Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patty's Day!

I have green and blue socks on but I might get pinched before someone looks at my socks!  I haven't gone anywhere today though, other than to the mail box, the compost heap and the wood pile so nobody has tried to pinch me yet.  Here are a couple of the St Patrick's day projects I made, I had a couple of the leprechauns left over after the M&M's ran out so I put them on cards.  The punch art is the same as I made last year, he is just too cute to change it up or not make him again!

I also wanted to share a couple of more projects from the retreat I went to in Alabama. 
 I love this card, isn't it beautiful?  It was a CASE from somewhere but I can't remember who to give credit to for it.  It was stamped with the Gold Metallic Encore ink pad.  The sentiment was also embossed with gold embossing powder.  We used the new Scalloped Tag Topper Punch to punch the top of the tag.  It is a cool punch, you just cut your paper 2" wide and punch it to the length you want it.  I'm sure you are seeing a lot of projects done with this punch already.  I also made a card Saturday with this punch on either side of the card and then folded in and tied with a ribbon.  I'll post that one soon too.  The card is embellished with a lot of fun embellishments from the Occasions Mini catalog, Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape, Gold Sequin Trim and Gold Baker's Twine.  A half of a Tea Lace Paper Doily.  Small amounts of these items make a mighty big difference on this card, don't you think?

 This bouquet of flowers was easy to make with 2 new products.  The Spiral Flower die makes the rose quick to make, just run it through the Big Shot, rub the bone folder along the sides to quickly curve it some and adhere with a few glue dots or other favorite adhesive and you have a beautiful rose!  The other flowers were equally simple by cutting a strip of DSP, cutting the edge with the Fringe Scissors and twirling it around the dowel.  We used a circle punch to punch the leaves, punch a circle and then reinsert the circle partially in the punch to make the leaf shape.  We used the Fringe Scissors to make the "grass" at the mouth of the jar and the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch to make the ends of the belly band.  It didn't take very long to make this nice bouquet!

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