This week, at the Heart2Heart challenge blog, we are playing with some old world, vintage products, like our Yesterday & Today papers, to create some fun paper craft designs. Before I show you my St. Paddy’s Day Top Hat Treat, I want to remind you how to join the challenge. All you need to is stop by the Heart2Heart blog and link your creation before March 31st.
Saint Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays♣, so I try my best to make as many crafty creations as possible before the day comes. This week, I decided that I wanted to use some of our Yesterday & Today papers to create an adorable top hat to fill with treats and place on my table. What do you think?
This top hat was created using a few images in Cricut® Design Space that were cut from some Yesterday & Today papers, Kraft paper, and Green cardstock. I even added some sweet little stamped images and Julep gems for sparkle.
After assembling the top hat, I filled it up with some candy nuggets, covered in some of my leftover green paper scraps, and added a few little dancing green clovers.
How many of you would love to have this Cricut Design Space Design and learn how to assemble the project? 🙋🏻♀️ With all the goings on in the world this week and so many of you stuck at home, I have decided to add a little fun in your day and post a few video tutorials in my VIP Group – one of them being this whimsical Saint Paddy’s Day Treat. (This group is designed for my VIPs, customers, and team members. You must agree to all the rules in order to join.)
I hope that this project has inspired you to create something with a little Vintage Vibe and share it with us at the Heart2Heart Challenge Blog. Make sure to share your project before March 31st so that we are able to see your wonderful creation.
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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.
I 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. The 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. Last, 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.
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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