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Happy St. Patrick's Day to all our Authentique followers! In celebration of today, I wanted to share with you a quick gift idea that's a great alternative to those green carnations that everyone seems to receive. In the spirit of green and gold, I created this little 'pot of gold' from an upcycled cocoa tin, repurposed it with the "Lucky" paper collection and filled it with gold wrapped chocolate coins.
Since we started our annual Spring Clean a few weeks back, I saved this cocoa tin that I knew could come in handy for some project. I wrapped the tin with the plaid 'Lucky Four' paper using double sided tape, and then misted it with Fireworks Cottage Ivy. Along the side seams I applied a little bit of Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy and Delicata Golden Glitz to antique the edges a bit.
Selecting a variety of different papers from the "Lucky" collection, I die cut frames and layering pieces for adding to the tin along with some of the die cuts from the 'Components' sheet. To give some contrast, I edged and antiqued the pieces again using the Ivy and Golden Glitz inks.
Here's a view off each side of the tin once I added all of the layering pieces with dimension glue dots. I absolutely love how all of the papers in the "Lucky" collection coordinate with one another! And to add a little bling and a finishing touch to the tin, I layered a gold ribbon topped with green sequins (strung) around the top and bottom of the tin.
To finish off my version of my Lucky 'pot of gold' I first filled the tin with green grass – good thing Easter is so close LOL Next I took some of my favorite die cut sentiments from the 'Components' sheet and added them to the tin using straws from Starbucks. I simply cut a small slit at the top of each straw to hold the sentiment toppers, and since the straws were green I saved myself some work as well! To finish off this gift, I filled the remainder of the tin with chocolate coins.
I was having so much fun with the "Lucky" paper collection that I just had to create a layout using this paper as well! I have to admit that one of the reasons why I enjoy this collection is because it can be used for more 'masculine' layouts very easily and I know that this will be a collection that I definitely use through out the year for other projects for this reason.
I hope that both of these projects have inspired you to get creative with the "Lucky" paper creation for St. Patrick's Day, or for that matter creating projects later in the year as well!
Authentique Paper "Lucky" paper collection using 12 x 12 sheets, 6 x 6 Bundle and Components cardstock accents
IMAGINE Craft featuring Tsukineko Fireworks! Cottage Ivy, Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy, Delicata Golden Glitz, Sponge Daubers
May Arts ribbons and sequins
Spellbinders Labels 35 dies, Grand Calibur machine
Miscellaneous tin box (or similar), chocolate coins, straws, adhesive