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March 06, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Treats with Graphic 45

  Luck of the Irish Matchbox and Leprechaun Hat, Time to Flourish, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 011

It's March which means we're getting ready for St. Patrick's Day! You will love the great ideas full of green from Sandy Trefger and Kathy Clement! Take a look at these fun ideas this bright Monday:  

Luck of the Irish Matchbox and Leprechaun Hat, Time to Flourish, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 001

"There’s something whimsical and magical about St. Patrick’s Day.  Maybe it’s the beginnings of spring or the thought of little Leprechaun’s and their gold or the color green.   For this project, I was inspired to design with the smallest Graphic 45 Matchbox---the ATC one and the March papers of the Deluxe Collector’s Edition of Time to Flourish.  The wonderful images and greens of this paper led me to create this Luck of the Iris Matchbox. But that wasn’t all!  I was also inspired to use the scraps to create a tiny Leprechaun hat in hopes that one will stop by on March 17th! Happy Crafting!" ~Sandy

 

Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 Luck of the Irish Matchbox by Sandy Trefger on Snapguide.

Sandy's Snapguide Tutorial

Luck of the Irish Matchbox and Leprechaun Hat, Time to Flourish, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002

Luck of the Irish Matchbox and Leprechaun Hat, Time to Flourish, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 003

Tip: When creating a project of a predominant color such as green (with a bit of purple), look to other collections to supplement your papers especially when working with a limited number  of the design such as the months in the Time to Flourish collection.  Also, hold on to all your scraps and use those to piece together designs and create embellishments for your project or even go out on a limb and create a bonus project like a little hat that compliments your main piece.

Luck of the Irish Matchbox and Leprechaun Hat, Time to Flourish, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 004

Luck of the Irish Matchbox and Leprechaun Hat, Time to Flourish, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 006

Luck of the Irish Matchbox and Leprechaun Hat, Time to Flourish, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 010

Luck of the Irish Matchbox and Leprechaun Hat, Time to Flourish, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 011

Luck of the Irish Matchbox and Leprechaun Hat, Time to Flourish, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 012

Supply List:


Graphic 45 ATC Matchbox
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Deluxe Collector’s Edition – March
Graphic 45 Colorbox Decades Ink – Dark Cashmere
Green Cardstock
Petaloo Flowers – Vintage Velvet Dowgwood & Penny Lane Vanilla Forget-me-nots
Prima Color Bloom Lilac Spray (to alter the vanilla flowers)
Petaloo Fancy Trims, Crochet Lace
Tea Dyed Gauze
Button Twine
Flat Back Pearls
Green Rhinestone Trim or Ribbon
Green Braided Ribbon Trim
Fine Gold Glitter
Scor-Tape
Green Satin Ribbon 1/8”
Green Rhinestone
Gold Seed Beads
Green Pearl Brad
Silver Eyelet
Metal Bird Nest Charm
Metal Label Holder or other Metal Piece
Pearl Heart Charm
Decorative Punches
Beacon’s 3-in-1 Glue

And who doesn't love special treats on special days? Learn how to make these treat holders by Kathy with our Large Tag Staples! So fun! 

St. Patrick's Day Tag Treat Holders, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

"The Top ‘o the Mornin’ to you and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Having an Irish heritage, our family loves to celebrate this fun holiday by wearing green and enjoying special treats like Irish Soda Bread, fish and chips...and chocolate!  

These quick and easy treat holders are made with Staples Long Ivory tags.  The pretty shaped edge makes them extra special.  I thought it would be fun to pull out all three of the Graphic 45 “calendar” collections, and decorate each treat holder with the March papers from A Place in Time, Children’s Hour or Time to Flourish.  I die cut a little gift card holder from matching papers and then filled it with yummy chocolate.

You’ll be everyone’s favorite leprechaun when you tuck one of these pretty treats into a lunchbox, on the breakfast table,  or co-worker’s desk!" ~Kathy

St. Patrick's Day Tag Treat Holders, Time to Flourish, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2

St. Patrick's Day Tag Treat Holders, Time to Flourish, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 3

Follow these easy steps to turn a long Staples Tag into a treat holder:

  1. Place a long Staples Tag (I used Ivory) on your scoring tool so that the long side is against the rail and the bracketed edge is on your right.
  2. Starting at the left hand side, score the tag at 3.5" and again at 4".
  3. Gently fold the tag, working slowly so that you don't crack the heavy cardstock.  You might need to very lightly moisten the area along the crease with a baby wipe or damp paper towel.
  4. Burnish with a bone folder to set the crease. Now you have a little “book” that you can decorate and fill with a chocolate treat.
  5. Create layers and dimension by mounting your focal image on foam dimensionals or waste chipboard.  Tuck little tags or postage stamps behind the main image before you glue it in place.
  6. Tie pretty ribbon through the grommet end of the tag.  Then add chipboard tags, small charms and/or flowers.
  7. Die cut a gift card holder from matching papers.  If you don’t have a die, you can always score a Staples ATC tag the same way you scored the long tag. It makes a great pocket for holding tags and chocolate treats.
  8. Graphic 45 wide washi tape makes quick work of covering the spine of these treat holders, and it will also cover up any small cracks that might occur as a result of folding the tags.

