Wednesday, April 21, 2010

~Guest Designer - For Fun Challenges - Anything But a Card~

I'm so excited to be posting today as a Guest Designer at For Fun Challenges!!

I was honored when Helen asked me if I would be interested in coming up with a challenge for this week. Be sure to head over to For Fun Challenges every Wednesday for a fun and new challenge!

For this weeks challenge I chose to do "Anything But a Card". I love doing altered projects, so when Helen told me that I could choose anything I'd like as the challenge, I knew exactly what it had to be!!

With Mother's Day right around the corner, I chose to do a paint can for a friend to let her know how special she is and that she's being thought of. Hopefully you'll see how easy it is to make one, and you'll make one for someone special in your life also!!! They're so fun to make and you can be as creative as you'd like with them!!!

I made the paint can pattern using my Cricut Expression, Design Studio and the Storybook cartridge. If anyone is interested in the paint can pattern .cut file, feel free to email me at I have it available in Plantin, George, and Storybook cartridge.
The name on the can was done on the Cricut with the Storybook cartridge also. But you could use any stickers, chipboard or lettering that you have in place of the work done with the cutting machine.
My papers came from the DCWV Citrus Stack.
I used clear skittles on the patterned paper for the middle of the flowers to give depth but to take the color from the paper.

I used various ribbons that I either had in my collection or in my stash to use along the handle.

The lid is covered with the same patterned paper from the can and layered with a piece of the metallic red cardstock, then clear pebbles hot glued around the rim. The knob is a regular drawer knob from Home Depot, painted with metallic acrylic paint and then hot glued to lid.

I attached the tags and lid opener to the handle using various fibers from my collection. And then you can fill the paint can with all sorts of goodies that your special person loves!!!
I absolutely love doing these and hope that you'll try your hand at one also one day!!!
Thanks for looking.


Sew Many Cards said...

Awesome work Jeri- It looks like a party waiting to happen! I love all those ribbons around the handle, so much fun!


Anonymous said...

WOW! i love this soooooo much-you know my addy lol :)
fantastic girl!


Marlene said...

FANTASTIC can!! Seriously, the best altered paint can I've ever seen. Absolutely love this!! Is the attached knob functional, or is it just for display?

crafterGM said...

What an awesome paint can. going to add this to a favorite. Gloria M

Deanette said...

You did a great job with this Jeri, love it!



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