Friday, February 28, 2014

St. Patrick's Candy Wrappers

As a writer for Outnumbered 3 to 1, I posted this in 2011.

What Irish girl doesn't love St. Patrick's Day? Okay, you don't need to be Irish to love a good ole' St. Patrick's Day celebration. My kids (who wear uniforms to school) can't wait for the dress down in green day and the big party at school. My daughter even gets to perform her Irish dancing at the school assembly. She is so excited! Enough...on to today's craft project....and what an easy one it is. I made these for all the teachers at the kids school. I wasn't sure how many kids would like Junior Mints and we are not suppose to bring in candy for the kids (no fun).

You could do with any candy....I do this a lot with candy bars for birthdays.

I chose a St. Patrick's pattern paper from my left over scraps. I cut the piece down to 4 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches. Just make sure you measure what every you plan on covering first. I like the ends to stick out a little.

I scored the paper at 1/2, 2 3/8, 3 1/8 and 5 inches. You don't need to score the paper, but I find it easier to fold and secure the paper to candy.

I applied 1/4 inch score tape to each end and adhered the paper to the box of Junior Mints

You could stop if you want and it still looks cute, but I added some 3D stickers (pop up stickers) with the traditional Irish theme.


Paper - any pattern paper you want to use depending on "theme" I am sure mine came from Michaels

Adhesive: Score tape (it is very strong for this purpose) or any other adhesive

Miscellaneous - any additional 3D or flat sticker, cut out, etc.

I hope you like this quick craft and have a great GREEN day!


Monday, February 3, 2014

Groovy Girl - Rock On! Card

Hi Everyone - this is a crazy, busy, out of control week for me at work and home.  I am not sure when I am going to sleep.  On my "to do" list was to make a birthday card.  One of my girls has a dance party to attend Saturday.  We both love that 60's-70's look.  The Groovy Times Cricut cartridge was too "hip" to pass up!  This card was very, very fast to make. 

  • Cricut cartridge: Groovy Times, HipGirl button
  • Paper: packs of paper from Michael's, white, light pink, turquoise, lime green, orange, yellow, and pink (the girl).
  • Stamps: My Pink Stamper
  • Ink: StampinUp Tempting Turquoise
  • Adhesive: any kind

Photo Source: Provocraft 

 After cutting out the layered daisy (4 inches) and the girl with my Cricut, I adhered the daisy layers together. Using the 8.5 x 11 white paper, score/fold at 4.25 inches, making the card 4.25 x 5.5.  I adhered the layered daisy and the "hip" girl onto the card. 

 I was able to use my Gypsy and cut all the layers at one time.

Next, I stamped the sentiments (My Pink Stamper Stamps) on the card.  I liked Rock On! and my daughter liked Party Animal too.  She couldn't decide so and I was out of time, so I suggested both! Groovy!

Presto! You have a Groovy Girl card!  Remember I love comments, so please let me know what you think of the card.

Peace out! I originally posted on Outnumbered 3 to 1.