Lucky Leprechaun St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop

March 17, 2011

Welcome & Top 'O the Morning to You (or afternoon or evening). Happy St. Patrick's Day. It is fun to be hop-hosting with some of the same gals as a few previous hops. I hope you will enjoy this community of crafters as well. If you have come from Sigrid at LoveScrapReflect, you are on the right country path. If you want to start at the beginning of this Irish journey, please go to Nicolette at Beyond Scrapin. The full line-up is also listed below.

I am not Irish. But this year I have been having fun with paper crafting for the St Pat's holiday. Everyone's a little Irish on St Patrick's Day! I invite you to look at my previous posts for more Irish-themed ideas! Mini Album and Treat Box & Card

For this hop I present to you three more creations to celebrate this festive day. I have one friend who is Irish. Some of these items are going to her family. It was so fun "playing" with for her!!

I Caught a Little Leprechaun!
I have been playing with my kids for over a week. I made paper "gold coins" and shamrocks. I drop some on the floor at least once a day, exclaiming, "A Leprechaun must have been here! Look! He left more gold!" They come running every time! Then I say, "I'm going to catch that Leprechaun!!" Unfortunately, I think my 4 year old is on to me!! But Look! Today is a good St Pat's Day for me--not so much for the leprechaun! I found that UNLucky leprechaun snooping around in my craft room! Won't the 4 year be surprised?!

I designed my Leprechaun myself with my Pazzles' software. (He is really paper pieced!!) I also drew the jar. I cut it out of a cello bag--leaving the bottom in tack and gluing the sides. There is a "cork" stopper on the top that can be removed. Although I do not recommend it. Those leprechauns are quite the tricksters!

Ah ha! Caught Ya!!

Not Taking My Eye Off This Trickster!

A Simple Card
I started with a plain top hat and shamrock from a (free) cut file created by Eleanor at SVGShop. I used my Pazzles to alter the hat and added a bit more dimension by cutting out the rectangles (not original to the file). I created a digital stamp in Adobe Illustrator for the sentiment and matched it with a scalloped and plain circle. Finishing the cut file with the shamrock original to SVGShop's file. I hope that the photo shows big enough for you to see that the paper is of the perfect texture for this theme!! (If not, do take a moment to click on the photo to enlarge it.)

"Topped" the hat off with a little Irish bling and coordinating, bright green ribbon. The card back is the same cut as the front. It's kind of small as I mis-measured. About 4 inches square. But, with the beauty and ease of Pazzles, all pieces can be re-sized in one move! Isn't it cute?!

Top 'O the Mornin' to Ya Now

A Kid Craft

Mini Hat for Treats

Here is a project that you can do with the kids. I cut it on my paper cutter, but you can do so by hand. The hat is open on the top so it can be used for storing your gold, shamrocks and other sweet goodies. I placed it on my head and this time the 4 year old thought Mom was the leprechaun!!
(I have tried converting this cut file to SVG. If you would like to try it out for free, I wold appreciate you doing so. Leave a comment with email address.)

Now off ya be hoppin to Liz at Tryin' 2 Craft for a wee bit more Irish fun!

Nicolette at Beyond Scrapin
Bonnie at A Scrapbook Above
Jennifer at Creative Army Wife
Pammejo at Scrapbook Flair
Karel at Karel Creations
Denise at Designs from My Heart
Janice at Cricut Confessions
Christel at One Scrappin Sista
Martha at Patti's Scrapping Time
Tiara at I'm a Crafty Sista
Laura at Makin Pretty Things
Ann at Yours TruLee
Erin at SpantastiKreations
Jennifer at Crafty Card Gallery
Kathryn at Creations with Kathryn
Erin at A Girl and Her Craft Box
Michelle at Queen of My Craftroom
Sigrid at LoveScrapReflect
Krista at Krista's Paper Cafe <<=== You are here! Liz at Tryin' 2 Craft
Jessica at Thatz Uneek

23 comments on “Lucky Leprechaun St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop”

  1. Love this cute...we used to decorat a box and put some lucky charms inside and the next morning when the boys lifted the box there would be a note telling them better luck next year but that he did enjoy the treat that they left him..and then there would be crumbs left from the lucky charms...we had so much fun with doing that..

  2. Oh My Gosh. That is the cutest. I bet that was a lot of fun with your kids. I miss those innocent days, they grow so fast. All of your projects are fantastic, thanks for sharing.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  3. Krista OMG, you are so talented. I wish I had the imaginations that most all of you have. It just amazes me every time I am in a new hop. I am already a follower and thanks so much for sharing.


  4. Wow Krista - you have been busy! Lucky you caught that little guy - love your jar! That top hat card is my favorite - so cute. I am going to check out your mini album too - been very interested in making some of those lately. Thanks for the inspiration!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  5. I love going to your blog and reading your info on your projects. You put so much personality into your writtings!! I LOVE your little Leprechaun. He is to stinkin cute!! You are doing some awsome paper piecings lately. Keep it up girl. You should start selling these!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Love it all, I think I am going to try the kids project after school.

    {I have tried to convert this file to SVG. If anyone would like to try it for free, I would like to know if it works. ~Krista

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