Saturday, March 2, 2013

Shop Pumpkin Spice March Blog Hop & Challenge #9 - 3D Leprechaun Hat

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to Shop Pumpkin Spice's March 2013 Blog Hop!
March is HERE and you can already start to get hints of the Fresh Spring smell in the air. Retail & Paper Crafting Stores are putting out all the Easter displays, the Sneaky Little Leprechauns are getting ready to leave GREEN marks all around, and in some places you can even see some GREEN sprouts showing. I just LOVE March!
If you've come from Heather's Blog - Houses Built of Cards, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Shop Pumpkin Spice March 2013 Blog Hop, start HERE.

Each Design Team Member will be featuring an original project using products found at the Shop Pumpkin Spice Store. Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration!

In addition, its time for ShopPumpkinSpice's Weekly Challenge #9!!
 Thi week's challenge is all about the GREEN + FOUR(4) OF SOMETHING! Simply make a project that makes you think of GREEN and includes FOUR(4) OF SOMETHING!
But be sure to FINISH the Blog Hop first. :)

In the month of March when you hear GREEN you can't help but think of St. Patrick's Day, so I chose to create a 3D Leprechaun's Hat for my SPS March 2013 Blog Hop project.
~*~ PUBLISHED in the Cricut Magazine March 2014  ~*~
This 3D Leprechaun's Hat also serves as a little St. Patrick's Day Treat Holder and opens to reveal the "hidden treasure" - Sneaky Little Leprechaun. ;)
I used the "Small Hat" cut on the Cricut Independence's Day 3D Projects Digital Cartridge to create the 3D Leprechaun's Hat and turned it into a Treat Holder as well. In order to do this, the base was first cut from GREEN Core'dinations Cardstock at 3". The "lid"was then cut bigger at 3.5" so it would slide on and off from the backside of My Mind's Eye Winter Wonderland "Christmas Trees" Patterned Paper - on sale at ShopPumpkinSpice. Don't you just LOVE when you can use up your Christmas papers on other projects? I DO!
The belt was cut from Bazzill "Beetle Black" Cardstock. To the buckle, I applied some Stickles "Golden Rod" Glitter to give it a nice shiny gold look.
I then gathered FOUR(4) GREEN - ok, there's five. But it started it out as FOUR(4) and then I tucked in another one - embellishments to tuck to the side of my 3D Leprechaun's Hat.
The "GREEN" Carnation Flower was made using the Cricut Flower Shoppe Cartridge from FOUR(4) different layers cut from Carta Bella's Natural White Linen Cardstock. The "Heart2" Flower was cut at 2.5" twice, 1.75" and 1.5" and layered together.
I then painted the edges with some GREEN Acrylic Paint and added some GREEN "Eucalyptus" Stickles Glitter to make it resemble the many faux St. Patrick's Day Carnations flowers I've seen at the stores. Behind it I tucked in FOUR(4) Gold Berries and some GREEN Glitter Tulle.
I then added a GREEN - not only for the color, but GREEN because I "recycled" it from a flower arrangement from last year's St. Patrick's Day - Shamrock Pick.
Lastly, I added a handmade Shamrock Pick with a Rub-On St. Patrick's Day Sentiment I had in my stash.
 What better place to hide your Gold Coins then inside your 3D Leprechaun's Hat?! Sneaky Little Leprechaun! ;)
I hope you are still with me and have enjoyed my 3D Leprechaun's Hat using just some of the wonderful products you can find at Shop Pumpkin Spice.
Your next stop is Court from Court's Crafts. Go see what she has in store for you today... And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to Shop Pumpkin Spice's GREEN + FOUR(4) OF SOMETHING Weekly Challenge to be entered to win this week's prize!
I'd LOVE to hear what you think of my 3D Leprechaun's Hat so be sure to leave me a comment.
Friday, March 1, 2013

Shop Pumpkin Spice Inspiration - Special Day

Hello Everyone!
I'm so happy to be here today to share a quick card I made using my MOST FAVORITE papers - My Mind's Eye Lost and Found 2 Blush! And the BEST part - they are on SALE at ShopPumpkinSpice. So HURRY on over to the STORE and pick yours up before they are gone!

I absolutely LOVE these papers - the Browns, the Pinks with a touch of Light Blue. To go with these colors, I used some Bazzill Kraft Cardstock and Bazzill Chocolate Cream Cardstock as the base of my card.

The sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on to Carta Bella's Natural White Linen Cardstock. I just have to tell you that Carta Bella's Natural White Linen Cardstock has become my FAVORITE and GO TO cardstock!! I just LOVE the texture, its just PERECT - even for stamping!!

I then tied some "Cappuccino" Baker's Twine around the sentiment block and made a small bow for underneath the Prima Mulberry Rose.

I hope you have enjoyed my ShopPumpkinSpice Inspiration! ALL products used in my card can be found at the ShopPumpkinSpice Store.

Not only does ShopPumpkinSpice carry Top Quality and Reliable Brands, but you will find most items at a discounted price - 30% off to be exact! And as if that's not enough, ShopPumpkinSpice is adding SALE items DAILY! Be sure to check out the SALE ITEMS section of the store.

And be sure to join us Tomorrow, Saturday, March 2nd for ShopPumpkinSpice's Monthly Blog Hop! You won't want to miss it!! There will be TONS of Inspiration!

For my details on my card, please click HERE.