Hi everyone! If you have followed me for some time or have looked back through the archives you have come across my pop top birthday gift post, if you don’t recall you can visit it here. This post was pretty popular and I thought it would be a good one to redo with a video tutorial. I did state in the earlier blog post and in this video that the idea came from Yoliebean. Here you can visit her tutorial. While you are there peak around at a her videos, super creative. But to get on with the show here you go, if you want to see how I created this Pop Top Treat Can then click the video below:
Hi everyone. I wanted to share with you a bridal shower card and gift that I put together for a dear sweet friend of mine. The card will remind you of the “pop top gift can.” I had planned on using the can as part of the gift but I went another route. I loved how the card turned out. What do you think?
For the gift; I looked over the registry and had an idea. I saw a batter bowl and a set of spatulas…. instantly thought of brownies. So I purchased a brownie pan, brownie mix, and chocolate chips in addition to the batter bowl and spatulas. Placed them together, added shredded paper and the card. Wrapped it in shrink-wrap and tied it with a bow. Simple, cute and practical.
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Hi everyone! As I said in my last post, Piano birthday card, I also made an altered project to give to my sister from my kids. I altered a pop top soup can.
I got the idea and inspiration from Yoliebean. You can view her video tutorial here. She always has the best tutorials. Be sure to check out a few while your there.
Here’s is my altered Pop Top Can:
Now, I was not able to open the bottom of my can because it has a rounded bottom, ie, Campbell’s Soup Can. I did use my Pampered Chef’s can opener to cut the top off my can. If you inspect the picture you can see the cut line it makes but your recipient probably will not notice. I did glue the lid back on using Glossy Accents. My sister was able to “pop” the top off with out the rim coming loose. So either cutting the top or the bottom will work but for esthetics, the bottom would be prefered.
I was rushed for time to complete this one for my sister so I didn’t write anything down… sorry. But don’t fret, I made another one and I took pics so follow along with me while I make this one
*Cut the top off using a “safety” can opener. One that would leave a smooth edge. Mine is from Pampered Chef.
*Measure your can’s height and width. Use the label you peeled off to make it easier.
*Pull your papers
*Gray and black shimmery paper from DCWV Luxury Stack. Cut 9 inches long and 3 7/8 inches high
*Gray textured card stock (found in my stash) cut same label shape as above at 2.9 inches
* “P” monogram white card stock (see below for details)
*Cut piece of 2 inch wide silver ribbon at 9 inches. I also added 5/8 inch wide silver ribbon toward the end, 9 inches long.
*Placed embossed white card stock on my Imagine mat
* “P” Monogram printed and cut from Cricut Imagine Teresa Collins Baby Boutique Cartridge, page 22 at 2.8 inches
*Placed sticky tape to the edges of all papers/ribbon and pop dots to monogram
**You need a sticky tape to have a better hold.**
*Placed the wide silver ribbon around can, securing both ends at the back of the can over black label
*Centered the monogram and pressed firmly with the foam tape
**I decided I wanted another ribbon (5/8 inch silver ribbon)**
*Placed 1 large flat back faux pearl in each corner of the gray label
At this point, fill your can with crinkle paper, a gift card, candies… what ever you like.
**the part that will slide inside the can**
*Press firmly in place. I turned the can upside down and placed a book on top to give weight while it dried (this one is still empty)
There you have it. A fun way to present a smaller gift. After it has been opened, the recipient can then use it for a pencil holder… my sister’s idea . Her purple butterfly can sit’s proudly on her desk at work.
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Hi Everyone! Last week had been a busy week for me. Three birthdays (all on the same day), dental procedures and a bridal shower and practice hair appointment for one of my dearest friends. Did I say busy??? I had cards to make, gifts to find, projects to alter… and of course I wait till the last minute to do anything… oh well, I work best under pressure
I’ll start with one of the birthday girls, my sister. She has been excited to see what I would create for her birthday. This was the first year I made her a birthday card. She sees all the cards and projects that I make. I was nervous. What was she expecting? Fancy? Plain? Colorful? Artsy? Personal? Who knew? I didn’t. I couldn’t decide on what I was going to do for her. She’s a pretty easy-going kinda gal. Loves anything you give her but creating something just for her seemed daunting. After many ideas I finally decided on a theme and went for it.
She loved my dad’s violin card that I made him a few weeks back. It seemed to be her favorite so I figured I would create something similar for her using a piano. She is musically inclined. Aside from having a beautiful singing voice she taught herself how to play guitar and piano and wants to learn the saxophone next. Amazing? Yes she is. So here’s the card I made:
What I used:
- Black card stock base, A2 size
- Sprayed card base front with Smooch Spritz in Vanilla Shimmer
- Used blue pattern paper found on the Imagine More Cartridge. Page 37 (left) Trimmed the left and right edges a smidge to fit.
