TGIF! Happy Friday, everyone. We had so much fun last Saturday, getting together with our "old" Stampin' Up! buddies for a little shoebox swap. We'll be sure to share lots of ideas with you later, and tomorrow we meet up with one of our design team members for some creating time but first this oldie but goodie freebie idea.
First you are going to need to gather your supplies. The most important, of course, is a "pop top" can in which you have opened from the bottom. This takes a special can opener. Click on photo to see a larger image.
This one was purchased at Bed, Bath, & Beyond and Pampered Chef carries this kind too. For our project we used:
- Ice Cream Parlor buttons and ribbon from Sale-a-bration
- For All You Do and Punch Bunch stamp sets
- Old Olive, Whisper White and Melon Mambo card stock
- Tombow glue and Sticky Strip tape
- 1-3/4" scallop circle punch
Stamp your images on the wrap. We sponged clouds and stamped stems.
To make the grass, we cut a stripe of Old Olive 3/4" x 8-1/2". We used scissors to make the strips for our grass.
Add Sticky Strip to the end and wrap around the can.
Add the grass around the bottom and then place your buttons on the stems. We used embroidery floss to thread our buttons and glue dots to attach the buttons.
To decorate the top rim of our can we used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch and Melon Mambo.
Layered the Ice Cream Parlor ribbon on this strip and attach to the top edge of the can.
Next, we created a tag.
Punch the Old Olive stamped piece with the scallop circle punch and a scallop circle from Melon Mambo.
Stagger the Mambo scallop behind the stamped scallop.
Tie the tag on with a little piece of ribbon, hemp or Baker's Twine.
You are now ready to fill your can with a gift or goodies. Place your item or items inside the can. Using Tombow, add a small thin layer around the edge of the bottom of the can. Place it on the can and let dry.
That's it. So easy and what a fun way to present someone with a gift. You'll keep them guessing as to how in the world you got the gift in can.
To see another cute way to decorate your can check out Two Paper Divas today!
Thanks for stopping and we invite you back for another freebie idea next Friday!
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Melissa and Gayla