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Bridal Shower Card and Gift

Bridal Shower Card and Gift

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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Pop Top Birthday Gift

Pop Top Birthday Gift

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 :-)




  *Start with a clean, dry pop top can.

*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

 *Black textured paper (found in my stash) cut label shape only from the Cricut Imagine Teresa Collins Baby Boutique cartridge.  Bottom of page 7 at 3.2 inches

*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.


 *For the Monogram, I took a piece of white cardstock, 4×4, and ran through my Cuttlebug using the Divine Swirl Embossing folder

*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





   The embossing adds a bit of texture

*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.**




 * wrap background paper all the way around the can making sure to secure the ends





 *Center the black label on the front of the can.

*Placed the wide silver ribbon around can, securing both ends at the back of the can over black label




 *Centered and secured the textured gray label cut out next

*Centered the monogram and pressed firmly with the foam tape

**I decided I wanted another ribbon (5/8 inch silver ribbon)**

*I ran the 5/8 ribbon under the monogram and secured ends on the back of can with sticky tape  


 *Added Five half back black faux pearls (1 large, 1 medium  and 3 small) on each side of the monogram on the 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.

 *To secure the lid back in place.  Place a thin ribbon of Glossy Accents around the lip of the lid

**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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Piano Birthday Card

Piano Birthday Card

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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