Tuesday, March 24, 2009

St. Paddy's Day (belated)

Okay...I have barely begun and am already admitting to being the worst blogger ever! My goal when I signed up in October was to be up and running in December. HA! Well now it is March and here is my first "official" post. I will do my best to be on the ball with regular posts since it is the easiest way to keep everyone up to date on my creative side. Plus it really has become an industry standard for the crafty set, so I feel a little pressure to join up.

Anyway, here is a cute little favor I made for our Bunco Gals this month. I hosted and the theme was St. Paddy's Day, so I immediately thought of pots o'gold using the SU! Basket and Blooms die from Sizzix. I made the baskets in Basic Black CS and the bands in gold cs purchases from my local craft shop. Both pieces are cut from the same die. I filled the basket with gold chocolate coins of course, and made sure to have a rainbow (in ribbon form) purchased at Michael's. In the second photo is a close up of a 4 leaf clover cut from SU! Wild Wasabi CS (retired in color). This is actually a "bloom" also from the same SU! exclusive Sizzix Basket & Blooms die. I just trimmed the petals on the flower to mimic a clover (with a little imagination!) So you can see what a great tool this die is! Every piece was cut from it, and there are still other items included on the die that I didn't use. This is one of my favs for sure!


Buffy said...

Too clever! This is a great idea.

StinkerbellSteph said...

So clever & cute!!! I'll have to file that back in the brain for next year. Love it!