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Friday, February 22, 2008

Leapin' Leprechauns! Weekend Project

Here's a fun project you can start now and have plenty ready for St. Patrick's Day!!! These are fun for both kids and adults.

Isn't this just adorable?? Debbie at Debby's Stampin Heaven had this on her blog and I just had to copy it. I thought it was the cutest thing and it was something I just knew I wanted to make. So of course I copied it and I thought I'd better make it before I forget about it or lose it!!! And many times I forget where I got the item from and I feel that it's important to give credit where credit is due.

This was very fun to make because it was all done with punches. The smile was drawn in and the eyes are those wiggly ones you can get at Michael's or JoAnns.

The Stampin' Up! punches used here are as follows:
Scallop Punch
1-3/8 " Circle Punch
Small Tag Punch
Small Oval Punch
Label Punch
1/2" Circle Punch
1/4" Circle Punch

Take some Really Rust card stock and punch out the Scallop. Place on top of that a Blush Blossom 1-3/8" round piece. Set the face pieces aside. Using Green Galore and the small tag punch for the top of the hat. Cut about a half inch off the bottom. Punch out a small oval of the Green Galore. Using the Label Punch clip off about 1/8" on each side. You don't need to be exact on this. I taped the brim on the face first and then I added the top part on behind it. I then cut a 1/4" strip of black card stock for the hat band. I cut a piece of yellow and set it in the center of the brim and taking a marker I added a black square to the center of that. For the nose I used Blush Blossom and the 1/2" circle punch. I did sponge around the edges with Blush Blossom ink. I drew the smile in and at the corners of the mouth I added two 1/4" Pretty in Pink circles. I glued on some googly eyes and he was done. Debbie used some tiny hearts for shamrocks in the hat. I didn't have any tiny hearts or any shamrocks to add to the brim of the hat. It looks just fine without them. Though I'm just staying that because I don't have any hearts or shamrocks!!! LOL If you don't compare them no one will know.

Once you get going with these you just can't stop. Get a group of people together to do some fun punching and assembling. My husband's aunt has a birthday on St. Patrick's Day and I'm going to make her a card with one of these adorable guys on it!!!

Candy used here are green M & M's. You can find lots of green type candies at the bulk section of your grocery store and some larger Targets have the bulk bins too.

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Thank you SO much for stopping by,


Anonymous said...

That is really cute! What candy is in your cello bag? I've never seen green candy like that. Thanks,

Debby said...

Wanda he turned out adorable. Isn't he just so easy to make. I will be doing more projects with him to I am sure.
Angel Hugs
Debby McGillivray

Nettie said...

Oh Clever and it came out great!


*Susan* said...

This is soooooo cute! I may have to make these for my office buddies. - Susan :-)

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dasimonds said...

This is Adorable...
Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!!!
Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

This leprechaun is too cute! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

Unknown said...

Oh yeah, he is cute! Such fun!