My Family Scrapbook

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Top Of The Morning To You ! ! !

Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Yesterday I posted small gifts that I gave to my CCD/PSR students.... and today it is a card for a dear friend.

I received a couple of Martha Stewart punches which I had to use immediately. I LOVE punches and I LOVE anything with hearts so these were two-fold for me. I had received an email back in October from another blog that I subscribe to.... Capadia Designs. Ever since her post I've watched for these punches.

When I got them just 3 days ago I quickly made duplicates of the cards she created and then thought that I had to find another use for those punches. That "Punch All Over The Page Punch" had me intrigued. The design I had in my mind was for a shamrock and I tried several times to line up the small holes and punch them so that a single set of holes was between the hearts but because the large heart has a slight curve it wasn't happening so I re-thought the way I was trying to do this. Then with a graph drawn on the back side of the cardstock and careful alignment I was able to punch 4 hearts to represent my shamrock.

Here is the front of my card:

I was very pleased with my St. Patrick's Day card for my Irish friends. Inside the card I used a Celtic Font and wrote, " Lucky To Have You As My Friend." They should receive their cards today in the mail.

I am sure that I will find many uses for these punches (both sets) and that many of my fellow scrapbookers will help me out and I hope that I inspired just one of you.

Happy Scrappin' ! ! !


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

St. Patty's Day Gifts

I try to give my CCD/PSR Students a little gift for each holiday that involves one of our Catholic Saints in addition to those religious holidays such as Christmas and Easter.

This holiday is a little bit more special to me since I have that Irish Heritage as well.

I can't take credit for the original idea on this little gift but I did make my own topper. Here is a link to the original St. Patty's Day Gift. She offers a printable topper if you are in a rush and don't want to think of one of your own.

I used Wilton Pretzel bags as she suggested but I used two bags putting the licorice in one bag and the chocolate coins in the second and then layered the bags. I used a Spellbinder Scalloped Circle and a Spellbinder Circle to make my topper. I printed her saying on the circle but instead of making the saying the focal point I put it around the edges in an arc and then my focal point is a Shamrock made with my Cricut and the Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge.

I found the Rainbow Twizzlers at Wal-Mart and the Chocolate Gold Coins at Wal-Greens.

This project was quick and easy to make and I enjoyed making it.

There is still a little time to make these treats/gifts for the little ones in your life and make St. Patrick's Day Special.

Happy Scrappin' ! ! !