Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Top o' the Mornin' and Happy St. Patrick's day to you all! We have had a TOTALLY crazy week including one trip to the ER on Tuesday night. Fortunately everyone is ok now, and I will write more about the whole ordeal in my next post...

If it had NOT been St. Patty's Day tomorrow, I'm sure I wouldn't have made the time to craft, but while I was at Target this morning, I found some cute little SPD goodies for the boys, and I couldn't just give them away in boring old gift bags, right? So, the dishes had to wait a little bit longer, though I'm glad to say the kitchen is clean and my studio picked up a I type. HERE'S how it looked this afternoon..... WHAT A MESS!!!

So, I took an armful of supplies and headed out to the dining room. The light is actually better in there anyway. I decided to try and use some old and cheaper quality supplies, the green cardstock I used is all from one of those 300 sheets Costco packs, and not super sturdy, I regretted that a little later on once I realized the boxes were pretty flimsy :( Oh well, cest la vie, right? I had cut the box sides out on the Cricut. I actually found a rectangular shape that actually had the holes in the 4 corners to tie the box together, so that worked well. Then I just cut square box bottoms and punched holes in the four corners. Heres a pic of the box after embellishing and before I tied the top corners together.... If you want to see a similar box construction with a pretty detailed tutorial, check out this older post here.

I made all my box sides, embellished with some printed papers (these are WAY old, I have no clue the brand, sorry!) and I made shamrocks out of three green punched hearts and ribbon "stems." I accented the boxes with some cute stickers I bought for my "lucky" banner here. Here's my box on the inside once I tied it all together....

Here's the cards and boxes all filled up, and yes, that's MY little leprechaun lurking in the background;) lol, I didn't even know he was in the shot until I went to edit the photos!

Here's a pic of one of the card/box sets....

I had spent so much time on the boxes (and the kitchen and studio were still a mess!) So I kept the cards super simple......

The goodies! Bag of "gold" (rolos) and some green mint M&Ms, a shamrock tumbler and green bubbles! I mean, who can resist green bubbles, right? 

Here is an Irish blessing for you all today (and one I know I can personally use!;)

I hope you all have a very lucky day and don't get pinched! -Noelle

If God sends you down a stony path,
may he give you strong shoes.

-Irish Blessing

Supply list: green cardstock: generic/Costco; heart punch: SU!/EK; Pacific Point cardstock: SU!; patterned paper: unsure of manufacturer, but maybe AC Cardstock?;green glitter buttons on cards: Recollections; pot of gold and shamrock stickers: Jolee's; ribbon: Offray; Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridge

DUST IT OFF!!!: That patterned paper and all the ribbons are OOOOOLLLLLLDDDDDD ;) 


Joan Ervin said...

Happy St. Patty's Day!!! Your card/box projects are just tooo cute, Noelle!! You're right about letting the mess wait...your little boys are only young once and they will sooo enjoy their Irish goodies!!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a lovely project, especially with Irish goodies inside, thanks for sharing!