Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pot Of Gold At The End Of The Rainbow

Using various punches, card stock, ink and the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set from Stampin' Up!, I created a pot of gold treat.

At the store recently I saw this rainbow colored gummi stick ( 10c ) and thought of two ideas (likely done before since there are sooooo many creative crafters out there).

Large circle punch and word window punch to create the pot. Trim the top and bottom off of the circle; glue the word window punch along the top edge of the trimmed circle to create the rim of the pot. Punch several 1/4" circles from gold card stock then glue those along the backside top edge to simulate coins.

Use a heavy duty piece of double stick tape or a glue dot (or low melt hot glue) to attach the paper punch pot to a gold coin chocolate piece of candy. Attach this to the bottom of the rainbow colored gummi candy strip.

Use a heart punch (Heart To Heart) to punch out 4 hearts from green card stock (Wild Wasabi). Create a stem from a scrap piece.

Punch a circle from yellow card stock (Daffodil Delight).

Carefully glue all of the tips of the hearts together onto the yellow circle to create a four leaf clover . Add the stem.

Cut a thin strip of white card stock (Whisper White); cut a notch in one end. Stamp with the St. Patrick's Day image from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set with Wild Wasabi ink. Slightly warp the tag, putting a little bend into it. Use a tiny dab of glue (Tombow) under the left end, the straight cut end, and attach it to the clover/circle.

Punch a 1/4" circle from gold card stock and glue on top to create a faux brad (or use a real brad, eyelet, etc).

Attach to the top of the "rainbow" with the same glue that you used to attach the pot and coin to the bottom.

If you want to make a bunch of these, you could easily create a simple tag and pot in My Digital Studio, print them out then hand cut them with scissors. Here is a sample I made:

Non candy idea for classroom treats: Adhere several multi colored pencils to a piece of cardstock to create a rainbow and attach a tag.

The 3D pot of gold is is a repurposed plastic container. I simply wrapped a piece of black card stock ( Basic Black) trimmed to fit around the plastic container, glued into place. I stamped a piece of white tissue paper with an image from the Kiss Me (retired) stamp set from Stampin' Up! Tuck into the container and add gold wrapped pieces of candy. Bend the rainbow gummi candy stick and insert into the pot, attaching each end to the inside. Attach a tag.

Thanks for looking and commenting =)

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