Friday, February 27, 2009

Jiminy O'Cricket!

I guess I've been so hung over from chocolate from Valentine's Day that I totally forgot about St. Patrick's Day coming right up soon! Here's a little project you can make--it'll give your friends something to chew on 'til Easter...


· Glorious Green card stock* (3-5/8" x 5-1/2")
· Pinch Proof stamp set
· Gable Green card stock (2½" square)
· Whisper White card stock (2" square)
· Glorious Green ink pad
· Word Window Punch
· Scallop Circle Punch
· 1-3/8" Circle Punch
· Sticky Strip
· Stampin' Dimensionals™
· Certainly Celery 5/8" Poly-Twill Ribbon (12")

[*Glorious Green card stock Cutting Tip: cut one sheet of 8-1/2" x 11" card stock into quarters, then cut each quarter to 3-5/8" x 5-1/2", to get four gum holders. Keep the scraps for the Word Window Punch later.]


  1. Score Glorious Green card stock parallel to the 3-5/8" side at: 1-1/2", 1-7/8", 3-7/8", and 4-1/4".
  2. Stamp scored card stock repeatedly with shamrock, inked up with Glorious Green, to create a background pattern.
  3. Wrap cover around Orbit Gum package and SECURE COVER ONLY TO ITSELF with Sticky Strip. It is very important only to adhere card stock to card stock, and not to leave any adhesive which will be exposed to the gum package. You want to be able to slide the gum package free of the cover, to take pieces out!
  4. Punch a Scallop Circle out of Gable Green card stock. (Textured card stock adds more depth and interest, but is not a requirement. To get more depth from flat card stock, consider using the Sanded background stamp with VersaMark or coordinating ink, or a Sizzix Texturz plate, on the card stock prior to punching out.)
  5. Stamp the "pinch proof" circular image onto the 2" square Whisper White card stock in Glorious Green ink and punch out with 1⅜" Circle Punch.
  6. Layer pinch proof image onto the center of the scallop punched Gable Green circle.
  7. Using Stampin' Dimensionals™, adhere scallop medallion to front of cover, near the left side, as pictured.
  8. Tie a strip of Certainly Celery Poly-Twill Ribbon around the cover, and knot it, to the side of the scallop medallion in front.
  9. Use the Word Window punch to punch out two pieces from the leftover Glorious Green card stock, and adhere one to each end of the gum package (to cover up some of the distracting text and give a more finished look than just the side of the package will provide).
  10. OPTIONAL: Stamp a coordinating greeting, punch a small hole to create a tag, and use Linen Thread to hang the tag from the knotted Certainly Celery Poly-Twill ribbon.

Please be aware that the Certainly Celery Poly-Twill Ribbon is available for a limited time only, through the Sale-A-Bration promotion. Feel free to email me with your order, or you can order directly through my ONLINE STORE and qualify for the benefits of the Sale-A-Bration promotion, with the convenience of having your order delivered directly and immediately to your door!


  1. Cute!
    OK..have a queation..I grew up in Ireland and have no idea what "Pinch Proof" has to do with St. Paddy's Day?
    Must be an American Irish tradition...LOL

  2. Too funny! Yes, it's an American thing...if you are not wearing something green on St. Patrick's Day, you're fair game for pinching. So, by having something on you that's green, you're "pinch proof"! Of course, it's mostly children who play this game. And, if you have green eyes (like a lot of folks in Ireland) then you're already covered. ;-)


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