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      Saturday, June 17, 2017



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04:22 PM - 06/17/2017

The topic: St Patrick’s Day

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This is one of the cute things I made for St Paddy's Day. I gave it to the kids at the vet's office. The file name is the "Gold Coin Inn" over on SVGCuts.com.

It was designed for Martha Stewart by request after SVGCuts won the American Made contest that the Martha Stewart company runs each year. They'd asked for something for their viewers to make. You don't need a cutting machine to make this, you can use scissors. Cool, huh?

It's a "leprechaun trap". The leprechaun walks by the little house, sees the gold coin in the doorway and climbs up the ladder to get the coin. Once through the door, the thief falls into the bottom of the building. Cute story.

I made this little card from a file I got over at the Silhouette Design Store. I love pop out cards.

First off, I used a brick embossing folder for the base. Then, since leprechauns like gold, I liberally spritzed it with gold shimmer spray.

The inside walls and something I added, the "tiles" for the roof. I got this file from the Silhouette Design Store. These were also shimmer spritzed.

The outside of the building. Note the shimmer....shocked

The base of the building, the grounds, if you will. I used the same color cardstock for this part as I used for the roof. I went over the pieces with an inkpad to give them more color.

The roof pieces with the "tiling" in place.

The window sashes. I used a gold pen to color the edges.

The sashes in place.

This was a print and cut piece included with the SVGCuts file. I had fun coloring in the gold lettering. The back piece was spritzed with shimmer spray.

Starting the assembly. The building is on the base.

The roof and sign in place, the top and bottom sections are about done. All left to do now is embellish!

Another view.

The doorway was a little too plain for my liking, so I used some green flower beads I got on eBay a couple of years ago.

I have some paper pads I got when I first started using the Silhouette and I found some that had colors that were complimentary to the cardstock I was using. I used an EK punch I'd gotten on Amazon and glued the pieces together. Then, I spritzed them with gold shimmer spray. This went around the base of the top section and I also used pieces inside of the windows.

I wrapped a gold sequin ribbon around the bottom and put a couple of little flower beads where the two ends met. I didn't have any sequins, but I found this very affordable set over on Amazon.

Mary's video tutorial on how to make this has instructions for the ladder as well.

Still a little on the bland side, I headed over to Amazon and looked for some type of bushes and trees. There are tons of things to choose from! In the train section. This is what I used, it's a big bundle and you just pull off how much you need.

And here are some pictures of the finished project.

I got the candy on Amazon.

Here's the outside of the card. The piece under the shamrock cutout is shimmered with a frost shimmer.

The inside of the card folded flat.

And that's it. That's what I did for St. Patrick's day.

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lisaviolet is sixty something, married with no kids, takes care of lots of cats, likes taking photographs, loves Southern California weather and spends altogether too much time avoiding her responsibilities.

In her spare time, she makes pretty things to sell in her store.

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