Kiss Me I’m Irish Pop Up Box

The leprechaun from the Lucky Clover Joy Clair set looks adorable, but naughty. I knew that I wanted to create something of a surprise with it.

From the outside it looks like a pretty little box, but on the inside…

This little guy pops out! Isn’t it fun? Here is now I created this pop up box.

Material:

The box is just an old jewelry box I have hung on to for years. The pattern paper is from a Christmas line as well as the gold ribbon. I ended up painting the box over with an artichoke color. The green pictured was a bit to bright. I never used the stickles, but had them out just in case.

Directions:

First layer on some Gesso as to prime the box and paint it.

Using a gold paint dry brush a flower just enough to add highlights.

As the paint dries, color in the stamped images and cut them out.

Once the box is dry add the rainbow and sentiment in the lid.

To create the springs cut two strips of card stock and according fold every 1/4 to 1/2 inch.

Adhere to box and leprechaun with glue dots.

Now your box is ready to be given away!

Make sure to hop through to other awesome projects created by the fabulous design team!

Until Next time ~ Happy Crafting!

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Magical Theater Presents the Love Princess

Magical Theater, by Rita Barakat, is the base for creating the Love Princess. It is a downloadable book full of whimsy and magic. This is a wonderful art resource to have on your hard drive. Not only are there tips and directions on creating your own paper dolls, there are also a few scenes completed. For this project I used things created in the book and added the finishing touches.

The base is a piece of cardboard from a package I received in the mail. Mod Podge was used to seal and attach the scene to the cardboard. For the princess I used a foam board as her base to give her structure and dimension.

The finishing touches on the piece were a mix of glitter glue, Nuvo Dew Drops and gems from the dollar store.

I used Glitter Mod Podge for the Princess because she needs to shine! Bits of extra trim from my stash was used along the edges.

It is okay to borrow other people’s creativity to spark your own. Or, perhaps like me you want to create something from the heart, but are limited on time. The Magical Theater is a great resource to have!

Here is another piece I created using it.

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Woodland Card

I am over on the Brutus Monroe Blog today with this fun whimsical card:

I think this is my favorite new release stamp. I just love the “deer in the headlights” guy. I shaded him in with color pencils, cut him out and added some dimension by putting him on pop dots! This was so much fun to make!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz

Fairy Pocket Letter

My friend, Erin Reed, and I decided to trade pocket letters. Neither of us had ever made a pocket letter before, so a little research was done. A pocket letter is basically a pin pal with an artsy flair. Traditionally you fill a baseball card sleeve  with art goodies and a letter (after all every pin pal gets a letter, right?). Here is what I created for her and you can check out how I put it together and what she gave me HERE .

Until Next Time ~ Happy Crafting!

Spring Peacock Card

Yesterday I shared with you the care package I made for my friend. Today I wanted to share with you the card I created to go with it. 

Please visit my YouTube to see how it all came together HERE and make sure you are subscribed so you don’t want to miss out on all the fun creative things coming in the future!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz