2.15.2011

St. Patricks Day Subway Art Prints

Top of the mornin' to ya! 
For me, the main goal on St. Patrick's Day, while attending Elementary School, was to make it through the day without getting pinched.  You too?  It's a rather crazy tradition to keep, that if you are caught not wearing green another person has the right to pinch you.  However, if they pinch you and you are wearing green, you get to pinch them back 10 times. 

Curious how this tradition of pinching began,  I ran a few searches and got several different answers ranging from warding off Leprechauns to just a child's made-up game.  If you know the real history (or have a good guess) of how it all started please enlighten me!  Also, for those of you living outside of the U.S., do children pinch on St. Patrick's Day where you live, or is this unique to the U.S.?  I'd love to hear about how/if you celebrate St. Patrick's day! :)


This print is designed with words that children may typically associate with St. Patrick's Day...including pinching!   
(The prints shown below are 5x7's.  The print in the bottom left corner is printed on scrapbook paper.)


Now what would a post about St. Patrick's Day be without music from Celtic Woman?  Love, love, love them!  Enjoy their contagious energy as you choose your favorite print.  Bet you dance in your chair!  Bet you're humming the song later. :)

(Updated, sorry, the video is no longer available.)

If you're hooked now and want to hear more, click here to link to Celtic Womans' YouTube Channel.

To download: You must first click on the print to open it in a new window in it's highest resolution.  Right click on the print and either copy and paste it into a document (to size and then print), or click on save image as to save it to your computer. 
To size the prints:   The prints were designed to fit an 8x10 frame, but can be stretched to other sizes if you insert them into a document using a program like Microsoft Word/Publisher or Photo shop.  Insert the image, click on it, then drag the sides to the size that you want.  (A 5x7 will look slightly stretched vertically, but still looks good.) 
 FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY
Please do not post these prints on your website/blog.

'Luck of the Irish'

'Bag Pipes'

'Irish Blessings'

'Eyes Are Smilin'

'Wearing Green'

'Top Hat'

'Wild Irish Rose'

'Paint the Town Green'

'Kissing the Blarney Stone'

'luck in a bucket'--Print onto any color of paper

'Shamrock'


The digital scrapbook paper used in the prints came from free online digital kits.
Thank you to those who made these kits available!


*It's so fun to see all of the different ways subway art prints can be displayed.  If you use one of these prints and share it on your blog, leave a link to your post in a comment.  I'd love to feature it in a future post.


Today's Fabulous Find...St. Patrick's Day Subway Art Prints


Subway Art for Previous Months
November
December
January
February



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138 comments:

Janet said...

I had some problems and had to re-post the subway art. In the process a comment was lost. I just want to say thanks to 'gstoney' for the kind comment. I read it and really appreciate what you said. :)

Summers Family said...

Haven't downloaded it yet, but plan to!
Thanks so much. My kids (1, 4, 6) loved the dancing/singing ladies.

Lisa said...

I love your Subway art! I have you saved on my favorites and have been waiting for the St. Patrick'S Day one! What about doing a birthday one? I have been looking for one and haven't been able to find one yet?

Jenifer said...

I absolutely LOVE these! Can't decide which one I wanna do..... I will probably just print ALL of them! LOL

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CoastalCody said...

I love seeing all the different Subway Art that you and other bloggers create. It is such a fun, inexpensive, quick way to decorate for each holiday - well quick for me since I just have to download and print! Thank you for your creativity; I know it takes a lot of time out of your day.

Erin said...

Yippee! I did use your Valentine's Day one (and posted about it in today's post). I didn't have time to get a white matte, but I just loved yours with the rose petals. I was so excited to see your St. Patrick's Day offering...I'm definitely heading off to get a matte today. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

These are fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

Kindra-At Home With K said...

I'm hooked on your subway art! Thanks for being so generous. Time to print one out!

Teresa said...

Thank you! Just love them!!

Laurel said...

These are great, hope to use them!

Janet said...

In reply to Lisa: I think a birthday design would be fun! In fact it would be so easy to print it for a quick birthday card. I've also had a request for a Grandparent themed design, so I'll have to get busy and see what I can do. Thanks for the suggestion. :)

Di said...

I was really hoping that someone was ready to put up St. Patty's Day decorations and would post some subway art!
Thanks so much for these. I can't wait to change the mantel!

letter gal said...

Thank you so much for your generosity in providing this series of subway art. I just discovered your blog recently and am in awe of the marvelous items I've seen so far. Again, many thanks!

Terri said...

