Looking for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

This past weekend, I had a class in which participants made St. Patrick’s Day banners!  They mentioned that they wanted one of the pieces of the banner to show a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.  The rainbow and the gold were easy to make, as I have the Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies.  But I knew the pot was going to be a little more difficult!  Initially, I wasn’t sure how I was going to make it, and had decided that I would probably just cut one freehand.  But before I did so, I decided to flip through all of my cutting dies to see if there was something I could use.  And in my Coffee Cups Framelits I found the perfect solution:

The die circled above is supposed to be a clear dome lid for a coffee cup.  But I saw an upside down pot!  So I used it to cut some black cardstock, flipped it upside down, and placed it on the piece to see how it would look.  I think it works pretty well!  (And no fussy freehand cutting! Phew!)

Be sure to check back tonight for a bonus post at 8:00 pm Eastern Time!  I will be participating in a Facebook hop that will feature Valentine’s Day gift bags and boxes.  I hope you’ll check back in and follow along!

In the meantime, enjoy your day!

Nicolle

 

How to make shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day crafts

Who says hearts are only for Valentine’s Day and weddings?  Here’s a quick tip for making shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day using HEARTS!  Cut three hearts and a small straight piece of cardstock for the stem, then put them together as shown above to make a shamrock!  Super easy!

Last night I was putting together a St. Patrick’s Day banner for a class I am doing this weekend.  I have a group of friends who all have fireplaces and love to decorate their mantels for all the different holidays thoughout the year.  So we have gotten together a few times over the past year to make a bunch of different banners.  So far, we’ve made Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day ones.  This weekend, we are doing St. Patrick’s Day and Easter!

For these shamrocks, I used the smallest heart die from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits.  I cut three hearts from the green Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper, as well as a smaller piece for the stem.  I used a die from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits for the stem, but it would be really easy to cut one freehand if you don’t have the dies!  I then arranged them as above and glued them down.  That’s it!  For these, I used the Multipurpose Glue, but I think from now on, I’ll use the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets! So easy, and with the Sweet & Sassy Framelits set, you can make shamrocks in a bunch of different sizes that range from small to large!  There are also two different styles of hearts in the set.  One is a more simple and straight style, and the other is more curvy.  You can use either, depending on your preference for how your want your final shamrock to look!  I used the straighter style for mine.

These dies are available in the online store and are used with the Big Shot!  This is a great item to have on hand for lots of different occasions’ crafts!

Thank you for visiting today!  Hope you have a great day!

Nicolle