Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Holiday Crafting Made Easy with a Stamp Simply Kit

Welcome to The Stamp Simply Store's November BLOG HOP! We are focusing on Holiday Crafting Made Easy with a Stamp Simply Kit! Our designers have much holiday goodness to share today! So sit back, get your favorite beverage and enjoy!
Remember several years ago, when those little individual sized fruit cans came into the market? Designers opened the can bottom, removed the fruit and filled the can with their own treat. Well, now many cans of fruit of all sizes have the very same containers and I thought I would create an easy gift idea using a recycled mandarin orange can! I chose materials from The Stamp Simply Graphic 45 Christmas Past KIT.
Here is the completed can! There is no stamping here, folks! Making this super fast and FUN! The can paper is adhered to the can with scor tape. The frame for the darling Santa paper is made using Spellbinders Labels Seventeen Dies, #2 and #3. The tag on the lid utilizes die #1. For the lid, Spellbinders Large circles Dies #3 and #4 are used.
A closer look at the finished lid! The gorgeous silk ribbon is tied onto the lid tab. And to aid in pulling the tab open, I used a piece of the crocheted lace included in the kit. Buttons are sewn on each end and the lace is thread through the tab opening, that way all one has to do is pull on the lace and the tab will pop open! The tag image is cut from another page in the Christmas Past paper pad! All materials are found in The Graphic45 Christmas Past Kit aside from miscellaneous buttons from my stash. I will be filling this container with candy, then apply a thin bead of glue along the bottom rim to hold the in place.
Today's offering of Stamp Simply BLOG CANDY is a gorgeous selection of red and white ribbon with a value of well over $50.00. To win, leave comments on all Blogs participating. This is a Mystery Candy, meaning we don't know from which Blog the winner will be selected, so leaving comments on ALL blogs gives you the best chance to win. The winner will be selected on Friday night, 11/5/10, at 6 p.m. EST. Be sure to check Sharon's blog for the announcement sometime on Saturday!
All items used on today's creation are available from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. To order, email Sharon at ssj@up.net with your items along with your state/zip OR country and she’ll respond back to you with an invoice. Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to take a look at all the talented Stamp Simply Ribbon Store designers' creations for holiday goodness and inspiration galore! Take good care! Sharon Johnson The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Claudia Rosa Special Guest Designer for November Michelle Woerner Deb Saaranen Barb Schram Linda Duke Holly McMillen

95 comments:

Frea said...

Hello Barb, what a good idea to reuse those cans. It looks amazing. Greetz, Frea

Debby said...

what a great idea and lovely job you did hear!

Mary said...

What a cute can!!! Always enjoy your creations!!

Marilyn said...

The cans are absolutely gorgeous. I luv your blog and read regularly for my dose of inspiration.

Selma said...

I have had one of those cans sitting on my desk for a long time. You have given me inspiration to decorate it now. This is so gorgeous. I always love to see your work.

chaun said...

Love it! Reuse, recycle, reduce, and all that! I love the vintage-look paper!

Mary Anne Perlmutter said...

I never thought to repurpose those cans. Thank you for a great tip.

Gloria Westerman said...

How Clever.....and what a awesome idea.....I love this little can.....and how you recreated it....thank you for sharing....

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Wow love this simple project. It is a very rich looking and that awesome purple bow...magic.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

What a beautiful and creative project, Barb! I love the papers and embellishments you chose!

velta said...

What a creative idea!!! Love your take on the purple colors too...you make purple a new Christmas color!!!

connie said...

what a great idea! love what you did with the can.

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Great idea - love it. Thanks for the inspiration!

imastampin said...

Love your idea here! So clever and so adorable.

Cindy Lou said...

I remember these cans! Yours is beautiful and such a great idea for Christmas treats! Thanks for the refreshing inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Clever idea!

Edna R

Amy J said...

What a great idea

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

wow.. now this is tooootaly amazing.
i love love your project!
sooo vintage.
Fabulous Barb

Michie B said...

Love the tin. My Mom is doing something similar with Tetley tea containers here in Canada...they have a plastic pull off lid. Thanks for your lovely project.

Michie B said...

Love the beautiful tin...such a great way to recycle and make a fun gifting vessel at the same time.

Purple Princess said...

Fabulous idea!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh Barb! LOVE this! Fantastic idea and you embellish everything so perfectly! Hugs,

Marisa said...

Darling tin and use of that purple bow.

Alex said...

This is wonderful. What a great idea and love the colors of this kit. Smart to use the labels to make a frame!!!!

Glenda said...

WOW - fantastic! Great project.

Lyn said...

Barb, love your project with this great paper. Always loved this idea and so glad you brought it back for the holiday with this great kit. Absolutely gorgeous!
Thanks!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

What a great idea! I had never seen this before! Cute, cute, CUTE!!!

Monique said...

Great idea!! And the can is simply Gorgeous!!

Charlette Finley said...

What a fabulous idea! I just love this can project. I will be putting on my thinking cap on a way to use this little goodie! TFS

Darlene said...

What a fun project Barb. Love the paper you used and the purple bow. Such a creative idea - thanks for the inspiration.

PatS said...

Your can is terrific. Love all these designer papers.

Susan G said...

I've never made one of these cans but they sound like a great idea! And no stamping is even greater.

lynn said...

What a wonderful inspiring project, must give this a try, thanks.

Peggy said...

Great idea, love the papers, colors.
God bless!
Peggy Allen

Anonymous said...

What an awesome gift! Just beautiful!

Diana Downey

Shazza said...

fabulous creation x

Scrappin' Cat! said...

