Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Top o' the Mornin' to ya! Happy St. Patrick's Day too! It's a day for everyone to be a little Irish, so wear the green and celebrate the day!
I made this little matchbox as a little token gift to give to Denise when we met for breakfast recently, and although I had it safely tucked inside my purse, I completely forgot to give it to her!! DUH!!! I found it the next morning when I opened my purse for something and couldn't believe my lapse of memory! Oh well, I had good intentions Denise, you'll just have to trust me on that one :)
Here's what the inside looks like {pardon the blurry photo}, and it holds one Ghirardelli single candy. I love making these matchboxes because it usually brings a smile to someone's face when they receive one. This was done with PTI cardstock and a scrap of dsp. The shamrock stamped on the inside is from a very old retired SU! set and the bottlecap mat was done with my Quickutz. The scalloped circle on the front was done with another SU! set and punched with the SU! scalloped circle punch. The charm came from my friend Heidi, and to pass along a shamrock charm to someone else feels like passing along some good luck to me. {If only I could remember to pass it on} I added a tiny bow done with shamrock ribbon for the finishing touch, and there you have it!
Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone - whether you're Irish or not! Enjoy the day and love all the green :)

Carol

13 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, I love your matchboxes. I'm sorry for Denise that she missed out, but there's always the next breakfast. This came out so lovely. Happy St. Patty's Day to you. I'm wearin' my green.

merrymstamper said...

love your St. Patty's day card! especially the ghiradelli :-)

JD said...

This is really cute, Carol, and I know personally, the joy of receiving one of these from you. I also know all about forgetfulness...Maybe we should start a club...but I would probably forget to attend meetings...LOL. Hope you enjoy this nice sunny day that we are having!
PS. since you forgot to give it to Denise...did you Eat the chocolate?

Sue said...

What a cute little gift, too bad you forgot to give it to your friend, sounds like something I would do.........really creative idea, and love the St Patty's Day theme.

Hugs
Sue

Shannon White said...

Oh this is such a Sweet gift! Love it! Happy St' Patrick's Day Miss Carol! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

nwilliams6 said...

What a darling card/candy holder and gift!! I totally forget things like this - we should all start a club and you can bring us all something like this!!! TFS the creation and the story!!

Benzi said...

Top o' the Morning to You, too. Almost too late as it is almost 10:00 pm. Ha
Hope you have had a great 'green' day. I didn't have any green on today until I put my housecoat on about 45 min. ago. What is wrong with me? LOL
I've never made matchboxes before but yours is adorable. Sorry you forgot to pass it on. Hope you have good luck, anyway.

Susan (rainy) said...

This is so fun and creative. Love it.. and I'm sure Denise would have, too!! LOL (So glad I'm not the only one who does stuff like this!)

jimlynn said...

It's the thought that counts! I'm sure she would have loved this. Cute way to do that little chocolate and love the green!
Lynn

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a fun St. Pat's card...fab shamrocks......cool layout

Denise Marzec said...

Ohhhhh, it's so cute!! That's so nice that you made it for me....don't worry about forgetting it (something I probably would have done, too, lol!). Eat it up, give it to Butch, or bring it along to the next bfast? :)

Krista Quick said...

Super fun! Love this! TFS! :)

Elise said...

Ehye! Me mutually SHAMROCK lovin' friend - WE are cut from similar cloth, me thinks! THIS is makin' me feel like a little jig is within me... Wooops! There it GOES! It's OUT! :o) Yipeeee!