Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Bit 'O Green!

I found a few minutes to sneak in a few stamping moments today! My stamp room is completely empty right now, but with new carpet. And, it's getting painted as I type. (And, yes, I know, backwards - new carpet, then new paint?! But that seems like how we do a lot of things! I just hope the drop cloth stays in place and does its job.)

And, then we'll see... it may just be my temporary stamp room until I move things into my son's room (which is the last to get everything done - and a big mess right now!). But at the moment my stamp "room" is spread amongst my upstairs hallway, master bedroom and master bathroom, my son's room, the downstairs office and dining room... and who knows where else??!?!

So I really wanted to make something cool, but there was a bit of hunting for things to get it done! The Lucky Shamrock single stamp was a perfect choice - ONE stamp! For the circle layers, I used a few circle punches (the 1" circle, 1 3/4" circle, 2 3/8" scallop circle) and even the Circles Bigz die for the 2" circle. We really need a 2" circle punch - it fits those layers just right.

I put all those circles on the top edge of the Two Tags Big Shot cut out. And I added a score line about 1/4" down on the flap of the tag to create a little area for some Andes mints to fit inside.

Here it is open so you can see the candies inside. And I just used a little Snail Adhesive to stick the mints down on the back edge.

Here's another close-up with the flap back in place, and you can see the Crumb Cake Seam Binding around it. It just slides under the edge of the scallop circle to make it easy to open and close.

I know I saw someone on Stampin' Connection that put the Andes mints inside this little Tag, but I can't find who it was now!? But the shamrock idea was mine - get get ready for St. Patty's Day!!

Thanks for stopping by,



Agustina said...

Oh how cute, even better with the Andes lol! I'm usually not a chocoholic but I think I'm going to get some Andes to have after dinner! :)

Anonymous said...

Love this idea. I was trying to find another candy I could use for what I call give-aways. Thanks.
Can't wait to see the new carpet and which room you chose.
PS. I always sign anon. because my google account never accepts my password!

kelly said...

i can't find the base size and scoring