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St Patrick's day Shamrock craft & Silhouette PORTRAIT Giveaway

Posted by  ·  February 28, 2013  ·  Last Updated: February 28, 2013

I am hoping you are extra lucky for this giveaway so I am sharing a free shamrock cutting file and shamrock template! Decorate your home with these simple hanging shamrocks. It is a really  quick and easy St Patricks’s Day craft and your home will look so festive!

All you do is cut out tons of shamrocks and sew them up! Make sure you leave about a foot of thread before sewing. I also used a long stitch length (on my machine a 6). If the threads between the shamrocks don’t stay together just clip one of them!

I have made  free silhouette cutting file. If you don’t have a Silhouette I have included a pdf too!

Free Silhouette Shamrock Cutting File

Shamrock Template PDF Download


Now that you have this shamrock template how about a quick and simple shamrock treat bag. All you need is Silhouette Clean Cut Heat Transfer Fabric Interfacing, cotton fabric, iron and a pre-made bag.

My shamrock template will make three shamrocks in different sizes. Follow package directions for adhering interfacing to fabric and cutting.

Now all you do is iron the shamrock to the treat bag!  I am excited because I have two more shamrocks and the largest one is going to make the perfect St. Patrick’s Day t-shirt for my daughter!

Want to make this project and many more?! Silhouette is offering a great promotion this month!  Simply go to Silhouette’s site and enter my code “Skip” at check out to save! Here are the details below!

Exclusive Skip to my Lou

Reader Giveaway

One Lucky reader will win a Silhouette Portrait!

Simply wait for rafflecopter to load and enter there!
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  1. Charleeta
    Monday, March 4th, 2013
    I would love a free new toy. Thank you
  2. Tracy Turner
    Monday, March 4th, 2013
    What a great giveaway! Thanks for all the inspiration!
  3. Megan f
    Monday, March 4th, 2013
    I would love to win. Pick me :)
  4. Lisa
    Monday, March 4th, 2013
    The Silhouette has been on my wish list for a while now. Thanks for the chance to win!
  5. Trisha
    Monday, March 4th, 2013
    This would be awesome!
  6. Anne McIntosh
    Monday, March 4th, 2013
    This would be a great win! I've been trying to figure out how I could get a Silhouette (either one) when I still have 2 Cricuts (one cake) that I don't use any more. If I win, I will donate one to a good cause and give the other one to my niece.
  7. bess kannan
    Monday, March 4th, 2013
    fell and broke my leg and wrist. out of work. plenty of time to play- no money to pay lol
    please pick meeeeee!
  8. joni simpson
    Monday, March 4th, 2013
    thanks for the great giveaway! :)
  9. Patti fast
    Monday, March 4th, 2013
    Would love this to do crafts with my daughter and now HER daughter! Cuz I'm Gramma and need to make fun things :)
  10. Kathy Carenza
    Monday, March 4th, 2013
    I love your page, blog and all your great easy ideas. Thank you for taking the time to share with us. I am praying for the Luck of the Irish to fall on one of her own and that the raffelcopter lands on me:-) Thanks for the contest and for all you do for your fans
  11. kimberly
    Monday, March 4th, 2013
    This is on my wishlist!!!
  12. Monday, March 4th, 2013
    Awesome giveaway!!! Thank you so much for the Facebook reminder - just got back into town from traveling and getting caught up on my blog and Facebook browsing! : )
  13. Teresa Blue
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!
  14. Bdaiss
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    Oooo! Thanks so much for the chance!
  15. Paula
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    Yes, please!
  16. Amber Hamblin
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    Thanks for the chance to win! Great giveaway!
  17. Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    My birthday is March 6th. What a present it would be for a craft addict like myself!
  18. Carrie
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    Than you! Would live to win one I have had such good things about it. Good luck everyone!
  19. Sherry Truax
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    I would LOVE to win this for decorating for my daughters upcoming wedding! Her wedding is a Celtic theme, so this would be perfect!
  20. Cherie
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    Found your page last night on pintrist. You have a lot of amazing crafts
  21. Laurie H.
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    It would so great to be able to win! Thank you so much for the chance.
  22. Rebecca Disher
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    I love to decorate for all the holiday's and these projects are so cute. My kids would just love these. :)
  23. Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    I keep seeing ALL the FANTASTIC things I could make with this!!! Would LOVE to win one!! Thanks for the giveaway!
  24. Amy
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    I would love this! I currently have a cricut and have been thinking of switching. So many possibilities!
  25. Jenn
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    Oh wow! What a deal. I would love this!
  26. Bcadina
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    I WANT THIS!!!! Pick me, pick me! lol
  27. Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    Oh goodness. I would absolutely adore one of these. So many awesome projects can and will be done if I had one of these.
  28. Kristen
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    This has been on my wishlist for a couple years! Thanks for the opportunity! Would be amazing to win, especially with baby boy on thevCardway...oh the projects we could do!
  29. SueAnn Keller
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    Dying to win one of these! Oh please oh please!
  30. Stacy Bloedel
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    PICK ME!!!! PICK ME!!!! I keep entering but have yet to win :( I would LOVE to learn how to use this machine...I have heard so many AMAZING things about it!!!!
  31. Kitty!
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    Would love to make some shamrocks to add to cards! Thanks for the op to win.