 

St. Patrick's Day Tag Treat Holders, Time to Flourish, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4

St. Patrick's Day Tag Treat Holders, Time to Flourish, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 5

St. Patrick's Day Tag Treat Holders, Children's Hour, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

St. Patrick's Day Tag Treat Holders, Children's Hour, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2

St. Patrick's Day Tag Treat Holders, Children's Hour, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 3

St. Patrick's Day Tag Treat Holders, A Place in Time,  by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2

St. Patrick's Day Tag Treat Holders, A Place in Time,  by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 3

St. Patrick's Day Tag Treat Holders, A Place in Time,  by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4

Supply List

A Place in Time Deluxe Collector’s Edition
Children’s Hour
12x12 March pages
Ephemera Card for March
Chipboard
8x8 March pages
Time to Flourish
12x12 March Pages
8x8 March Pages
Tags and Pockets
Chipboard tags
6x6 Patterns and Solids (can be used with all 3 collections)
3 Long Ivory Staples Tags
Staples Wide Cream Washi tape
Scoring Tool
Flowers, charms and ribbon
Individually wrapped chocolates
Gift Card Die, or Staples ATC tag
Petaloo Flowers
Darjeeling Tea Stain Green Mini Mix
Purple Baby Blooms
Darjeeling Purple Mini Butterflies

This week we are giving away a beautiful pastel prize pack full of Cafe Parisian and Precious Memories and Ivory Artist Trading Tags and Shabby Chic Metal Keys!  What a gorgeous prize pack! Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! Make sure to enter today!

Pastel 8x8 Prize Pack $40 - Graphic 45

Now, we're ready to have the Luck of the Irish! Have a wonderful day, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family
 

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

Comments

What a great way to celebrate March! Beautiful projects and a beautiful giveaway!

Amazing projects. Graphic 45 one word AWESOME!!!!!

Treat giving has never been more spectacular! Awesome projects!

I have no Precious Memories so this would be lovely to win

All so beautiful!! I have the inspiration...now I need the talent!

Beautiful projects!

What an amazing give away this week. I love the 2 projects, both so nice and bright - just right for spring !!!

I would love to see the small ATC matchbox reintroduced. One can make some great projects with it as Sandy illustrates.

I love the color combinations!

Stunning projects.Love the spring feel of the gorgeous papers.
Thanks for a chance to win the awesome give away.

Such amazing inspiration and prize package!!!

It is so wonderful to have the tutorials to inspire us beyond loving all the projects. No Blarney, G45 is the pot o'gold!

Love this idea. I always get ideas from what you share. Have to get more G45. Paper and what a awesome prize. Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful projects! Thanks for more great inspiration!

Awsome project i love the idea of the tag treat box😊

You are truly amazing! This is another exceptional give away. I love both these papers and as my Graphic45 stash is getting a bit low ( due to lack of funds)I would really appreciate them if I won. Thanks again for your generosity

I love green & purple together! Outstanding and beautiful projects today.

Awesome colors......so beautiful.....more ideas have to write down the ideas so don't forget them and another great prize to give away...

Often work I can do with those collections !!!


Love all the ST. Patrick's Day inspiration today - what fun! And thanks for the chance to win the great blog prize package! Judy D.

I make little holiday surprises for my grandchildren, but I've never done St. Patrick's Day before - now I will! The little tag treat holders would be perfect, and I'm thinking of a life-size St. Patty hat, too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Oh my, these projects are so beautiful!

Such beautiful inspiration, love it all!!

G45 has the most beautiful papers! Love everything about these gorgeous projects!

Brilliant, looks like fun!

Sandy, your match book project is wonderful and I love❤ the little hat! Kathy, love your treat holders and that you used a different paper collection for each holder! Love Graphic 45 and with all of the fantastic projects featured on your blog, I NEED more hours in the day :-)!

This us such a great project, and thanks for the tips along the way.

Love green and purple together. Beautiful projects!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Beautiful inspiration as always!

These projects are gorgeous, and I love the papers used. Graphic 45 is so inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win.

I alway have at least 3 projects going on in my head, this one might make it 4, lol. Beautiful all of them, being all Irish these projects will go over well as gifts!

Gorgeous creations!
Love that hat.
Carla from Utah

The colours in these projects are gorgeous and make me think of spring!
And I need Precious Memories desperately!

Lots of wonderful project ideas to go with this beautiful paper.

Love these St. Party's Day projects. Very creative

Graphic 45 has the most outstanding collection of paper and the projects are outstanding. Thank you for the opportunity to win this amazing collection. As always have to share with mom if I win!!

What a lovely collection. I love the projects you have done. What a great giveaway. Thanks!

Love all of these projects. That hat is too cute!

Gorgeous projects! Lovely giveaway! Love Graphic 45! 😊

Very beautiful projects, thanks for the change to win,

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