Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Birthday Altered Paint Can

A very good friend just celebrated her 40th birthday and I really wanted to present her gifts in something different than just a wrapped box. This was my first attempt at making an altered paint can but I think it came out pretty nice.

This is a view of one side of the can. The leaves were cut out using the Cricut Storybook cartridge. (I'm loving this cartridge) I used a heavier weight Bazzill cardstock so they were very thick and sturdy. Both the shadows and images were cut at 3 1/2. I had to set my blade depth to 6, pressure to 5, and speed at 3. They cut out beautifully.


Before I glued the leaves to the shadows I ran them through my Xyon upside down and added fine glitter. After they were glued together I placed tiny pearls in a few places on each leaf.

A view of the other side:


I also created an ATC card to use as the tag. Since her gift contained some Flower Soft and a Flower Soft stamp I used it on the stamped image so she could see how it looked. I also used the Happy Birthday Cuddlebug folder to emboss the foil paper.

Oh, the big envelope behind the can was made from 2 12x12 pieces of paper from the DCWV's Blossom & Butterfly stack. I machine stitched the two pieces together. It was made to "wrap" some EZ Mount that I had for her.

So.... that is why I haven't posted in a while. Busy, busy, busy!


  1. Oh Pam, how beautiful is everything, what a wonderful thing to do for your friend. I just love it all. I really like how you glittered the flowers. Great job. And you have been missed

  2. I love the crafted paint can idea. I made one for Christmas, but don't want to just put cookies in it. Any other ideas?

  3. I've used these cans for all occasions. For Christmas I made some mini ornaments and filled the can with them. Also ribbon candies, tea candles, any thing looks great when given in one of these.


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