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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"Kiss me, I'm Irish" Pink by Design Blog Hop

Top of the mornin to you! I am the last stop on this fun St. Patty's Day themed blog hop. You should have come from Julie's blog, but if you just happened to stop by today and want to see what you missed, start here!

Haven't the projects today been so fun and inspiring?? I really enjoy making St. Patty's Day themed projects and was excited to use one of the new sentiments from Pink by Design!  There were so many options for projects to make, but I decided on a candy holder.  This entire project was done without any type of electric cutting machine so it would be easy for anyone to make.

The sentiment I chose says "Wishing you Rainbows and Sunshine" from the "Rain or Shine" set.  I thought it would work great for my candy holder.

I started with a 4x12 sheet of green card stock and folded it in half (use a bone folder to make it a crisp fold).
Then, I took my crop-a-dile corner chomper and snipped the edges opposite the fold to give it a nice curve.
I then folded one end of my paper down about 1 1/4 inches and again used the bone folder to make it lay down.  I stamped the sentiment on that fold.  I had some green polka dotted paper in my stash and I just measured it to fit on the main portion of the holder (4 x 3 3/4).
To make the clover, I went back to my elementary school days and folded a piece of paper in half and cut half of a heart 3 times.  The stem was hand cut out of the same card stock. I popped up the clover with pop dots and glued the stem down flat.  I inked around the entire base and the clovers with a gold Colorbox ink pad, added some Pink by Design twine and a few dots of gold stickles to finish it off.
I thought it would be fun to make the candy look like an actual rainbow, and Skittles are perfect for this!  I put the skittles in 1x8 bags that I get from and they slid into the holder perfectly!

Here are a couple up close views..

This would make a great gift for anyone! It is even small enough to fit in a lunchbox ;-)

Now it is your turn to show us a "green" themed project.  Head on back to the Pink by Design Blog and link up your projects!  We would love to see some more inspiration!

Thanks for hopping by today,



ScrappyRae10 said...

OMG super cute! I love how your made the candy look like a rainbow!!

Lisa Norris said...

What a cute idea! I love the rainbow! Great job, Rebekah!


sarah said...

SOOOOOO cute & luv the candy idea..

Candace said...

Oh Rebekah - this is AWESOME!! such a great idea!! love the Skittle rainbow!! :)

Jovan said...

OMG...this is so ADORABLE!

Sukie said...

What a great treat holder. This would be perfect for some of my friends at work. I love it, the rainbow skittles look great. I am a new follower and glad to be part of this hop with you! said...

Great treat Idea!! Love how you made the clover the old fasioned way!! TFS!! I am now Inspired to make something Green!! Thank you!!

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marg0006 said...

Very cute project. I like he sentiment
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Trail of Treasures said...

This is oh so adorable Rebekah!! Love how you added a rainbow through the packets of skittles!! Great project! Now a new follower and would love for you to visit me at


M said...

Thanks for sharing the instructions to make the box! It's super cute!


Ashley Nicole said...

I love this. Super cute and perfect favors for a St. Patty school party.

JulieK said...

Rebekah- this is too cute! I love how you made the shamrock out of hearts! Very clever!!

K Clark said...

love that idea!!!!!

Cyndi S said...

What a great idea. I love it.
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