Sunday, March 17, 2013

St. Paddy's Day Bog Hop

Well Top o' The Mornin' to You!!!!

Hope you have a fun and festive St. Patrick's Day!!!

Welcome to the St. Patrick's Day blog hop. If you've arrived here from Kim's blog Puppies and Paper Crafts you are right on track. If not, you'll want to start at the beginning at Ashley's blog The Blog Hop Princess so you don't miss any of the fantastic projects. Plus there are prizes along the way!!!

I have a couple of projects I'd like to share with you!

The first is a banner I made for my fireplace. I saw one on Pinterest and had to make my own version.

I started with a picture of a Vintage map of Ireland:

I printed seven 5X7" copies of it and then cut the bottoms so that they would look like banners.

I cut 7 shamrocks from green paper and 42 hearts from green paper. I scored all the hearts down the middle and then glued them together in two's. I glued the shamrocks onto the maps and then glued 3 sets of hearts onto each shamrock so that they would be 3 dimensional.

Then it was just a matter of hole punching the banners at each corner of the tops and running green grosgrain ribbon through the holes.

Voila, turned my fireplace from drab to festive!!

The second project is some little Hershey Kisses Shamrocks I made for the kids in my neighborhood.
I found the tutorial on how to create these at Qbees Quest.

Her tutorial is very easy to follow and all you need is two colors of green card stock, some twine or ribbon for a bow and your Hershey's Kisses.

Now for a little blog candy, you can have a chance to win if you are a follower of my blog and leave me a comment on this post.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!

Now you are off to Mary's blog The Tool Shed to see what fun St. Paddy's day creation she has for you!!!!


Stephanie Eaken said...

WOW! Your projects are amazing! Love the kisses shamrock!

Stephanie Eaken said...

OOps, forgot to say I'm Blogging It Forward!

Ashley Nicole said...

What an awesome banner I love the 3d shamrocks and the vintage maps. The treat is fabulous, def on my inspiration list for next year. Thank you for being a part of the hop.

Kim S said...

LOVE the banner - the map is perfect! And I have saved your shamrock treat boxes because I want to make them next year!!

Mary Ann said...

WOW!Such a pretty banner,new follower,

CraftyRia said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I love your projects! The shamrock kisses are great!
I love the vintage maps for the banner, too.

Great blog candy, I love those stamps. I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

silvia said...

LOVE the banner!!!!! Cute shamrock treats!!

chillin with Quillin said...

what an awesome banner, and the shamrock candy treats are cute, what a neat idea !!!!

Pamela Lash said...

Lovely banner and those shamrock treats are super - cyberhugs........Mama LoveBug

D- said...

Your banner is beautiful. Those kiss treats are the best. TFS.
D- (email follower)
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Corinne said...

Oh WOW, what awesome idea's.. Fab projects...
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Lisa said...

Wow, both of your projects are absolutely fabulous!! I love the banner!! How creative to use the map of Ireland!! The dimensional shamrocks are so awesome!! And the kisses treat boxes are so creative and fun!! Happy St. Patrick's Day :)

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Annie Kelly said...

lvoe those hershey kiss container shamrocks...sooo cute

Robin said...

Love the banner and the sweet treats are adorable! Already a follower.


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Gini said...

What an awesome banner. Love the idea of using a maps. Also like the 3D shamrocks. The Hershey Kiss shamrock treat is sweet, makes me want some chocolate

Mary Jaminski said...

Wonderful! Love your banner with the map and dimensional shamrocks - that rocked!! Treats are super cute too! It was fun hopping with you! Mary -

sue w. said...

Hi Esther, your banner is fabulous hun, just love it.
Hugs Sue W.

Mom said...

Love It !! Fun and Festive-all of it ! Super the way you used the vintage maps and just everything is so very well done. GREAT JOB !!

Janet said...

That banner is stunning I love the vintage map and how you created the shamrocks WOW!! super cute treats for the kids too.
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Lady Fair said...

Wow, clever idea to use a map as a banner. I might just have to CASE this idea for my hubby's birthday banner, he loves vintage maps. lflinesatcomcastdotnet

Sam said...

Love the Banner, so cute. The shamrock treats are such a great idea. Happy St. Pat's Day.

Yvonne Morentin said...

What an awesome creations... the banner is beautiful and what a way to incorporate Ireland, the treat shamrock holder is so awesome...

Crystal said...

I love this banner! What a great idea to use the map of Ireland. And those treats are the cutest! Happy St. Patty's Day!

Crafting on Caffeine said...

loving the shamrock kisses

Raven B said...

Oh I just love the banner. The dimension on it is so fabulous! Those treat containers were yummy looking too made my mouth water!!! ;)

Raven B
Bloggin' it forward. ;)

Betty Boo! said...

What an absolute stunning banner! The shamrock with the kisses is brilliant too! Awesome job!

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Vicki said...

The banner is so pretty and the treats are adorable. I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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Sukie said...

Super cute projects, very creative candy shamrocks! I am new follower of your blog and looking forward to more of your creations!

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Krystle said...

Love your banner!!! And the shamrocks are too cute!! (:

Krystle C.

Carla said...

I love your Banner!!! You did an amazing job on it. I love that you used an old map from Ireland as the base. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Miranda said...

Great projects! Love that banner!

gma654 said...

Gotta Love the green

Gloria (Disneynut4life22) said...

Loving both your projects!! I need the shamrock one a try next year:) Thank You for sharing.
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marg0006 said...

Wow, I love the antique and rustic map, along with the cute 3D shamrock. The banner turned out awesome. Thanks for the wonderful idea.

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flowerdisco said...

way cool esther...i almost missed the kisses. :)

Kim H said...

Esther ~ OOMMGG!! That banner is just FABULOUS! The printed paper alone had me but then you added the shamrocks! LOVE it to pieces! Then look at you with your shamrock goodies for the little kids! I bet they just ADORE you!! always such a pleasure stopping over here!

Michele I said...

love the banner and the background is perfect and thanks for the box