Saturday, March 1, 2014

Leapin' Leprechauns! Stampin' Up's Celebration basics banner with St. Patrick's add on from papermadeprettier

I love the Celebration Basics line from Stampin' Up! It's got everything you need to make a party fabulous! Now, I love this banner in it's own right and I did "gold it up" a little with inspiration from Janet Wakeland for birthdays, weddings and any special occasion.  Here is the pretty banner and the party supply elements in the celebration basics and add on kit:
(Click the banner and party supply pictures to go to a previous blog post explaining how to make these). Full instructions for St. Patrick's overlay are below.

All of my family (except me) had January birthdays, so that puppy got some good use. I could not bring myself to put it away.  I LOVE the colors calypso coral and garden green together, so I set to work in my mind how to merge the celebrate banner with St. Patrick's Day.  Here's the result, and I think you'll agree it's fabulous! (The leprechaun was inspired by a previous leprechaun punch art made by Amanda Coughlin here). It's hard to take picture of a banner, so here's half and half!



For the St. Patricks overlay, there were 4 additional banner pieces in the kit, so I just simply added the St. Patrick's elements to two of the banner pieces, and clipped on the shamrocks and added green crepe streamers with a fabulous green/gold and coral rosette and voila, you are ready for the leprechaun! Two more banners to spare in the kit? I think Peter Cottontail will make an appearance here soon :). I used 14 punches on this puppy (I was certainly punchy when I finished it at 1am)!

You want one, don't you?  We will make these banners at a class at my home in Little Rock, Arkansas on Saturday, March 15th at 7 pm.  In order for me to pre-order the banners in time, I need folks to sign up and pay asap. This is sure to be a very popular class, so don't delay!  Deadline to order for the class is Tuesday, March 4th so that I can preorder the supplies.
  • MAKE IT! at my class. $30 and the St. Patrick's overlay is FREE!
  • BUY IT! Buy the banner and add on kit from me and the St. Patrick's overlay is FREE! (it's a kit and you can easily make yourself at home and the overlay will be precut and assembled) $30
  • I WANT THE LEPRECHAUN KIT! Just the St. Patrick overlay is $15 + s/h. It will be precut and assembled 
Pay here to reserve your spot or to order your leprechaun add on kit:
chose from 4 options below:

Here are some close ups of the banner:


Stampin' Up supplies used:
Celebration Basics Kit (includes 15 banner pieces, die cut letters that spell celebrate, 12' of chunky Baker's twine, 10 printed goodie bags, 1 sheet of bag closures, 10 round printed tags, 20 perforated tags
Calypso Coral Celebration Add-On Kit:
includes 4 sheet of self adhesive streamers, 12' stitched garland, 2 sheets of die cut accents, 1 sheet each 12x12 and 7 x 12; 12 sheets of 6"x6" designer series paper; stampin' spritzer for coloring streamers (use with classic stampin' ink refills, sold separately)

paper: (not in kit) gold foil paper, real red, pumpkin pie, garden green, daffodil delight, tempting turquoise, rich razzleberry, pistachio pudding, crisp cantaloupe, Cajun craze, basic black 8 1/2" x 11" card stock
ink: calypso coral and wild wasabi and gumball green stampin' ink refill, basic black marker
punches: word window, itty bitty shapes punch pack, petite curly label, 2 3/8'" scallop circle, 1 3/4" inch scallop circle, 7/8" scallop circle, extra large oval, small oval (not currently for sale, but could substitute with something else), 1 3/8" circle, 2 1/2" circle, bird builder punch, small heart punch, full heart punch, label bracket punch
Bigshot: circles framelits, word bubble framelits, bigz xl rosette die
accessories: mini clothespins, vintage faceted designer buttons, gumball green 3/8" stitched satin ribbon
adhesives: glue gun, glue dots, double sided tape, glue dots
other: googly eyes

Instructions for leprechaun overlay:  (instructions for basic banner on previous post here)

Rosettes: cut two 2"x11" strips and run through big xl rosette die (Tip, I tape it a little on the ends to keep it from slipping). Attach them end to end with double sided tape and then attach them to each other forming a circle. Then push the center down and use hot glue to adhere the inside edges to each other. Punch large scallop (2 3/8")  from gold foil paper, then 1 3/4"scallop from coral or cantaloupe designer paper from add on kit, pistachio pudding 7/8" scallop and then adhere them each to each other with designer faceted button in center all with glue dots or glue gun.  Spritz 2 squares of the tissue paper with 1/2 water 1/2 alcohol and 10 drops of coral ink until desired color, then let dry. Spritz the other two squares of the tissue paper with gumball green and wild wasabi mixed in water alcohol mixture.  Let dry. cut strips in the tissue (see instructions in kit) Remove the adhesive backing as you roll it in on itself. Rubber band the two together then hot glue the rubber band area to the back of the rosette (that way you can detach the green if need be for the standard birthday banner). adhere gumball green bow to base of rosette with glue dot. Glue gun an opened paper clip to the back so you can just hang it on the end of the banner making it easy to remove for other banner configurations.

Leprechaun punch art: (I used all but one current punch)
hat: bracket label punch (garden green)
hat brim: word window (garden green)
clover on hat: itty bitty clover (gold foil)
body: large oval (pistachio pudding)
upper arms: small oval (pistachio pudding)
white part of arms and legs: word window (whisper white)
belt and placket on shirt: word window (garden green belt, whisper white placket)
shoes: petite curly label - trimmed to look like a shoe (garden green)
face: 1 3/8" circle (crisp cantaloupe)
beard: 1 3/4" scallop circle punch (cajun craze)
nose: word window (crisp cantaloupe) trimmed
Assemble with glue dots and snail or doublesided tape.
Adhere googly eyes, draw on mouth (I traced around spare word window), dots on shirt.

rainbows: Use biggest smooth circle and next smallest circle to make a red ring, (see how here)  then next smallest and next smallest with pumpkin pie, next smallest and next smallest with daffodil delight, you get the picture... garden green,  tempting turquoise, then rich razzleberry. Cut one more of the largest circles in red and put the smallest circle you used in the middle making a huge donut liked shaped circle. Then adhere the rings to the circle with double sided tape and cut in half,  making two rainbows. Cut white clouds with word bubble framelits. Adhere to rainbows.

3 clovers clipped on:
large heart punch4 garden green hearts. Adhere them together with a small piece of tape.  Cut small gold foil hearts with small punch and adhere them face out. Cover the tips with a crisp cantaloupe or calypso coral 7/8" scalloped circle from the celebration basics add on kit.  Then cut a itty bitty clover in green and adhere to center. Cut stem from bird builder punch and adhere to back.

black pot: basic black large circle punch and trim the edges off. rim from two word window punches (cover seam with gold foil punch). Punch coins with smallest itty bitty scallop punch. adhere coins into pot putting some behind the rim

clovers on end of banner: 4 large hearts from garden green, adhere with tape in center. 7/8" scallop circle from gold foil and then garden green mini clover with glue dot

Assemble and adhere to banners as pictured.  When St. Patty's day is gone, just remove the rosettes, unclip the shamrocks and remove the two banner pieces.  Now here comes Peter Cottontail... Future blog post. Stay tuned!!!

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