Monday, January 25, 2016

Repeat Impressions Project of the Week - Can It!!!

Hi there!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and we always need a last minute inexpensive, but thoughtful gift for friends, neighbors, Sunday School members, etc.

My Project of the Week for Repeat Impressions is quick, easy, and so much fun
for the recipient!  For some of you paper crafters that have been around a
long time, this is not a new idea. For some of you that are newer
to this creative corner of our world, you'll enjoy this!!!

Today, I'll be using these Repeat Impressions Stamps:

Let's get started - we are making a Can of Kisses...

Start with a can of fruit, veggies, etc., that has a pop top like the one pictured above.

Using a can opener designed to remove lids safely, with smooth edges, remove
the BOTTOM of your can.

Take the label off, and measure it to see what size paper you'll need to replace it.
For this can, I used a 4 1/8" x 10" piece of plain pink copy paper.

Using the Tumbling Hearts, I stamped randomly all over my pink paper with red ink.

I then took a glitter pen, and glittered the whole sheet.
I stamped the sentiment, mounted and adhered it to the panel, and
added some glitter tape to each end for further sparkle.

The next step is to add some adhesive (wet or dry) to the back side of the panel.

Decide which will be your 'outside' edge, and add a bit of adhesive to that end.

Begin rolling your panel around your can, being sure that you adhere your design
with the pattern facing the TOP of the can, not the bottom. (don't ask me how
I discovered this :)

Fill can with items of choice - candy, money, jewelry, scarf, rubber stamps from 

Add a bit of glue around the outer edge of your lid, and place it back on can.
Allow to dry for handling.

Decorate the top of your can as frilly... 

...or as simple as you like!
I kept this project uber-simple design-wise.

Give it a try!  If you do, stop by and let us know, so we can come see your beautiful creation!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Patti J.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

How fun! I loveeeeeeeee this idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Lori Kobular said...

Very clever idea Patti!!

*Vicki* said...

This is such a super cute project Patti!! Really love your design with the glittery strips and such a great way to up-cycle something! :)

Glittered Paws said...

Fun fun - I had never thought to put anything inside but candy but for those of us who try and watch calories loved your other suggestions.

Lorie said...

AWESOME idea! I'm totally going to try this!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fantastic idea! A fun way to hand over a special treat or gift on Valentine's Day!

Cheri said...

Well this is a new for me! I love it! What a great idea and unique way to gift someone! Great POTW, sweet friend!

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Great idea, Patti! hugs, Helena

Beth Norman said...

What a cool idea. I love how you stamped out all those hearts. Clever lady!

Cheryl W said...

Great idea! This makes such a fun treat holder. Perfect for some Valentine goodies.

Lena's Creations said...

Such a fun idea, Patti. Thank you for the very clear instructions. Yours came out beautifully - love all the sparkle you added. Loads of hugs, Lena

Becky said...

What a fun idea! Great instructions.

Lynne in NI said...

Oh WOW, what a great gift idea! And so clever to empty the can from the bottom so the recipient gets the magic of opening the can from the top. Love this Patti! xx