Last December I attended a workshop where I discovered someone who has become one of my favorite designers, Maggie, from Maggie Rose Design Co. She does a lot of amazing things including creating beautiful layered cut files that she generously shares with her readers. I made another of her designs last month using her Layered Floral Heart.
Maggie's recently shared some changes in her life where she's paused her making, if not her designing time, and issued a call for anyone using her latest design to use their Cricut to cut it out and I happily answered that call! I really connect with her style.
I haven't done a lot of St. Patrick's Day decorating in the past but this year since creating is my full time job, I've been having fun with it and have a couple more projects I'll be sharing.
- Layered Shamrock Cut File ( You'll need to sign up at Maggie's site to get the password to download for FREE!) Trust me, you want to do this as she has some gorgeous files in addition to this one.
- Cutting Machine ( Her files work for Cricut or Silhouette) I used my Cricut Explore Air 2
- Four Sheets Contrasting Scrapbook Paper
- Foam tape / Dots
- Shadowbox Frame
- Background Paper
I alternated my papers based on how I wanted the layers to appear, using white glitter, black, gold glitter, and green. All of my papers are Recollections from Michaels.
Once you've downloaded the design and imported into your design software, re-size as desired and then cut each layer.
You can see the beauty of each layer as a standalone. I assembled the Shamrock using foam squares.
HINT: I start with the top layer and work backwards because the top layer is usually the most intricate and you want to ensure you don't place your foam squares or dots where they'll show.
I love how all of the layers work together!
I knew I was going to frame this like I'd done with the Layered Floral Heart. I used a 12x12 Shadowbox Frame from Michaels. But first, I needed to decide what I wanted for the background!
Michaels got me again with their "Buy One Get Two Free" Hot Buy Paper Stacks. I have zero willpower when it comes to these. I loved this one called "Let's Wander" (in my house...it's COVID!) which I love with its watercolor and foiled papers. I chose this one.
I thought the greens and golds went perfectly with the papers I used for the Shamrock.
Taped it down to the background paper and then assembled it together in the frame.
I'm so SO happy with how it turned out and it's all because it started with a FABULOUS design from a talented designer! Thank you Maggie!