Oct 19 2008
Today’s project recycles and transforms a food container (a can) into a gorgeous container for whatever type of bauble or gift itemyou please. I am going to keep vintage buttons in this container. Gosh, I hate to even call it a can because it is sopretty, but that’s exactly what it is — a can!!! I think it would be so much fun to make smaller versions of this and fill with buttons to use as a gift for a crafter. Here’s a look atthe finished product:
Isn’t that pretty for an old can? I thought so!!! Oh, but what FUN it is to turn just an old can into such a pretty and useful item, and for almost no money at all. Take a look at how this started:
That’s the can, but it was a nice one — shiny inside with a nicely finished lip and plastic cover. And next to it is the paper I used to cover it, after it was scored. Yes, that’s how I got the embossed lines in my paper, I scored it on my full sized Scor-It. I scored every 1/2″, and can you see how nicely that makes the paper take on a natural rounded shape? How EASY it is then to wrap the can and adhere the paper to cover it. And I LOVE the look of theembossed lines — they add so much texture and a lot of richness — I think so anyway!
You can see just how easy it is to score your line, move the paper 1/2″, score, etc., etc. It only takes a minute to do the entire sheet, and I needed a 12″ sheet to go around this can. I also love the depth of theembossed line that I’m able to get with my Scor-It. This time I had the right side of the paper up, or showing, as I wanted the lines to beembossed on the right side. Now here’s a closeup of the main image sentiment:
I stamped the Inspired sentiment with the Harmony Classic Oval Stamper II Ensemble, which includes a total of 6sentiments and bordersalong with the stamper itself. It is cut, embossed andmatted multiple times using my Petite Oval Nestabilities by Spellbinders. A cropadile was used to punch holes for my ribbon to run through. The satin flowers are adhered with mini glue dots, the stick pin was added, and rhinestones dressed up the sentiment oval.
Editing: I’ve beengetting questions all day on where I get my stick pins — they are included in the Pretties Kit sold by Stampin’ UP — so all you need to do is find aStampin’ Up demo — not too hard to do around these parts –LOL — but if you havea problem finding one, email me and I can hook you up. And, YES, they ARE hard to find outside of the Pretties Kit. If ANYONE finds a source, PLEASElet me know – I would be ever appreciative!!!
OK, here’s the top of the lid:
This was stamped with one of my favorite sentiments included in the Harmony Classic Circle III Ensemble, which includesa total of 6sentiments, borders and the stamper itself. This time I used my Petite Circle Nestabilities by Spellbindersto cut, emboss and mat my image multiple times. I again used my Cropadile to punch holes for the ribbon, tied a bow, added a few satin roses, some more rhinestones and called it good! It’s hard to see, but I first colored any areas of my plastic lid Ithought may be exposed with a black Sharpie pen. I then wrapped the little side (the lip that hangs down) with a strip of red sticky tape and wrapped it with black velvet ribbon. I then adhered my stamped topper to the lid top using dimensionals (the lid was indented, so the dimensionals were needed). And after all was said and done, I really don’t think any of the lid does show, but I wanted to color it black *just to be sure* — always better to be safe than sorry!!!! Now for the back of the can:
My little bow reminds me of a bustle on a dress — LOL!!! This is the center back, where I started all my *pieces* as I adhered them on. I first ran red sticky tape, then ran that lace piece around, up about 1/4″ from the bottom, then ran the black velvet around. As you can see, this is where my ends met, and I had a little *tape issue* at the center back, so I just covered it up with the bow, and I think it adds so much. I’m glad I had that *issue* — LOL!!! After the bottom was all constructed, I then went around and added my rhinestones in those little openings!!! Love this lace — I bought it lastyear for a Christmas stocking project that never got made — so now I’ll get some more and hope for the best with the stocking project this year — LOL!!! Oh, and if you look closely right at the center back, you can see where my paper met and overlapped as I wrapped it around the can — it is so easy to conceal your seam when you have used the Scor-It to create theseembossed lines — I think it gives a very professional result.
Paper: SU Very Vanilla, Black; Prism Perfect Baby Blue
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black; Markers to color butterfly
Accessories: Scor-It, Petite Oval and Petite Circle Nestabilities by Spellbinders, May Arts Velvet, SU retired Organdy, Offray Satin Flowers, SU Pretties Kit, Kaiser Rhinestones, Cropadile, Dimensionals, Zots, Red Sticky Tape
And now before I go,remember how I always tell you it’s OK to cut your rubber? Well, check out how I’ve cut out these stamps. Again, I’ve usedthem without the outer border and when Iinkthem upthe rubber was just collecting too much ink, requiring me to wipe it off, and I don’t have a lot of patience for that (LOL!), soooooo — I just cut off the rubber — simple solution, problem solved, perfect image, EVERY time!!!! And another thing I’d like to point out, even though the one stamper is round and the other is oval, if you look at the images themselves — they need NOT necessarily be cut into that shape. Either of these images could be on pieces cut in another shape — square or rectangle — just pointing out some other options if you choose to use the center without the border.
If you’ve missed my previous posts on gift packaging, check them out here:
And I guess that wraps it up for now!!! I’m so glad you stopped in again today!!! Thank you so much!!! Hope your week goes well!!! I’ll be back tomorrow with a card or two done Stamp Simply style — quick and easy!!! Hope to see you then!!!
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