Saturday, March 14, 2015

Pinch Proof Shaker Pin!


Hello there, it's Tanya here to share with you this really cute St. Patrick's Day shaker pin I made for The Digichick hybrid team.  The detailed tutorial can be found here on The Hybrid Chick Blog.

Pinch Proof Shaker Pin

Before I go any further, I wanted to share a little bit about St. Patrick's Day.  The following information on St. Patrick's Day was googled.

Saint Patrick’s Day?

Many folk ask the question ‘Why is the Shamrock the National Flower of Ireland ?’ The reason is that St. Patrick used it to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagans. Saint Patrick is believed to have been born in the late fourth century, and is often confused with Palladius, a bishop who was sent by Pope Celestine in 431 to be the first bishop to the Irish believers in Christ.
In the custom known as “drowning the shamrock”, the shamrock that has been worn on a lapel or hat is put in the last drink of the evening.

Saint Patrick’s Day has come to be associated with everything Irish: anything green and gold, shamrocks and luck. Most importantly, to those who celebrate its intended meaning, St. Patrick’s Day is a traditional day for spiritual renewal and offering prayers for missionaries worldwide.
Why is it celebrated on March 17th? One theory is that that is the day that St. Patrick died. Since the holiday began in Ireland, it is believed that as the Irish spread out around the world, they took with them their history and celebrations. The biggest observance of all is, of course, in Ireland. With the exception of restaurants and pubs, almost all businesses close on March 17th. Being a religious holiday as well, many Irish attend mass, where March 17th is the traditional day for offering prayers for missionaries worldwide before the serious celebrating begins.
In American cities with a large Irish population, St. Patrick’s Day is a very big deal. Big cities and small towns alike celebrate with parades, “wearing of the green,” music and songs, Irish food and drink, and activities for kids such as crafts, coloring and games. Some communities even go so far as to dye rivers or streams green!

 Where did the Pinch come from?

When the Irish immigrated to the U.S. because of the potato famine, most Irish were thought to be no good drunkards and they were pretty much not excepted and ridiculed. When St. Patrick's Day would arrive, few wore green because of this oppression and few didn't so they pinched those who didn't wear green for lack of pride and it was passed down.

To get step by step instructions on how this fun shaker pin was made go here to the Hybridchick Blog.  The blog is a place where the Hybrid team shares Hybrid Crafts and shows you how to make them.  

Here are couple of other tutorials that I have done so far:
Ordinary Day | Kit

This tutorial shows you how to take the digital kit Ordinary Day by Akizo Desgns and make some really cute cards.  I could create cards, boxes, treat bags, etc. all day long with this kit.   I really love the versatility of this kit and oh the colors, I love the color combination.

If you are into scrapbooking, take a look here to see some really great pages with this kit.
My very first project for the Hybrid Digichick team was for Valentine's Day.
I used Kimeric Kreations digital papers and cutting files from the Silhouette Design store.

Heartstrings (bonus papers)

There are so many digital kits, elements, photo masks, name it, The Digichick has it.

Soon I will have a tutorial on how to make a marble bag using Kimeric Kreation's kit:  It's A Guy Thing. 

It's a Guy Thing (collection)

I hope that everyone has a great weekend.  I'm planning on working on that marble bag tutorial and cleaning house.  I'm not too thrilled about the cleaning house part has, but it needs to get done!
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