- Cut black cardstock mat
- Used sheet music patter paper also found on Imagine More Cartridge. Page 38 (right)
*Frames of Blue pattern paper, black mat, and sheet music are cut from Baby Boutique Imagine Cartridge. Page 7 (bottom) Inked with Tim Holtz Tea Dye
- Piano image from Cricut Cartridge Quarter Note, page 46. Used Black cardstock (shifted image), blue DCWV textured cardstock (base image) (popped up on foam tape)
- Applied glossy accents all over the shifted piano image to appear highly polished
- applied a strip of small clear crystals for the piano keys and placed various sizes of clear crystals on the piano cut flourishes and framed the corners with large crystals
- Sentiment printed on blue pattern paper, same as frame using my computer. Cut into banner and popped up on foam tape.
She liked it. It sits proudly atop her piano. I also made an altered project for her gift from Blake and Kierstin. I will share that with you later this week.
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Hi everyone! Today I thought I would share with you my “Just For You” Elephant Card and Gift Card Holder. I made this to give to my secret sister. I know she loves elephants and I wanted to make one that looked elegant.
I am pleased with the look of the card. Elle could have been popped up on double pop dots… her ears get lost at this angle.
As for the folds for the gift card…. I may have made a wrong turn somewhere but it worked out. You can see the correct way to make this card by watching this great video tutorial here. Here’s my card…. sorry, I know this isn’t the best photo .
The elephant is cut from the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge using the Cricut Expression. I believe she is cut (yes she, there is a bow… haha) at 3 inches. Edges inked with black Ditto ink.
The gray papers ran through the Swiss Dot Cuttlebug embossing folder using the Cuttlebug.
Bottom gray paper punched using EK Success Threading Water Boarder Punch
Pattern paper from DCWV The Luxury Stack
Gray and black ribbons are from AC Moore
“Just Saying” stamped with black ink
Glossy Accents used on the black of the ears, eyes, mouth and tail… not that you can tell. Terrible picture!
That’s it. Hope you like it. Go check out the Yoliebean’s video tutorials. She’s great.
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Hi everyone! I thought I would share a card with you I made using the Cricut Create A Critter Cartridge and my Cricut Expression, incase you are looking for ideas for a winter type card. I used this card as Christmas cards for my Brother and Sister but can be altered to use now. The penguin has a scarf layer you can cut and replace the lights with the scarf… wa-la, a winter themed card just for you.
I used a standard white A2 size card base. Layered with DWCV textured green paper with a snowflake pattern paper I purchased from Wal-Mart from their 97 cent area. I inked all papers with brown ink.
I believe the penguin and layers are cut at 3 or 3.5 inches. I had to play around with sizing.. this guy has a really big head… haha. I ran the white layer of the penguin through the Divine Swirl CuttleBug embossing folder. The lights are from the reindeer cut on the Create A Critter. I really don’t remember the sizing. It was tricky to get the right size. I used glossy accents to cover the light bulbs to give them shine as well as using Stickles on the eyes.
I stamped all over the blue pattern paper and the penguin with a snowflake stamp also from the 97 cent bin at Wal-Mart using white ink.
I ran a piece of white grosgrain ribbon around the pattern paper and popped the penguin over the ribbon and stamped “sending warm fuzzies” under him in brown ink. I used my ATG gun to adhere everything together.
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While trying to work on the design team call projects I came across pictures of cards I’ve made. I think I will share a few with you over the next little while. I really like how they turned out.
Up first is a card I made for… you guessed it, my daddy. This was the first complete card made using my Cricut Imagine and the Imagine More Cards cartridge.
Card base is a cream-colored cardstock cut to A2 size, edges are inked with Color Box brown ink. The pattern paper is printed and cut from the Imagine More Cards cartridge pg. 42. I wrapped some black embroidery thread around the pattern paper three times and taped to the back of the paper and I placed three small gun-metal colored brads to the bottom left side of the paper. I attached the paper to the cardstock using some ATG. The “You’re Just My Type” image cut in layers from pg. 8, adhered together using Two Way Glue Pen, typewriter is popped up on foam tape. I used Glossy Accents to cover the enter typewriter to give it an epoxy type finish. The “love” badge is from the same cartridge, pg. 14, there is another one on the inside of the card . All images are inked with the brown ink.
What do you think. I fell in love with my Imagine while working on this card. So much you can do, so much to learn.
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