouble with the twine untwisting. The yellow buttons are from my stash.
Martha Stewart inking.

DieCuttin' Divas - #56 Colors- Use Green, Yellow, Black and White. Bonus-Iris Folding
Cooking With Cricut - #77 St. Pat's and Rainbows
Little Scrap Pieces - Luck of the Irish
Wacky Wednesday - More Than Favors - Ch. 67 St. Patrick's Day (ends 3-27) 
Whimsical Designs  - #45 Going Green - Use Green (ends 3-21)
Scrapalicious - A Cut Above  (Some sort of special cut)

Close -up view of the hat using three patterned papers for the folding and the glitter paper for the Iris!


Hope you enjoy my card!


  1. Fantastic card!! I love the patterned papers you chose and the shamrock border you added!

  2. Glenda, awesome iris fold! Please stop by my blog and hop along with us....lots of goodies to be had ;0)

    Be blessed, Beckie

  3. Very, very, pretty! The iris folding is lovely!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapalicious!

  4. What a unique and fabulous iris folded hat!!

  5. Glenda, amazing job on the Iris Fold as well. You did a superb job. Thanks for joining us at DCD.


  6. Glenda this is so AMAZING love the way you did this the pattern paper you used so pretty. I love this so much. thank your entering it in my challenge this week. Karen

  7. Great job with the Iris fold, Glenda. Love the papers you chose. Thanks for joining DCD this week--Pat N.

  8. Glenda so adorable. I love doing Iris folding too. I love the papers you used. So cute. Thanks for joining us at Cooking With Cricut this week.

  9. You did an amazing job with the Iris fold! Thanks for the link for the templates. I didn't know there were such things. Thanks again for joining us at DCD.

  10. Gorgeous Iris fold hat, wow, most impressive!

  11. This is so unique. What a great idea. I love iris folding but have never tried it. This is a wonderful top hat.

  12. Glenda, This is so pretty. The papers are great and I love the iris foling. I have never done any iris folding. It looks difficult to me. Maybe one day I'll give it a try.

  13. Wow your card is so pretty!! I've never worked with iris folding before, but it sure is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with Cooking with Cricut this week!
    Heather P

  14. Glenda, this is amazing! You ROCKED this challenge. Love it!! TFS and thank you for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut.
    ~Madison CWC DT

  15. Hi Glenda I think I fixed the pictures don't know why that happens...can you let me know if you can see them know?

  16. Super fabulous card Glenda! Love your Iris fold!
    Thanks for playing along with the Die Cuttin' Divas!

  17. That is fantastic! Very creative! Thanks for playing with us at Cooking with Cricut!

  18. Congratulations on being showcased at Die Cuttin' Divas. We ALL loved that Iris fold!

    Carson's Creations

  19. What's great job. Love the folding paper technique on the hat! Thanks so much do joining us at Cookin with Cricut. Olivia

  20. Iris folding is such fun, what a terrific project!

    Thanks for playing with us at CWC this week!

    Thanks for sharing!
    -Kemma, CookingWithCricut Design Team

  21. What an amazing card! I have never seen this technique before and to do it within the top hat shape is so very clever! {Hugs} Barb.