Here's a fun little box perfect for St. Patrick's Day.
It all started when I found these chocolate coins at the store and knew I had to make something with them. Thinking about gold coins made me think about a pot of gold and that is how this project came to life. Finally I can say that I found that elusive pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
The box was made with the Lots to Love Box Framelits. I cut Emerald Envy card stock to 4-1/4" x 4-1/2", you will need 2 of these. The 4- 1/4"side is the length of the box. I lined the flap of the die to the edge of the card stock and cut the box. This makes a finished box of about 2-3/4"x 3" and holds 7 gold coins.
The trickiest part of this project was the rainbow. It would have been so much easier if I had the Rainbow Builder Framelit Dies but since I don't I needed to improvise. I cut strips of Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point and Eggplant Envy. I glued them on to a piece of black card stock to keep them together. I used the same die that I used to cut out the window to cut the edge of the rainbow and hand cut the rainbow using the corner of the box as a guide.
Are you wondering where the "lucky" came from? It is from the Charming Cafe and is part of the sentiment, "I am Lucky to have a Friend like you". I used a black marker to color in the word and stamped it.
Wondering how I made the pot and the shamrock? I used the heart design from the Window Box thinlits to cut out the hearts.
This thinlit cuts out 2 sizes of hearts. I used the larger hearts for the pot. When I shared this project with my club some people also made the shamrock with the smaller hearts to put next to the lucky. It was adorable.
I love my little pot of gold and until I found the real one, this one will do!