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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Valentine's Day Bag

My first attempt at a candy bag. It came out pretty good but I see some changes for next time. Here is the tutorial for the idea.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Tag Scrapbook Frame

The local scrapbook store had one of these made from a kit. It had four tags but I did not have that much time so I made it two. I love the way it came out.
I used Plantin SchoolBook cartridge and cut it at 9 in chipboard then cover with paper. Used a strip of chipboard to connect them. I bought small canvas' at Micheal's and glued them on the tag. Added the pictures and details and there you have it. I really enjoyed making it.

Pop top cans

I saw this idea on and loved it. I tried it for Christmas presents for my nephew's and niece's for Christmas. I filled them with candy and a gift card. They were very easy to do.
I tried the first two with hot glue to seal and do not recommend it. Then I used Gorilla glue (which is at the craft stores. I got mine at Micheal's for $5). Some of the bottoms did not look fantastic so I put ribbon around the bottom. I recommend putting a lot of pressure on the can after gluing and leaving it on there for a least an hour.
When you are looking for cans to use make sure the bottom is not rounded on the edges. The saftey can opener(I got mine from pampered chef for under $15) will not work on it. The bottom edges should look the same as the top edges.
Also I recommend a thin scrap booking paper since it bends easily and can be glued easily to the cans. I used spray glue for the paper since it is cheap and goes a long way.
Here is the link to the tutorial I used for inspiration.

Add a tag with Christmas stamps on the other side on these two larger cans.

Have fun with making these. I think you will love the results.