Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Things to Make: Paper Punch Leprechaun

This cute little guy is the perfect way to embellish St. Patty’s Day decor! Use him on napkin rings, gifts for friends, cards, tags, and more! He looks so cute peeking out of a little pot of 'gold!' (You can use Werther's, Hershey's Treasures or Kisses, or foil-wrapped chocolate coins!)

Materials Needed:
Scraps of colored card stock (light flesh color, pink, orange, black , yellow)
Adhesive (glue stick, etc.)
Pink chalk or blush and a Q-tip
1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch
1 3/8" Circle Punch3/4" Circle PunchTag Punch
(I'm using Stampin' Up! Punches...they've recently been redesigned - the new look is awesome! The ones I'm using are the old design.)

First punch out the shapes you need: a flesh colored 1 3/8" circle, a pink 3/4" circle, an orange 1 3/4" scalloped circle, a black tag, and cut out a small rectangle strip out of black and a yellow square.

I'm layering my little leprechaun on a green tag/card so you can see him better, but you can make him as is! Start with the orange scalloped circle first.

Adhere the flesh colored circle next.

Add the pink circle onto that.

Next, adhere the black tag.

Then the black rectangle strip.

And finally the yellow square.

Draw on eyes and a mouth.

And give him some cheeks with a little pink chalk or blush.

I've also written a little note below him!

You can make him on a tag, like I've done, or attach him to a toothpick or craft stick to put into a candy dish or cupcakes!

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