Friday, February 24, 2017

PDE Linky Party Friday Challenge - #161 No Cards

Happy Friday Crafters,

Today starts the PDE Linky Party #161 No Card challenge.

For this project I made a St. Patrick's day gift box.

I saw this cute Leprechaun Bowler Hat box in the Silhouette store and thought it was cute so I bought it to make for St Patrick's Day.

I inked all the edges with Glorious Green ink from Stampin' Up and added a sentiment from Craftin Desert Divas Happy Celebrations set.    

I modified the file a bit by cutting an extra piece for the top of the hat.  I didn't like the way it looked unfinished so I took the little hexagon piece included in the file that goes on the inside of the hat and enlarged it to 1.5".   

See the small hexagon placed on the inside of the hat here?  
This is the piece I enlarged to 1.5" to put on the top of the hat.    
I also cut a extra piece of the hat rim with the hexagon cutout to cover the edges.   Sorry I didn't take a picture of it before I added it. 

 It bothered me that it didn't have something that covered the pieces coming together so I had to cover it.  Sorry call me a crazy crafter but I just couldn't let it go looking incomplete.  

Here is the top of the hat before I added the hexagon I cut out at 1.5".  

Here is the hat after I added the extra 1.5" hexagon I cut out.   
Doesn't it look so much better?   

I added some Hersey's Gold Nuggets as the leprechaun's gold.

Here's what the hat looks like with the bottom inserted into the top of the bowler hat.

Project Recipe:
  • Leprechaun Bowler Hat Box from Silhouette Store - Design #75442
  • Paper's from my craft stash.
  • Sentiment from Craftin Desert Divas Happy Celebrations stamp set.
    • I don't think this set is available anymore because I couldn't find it when I tried to add the link.  
  • Stampin' UP Glorious Green ink
Can't wait to see what you create for this challenge.   Click HERE to link up your project.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Crafting!