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.


  1. Wow wow wow, Marlene! You create the most amazing projects. Love this fabulous leprechaun hat :)

  2. Love love love your hat. All the detailing is amazing.

  3. This is awesome! I love all of the details. So cute!


  4. wow rocked this challenge in and out with this hat. it must have taken you hours of pleasure making crafts, :) STUNNING mind yours is! take care sweet marlene.

  5. Wow...fantastic project! So clever!!

  6. Marlene,
    I love your hat! Very creative and such a special treat holder for some lucky person!

  7. This is AWESOME! I love everything about it!

    Carol (Carol's Creations)

  8. O my gosh, that green-tipped carnation looks incredibly realistic. Great job!

  9. AMAZING project! LOVE that you used Christmas paper - and all your amazing details!

  10. This is adorable! You did a fantastic job!

  11. Beautifully done I love the 3D hat and all the sparkle-I say go green
    DIANA L.

  12. Marlene - I'm totally speechless! Your project is GENIUS! I love everything about it.

  13. This is so cute, and I love the dual purpose of being a treat holder, too!!

  14. Marlene this is brilliant!! Fabulous details!

  15. WOW!!Amazing & FABULOUS Hat!!
    Have a Fabulous day,

  16. What a gorgeous project. Love the hat and coins.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net
    Loving Scrapper 101

  17. What a great project to do for my kids for St Pattys Day. Its wonderful, thanks for sharing

  18. GR8 Project. You have made the green look amazing well done. Would love to have the cut file. Again GR8 job and thanks for sharing your awesome project.

  19. I'm green with envy at your gorgeous sure know how to make paper shine!



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