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Monday, March 9, 2015

St. Pat Day Shamrock Shaker Style Gift Bag

Was inspired by Stephanie Leykauf to make this shaker style St. Patrick's Day Shamrock piece added to the gift bag. You can click here to see her card.

Used a sketch which you can see below. 

Used a Kraft gift bag. Added washi tape.

Used a Darice Shamrock embossing folder. Inked the embossing.

Used Die-Namics umbrella die and recycled a piece a acetate plastic. I did not know how to put the foam adhesive on the thin parts of the umbrella so I free hand cut a front piece using scissors that was a bit larger than the die shape and cut small pieces of foam to fit around the edge of the umbrella.

Used a Shamrock punch to make the Shamrocks placed inside the shaker style umbrella.

Stamped Hero Arts sentiment. Added gems.

Added jute string for the left side of the sketch.

Added washi tape to finish off the sketch. Left the ends of the washi tape pieces up to look like ribbons hanging off the ends of the umbrella. 

Added a box of Girl Scout Thin Mints as the treat. Yes, they are still selling Girl Scout cookies here in Central TX.

Supplies List 

Die-Namics: die - Umbrella
gem: 2 lt green
ink: Memento Cottage Ivy
machine:  Sizzix BIGkick
other: Kraft gift bag
paper: cardstock - Kraft greens, white
punch: Shamrock 
recycle: acetate plastic from a pkg
ribbon: green bow
Spellbinder: Nest - Classic Heart, Classic Scalloped Heart  Shape - Grommet Tag
stamp:  Hero Arts CL498 - sentiment 
Stampin' Up: adhesive - dimensionals 
string: Parrot Green jute
treats: Girl Scout Thin Mints cookies
washi tape: Recollections 

Entering this into the following challenges:  

3/9 Loves Rubber Stamps Ch#141 Anything Goes UE 3/3

3/10 Mod Squad Ch Make a Background UE 3/4

3/13 Jos Scrap Shack FFC#78 Sketch 3E(#1) 3/6 

3/14 Pile It On #59 Green UE 3/8
3/15 Craftin Desert Diva Link It Up & Craft It Up Linky Party "Green" Ch#50 UE 3/1
3/15 Craft Your Passion Ch252 Always Anything Goes 3E(#1) 3/9
3/15 Simon Says Stamp Mon Ch:  B is for 5E(#1) 3/9
   B is for Bag as in Gift Bag & B is for Bow 
3/15 Stamped Blessings Amusing Ch -  Green  2E(#1) 3/8

3/19 Cardz TV 3D Des Ch#4 St. Pat Day Treats 3E(#2) 3/6

3/20 Hero Arts Nature Ch UE 2/2    

3/31 DL.ART Mar Linky Ch 1Eperday/no stack 3/1


  1. Very fun gift bag! Thank you so much for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!

  2. So cool!! Love your St. Pat's day bag.... such a gorgeous bag Melissa! Love your take on the sketch this week! Thanks so much for joining us this week in our Funday Friday challenge!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  3. Oh my goodness what a wonderful GREEN treat! How fun is that upside down umbrella filled with shamrocks. I hope whoever gets those cookies enjoys them. I'm not eating any this year...(insert sad face) Thanks for sharing your green project with us at Craftin Desert Diva's!

  4. Cute card. Thanks for joining us The Mod Squad Challenge.

  5. Fun bag. Thank you so much or playing at Loves Rubberstamps!

  6. Oh Melissa, this is just adorable! The shaker card design is so fun and I love the punched shamrocks!

  7. What a sweet gift bag and your shaker umbrella with clovers is super cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  8. So lovely and great green colours.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    Hope we see you again in a next challenge.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  9. Melissa I always love your creations! This one is no exception, just adorable. And who wouldn't love a box of Thin Mints :) Thanks for playing along with Funday Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.

  10. This is the leaves you used as shaker elements! Thanks for sharing at Craft Your Passion#252. Good luck!

  11. Cute card and gift back! Love the upside down umbrella. Thanks for playing along with us at CardzTV