Sunday, September 23, 2007

Hello, my name is Heather and I am an addict...

Well, I know I am not the first and won't be the last but sometimes I just can't help myself! Buttercup's homework this weekend was to create a treasure box...well initially I wanted to do a paper box (out of cardstock with a template)...DH said no...

We have some boxes from our move hanging so we were going to decorate one of those...well, we found a smallish box but the thought of decorating it made me sad...I knew it just wouldn't make the cut (well, my cut at least!)

The next thing I knew I spied DH's empty coffee can in the recycling (the large tin)...I don't know what came over me but it spoke to me! So, here is Buttercup's challenge! She choose the papers, stamps and embellishments (even the ink colour)...we had a great time! Buttercup can't wait for her day to show her treasure box!!!

So, here's the scoop!

Stamps: Doodle Alphabet
Ink: Pink Passion
Paper: K&Company (yes, from the same's just too fun!), Whisper White, Pink Passion
Accessories: Crop-a-dile, Stickers, ric rak, Fiskars Circle Cutter and mat

Step 1
Cut 12x12 paper in half, glue to can (there will be a gap you can cover this with ribbon or another colour of paper - I recommend that you do this at the bottom so it doesn't interfere with the lid)

Step 2
Use your Crop-a-dile to punch holes in the can if you want a handle on the can (this makes a great drum now too!!!)

Step 3
Glue ribbon and other embellishments on tin (we used stickers from Michaels' and ribbon I had from some sewing projects)

Step 4
Cut second piece of paper into a 5" circle (I used a Fiskars circle cutter) and glue to the centre of the lid to cover the writing.

Step 5
Decorate your lid as desired. Buttercup loved stamping her name and glueing it all together...poor girl was worried about not centering the paper.

Step 6
Stop right there mom! This is not your project...but if it was, I would fill it with something fun...I will share some ideas with you later on (after Buttercup's special day) but for now it's filled with some of her small dolls to share with her friends at school.

Step 7
Find the right support group...because at this rate I am going to be doing homework soon!!!



Pattyjo said...

Hello Heather....I am an addict too! LOL

jodene said...

Lovely can. You did a great job!

dasimonds said...

Hi Heather...I am an addict too!!
Great Job..I love your altered coffee can.
Thanks for sharing.