Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Keep Calm and Shamrock On...

Top of the mornin' to ya, ye lovely people!
It's a celebration of green over at The Cutting Cafe and so I thought it apropos to make a project that encompassed all my favorite St. Patrick's Day elements. 
My husband's birthday is on the 18th so we celebrate essentially 2 days in a row.
There is the traditional green shake from McDonald's; which is why I thought the fry box was perfect.  Secondly; there is the color green, and in our home, if you aren't wearing an article of clothing that contains green, you WILL have the crap pinched out of you.  Thirdly, there's the clovers which just bring good luck and lastly, there are gold nuggets (Reese's Pieces) and Peppermint Patties ('Cause well, it sounds fitting for the holiday) with sentiments of luck that will be eaten right after the yearly meal of Corned Beef and cabbage.....YUM!
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Thanks so much for your visit and
Hugs and Happy Crafting,
Lisa x

23 comments:

Samra Leshinski said...

What a wonderful project!!! Love that belt embellishment on the box. :)

ike said...

How fantastic this project is - I LUV it :-D xxx

Kathy Krug said...

Love the patterns and details on your box. You are still queen of details. The elf is just darling. I would love to get into his mind to see what he was thinking.

Sue said...

Hello Q,
Only you could design a goodie box like this; it is fantastic.
Happy Birthday to Eric as well.
Smiles:)
O

Anita Houston said...

I LOVE St. Pat's! Love your little gift here...precious and oh so cute!

Ina said...

Wow Lisa so many gorgeous little elements you added here. Put together beautifully of course. A really fabulous piece of art.

Tammy said...

Super cute and fun way to celebrate the day! Love the plaid paper too!

Paper Profusion said...

Oh they should appoint you Marshall of the Dublin parade, you would be fabulous! Your project looks yummy. You do know none of the leprechauns over here really say 'top of the mornin', don't ya???

Thank you for inspiring the jigsaw pieces on my latest piece, pop by for a visit. Nicola x

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love love love this Lisa, fabulous!!!
Kevin xx

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic project Lisa. The American idea of St. Patrick's day seems really funny to us. No leprechaun would ever say "top o the morning to you" and never have I eaten or ever seen Corned Beef and Cabbage. Sometimes I think the Americans are more Irish than we are lol. Enjoy your St. Patrick's day regardless.

Mitra Pratt said...

DUDE! You had me at peppermint patties! Actually I was eye ballin those peanut butter cups too! Happy Birthday to YOUR MAN and great job on your very super green lucky project!

P.S. Do not look up the ingredients in shamrock shakes, will ruin them for life. (NO FUN!)

Lena Misquitta said...

Nice piece of "lucky" goodies ! Happy birthday to your husband !
I wish you lots of good luck.

Karon said...

Lisa, this is so wonderful!!! Love that leprechaun!!

Regina Easter said...

so much details Lisa...your one amazing chick...lol..love ya

Lisa S. said...

Firstly, Happy early Birthday to your hubby. Hope his day is wonderful! Secondly, I love this fry box all decked out for the greenest of all holidays. St. Patty's Day is a hoot and I love that rather dapper leprechaun. Awesome-sauce L2!!! Hugs to you, L1

Bella and Aidees Mom said...

What a neat idea..That fry box is so cute!!! You added so many details..cute! Cute! Krista

Pia S said...

This is such a fun way to decorate a box to fit with the St Patricks day theme! Looking great!!

Tracy said...

I wouldn't trust that leprechaun if I was you. Your gold nuggets and patties just might turn up missing. The French fry container is too cute. Love the layered shamrocks and of course that awesome "17" BINGO chip. You've got St. Patty's covered Twang. Hugs!

butterfly said...

A marvellous celebration of all things green and St Patrick! Nobody gives us green shakes at McDonalds this side of the Atlantic as far as I know, which given how much closer we are to Ireland seems unfair!! Hope you enjoy your Corned Beef and cabbage!
Alison xx

Sandy said...

Have you missed me yet!!! I'll be danged, it's my dear old uncle Barney. You have captured his spirit in this make. I love little people and visit with them now and then. How did you know he like peppermint patties?
As usual Lisa - a wonderful make!
And Happy Birthday to your husband - it's so good to have him home!!!!!
Sandy xx

Jeanne J said...

OMG! Lisa you had me rolling on the floor here! St. Pat's slipped past me for the very first time this year. I forgot my corned beef - not Irish here, but I usually make rubens for the occassion - with a green bottled beer on the side. Your little stash of gold wouldn't last long here. Wishing you and your DH lots of fun celebrating his special day. Thanks for the smile! Glad I didnt run into you. not sure I was wearing any green either! You bet I'll remember next year!

Buttons said...

Top of the mornin' to you too! LOVE the way you celebrate with this fab basket of goodies. Jenny x

Margaret said...

Why not a fry box for St Patty's Day?! Potatoes are Irish right?! This is such a fun treat container and I love the little bingo piece tucked in among the treasure!!

My husband swears that if your name is Carey Patrick and you have red hair, you don't have to wear green on St. Patrick's Day-but the rest of us are fair game... I think he makes this stuff up as he goes along!