I LOVE your subway art.... I have all that you have made :) Thank you for taking the time and for sharing! What a fun idea!

Amanda said...

Love it! You were featured today on my blog - Today's Top 20! Love if you could stop by!
Amanda
www.todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

Kathleen said...

Thanks so much for offering your subway art for us to use~ I love it and am going to make one for next month!

Suzie said...

ooooo, thank you!
I'm featurning this on my blog today.
www.imlovinyourblog.blogspot.com

Beth said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Subway Art Prints. I love your blog as well. I found you in January and have printed them off for the last three months for me and my daughter's teacher. She likes the change in her classroom. Please know that your efforts are soooo appreciated!!

Kate said...

Adding these to my list. Thanks for making them!

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

How cute!

Jen said...

Love them. Now how do I choose??

Beth M said...

Thank you for sharing! I'll have to change out my Valentine one.

Anonymous said...

Your timing is perfect. I just hopped online and googled st. patrick's day subway art and yours popped up first! So glad I found your blog - I'll be lurking frequently from Baltimore.

Brandie said...

Love the St. Patrick's Day subway art. My kiddos will love it. They were sad when we took down the Valentine one.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely ♥ ♥ ♥ your subway art. I've seen other ones on the internet and I think yours are seriously the best out there. And I loved your Valentine's idea with the rose petals inside the frame. Our 35th anniversary is on St Patrick's Day so I am dying to print one out and frame it. Just can't make up my mind which one to use. I like them all.
Thanks again for taking the time to share your artwork with us. You rock! :o)
Karla B.

Missy! said...

These are great! Thank you so much for posting these...I adore them. And I appreciate the variety that you offer each time!

Holiday Snob said...

SOOO cute! We're posting a link to them on our blog www.holidaysnob.blogspot.com

Ashlie said...

Mine is saying low resolution...I feel like I have tried everything I know how to do and it's still not working. Any ideas or suggestions. I right clicked on the image and clicked save image as. I want this subway art badly its the cutest!! PLEASE HELP!! What am I doing wrong??

Janet said...

Hi Ashlie, that's so frustrating, did you click on the image to open it into a new window first (for highest resolution) before you saved it? If you've tried this and are still having problems, e-mail me or leave another comment and I'll see if I have any ideas that can help you. :)

Laina said...

Thanks for making these! I have already printed it off and have it hanging with the rest of my St. Patty's Day decor!

Our Crazy Bunch said...

Very cute Irish fun! I can't wait to print this off and have a little bit of extra good luck in the house. :) Thank you for the freebie!

Ashlie said...

Hey Janet, that fixed it. Thanks so much!!! I can't wait to pick it up and get it set out with all my other "GREEN" decor!! YOU ROCK GIRL!!

Carrie said...

I love these so much. I can't decide which I like best. Thank you! I appreciate it!
P.S. I did last month's also.

sdjhae said...

Thanks for doing this . I am going to print two. One for me and one for my daughters room.
Jen

nateandkatesmom said...

Thanks! I'm loving your subway art! Just in time for me to replace my Valentines one. BTW, do you have issues when you print them out in 5x7? Maybe I have a funky frame, but I usually have to do some reconfiguring before printing so that the words on the sides are completely showing.

Keleigh, Cecilia and Family said...

i'm going to download one of them (haven't yet and can't make up my mind which one) but i LOVE your subway art for each holiday. i downloaded for thanksgiving, christmas and v-day! thanks for all of your hard work!

Janet said...

In reply to nateandkatesmom: You're right, it will take some reconfiguring to change it to a 5x7. When I print the subway art in a 5x7 size, I insert it into Microsoft Publisher/Word and then use the rulers on the top and the bottom of the window to stretch the image to a 5x7. The words in the 5x7 will look slightly stretched vertically compared to an 8x10 (you can see it in the picture above) which can't really be avoided. I check and tweak each word when I design it though and try to find that happy middle between the two sizes. I hope this helps, let me know if you have problems. :)

Amber said...

So, so cute!! Thanks for sharing! I will definitely be printing this!

Deanna Jane (cullenkidsmum) said...

Thank you so much for the printable, I was just looking last night for one and TODAY you posted these beautiful St. Patrick Day Subway prints.

Thank you again, Deanna

Jenette said...

Just printed one! Love it, big thank you to you!!

Shelly said...

Love these for updating my office each month. THANKS for all your work!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

So cute, thanks for your generosity. Thanks for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

The Caswells said...

So Excited to print this! I'm obsessed with Subway Art! Thank you!!!

