Irish Kisses

Today's challenge over on SCS was to use the much neglected color Glorious Green. And since I've been wanting to use my new JoAnn's Kiss Me I'm Irish $1 stamp, I switched gears to St. Patrick's Day and made two projects.

The first project is a modified coaster box. I was inspired by this project by Stampinsilvia. I'm not sure how she did hers, but here's what I came up with. The project uses two 4" coasters for the front & back, two 1.75" x 3.5" coaster strips for the sides, and a 1.75 x 2.75" coaster strip for the inside bottom. I cut a 1.75" x 9.75" strip of Glorious Green CS, scored 2.75" from both ends, ran it through my Xyron and stuck the coaster strips to it to form a U shape. Next I covered the two full coasters with Glorious Green and used UHU twist and glue to adhere them to either side of the U shaped coaster strip to form a box.

While that was drying I cut two 3.75" squares of Whisper White and randomly stamped with the Shamrock image from Purple Onion designs (this was one of several images included in my February Self-Addressed kit) in Black Stazon. I also stamped the Kiss Me stamp at this time. I then colored with prismacolors and mineral spirits and added a few dot doodles next to each stem and then painted all the shamrocks with a mixture of crystal effects and Dazzling Diamonds.

To finish, I rounded the corners of the squares and applied them to the front and back coasters. I then cut the Kiss Me image out with my Creative Memories circle cutting system and layered onto a Basic Black Mega Circle punch and then onto a Glorious Green Giga Scalloped circle punch. Glued down with pop dots and added some organdy bows with some extra strength Zots glue dots. Couldn't resist filling it with kisses! LOL!

I'm trying to experiment with making some simpler cards. I'm pretty happy with how this one turned out. It is 4 x 9 inches folded and will fit in a regular long envelope. Used the same focal image and layers as on the box and cut out three already colored and glittered shamrocks with a 1" circle punch and layered onto Basic Black circles and affixed with pop dots. Used a 1.75 x 9" strip of the Chatterbox polka dot patterned paper. I LOVE polka dots! They're getting harder and harder to find though! :) Finished off with some organdy ribbon across the length of the card.


  1. Great work with WT99...but yuck, I really do not like this color!

  2. KISS YOU?? ...hmmmm....OK!!
    MOUAH!!! KISSES FOR JULEE!! (But I don't kiss on the lips - quoting Julia Roberts) Bwahahahahahaha

    Love the projects! They are DE-VINE!

  3. i love these - they are tooo cute! You did a wonderful job! Hugz

  4. These are great great!! Is there a color that you CAN"T make look great???


  5. I love the more shallow box! Awesome!

  6. I was so inspired by your coaster box this weekend that I had to make one for myself. I could not follow your direction though so I invented my own in a word document...let me know if you would like a copy, as I was INSPIRED by YOU! Thank You!


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