Okay enough of that soapbox! I am excited because today is the Simply Sunday Challenge over at Getting Cricky. Fun right? Well this week's challenge is about 3 colors. You must use the Green, white and one other color of your choice. So me being the IRISH girl that I am thought SWEET! I will make something that is Saint Patrick's Day! So I was messing around trying to come up with ideas. I was looking at digi's online because my amazing Design Team sisters have been using them and they are so stinkin' cute I wanted to give it a shot. There are some super cute ones out there too, and free I might add. But then it hit me! A little craft for my kiddos to take to school! So I came up with this.....
I made this little hat... with a surprise inside. I will be honest it was harder then I thought using just the three colors. I wanted to use some gold so badly!!! But I got it to work. The structure of the hat is a toilet paper roll to make it sturdy. I cut the bottom circle and put a card underneath the green to make it a little stronger. Then I took the toilet paper and a green piece of card stock (cut to the roll size) and hot glue gunned the paper down. I cut a little off the top of the hat (a little less then an inch) because the toilet paper roll stood a little to tall for my desired hat height. Then I used the hot glue gun and glued around the bottom of the toilet paper roll and attched it to the circle. I cut a little circle for the top of the hat (I used a little glue on this but did not glue it all the way so that I could add a special treat). I used my Stamping Cricut Cartridge to cut the shamrocks... the small ones are cut at 1/2 inch and the top one is cut at an inch. I used a strip of scrap black paper and added that to the bottom along with a little white square for the buckle (I so wanted to use Gold but what can you do? Rules are rules ;)) And wellll---ahhhh (if that is how you spell it, sounded right in my head) my little IRISH hat is finished. But of course what would a project be if I did not add a Kristal Andrew Designs Stamp? It will just be blah! So I used my wonderful Fashionable Friends stamp set (which by the way is her number one seller right now so if you don't have it YOU NEED IT! ;) ) and added the sentiment "Hats off to you". See it does add a ton of life to the project don't you think? Yeah me too!
Well enough of my babble! It is your turn to enter the Simply Sunday Challenge!!!
Here is what you do...
- Post any Green, white and one color of your choice project of your choice & link up by 3/24/12
- Post as many projects as you want that fit the criteria (the more you most the more amazing chances to win)
- Make sure Kristal's blinkie is up on your sidebar, and your blog post entry is linked back to Kristal's blog Getting Cricky
- Leave a comment at Getting Cricky under this challenge
- HAVE FUN & spread the word! (We love it when you scream Kristal's name of Getting Cricky from the roof tops)
- The winner will receive a surprise K Andrew Designs stamp set!! (Lucky Ducks! These Stamps Rock)
Many wonderful blessings,
Psst... shhhh.... I am about to break the rules! DON'T TELL ANYONE! You saw my Simply Sunday Challenge project I only used the three colors (Green, White and Black)... but I could not resist showing you the next part!! I had to sneak another color it! SSSHHHH!!! Don't tell on me!
What good is a Saint Patrick's Day with out a little yummy Gold!
Okay now I really have to go because I have to go make about 40 more of these! Gotta any spare toilet paper rolls I can have? :)
Oh here is the stamp set I used...
Don't have it but want it.... Go HERE and order away! I just placed an order for three new stamp sets! Can't wait to show you what I come up with next!!!
Okay I'll see ya'll later! Enjoy the day!!