Wednesday, November 14, 2012
CardMaker Blog Team Hop: Holiday Yummies
Is anyone else playing Christmas music yet? Watching Christmas movies? I know I have been! Today’s blog hop will get you in the mood to get crafty for treat giving because we are all sharing treat holders and coordinating cards.
This project started off with all the extra Boy Scout popcorn tins we have laying all around the house... Hating to throw them out, I decided to spray paint them. I started with a couple coats of white primer spray paint. Then I added several coats of red. SEVERAL. It was worth it, the color is awesome!
Burlap trim was adhered around the tin with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Power Tape. Three strips were placed onto the trim.
TIP: If you have a hard time getting the backing off the Crafty Power Tape, simply scratch your finger nail over the end (where you want to pull the backing up). It should pull off easily.
The mini chalkboard (swoon! obsession! along with the burlap trim…) was stamped with a sentiment in white ink. The sentiment is from the Jingle All the Way set by Ali Edwards from Technique Tuesday.
The pine branch was die cut from green patterned paper using Spellbinders Fall Foliage set.
On the top of the canister, I placed two jingle bells, which were tied together with trim from Paper Source. A couple more branches were added. To adhere it all, I used 3D Dodz.
The card is a mini, only measuring 3.75 x 3.75.” The patterned paper is from Studio Calico, the sentiment from the same Technique Tuesday set, and the die cut is from Spellbinders Die D-Lites.
Ok, so that was a ton of explanation, but the entire project took less than a half an hour to create. (Not counting the spray painting.) Quick and easy, which is my motto. And it’s a beautiful way to present any treat you make this season. Here’s to extra special and meaningful gift giving!
Be sure and see what the rest of the team has for you today!
Gratitude: For friends. For wonderful, supportive, listening, caring, make you laugh when you need it most friends. I am very blessed with several of these friends in my life. Two online friends I only get to see every once in a while and one dear friend here. They mean the world to me, even if I forget to tell them. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart!
Don’t forget, if you would like, join in the month of gratitude. Leave a gratitude in the comments of each blog post this month and I will draw a name and send a nice prize package to a reader, or maybe even two!