February 18, 2015

Shamrock Seeds Gift Bag and Card

St. Patrick's Day will be here soon and I have started making a few items to share with my friends. Today I worked with the Shamrock Seeds Feedsack Printable

You get 3 different sizes and it includes the reversed images to use for iron-ons. I haven't used an iron-on for many years and I had forgotten how easy they are to do.
I got out a lot of my crafty toys to make this including both my Serger and regular sewing machines.
I started with the gift bag, cutting out one of the reverse images and a piece of fabric from my sewing stash.
Using the instructions that come with your transfer sheets, print your image and iron it onto your fabric. Then I used my eBrush and one of my shamrock stencils to add some shamrocks to the gift bag. I Serged the seams and made a casing on the top for the ribbon to go through with my regular machine. Then I punched some holes into the casing and ran some green ribbon through it and added a couple pieces of the leprechaun's gold.
For my card I started by spraying my papers with 2 different shamrock masks and eBrush.
After spraying the papers I cut the card base to measure 5 1/4" wide x 5 1/2" tall, the solid green layer is 4 1/4" inches wide x 4 3/4" tall. The light olive green layer measures 3 1/2" wide x 4" tall and the Shamrock Seeds layer is 2 1/2" wide x 3 3/4" tall. I chomped all of the corners with my Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper using the Scalloped side.
On the inside I stamped a shamrock and added a vellum envelope full of, "shamrock seeds".
Thank you for stopping by to take a look at my project, please come again.
Sue Kracker


Colleen said...

Those turned out really nice. I like the graphics on them. :)

Beth B said...

Sue, that bag is fantastic!! Everything is so fun and festive for St. Patrick's Day!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

How inventive are you, love it!