I'm SUPER excited that you're here! If you have started by my blog on "accident" welcome, but check it out- start at the beginning at Jenny's blog here, here's the lineup in case you get lost:
Feb. 23 = St. Patrick's Day (Must have green or 4 leaf clover)
Heather~ http://paper-junkie.blogspot.com/ <<<<<YOU ARE HERE!
Bobbi Hickman ~ http://rockgirlcustomdesigns.blogspot.com/
Leah Pagliaroli~ http://www.leahscarddesigns.com
Cheryl ~ http://cardsbycg.blogspot.com/
Sandra ~ http://sweetpeascards.blogspot.com/
So, our project this time honors my 2nd favorite holiday- St. Patty's day! Without going into the history of the day, my Aunt and I did all sorts of stuff for St. Patty's. We were always the ones in green, listening to Irish music, and all that happy jazz. :) I just LOVE it- after all, it's a HUGE part of my heritage!
We had to do something green or 4 leaf clover. This is what I did:
Cead Mile Failte means 100,000 welcomes in Gaelic. What I used:
Twinkle, twinkle, little boy paper pack by My Mind's Eye (got at hobby lobby)
random scrap piece of grayish tan (using my extras up)
SCAL and a machine to cut from
free font from dafont.com- CelticMD
8 1/2" x 11" kraft card stock.
dark brown card stock
Studio G glitter glue (or stickles) in dark green and iridescent clear/green
white gel pen
Studio G dark brown chalk ink.
Zig 2 way glue pen
I scored all around the edge of the kraft card stock at 3/4". With the paper laying long-ways on my Martha Stewart Score Board, score at 5" and 6". fold on all the score lines.
on the long sides, cut on the score lines, up to the other score lines. on one end, place ATG tape and seal to make 1" to match other side. Fold up all sides like a box and seal the same way. Cut out Cead Mile Failte (1 1/2") and 12 shamrocks out of paper from the paper pack and the green cardstock at 1". ink around all edges including front of box.
background paper cut at: 6 1/2" x 3 3/4"
inside paper cut 1/2" smaller than that. Ink around both.
attach both to paper, leaving more space down bottom for shamrocks.
ink around shamrocks, and glue individually to bottom like a garden, alternating paper.
embellish with pens.
ink around letters. use 2 way glue to adhere letters. Put iridescent glitter glue on letters. Attach ribbon around box and tie a bow to hang. Tada- fairly easy, took about an hour (after I figured out how to score and fold the box!) to do.
Hope you try it to invite your guests with A Hundred Thousand Welcomes!