Creating St. Patrick’s Day Decor

For the H2H Color Challenge

Welcome to our first March Heart2Heart challenge.  This week, we are teaming up with Double Trouble and challenging you to play with the color green. Now, this doesn’t mean that you have to create a St. Patrick’s Day themed design like I did, but you do need to use the color green and link your project to the Heart2Heart blog before March 31st. 

Saint Patrick’s Day🍀 is one of my favorite holidays, so when I saw that our Design Team was tasked with using the color green, I decided that I wanted to create something for this challenge to share my love of the holiday and use up my crafting stash before I dove into my NEW Catalog products.  Today, I want to share with you how I used a few of my leftover holiday products to create this adorable Friendship Clover for my home. 

Like many of you, I often over order products thinking that I will use them, only to realize that I now have a pile of extra items in my craft space collecting dust.  This past year, I promised myself to reduce the excess and start using up what I have, and I was able to do just that with some Christmas Mix-Ins paper and a Be Mine Banner kit

I started by cutting out each of the hearts from the green plaid Christmas Mix-Ins paper. There are two ways to do this. If you purchased the banner and own a cutting making, like a Cricut, you can upload the SVG image and cut out the heart image that came with the Be Mine banner kit. (If you do not know how to do this, you can view my video)

If you do not own a cutting machine, you can simply trace the wood hearts onto the back of the paper and cut out the hearts by hand.  Once I had all the images cut, I adhered them to the hearts using ModPodge.  The center heart was cut from our new Mix-In paper, and a smaller heart was stamped and adhered to the center.

Once the project was complete, I placed the clover onto a wood and metal sign and hung it up in my home. 

I hope that this project has inspired you to try something new and join us for another Heart2Heart Challenge.  Remember, you do not have to create a Saint Patrick’s Day project, but you do need to use the color green and link your project before March 31st.  

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Tuesday Tutorial: Paper Pom-Poms

Last week I posted a simple St. Patrick’s Day Banner featuring some Cricut™ Flower Market images and these adorable paper Pom-Poms. Today, I am going to show you how I created them using the Fancy Border Fringe Thin Cut. 
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I began by cutting piece of Clover cardstock at 6″ x 2¼” then placed it onto my Sizzix with the Fringe Thin Cut die laying vertically on the left side of the cardstock and the cut side facing outward.  These dies work best if they go through your machine vertically and held in place with a temporary adhesive. I personally prefer Post-It Labeling Tape because it comes off without ruining my paper.

After cutting the left side, you are going to create the same cut on the right, placing the Fringe Thin Cut as close to the other cut as possible without cutting through the center completely. You will want a very small vertical space between the two cuts.

At this point you can use whatever tool works best for you, but I chose to use a wooden skewer to roll-up the Fringe cut and adhere in place. 

Once the glue is completely dry, you will start to bend and shape the Pom-Pom. Try to keep the “spikes” as straight as possible without curling them. Remove the Pom-Pom from the wooden skewer, then take two of the Fringe pieces and fold them into the center to “hide” the hole.

Your paper Pom-Pom is complete and ready for your paper crafting project. I threaded the Jute Twine through the center of each of mine to attach them to the banner.

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I hope you take them time to give these a try and post what you have created on my VIP Facebook Group. I always enjoy seeing what others have made through these tutorials. 

 I can’t wait to see what you create!

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A Simple Banner for The Wearin’ o’ the Green Challenge

Whether you follow me on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, or here, you will notice that I often create seasonal home decorations and most end up in my craftroom. With our home currently under renovation, this is the only place I have control over so I make sure it is a space I can retreat to during the madness.  This week, I decided to take part in the Wearin’ o’ the Green Challenge that is being host by both Heart2Heart and Double Trouble and created a simple St. Patrick’s Day Banner to brighten up my room.

MissCarriesCreations-StPatricksDayBannerDetailI began by opening up Design Space™ (one of my favorite places to be) and created the Clovers using our Flower Market collection. These images are already designed to be three-dimensional, so I didn’t have to manipulate them to create this great effect. I wanted to add a little texture to the clovers, so I used a Swiss Dot embossing folder to dry emboss the leaves, some Toffee ink on the edges, and a Cork Shape in the center. MissCarriesCreations-StPatricksDayBannerCloverThe small Flags were made using simple Triangle shapes sized to 1.5″ x 2.75″ then decorated with small Heart shapes to match. I cut these from White Daisy, Clover, and Kraft paper, then sponged the edges with Toffee ink. I had debated making some of the flags gold or orange (to match the Irish flag), but my home is full of primitive decor so the Kraft Paper seemed to be a better choice. I like how well it goes with the Cork Shapes and Jute Twine. 
MissCarriesCreations-StPatricksDayBannerFlagsLast, but not least, those ADORABLE Paper Pom-Poms. I created those using our Fringe Border from the Fancy Border Thin Cuts.  I will post a tutorial next Tuesday showing you how to create your own set of Pom-Poms. 

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After all of the components were assembled, I attached them to some Jute Twine. If you look closely, you can see that I added a few frayed knots near each of the Pom-Poms. This not only keeps them in place, but it adds some distressed primitive texture to the banner.

I hope that you enjoyed this whimsical St. Patrick’s Day Banner and that you will consider joining me for the monthly challenge at Heart2Heart and Double Trouble.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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