  32. Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    Adorable treat bag! I really want the silhouette. I could do so many projects if I had one!!!!
  33. Tuki
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    Awesome giveaway!!!
  34. Barbara Martin
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    thanks for the giveaway!!!! crossing my fingers.
  35. Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    thank you for the opportunity to win this!
  36. Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    I would so love to have a silhouette, it says I have earned 8 entries... can someone help me, where do I enter????
  37. Jodi
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    I love this giveaway!! My daughters and I are very crafty, this would be so appreciated!! :)
  38. Josie
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    This looks like so much fun and would be great for my home schooling projects.
  39. Cheryll
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    Super excited!
  40. Nitau
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    love ur site
  41. Kymsy
    Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
    Pack 183 den parents really need this to create projects for our cub scouts. I hope we win! Thanks~
  42. Kayla Crawford
    Friday, March 1st, 2013
    I would be so so forever grateful to win a silhouette! I love to make gifts and decorate my home and this would help me so much. Crossing my fingers! !!! Thank you for your fabulous giveaways! !!
  43. Friday, March 1st, 2013
    What an absolutely outstanding giveaway! It would be awesome to win.
  44. Friday, March 1st, 2013
  45. Felicia
    Friday, March 1st, 2013
    My daughters birthday is in March 17th. That has become our favorite holiday. We love making shamrocks. This would definately make it easier.
    Thanks for the opportunity.
  46. Arianne Schiller
    Friday, March 1st, 2013
    What a fun giveaway! I have been wanting one for a while! Crossing my fingers! Thank you!
  47. Victoria
    Friday, March 1st, 2013
    I've been wanting one of these for quilting and decorating onesies and t's for kids!
  48. Roseann
    Friday, March 1st, 2013
    PLease- Pick me! I never win anything!
    I love doing crafts with my 5 year old and she adores all your inspirations!
    THank you!
  49. Friday, March 1st, 2013
    SO on my wishlist. xoxo
  50. tricia berube
    Friday, March 1st, 2013
    This would be awesome to have!
  51. Donna Lester
    Friday, March 1st, 2013
    I would love to win this.
  52. Dawn Renee '
    Friday, March 1st, 2013
    This is the best giveaway ever....seriously. First project would be to make a beautiful shamrock.....to show how lucky I am! Really is a dream of mine to own one of these.
  53. Friday, March 1st, 2013
    Fabulous giveaway. I would be thrilled to recieve it and would use it all the time!
  54. Jen Collins
    Friday, March 1st, 2013
    Hallelujah! I've been researching these for a while now. Am a die-hard Cricut fan, but I really want to get one of these awesome machines! I have a sewing machine and I don't know how to sew. LOL! Not even a button. Thank you for the opportunity to win this! Love your blog!
  55. Cassandra
    Friday, March 1st, 2013
    Not sure how to Tweet, but love the generosity and possibilities!
  56. Friday, March 1st, 2013
    I keep thinking SURELY one day I'll be lucky enough to win one of these!! Thanks for the great giveaway!
  57. Julie
    Friday, March 1st, 2013
    So need this...more than you could know. Thanks for the opportunity!
  58. corstell
    Friday, March 1st, 2013
    Wow - would love to win this. Thanks for the chance
  59. Regina
    Friday, March 1st, 2013
    Wow!! Would love to win!! Thanks for the chance!!
  60. Lidija
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    I hope I win!!!! :)
  61. Bridget O'Reilly
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    I've done all the entries I can with exception to the Twitter one. lol I'm not on Twitter. Really hoping I win! Good luck everyone!
  62. Karen
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    here's to hoping....
  63. Gail Ackerman
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    Need some luck!Thanks for the kindness of your contest!!
  64. Maria Steele
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    Meeeeeeee! I need a portrait!!!
  65. Tammy
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    Would love to have one!!!!
  66. Jean Zeigle
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    Oh please, please. This would rock!
  67. Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    Fingers crossed -- you ROCK for doing this! :)
