Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Other Crafty Items

Sweet Treat Can

I used a large Coffee Mate (2.2 lbs.) can that is great for re-purposing. (Just rinse out with hot water and dry immediately.) At Christmas time I put gifts in the can and then wrapped it to look like a big piece of candy. Now that's re-purposing!

STAMPS: Dee Gruenig’s Watercolor Valentine POSH#-82
PAPER: Scrapbook printed paper “Paper Studio” (Hobby Lobby), white sticker paper, (SU!)
INK: Dee Gruenig Signature Series Marvy markers from SI, # 119 Fuchsia, #12 Grey, #128 Grass Green, #114 Ruby Red, #1 Black, #124 Ice Blue and #127 Lime Green
ACCESSORIES: Offray ribbon in pin-dot black sheer, Cricut Expression die cut machine-(Accent Essentials and Storybook cartridges) “Provo Crafts,” glue, scissors, paper cutter, watercolor pen, Crystal Lacquer.

Cut printed scrapbook paper to fit can. I used two different coordinating prints. Tear the lower edge of one piece to layer over the other one. Put the torn-edge piece at the top edge of can. Glue each piece to the can by applying glue to the back of the paper and overlapping the edges when wrapped around can.
Cut the words “Sweet Treats” at 2”, using the Storybook cartridge on the Cricut Expression die cut machine. Cut a round-shape using the Accent Essentials, to fit the lid. Thread the ribbon through the die-cut holes and tie a bow. Using glue, apply the letters to one side of the can, in a staggered line.
Stamp the rose, two hearts, and the open heart images on sticker paper, color using the markers directly on the stamps. Use the watercolor pen to blend the stamped images. Cut each one out, apply the rose at top left of the word “sweet” and apply the open heart at the lower right of the word “treats.” Apply the two solid hearts in the center of the lid.
Lay can on its side. Apply Crystal Lacquer to the rose, let it dry. (Don’t apply too much as it will run due to shape of can.) After the rose is dry, stand the can upright, and add Crystal Lacquer to the two rose images on lid. Let dry.
Wrap ribbon around the top of can that matches the one in the die-cut on lid. Form into the bow of your choice. I tied ribbon into a knot and then tied another ribbon around the knot.

This can is going to be great to hold my homemade “Chewy Chocolate Cookies” for a Valentine’s Day treat.

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