Showing posts with label St. Patrick's Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label St. Patrick's Day. Show all posts

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Irish Unicorns?

Do your grand-daughters love all things unicorn?  Mine do and when I saw this unicorn bundle from Lori Whitlock, I HAD to buy it.  The bundle included a gable box which would be just perfect for St. Patrick's Day with a little Design Space magic.

I added shamrocks from Home for the Holidays, Anna's Seasonal Soirees, and CTMH Flower Market.  I imported ears from another Lori Whitlock file and welded them onto a diamond shape so they would stand up behind the shamrocks.  Lastly, I duplicated the horn and flipped it horizontally to make the horn golden and glittery from both sides.  Easy peasy!

There is a gable box in Tags, Bags and Boxes, and there is also a very similar unicorn image in DS by LoveSVG.  Check it out!

I'm linking my treat box up with the "Show us you Shamrocks" challenge at BBTB2 and the "St. Patrick's Day" challenge at FCCB.  It's always fun thinking up something a little different for the seasonal challenges!   Thanks for visiting on this sunny Saturday.  : )  Christine

Monday, March 13, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Purses

Well, it's done - signed, sealed and delivered - and our home of twenty years now officially belongs to a new family.  SO many memories, sigh!   On the up side, we now longer have to pop up every day to feed the chickens, light the wood stove and clean the wood floors.   More time for crafting, right?

This little purse has been around on Pinterest for some time and I did track one version to my friend, Scrapalette's blog here.  I used a label from Winter Woodland, and sliced the smaller inset label to form the embellishment on the flap and the body of the purse.  I did not add a handle as I wanted to make it look like a coin purse suitable for both boys and girls.

I welded four shamrocks together to form the border and cut it in glitter paper.  I added a button tied with twine as the closure.   The 3 inch treat bag holds 3 chocolate coins and one lucky 'gold' coin.  (I was so worried that the children might try to eat the plastic coin, that I used my alcohol marker to color the clover green so it looked a little different.  Crazy, I know!)

Here's the stamped sentiment on the back:-

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Time to think about Easter.   : )  Christine

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Top o' the mornin' to ye!   Just a quick post to share the little pots of gold I constructed for the children at OHM this month. 

The file - from SVG Cuts Feeling Lucky collection was resized so that I could fit 4 of the pots on one sheet of black 12 x 12 card stock and still fit 6/7 pieces of 'gold' (Rolos) inside plus a gold coin.

Cute huh?  Thanks for visiting with me today.   Enjoy your corned beef and cabbage!   : ) Christine

Saturday, March 5, 2016

A Shadow Box for St. Patrick's Day

Shadow boxes filled with paper flowers are a 'hot' item in some of my Facebook Groups at the moment and since St. Patrick's Day is almost upon us, I decided to make one in gradient shades of green with an appropriate Irish sentiment in gold vinyl.

The box is sized at 8 x 8 inches and I removed the inner wooden shelf to allow for more room for my flowers, but as you can see, they are still a little squished!

The flowers come from the Art Philosophy cart and are sized at 5 inches.  I used 5 flowers in 5 shades of green from Paper Accents.   I find that lighter, less structured paper rolls into the flower shape much easier than say, Bazzil or American Crafts which is a heavier, sturdier card stock.   I inked the edges with Mowed Lawn and misted the flowers with marshmallow Glimmer Mist and then water before rolling them.

The sentiment is written in the Art Nouveau font - one of my favorites!  The shamrock comes from Seasonal Soirees and is called, don't ask me why, Four Leaf Clover.

My wrist certainly got a work out rolling 25 roses and I can tell that I am regaining some flexibility. Yeah!  I am linking my shadow box with the St. Patrick's Day challenge at FCCB.

And with the Decorate to Celebrate Anything Goes challenge here.  

And... with the DLArt Frogs And/Or Green challenge here.

And... with the Cut it Up St. Patty's Day challenge here!  

Love, love, love the variety of the DT's projects.   Off to pin a few for next year!   Thanks for visiting with me on a rainy PNW Saturday.  : )  Christine 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Here's my version of the SVG Cuts St. Patrick's Day tankard filled with rolos, tattoos, and a gift card for the DGDs.  The girls' Great Grandpa was Irish and today is a special one for them.

This is my second 'try' at this tankard because I could not get the top to fit properly and look neat.  So I cut an extra piece for the top and covered it all up! 

The gift bag is adorned with a print then cut image from the Seasonal Characters digital set and a border punch from Martha Stewart.   Easy peasy and cheap because, thanks to Charlotte's post here, I am saving up for a Misti!

Thanks for visiting today and Health and Happiness t' ye all!   : )   Christine

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Leprechaun Trap!

Pop over to the BBTB2 blog and see if you can spot the DT card that inspired the one I made!   Right!  It's the adorable fairy in the birdcage created by Kelly.  However, with St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, it seemed to me that it should be a leprechaun in the cage, rather than a fairy.  And here he is!

