St. Patty’s day is just around the corner!!  If you don’t like to get all decked out, head to toe in green attire, I have the perfect bit of green for you to add to your wardrobe so that you will be “Pinch Free” the whole day long!   As a member of the Lifestyle Crafts Studio Teams I get to share monthly projects using some of the fabulous goodies from Lifestyle Crafts/We R Memory Keepers!  I am excited about this Simple Shamrock Pin Tutorial!

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Supplies Needed:

  • Evolution Tool
  • Genius Platform
  • Heart Punch Dies
  • Green Cardstock
  • Sticky Thumb adhesive
  • Wardrobe Pins
  • Green ribbon or elastic
  • Green Buttons
  • Hot glue gun/glue sticks

To get started I used the small heart punch.  2 sizes come in the Heart Punch set and I used the smaller of the two (1”).  Next I cut a strip of green cardstock to length.

DIY Shamrock Pin Punches

Place the die on your platform, smooth side down.  Cover with green cardstock.  Top with Genius Mat A.  Roll through your evolution.

Die Cutting using LC Evolution

You are then left with a bunch of hearts!

DIY Shamrock Pin Heart cutouts

Arrange the hearts in a 4 leaf clover shape.

DIY Shamrock Pin - Arrange the hearts

Cut a small circle of cardstock and apply liberally the sticky thumb adhesive.

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Secure the hearts together in the center with the circle.

DIY Shamrock Pin Fasten together

Using hot glue, add the wardrobe pin.

DIY Shamrock Pin - add pin

Using hot glue, add the elastic or ribbon for the stem of the clover.

DIY Shamrock Pin - Add Stem

Turn over and hot glue a button to the center for some added dimension and fun!

DIY Shamrock Pin- Add a button

Wear on St. Patrick’s day to avoid getting pinched!

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As a member of the Lifestyle Crafts Studio Teams, I get to share my awesome discount on any supplies found on the We R Memory Keepers’ site with you!  Use code CHESAYS at checkout!    You can see all the goodies here at and then you can place orders and enter my discount code here:


Happy creating!

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