Beautiful creation.
Cathy ScrappinCat!

Kim P said...

Love this vintage look! Great project!

newfiecrafter said...

What a great idea and will make a really nice gift. Your work is always so inspirational. Thanks for a chance to win some beautiful ribbon
Marilyn

Barb Shelton said...

Such a cute idea...again!! I just opened a small can from the bottom the other day but couldn't remember why!!! LOL! Thanks for a "refresher" course idea!! Barb S.

Pati said...

Wow, cute can! Great decor and gift idea!

Anonymous said...

Your creations always amaze me, and this one is no exception.

Debbie S

Denise said...

That's a great project Barb! Just love that Graphic 45 paper.

Amanda R said...

This is a wonderful idea but how do you get the bottom back on?

Traci M said...

What a pretty, elegant project!! Your canned treat is such a great idea...and inexpensive packaging, too!

Little GTO said...

You come out with the best ideas1 What' in the can? Do we have to wait til Christmas?
Sharon L

scrappinpeg said...

Great job using the can idea! COOL

marcelle schauer said...

How clever is this, I am going out to get some cans for sure because of this. Great job.

Shirley N said...

Beautiful project, love what you did with just a can--amazing!!!

Tanya said...

I am behind the times because I have never seen this before. I love this project, yours is gorgeous! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Thia covered can is just the cutest gift ever!! Love it!! off to check my pantry
Thanks
Charlene

Deanna C said...

What a clever idea! Thanks for showing us new ways to use old things. The can is darling too.

Lynda said...

Great idea covering the little can...super party favor for the holidays!

Toni K said...

What an awesome idea! Super cute can!

Anonymous said...

How inspiring is that? A fab idea b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l.l.y executed
TFS

Mary Mac

Becki Bertuccelli said...

Beautiful Vintage looking card, what fun goodies to be opened.

Luanne said...

How fun! Some people have way more creative genes than me! This is a great idea, with fantastic results!

TracyG said...

Great idea!! Thanks for the inspiration!
Awesome job.

Anonymous said...

Such a simple technique and it looks so, so elegant! MollyK. Barry at mollykathleenbarry@hotmail.com

szbacn1 said...

Cute idea,,, I bet the person receiving it will not want to open it because it looks so lovely!

Anonymous said...

Love your project. The paper really looks great. I wouldn't want to open it even from the bottom if you can REOPEN them from the bottom! Wouldn't it look cute to have a few of the little cans under a little table top tree? Thanks for sharing.

Chris R. from Iowa

Linda Carson said...

Oh this is to die for!! (pun intended) I love this idea!

scalder said...

Wow that is a gorgeous gift tin. What a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing:)

Denise said...

Sweet! Love this idea to use the cans.
DeniseB

Sue D said...

Adorable gift idea!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such a lovely can creation!!!

Huggies ~

Sharron♥

Jean McKenzie said...

What a great idea! Perfect for gifts! Love the vintage look!

Jessica said...

Great way to use those cans. thanks for sharing a great project.

Cheryl B said...

You did a beautiful job on the can, like how you used the different diecuts. The red and white ribbon is so fresh and crisp, inspiring for Christmas projects!

Anonymous said...

Barb, I love that paper!! Great idea and the small pudding-type size would make great table presents for the holiday meals! Thanks for sharing your talent with us and Congrats on the new granddaughter!
Gail S.

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Barb. I'm a newbie here. Your can is just too cute. And what a unique idea. Who wouldn't want to receive that!

Thanks for sharing.
OOO's...Tracy :)
cottonpickincute@hotmail.com

Donna said...

Hi Barb! This is such a CUTE idea! I just love your project. Now I'll have to go buy some small cans of fruit and try this myself. Thank you so much for sharing!

PAT PHILLIPS said...

What a great re-cycling idea...LOVE it! Thanks for sharing.

Cyprus Anne said...

What a great idea. I don't remember those cans.


Anne

Anonymous said...

I love this idea of a larger can---- thanks for sharing

Kathy Martin said...

Very cute idea and a great way to reuse a can!

Teri said...

How cute is that! Great job!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Barb, I love coming to your blog because I know I'm always in for a treat and will find a super fabulous altered item that I love! This is just gorgeous! Love the deep purple ribbon with it. Over-the-top girl!

Kelly Massman said...

Love that Santa! so cute!

Peg said...

Great project, love the Graphic 45 products!

aggiesgirl said...

Cute idea, I'm here to tell you that this hop is loaded with inspiration

Frances said...

Great idea. love the Santa image. tks.

Lillian Child said...

I had totally forgotten about this nifty way of creating a gift holder - and your project is simply adorable!! I'm definitely going to make several of these for my kids' and grandkids' stockings!!

Danka Doo said...

What a creative way to package a gift. I have not heard of that idea before. Very cool!

Kelly Sas said...

Thanks for the great gift idea! I love that you just pull on the lace instead of the tab... absolutely beautiful!

Janet L. said...

Wow! What a beautiful little can for goodies! I love the colors and the details. Thanks for sharing your talents!

Anonymous said...

What a great way to use or re-use a can!

Kathie said...

thanks for the cute idea.

Hilda said...

Great recycling project Barb! Your covered can is adorable.

Connie Collins said...

Oh, I remember these. Yours is absolutely beautiful. Love the purple and red combo.

Elle Kasban said...

Barb, the pop top cans are so cute! I love the vintage feel of your project.

jan said...

Lovely purple ribbon too!

Lorraine said...

Great pp! Love your project! TFS!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous tin! Love the "vintageness" of this.
Beth Greco

Jillisgram said...

Such a terrific idea!