Morgan, Kayla & Baby Bump said...

Cant wait to print one! thanks so much for sharing!

Kimber said...

What am I doing wrong? when I print it out ona 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock it cuts off the top of the word shamrock..

Janet said...

In Reply to Kimber: I'm sorry it's giving you problems. Printing problems take the fun right out of printables. Did you click on the image first to it's full resolution before you copied or saved it? If you do that and then paste it into a document to print it, it should work for you. If it still isn't working, let me know and I'll see if I can help you figure out the problem. :)

Heather@The Black's Best said...

Thank you for sharing...I can't wait to print one of these off for my St. Patrick's Day decorations!

Daphne said...

I LOVE your new subway art! I linked to you on my blog's "Fabulous Freebie Friday"!

Here is the link to my post:
http://moomootutu.blogspot.com/2011/02/fabulous-freebie-friday-st-pattys-day.html

Thanks so much for sharing! I will definitely be printing one to frame for St. Patty's Day!

February 18, 2011 6:24 PM

L said...

Thank you for your subway art. I always look forward to a new design for each holiday!

Lynn

Wendy@Craft Goodies said...

So cute! Thanks for your time and talent, can't wait to print this.

stephanie said...

Thank you so much for your generousity in letting us decorate our homes with your Subway Art...

naja said...

Bless you! I'm making this TODAY!

erikson4 said...

I love Subway Art... thanks for making them!!

Patrick and Tawnee said...

Thank you so much! I can't decide, they are all so darling!

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

This is SO cute! I printed one and am putting it in my St. Pat's vignette. Will link you when I post it in early March. Thanks for linking my Flaunt it Friday party!! Come back soon :)

Pocket Full of Parties said...

I feel so "lucky" that I came across this page and your fabulous subway art!! Thank you for providing such a variety of St. Patrick's day options!!

onejoyous1 said...

Searching today for St.Pat's art and came across these... Saving several to decide which one will be for home and which one will go to work with me :) THANK YOU for sharing!!

Liz4aker said...

I just downloaded them. I love them. Please keep making them!

I'm trying to decorate my office for less than $150. So this will help.

http://finewining.blogspot.com

Wona said...

I just download all of these but the last one entitled "Shamrock" When I click on that link the wab pages opens and says that it has been reported as unsafe. All the others downloaded fine for me. Thanks!

Nellie said...

I just found these St. Patrick's printables! My husband's birthday is on the same day so I think he'll feel special when he finds these in our dining room!

Sonja said...

Yes! Please keep making these I Love them!

Avry and Justin said...

I am so excited I found your blog! printed, added a frame & whaa laa! Love it! You are now added to my favorites :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the print! love them!

Hi! I'm Peach. said...

Love these! Thanks for sharing!

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Thanks! I've been looking for something fun to frame for St. Patty's Day. (I found out I'm Irish, so I'm suddenly interested in this holiday!)

Warmly, Michelle

Anonymous said...

My Husband is turning 40 on St. Patrick's Day, this is going to be a perfect addition to my decorations!!
Many Thanks,
Marsha

Michelle@Sustainably Chic Designs said...

Thanks so much for making these! I just found you & I just LOVE all your Subway Art! I can't wait to incorporate all the different seasons into my displays! Can't wait to see what other Seasons/Holiday's you come up with!

Check out what I made with it below:

http://sustainablychicdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/02/st-patricks-day-decordollar-tree-style.html

berg4 said...

So awesome! Can't wait to print one out. Thanks for making these!

Kim's Cottage said...

I'm really getting into subway art lately so I googled "St. Patrick's subway art" and your post was the first to come up. (Congrats on that!) I downloaded two of them: "Wild Irish Rose" for home (love how you incorporated pink into St. Patrick's Day!) and "Wearing Green" for my desk at work. Thank you so much for the time you put in to these lovely creations!

K-

Melanie said...

Thank you for sharing...these are great! I found you from Skip to My Lou. I would love for you to check out my blog!

Melanie
youmadethat.blogspot.com

Valerie said...

Thanks so much, love it!! :)

Erin said...

Oh My Oh! I am so totally Irish and am so happy that you did these printables. My only problem is...which one? I love the Pink one!! Thanks again...and I'll be back - and I'm putting you on my favorites. Have you thought about a Birthday one? Maybe one for a girl and one for a boy? Or even a Lady or Man??

jamieandkarenandrews said...

