Shamrocks rock!

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Okay, I was going to call this post St Patrick’s Pot but that had all sorts of connotations so I’ve played it safe! Goodness me, for someone who admits to not being overly keen on green I seem to be immersed in the stuff right now and if I’m honest, I’m quite enjoying it. Today I’ve made a little St Patrick’s Day decoration:

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You’ve probably worked out by now that, as it’s Monday, my project features some gorgeous images from The Graphics Fairy and you would be right. This is a bit of a hybrid as I’ve mixed vintage Graphics Fairy with the more contemporary papers from Stampin’ Up! and, even if I do say so myself, I’m quite pleased with the result. I shall be linking this up with Anything But A Card for their St Patrick’s Day Challenge.

This has been another weekend where I have been trying to get ahead with my projects because I won’t be able to do any during the week. I hadn’t originally intended this to be in a little pot, instead they were going to be in a green bottle. However, because the bottle was quite tall it didn’t look quite right so I opted for the pot instead. It’s one of those little wooden canape cups that I got from Pipii. I painted it green, then used a lovely image from The Graphics Fairy, which I edged with gold glitter, on the front. I also added a coat of crackle varnish to the image. Then I applied some sage fine Flowersoft and chunky clear glitter to cover the paint.

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To make the shamrocks, I cut different sized hearts from Stampin’ Up! Subtles Designer papers. I’ve made two layers for each leaf and hot glued them together. I popped a domed silver glitter sticker to the centre of each one and then attached them to wooden kebab sticks.

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I filled the pot with dry foam and covered the top with moss before inserting the shamrock arrangement. I used another St Patrick’s Day image from The Graphics Fairy, edged it with gold glitter, hot glued a cocktail stick to the back and then placed that into the foam too.

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I couldn’t help adding a little arrangement of bows as the finishing touch.

P1030353This could not have been easier to make and I love how well the new and the vintage come together in this. Don’t forget you to check out my other Stampin’ Up projects over at Mrs Beez Stampin’ and you can order some of those fab papers for yourself – they come in a huge range of yummy colours.

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Now my luck didn’t run too well last week so here’s hoping this next one’s a little calmer. Hope you have a good one too.


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Shamrocks rock! — 5 Comments

  1. This is such a lovely little project. I like how you’ve got the ‘shamrocks’ in a pot and the little Graphics Fairy image is fab. Your pot is fab. Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card this time.

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