Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Hoppin' and Shoppin'

It's time for the MFT December release blog hop, wohoo!  If you're following the hop and arrived here from Julie's blog then you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon this post welcome aboard, you're very close to the beginning of the hop, why don't you stop by Kim's blog and follow along for some My Favorite Things yummieness.   While you're hopping take the time to leave some love on all the blogs because there will be a prize for some lucky person but you gotta leave a comment to be in the pool.  When you finish hopping go shopping.  

The hop is the icing on the cake for me and rest of temporary Design Team.  I know they feel the same way cause I've been reading all their posts this week.  What a blast this has been!  I can't thank Kim enough for the opportunity to be part of the team.

Onto my project.  It's an altered pop top can.  To make one of these all you need is a can with a pop top and one of those new fangled can openers that slice under the edge.  This is a Progresso soup can, I wanted something large enough to hold a scarf or a pair of socks and large enough so that I could use the "Heartfelt" stamp for decoration.  I stamped the image onto Blending Card by X-press, this is great paper if you're going to be working with copics. It was easy to cut the image out and wrap around the can.   I think the MFT Perfect Panels is the best paper for working with copics but it is thick and will be a bit more difficult to work with for this project.

You can use smaller or larger cans, you check that it'll be big enough for your gift and of course large enough for your stamped image.  A small can would be great with the sentiment stamps.  Your kids would love it with cash inside but if you have a crafty friend (like me hint, hint) you could put MFT ribbons, or baby brads, or buttons, or hot fix crystals inside, basically any Adornments works.

Once you've decorated the can all you need to do is apply some good strong clear glue to the edge of the lid and put it back in place. You've got a gift container that will knock the socks off your non-crafty friends. 

This post isn't intended to be a tutorial on how to make one of these.  There is a tutorial on Splitcoast in the Resources section. 

Thanks for stopping by, it's been a pleasure sharing my project with you.  It's time for me to pass you along to Sherrie.  I'm dying to see what she's got tonight.  She always has wicked good stuff to show off and she gives great directions for making your own.  

Since it's the holidays, why not ask your honey to go the MFT store and buy a gift voucher, or you could make a wish list with the website at the top and leave it on your honey's pillow. 

Don't forget to leave some love on all the blogs.  We love to read your comments and someone will be a winner of a gift voucher.

Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things "Heartfelt" image and sentiment
ink - Memento Tuxedo black
paper - SU Bella Rosa
miscellaneous - copics, baby braddies, Prima flowers, bling, nesties,

27 comments:

  1. Loving that can Chris. What a great gift idea. I need to try one of those.

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  2. What a fun project, Chris! Love these happy colors and papers!

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  3. This is just adorable! I love how you altered this tin, it's precious!

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  4. Beautiful project Chris! I've really enjoyed your creations this week! :D

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  5. Completely adorable, bright, fun and happy!

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  6. This is gorgeous! I would never have thought to use a can like this!!! AND, I even have one of those can openers!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  7. Love this sweet new image and the great dp and design. So cute

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  8. so so cute! what a fantastic gift tin! i have loved every minute of being on the team with you all! Your work is always super inspiring! {{GIANT HUGS}}

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  9. I have ALWAYS loved these projects, I received a special opener last year I believe in a swap, Lord knows where it is... I sure dont cook so hmmm..... I need to find it!!!! You have inspired me ALL WEEK Chris, SO much fun to play with you!!!!

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  10. This is such an adorable project...too cute!

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  11. oh, wow! totally forgot about these fun cans. yours is beautiful!

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  12. What a FABULOUS idea Chris, I just LOVE all your details. Thanks for helping out this month, and thanks for all your wonderful comments.

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  13. I almost didn't get this one last night but seeing yours, I am so glad I did. Fab girl!

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  14. What a SMART idea!! I love that the can is big enough to hold all that. And the decorations? CUTE!

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  15. Great idea Chris!! Very cute CAN!!!

    Jenni

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  16. Darling idea!! Love how you tied the ribbon with the charm!

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  17. Such an adorable project...love that charm you added on there too!

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  18. So cute and colorful... will make a wonderful gift!

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  19. Love the altered pop cans - great idea - too cute!

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