Love the subway art ... and second someone's idea of having a 'birthday' subway art. Are they all 5x7 size? I have a 16x20 frame that I would love to put in seasonal subway art.
Thank you for the time and effort you put into this for us!

Tiffany said...

So cute! I am trying to decorate more for the holidays, and this will be a great thing to add to my other St. Patty's decor items. Thanks!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! I am going to print and look for a frame in my stash this week as I get all my St. Pat decor out.

Jessica said...

Thanks! I think this is a hard holiday to decorate for....this is perfect!

Leslie said...

Love these!! My twins have St Patty bdays so I love to decorate for it. Thanks - awesome blog!!

Steven and Chelsea said...

Awesome!! Thank you!! I love the green and white one!

Lori said...

I'm a new follower. Hope you will follow me back.
Blessings, Lori
lorisstorys.blogspot.com

Zookeeper said...

So fun. I love subway art! Thanks so much for putting this together. I love being creative, but being a busy mom of five little ones it's so nice to use other's creative genius. Thanks a bunch.

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

Absolutely love these!! Thanks so much for putting them together and sharing them!!

Thanks so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings and make sure to come enter my giveaway for Handstamped Silver :)

Sherri said...

I love these! I'm going to take down my Valentine's subway art and put this up ASAP:-)

SnowMomma said...

Love these! Thank you for making them, and please don't stop!! :)

Jenn@livegreenlovemuch said...

I'm sold on this! I just LOVE it! Thank you so much for sharing this!

Katemonster23 said...

When I was a kid and you were pinched while wearing green you got to PUNCH the person who pinched you. :)

Janet said...

In reply to Katemonster23: I read your comment and literally laughed out loud! I can just imagine kids all over the playground taking punches at eachother. I think I might take the punch over the pinches though, one hit and your done! :)

SWEET PAPER TREATS said...

Your subway art is so awesome!

BKicklighter said...

Can't wait to pring and hang!! (and go back through your archives!)

Kimberlee said...

Thanks. I don't normally make a big deal of St. Patty's, but I like these and figure I might as well celebrate part of my heritage. :D

Brittany said...

Thank you so much for sharing your talent! I'm new to blogs and have been so inspired by the designs of your Subway Art.

Here's my blog post.... http://sew-inlove.blogspot.com/2011/03/st-pattys-decorations.html

...m... said...

I'm a SUPER huge fan of your SUBWAY ART...Good Luck @ CSI! :o)
All the Best,
...M... @ Require Life

Wendy said...

Love the subway art!

Jaimee said...

Love this and have printed it for my mantel. I seem to be coming back to your subway art again and again! Thanks so much for sharing them : )
craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

Grandma Shell said...

Subway art is so cool. I plan to frame it and either hang it on the wall or use it in a display on my buffet. Absolutely adore Celtic Woman from the first time I heard/saw them.

onthefarmquilts.blogspot.com

Tonique said...

Hi Janet! I just saw your prints on homepodge and had to tell you how much I love them... especially the bright green one. I'll be framing that and displaying it with my other St. Patty's decorations. Thanks for sharing these!!

Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza) said...

Hi! Hope this doesn't get buried among all these other wonderful comments. Just wanted to let you know that we linked out to this great (and very generous!) post of yours in our latest article at The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza. Thanks! http://www.bellenza.com/wedding-ideas/decorate/put-on-a-classy-st-patrick%E2%80%99s-day-engagement-party.html

Anonymous said...

Love your subway art! I'm glad you have done several different holidays, are you planning on making any Easter Subway Art?

Mia said...

Love LoVe LOVE this subway art for St. Patrick's Day. I will have to make one of these for my Irish brother-in-law! Thank you ever so much!

Janet said...

In reply to Anonymous: I'm working on a print for Easter and one for spring too. I'll most likely post one of them the day after St. Patrick's Day.

Mommy of Two 24/7 said...

These are so great! Thanks for the fun ideas and I can't wait to do these with my kids later! :)

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Thank you so much! {I am now a folloower!}You are quite talented as well as generous!

flashbulbspurpleirises said...

Just printed it, can't wait to frame it in the morning. Thanks!

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

Hi! I linked you in my post about my St. Patrick's Day decor where I use your great subway art. Thanks again!

http://chiconashoestringdecorating.blogspot.com/2011/03/go-green-for-st-patricks-day-but-im-not.html

Shanen said...

Thank you

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Thanks so much, they are wonderful! I've saved both green and white circles and shamrock; can't decide which I like best! Deb

Heather! said...

Ahhh...too bad I've found these too late for this year. But next year I'll be ready! :) Thanks for sharing these!