Lucky Leprechaun comes from 'Seasonal Characters' and is grinning because he knows that with a little shamrock magic he will be out of the birdcage trap in a twinkling!

The birdcage comes from 'Creative Cards' and the pot of gold on the inside comes from 'St. Patrick's Day.'  The sentiment stamp comes from CardzTV.

This was such a fun challenge over at BBTB2.  It was so easy to find the images I wanted in Design Space that even if I did not have the Explore, I would probably use DS as a search engine!    Thanks for visiting with me today.  : ) Christine

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Treat Holders for St. Patrick's Day

This post didn't appear earlier this week, either!   Obviously, I am technologically challenged when packing for a vacation!

The tutorial for these cute, cute treat holders comes from Splitcoast Stampers and is very simple to do, except that I found the measurements a little bit off.  After folding the 6 inch square into a triangle, I scored at 2 and 3/4 inches along the long edge, flipped the triangle over and scored again at 2 and 3/4 inches.

The shamrock was cut on my Explore and I tucked a 'gold' coin in one of the pockets.  The pockets hold a Ghirardelli chocolate perfectly!   Love this design!   Thanks for visiting with me today.  Now to get the washing machine going!  : ) Christine

Monday, March 10, 2014

St. Patrick's Day card with the Explore

It's a dull, grey rainy day.  (DH and I are going to cheer ourselves up with a run to Costco this afternoon for some retail therapy!)  Trying to take pics of my latest card would be impossible without the light box my DD lent me.   Thank you KJ!

Today, I have been figuring out how to 'attach' with the Design Space software so that my images cut as I have arranged them on the canvas.  If I don't 'attach' then the software puts the images all in the top corner and that, obviously, was not what I wanted!  I also played with the alignment on the X and Y axis to get them lined up.

Inside the card, the Explore used an American Crafts fine point Slick Marker to write the words from the St. Patrick's Day subway art in Word Collage.  The "Lucky Day" cut comes from the Phrases cart.  This was such a fun card to put together!

Today's challenge on the Exploring Cricut and More blog, is called "The Luck of the Irish" and we are asked to include a shamrock.  I guess I did that and more!

The challenge at BBTB2 blog, is a St. Patrick's Day project.  We're all using up our stash of green paper for sure!

Right!  Off to Costco, we go.  Hope you have a lucky day!  Thanks for visiting with me.
     : ) Christine

Sunday, March 9, 2014

A Cup O' Cheer for St. Patrick's Day!

I loved this cocoa mug that Susan made for the CARDZ TV Valentine challenge and found it on the Silhouette store AND as an svg from Lori Whitlock.   I wondered if the Explore would cut the svg and so tried to import it into Design Space.   Apart from the funky score lines, it worked!

I love that the software separates out all the layers and allows me to add color so that I can get an idea of how it is going to look when it is put together.

I 'hid' the heart and the center petals in the mat and imported the shamrocks from Celebrate With Flourish.  (I have never been able to cut the left shamrock properly, and the Explore did no better. My 'work around' is to cut the right shamrock again with the card stock reversed so that I can flip the image over when I layer the cut.) So nice to have imported images and Cricut cuts in the same software and cut on the same machine.  Oh the possibilities!

I am linking my mug with the 3D challenge #2 at CARDZ TV.  It seems appropriate! 

Thanks for visiting with me today!   : ) Christine

Friday, February 28, 2014

She's here!

My new Cricut Explore, I mean.  She came yesterday via UPS and the driver was quite taken aback when both DH and I went hurtling up the drive to meet him at the gate!  Cocoa was mightily relieved too because I made him sit on the porch, on alert for the delivery, all day! 

This is my first project and it's a 'sampler' since I used every brand of card stock in my stash, paper, DCWV Glitzy Glitter and the writing tool.  I only have a silver pen right now, so the writing is not as visible as I would like.  Didn't she do great??????

I have an idea for a card, so I'm heading back to the craft room.   Thanks for visiting with me today!
           : )  Christine

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Shamrock Treat Boxes

    My poor Expression is tired out from overwork and I keep asking my Gypsy girl to do things she is not capable of and then I get frustrated with her limitations.  : (   So sad that they have to make way for the Explore and her new software, Design Space when they have served me faithfully for 5 years or so.  But it is what it is, as my sister says, and now, I'm waiting, waiting, waiting!  My new Cricut has shipped and is wending its way westwards from Tennessee complete with Anna Griffin projects ready to cut at the touch of a button! 

The crafting must go on!  This little shamrock box comes from the Silhouette on-line store and was resized to about 1 1/2 inches square.  Just right for 8 pieces of gold - well, Rolos really!  They are all ready for the reception area at OHM.  I just love making these little treats each month!

Thanks for visiting with me today and don't forget to stock up on Girl Scout Cookies!      : ) Christine
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