happy-st-patricks-day Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

This is what I made for the boys today.  I found this leprechaun idea  from Becky Roberts and combined it with the idea I saw at leadership to create these guys for my boys.

I used a regular Hershey bar and cut the card stock (Kiwi Kiss) at 5-1/2″ (one way) and then either use 5-1/2 or 6-1/2 depending on if you want it to completely cover the candy bar or not – see the one in the center has the ends of the wrapper sticking out.

For my candy bars I scored at 2-1/4″, 2-1/2″, 4-3/4″, and 5″.  Wrapped it around the bar and attached the flap in the back with sticky strip.  The candy bar can just be pulled out.  The leprechaun is a Tangerine Tango Scallop circle, Pink Pirouette 1-3/8″ circle, eyes are 1/4″ black circles, nose is 1/2″ pink pirouette circle.  Ears and mustache are the 5 petal flower punch – two petals cut off.  The hat is Key tag punch in Kiwi kiss cut in half and then a word window – these were sponged.  A 1/4″ strip of black across the hat.  I used a GOLD painty pen to add the buckle on the hat.  The stamp set is the hostess set from the last catalog with all the occasions in it. I hope you like them!

And I found a new visitor in the back yard yesterday – actually they are setting up residence for awhile.  robin It is a Robin building a nest on the gutter right by my kitchen window.  I have been hearing alot of noise and he/she keeps flying into the windows. They have been working on the nest for the last two days.  It looks like I also have a pair of blue birds building a nest in the bluebird house.  But the Black-capped Chick-a-dee wants the same house.  We had this problem last year too.  I have seen both birds going in the house today.  I checked the nest and it appears the Chickadees started a nest and the bluebirds are building on top of it.  I’ll some pictures of them maybe tomorrow.

Have a nice rest of the day!