By the way, I am from the States, but am currently living in Ireland. I found it interesting that they do pinch here, too, though apparently they punch (lightly, one would hope!) in some areas. No worries, though...EVERYBODY wears green! You can check out the crowd in some of my St. Patrick's Day parade pics here:

http://idigressblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/wordless-wednesday-8.html

and here:

http://idigressblog.blogspot.com/2010/03/wordless-wednesday-7.html

Thanks again!
Heather! :)

Wendy said...

I just found this.. and I am totalLY in love. How woudl I print it MUCH larger? (I want to print it as an 18 x 24? I want it be a showcase on my mantle! (I'll be printing it at Staples)

LOVE it!

Janet said...

Thanks for your comment, I'm glad you like it! I saved the images at high resolution for commercial print, but I haven't ever printed one larger than an 8x10 to see how the quality would look. I think what you'll need to do is click on the image you want, to open it in it's highest resolution in a new window, save the subway art to your computer as an image, and then take it to Staples and have them bring it up on their screen as an 18 x 24 (if that's possible) to see if the image quality and proportions look okay. (They might even be able to get it directly from my blog, I just don't know.) I hope it works for you, please let me know how it turns out. :)

September Roberts said...

Thanks for sharing...I can finally put something up on my mantle.

Danielle said...

Thank you so much for sharing! Love your subway art!

athome Meg said...

I have been printing out your subway art each month (since 1/12) and putting them in a frame on my mantle. Thanks so much...

Girly Mom said...

Thanks for sharing your time and talents!

Laura said...

thanks so much these are great!!

Jule said...

Thanks for sharing. It's my mother's birthday that day and I will print one for her and frame it, she will definitely like it! The thing is I cannot decide which one...
Jule

Kimberly said...

Super cute!!! Thanks!!! :)

EKrucken said...

Thanks these are soooooo cute!

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Maverick Mommy said...

This is the first subway art of yours that I've seen and I was really impressed that you have it to download for free (thank you thank you thank you). THEN I saw that there's more, that you post each month! There was great happiness :) So, since you asked to know if it's worth your while, I thought I should add my comment to let you know that I appreciate the work that goes into it and I will be back :)

Janet said...

To Maverick Mommy: Thank you! Positive feedback really is what keeps me going, so I appreciate your comment very much. :)

mickelle98 said...

Love these thank you so much!!! Found you through pintrest!! I'm going to go explore your site now. Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

Cheryl said...

I would love to share these on my site within a printable round up for St Patty's day...please let me know if that would be ok. You were one of the first blogs that I followed and are part of the inspiration that got me blogging!

Jamie said...

Your free printable art is amazing! Love them! I hope it's okay, I've featured these in a St. Patrick's Day free printable round-up here:


http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/20-Free-Printables-for-St-Patricks-Day

Thank you so much for sharing!

Megan said...

I just printed this Subway art to display in March, love your work :)

http://hellonewlywedlife.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Love it...have been looking for good St. Patricks day art...Thanks!!!

Joy Burkhart said...

Thanks so much for the great subway art for St Paddy's Day! I copied the plain one so I could print on green paper - doesn't use so much ink that way! Thanks for sharing your super talents!
xoxo
Joy

MsMMurph said...

I can't wait to print these out! :)

Karen C said...

Thank you! I love your subway art!

Vixen said...

What a great print! I love it!! I shared this on my blog today: http://vixenmade.blogspot.com/2012/03/fpf-10-st-patricks-day-subway-art.html

Sandra said...

Thank you!
Sandra ltb

Juliet Bonner said...

These printables are great and i love the framing suggestions. I shared a link on my blog today...thanks!

http://fractionista.com/2013/03/02/7-lucky-st-patricks-day-craft-ideas/

Felicia said...

Thanks for the printables! I used the black font with the green and white circles in the back. I am excited to put up some St. Patrick's Day decor, and this will be perfect!
Thanks again.

Janet said...

You're welcome Felicia. :) Thanks for your comment!

Gayle Nix-Newman said...

This is going to make a great St. Patrick's day gift for my friends.
I am going to print them on several different shades of green and frame them in black frames. Thank You!!!!

Janet said...

To Gayle: That sounds nice! I'm happy you can use the prints. :)

Katie Smith said...

Love!!! and thank you!!!!

Janet said...

Thanks Katie!

Team Firebeard said...

Thank you for making these, they are wonderful. I'm downloading one right now to print out for my mantel.

Becky said...

Downloading it now. Thank you so much!!!

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