Friday, May 2, 2008

May Flowers - Ginger Blossoms

Hi Everyone!

May is here and with it Spring! I just love watching all the plants come back to life and sprout flowers and buds. So exciting! Though, it has been a little on the cold side of things this week. Not to complain, this is better than all the snow!
Thank you so much for all your patience as I have been undergoing construction. My stamping room is still torn apart and now waiting for paint. Ugh! is going to be so fabulous to have it DONE! Woohoo!

I am headed off to my upline's Stampin' Event 2008 tomorrow. Please pray for me as I am doing a short presentation for over a hundred demonstrators. I am a little nervous....yikes, but on the whole, the day is going to be AWESOME!!! I am currently mass producing a card to swap there. I hope to come home with some fabulous new ideas and layouts that I can share with you later.

I know you must be chomping at the bit to see something new. So to go along with May Flowers, springtime and things that are new, I have created something to make you think outside of the "box" [card or whatever you usually stamp]. Tupper, my husband, has taken to saving all sorts of containers for me. Lately [well, before the construction], I would go downstairs to find some new container on my work table. "What I am supposed to do with this?" I would ask. "I thought you could make something out of it." He would answer. Aww....he is trying to help me create new stuff! He is so great!

O.K., enough mushiness, THIS project is made from an ice tea canister. The top comes off and I am using it as a door prize bin. I was always forgetting a basket and I think this is soooo much better! You can just let your imagination run wild with all the uses: piggy bank, candy container, gift container....your turn!

*Measure the height of your canister and cut the DSP to match.
*Wrap the DSP and mark where it touches to get the circumference.
*Create your embellishment and adhere with Sticky Strip. SNAIL adhesive just is not strong enough for this project.
*Decorate the top of the canister.
*To create the hole in the top, us the Word Window Punch as a template on a scrap piece of paper. Decide the width of your hole [mine is one and a quarter WW Punches. Very exact, as you can see ;-p ]. Place the template over the center and cut with your hobby blade. [Mine did not cut so well, so I added the accent paper to cover the boo-boo. See pictures below.]

Ginger Blossoms Container

Ginger Blossoms DSP
Embrace Life Stamp Set
Groovy Guava CS & Ink
Ruby Red CS & Ink
Old Olive Ink
Gold Brads
1/16" Circle Punch
Word Window Punch
Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon
Sticky Strip
Hobby Blade and Cutting Mat

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