Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sure and Begorrah! St. Patrick's Day Candy Jar and Card

Gracious speech is like CLOVER honey—
    good taste to the soul, quick energy for the body.
Proverbs 16 : 24   (The Message Bible)

Welcome to our 2013 Die Cut Tuesday New Release and Link Up over at MyPaperCrafting.com!  Be sure and pop over there and see what Melin and our other Designers have set up for this Showcase – and the New Release for today.

Before I get into my Projects for today, I want to express to all of you how much I appreciated your taking time to ‘attend’ the Blog Hop at ‘My Paper Crafting’ this past weekend and then to visit here at my blog and leave Lovely Comments, Follow me here and on FB, Pinterest and Google+!!  It has truly been a BLESSING to think you appreciated what I do here!  Thank You!  ;-]

I am happy to relate that the Random Winner of the Cutting File that was graciously offered by Melin and ‘assigned’ to me is  - - - Anna Dowdy!  Congratulations!  I’ll be eMailing you, as will Melin with your Cutting File of the cute Little Lamb!  All of you, remember that Melin has Amazing Cutting and Digi Files for all occasions and also offers Freebies several times a week in conjunction with our various Design Team expressions.

Sure and begorrah!  ‘Tis almost St. Patrick’s Day!  As a rule, I don’t usually do much for St. Patrick’s Day lately.   Although in days past while raising my children, I would decorate our home and make ‘appropriate meals’ in keeping with whatever ‘slight’ holiday there was – any occasion to Celebrate Life with my children!  At this time, I did think it was a good reason to Re-purpose a food jar – as I am wont to do! – and to make a few ‘easy’ cards to send to some Special People with whom I keep in contact from afar- 

For today, I chose to make a St. Patrick’s Day Candy Jar – and fill it with Spearmints.  I used the ‘Clovers Variety CF’ and the ‘Scalloped Circle Frame CF’  from MPC –

*  I used a MS lacey punch on the edges of white cardstock.  I cut the large Flourish element from Kelly Green Stripe paper.  I added gems (Recollection).

*  I made a small gift card using the Scalloped Circle pattern and added a double Four-leaf Clover – adhering one to the lid flat and the second one I bent the leaves upward – for a 3D effect.  I adhered it to the lid.

  I then made a card using the same pattern.

*  I used an 8.5 x 11” piece of sage cardstock, folded in thirds on the 11”edge. I punched the front edge, added a ribbon border, added a ¾” paper border on the inside edge to show through the punched edge, adhered the cut design and added gems and pearls.  (Recollections)

These are the cutting files I used today – using my SCAL3 and Silhouette CAMEO –

Do you do anything special for St. Patrick’s Day?  I miss making Corned Beef and Cabbage, Colcannon and Soda Bread for my family…    - Thank You for visiting here today!! 

Be sure to check out Melin’s post for the FREEBIE File for today and then make something and link up over there.  I look forward to seeing YOUR creations!  Come back again and visit soon -  ;-}


  1. Lynden, wonderful candy jar! Great job on it! :)

  2. I love this gift set Lynden! The die cuts are awesome, so love that punch you used as well! It is a perfect gift set to give someone this St. Patty's day! Awesome job!

  3. This is just adorable, love it!



  4. This is beautiful!!!



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