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Hi Ya’ll!

I’m going to just put this out there…. I don’t make cards for St. Patty’s day.   I should be ashamed, too.   After all, we ARE the Clan McMillen!

However, I found a tutorial recently on how to make shamrocks out of felt and well… they were just too darn cute!  You can see the easy peasy tute here.

So for this week’s Technique Lover’s Challenge, I opted to use the Splitcoaststampers’ tutorial called Box in A Bag.  I did a bit of altering to the way it’s made… so I’m calling mine a Bag in a Box! 🙂

First, I made my box smaller.  Mine is 3″ x 2″ with a 3/4″ side.  Instead of wrapping my designer paper around the box, as in Diana’s tutorial, I fit my designer paper to the INSIDE of the box.   My designer paper is 3 3/4″ x 12″.  I did a “soft score” (I call it that because I just mark the paper with a tick mark where it’s to be folded and fold by hand instead of using a score blade).   I do this as dp tends to rip easily.   I scored my dp at 2″, 4″, 7″, and 9″.

My “bag” is more squat that the one in the tutorial.   I like this size as it resembles a small purse.

Here are my details:

Stamps:  There She Goes’ Blessings

Colors: Garden Green, GP White, 7 Gypsies Market dp

Ink: Garden Green

Accessories: 1/2″ green satin, The Twinery’s green/white twine, light green rhinestones, oval punch, circle nesties, score blade, sewing machine, hardware (buckle and brads), sticky tape, felt, green embroidery thread, needle, Aleene’s fast tack glue, candies (props)


I’m thrilled to be able to use this creation for this week’s There She Goes’ Monday Challenge, too!   This week we’re to make a card/project with a surprise.   Candy is always a good surprise, don’t you think?!


If you have time, please hop on over to the challenge forums on SCS and play along!  Also, it would be great if you played along with this week’s challenge on the There She Goes blog!


23 Responses to “~ Luck of The Irish ~”

  1. on 11 Mar 2012 at 22:41Wendy Ramlakhan

    What a cute little treat bag. Love those papers and the felt flower!!

  2. on 12 Mar 2012 at 07:43beate

    Holly, your box is gorgeous! I LOVE how you added the handles and your shamrock looks amazing.
    Hugs and smiles

  3. on 12 Mar 2012 at 07:56Carolyn

    Love the bag idea; what a cute project.

  4. on 12 Mar 2012 at 08:08Candace

    Holly, I love this!! I saw a tutorial for a felt shamrock on Pinterest, and I thought it was so cute, too. It may have been the same one. Your bag is just adorable!

  5. on 12 Mar 2012 at 09:24Theresa W

    Holly, the things you do with paper just amaze me! What a super fabulous bag. I love Andes candies!! Thanks for the support. You are the best!

  6. on 16 Mar 2012 at 13:04vicki dutcher

    How cute is this candy holder!! You do ABC projects wonderfully!

    ps – congrats on being SPIED! I enjoyed your sketch!

  7. on 17 Mar 2012 at 10:18Monika/buzsy

    I love it Holly! The green looks great! I have to give this a try! :o)

  8. on 17 Mar 2012 at 12:47Karey McMillin

    This is adorable. Didn’t look to see the original one. But love yours. Looks like lots of work.

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