  68. Amy
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    Thanks for the chance!
  69. Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    uhhh... that would be a fun toy to have. Fingers crossed!!! :)
  70. Regina Castro
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    I wish I could win, but I live so far away that it almost impossible. Luck to you all!!!
  71. Kim
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    PLEASE!!! I am saving for one, but a beginning teacher doesn't have much to set aside!!
  72. Sarah Moss
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    Pick me!!! I want one so bad :-) Thanks for the chance at winning!
  73. Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    Whoo hoo! Awesome giveaway!
  74. Ashley Massey
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    Thank you for the giveaway and a chance to win!
  75. Mary Anna
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    I want to ditch my Cricut and upgrade to a Silhouette. Hopefully now is the time!!!
  76. julie s.
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    i love your giveaways - thanks for doing them!! here's hoping.....
  77. Helen Bisesi
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    Fun Shamrocks!!
  78. lefa
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
  79. Angela Rios
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    Very Nice!!!
  80. Lacie Lamp
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    How Awesome is that?!
  81. Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    I keep trying, trying, trying and trying to win one of these. Hope this is my lucky day!
  82. kelli Bang
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    I Would love to win this!. I have so many things I could do with this and help save money!
  83. Debbie b
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    I would love to win this too!
  84. antoinette spoon
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    thank you for the chance
  85. Juliet
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    Thank you for doing this!!! I've been wanting this for SO long & it's just not in my budget right now :(
    Really hoping & crossing my fingers!!!
  86. Kathy E.
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    My mind is spinning with the creative cuteness I could make with this! You are so awesome to give one away. Thank you!
  87. Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    I hope I win!
  88. Celia Erickson
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    I'm dying for a Silhoutte! Hope to win this time!!! THANKS!!!
  89. Sandi Allen
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    Thanks for the Giveaway! Would Love to win this!
  90. Teri C
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    Oh fun! I'd love to win!! Thanks for the chance.
  91. Dee Morris
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    Oh, I've been wanting a Silhouette for so long! Fingers crossed that I might win and good luck to everyone who has entered! Thanks for the great giveaway!
  92. Darla Myers
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    This would be wonderful to have !
    Thank you for the opportunity to win !
  93. Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    Ohhhh how I'd love to win this! Thank you for the chance and for the cute tutorial!
  94. Christy H.
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    So excited for a chance to win a Silhouette! My friend has one that we've used for a banner project. It's amazing!!
  95. Terri C
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    This would be so neat to have for my two 3yo granddaughters!
  96. Erica
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    TerrificnThursday!!! Thank you!
  97. Tiffany
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    "thou shall not covet" doesn't apply to this right? hoping to win for change!
  98. stephanie mccann
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    I hope I win!!!! :)
  99. Suzanne B
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    Congrats to the winner.........sure hope it's me!
  100. Lori
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    ACK! I have a SERIOUS case of the wants right now!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
  101. SuzyMcQ
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    The link doesn't work and unfortunately your discount code doesn't either........HELP!
    • Thursday, February 28th, 2013
      EVerything is working now! Thank you for letting me know!