Fall is now in full force here in Calgary...as usual Calgary's weather is so unpredictable, at the beginning of September it was scorching hot, than it cooled right off...I'm talking Winter conditions! than it was nice and warm again and now it's cooled off again...yesterday we even had wet, snow flurries! The leaves have all changed to a brilliant orange color...it really is spectacular.
As anyone knows when we are parents and our children's schedules are busy that means we are busy...enough said!
I am anticipating the holiday season that will soon be upon us starting very soon with Thanksgiving, than Halloween and of course Christmas.
So why not start the holiday season off right by registering for my Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack. Please contact me for more details.
I would like to extend a warm welcome to Cinthya Martinez who joined the Stampin' Up! Family...Congratulations Cinthya, I look foward to working with you and wish you much success!
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Halloween!
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Tiny Takeout Boxes and Tags (Page 217 of the 2006-2007 Idea Book and Catalogue)
6 sheets per pkg. Colour packages include 1 of each colour listed at bottom of page plus Confetti White and Kraft. 12x12. Price: 9.50 each CAD.
Check out this fun example for Halloween.
Featured Stamp Set
Best Friends (Page 21 of the Holiday Mini)
Who doesn't love Halloween? Cute kids trick or treating, some big too! and of course all that yummy chocolate! Well here is a fun stamp set that will bring years of fun! Price: $31.95 CAD.
Arachnophobia (Page 21 of the Holiday Mini)
This wheel is sure to bring lots of fun to your scrapbook pages, papercrafts, cards and of course it would be great for your children's class treat bags.
Altered Paint Tins
By Chris Turnbull
Well we’ve seen them in the latest scrapbooking mags and I must admit they are so fun to alter. That’s right I’m talking about paint tins. Brand new empty paint tins. What once held paint, can now hold anything you desire. From Easter eggs for the kids on Easter morning to a special gift to say I love you and anything in between, these paint tins are great, versatile and so much fun to play with. Fill them up or keep them empty - the choices are incredible.
All you need is a paint tin…. or 2 or 3 or 4…. your endless supply of scrapbooking materials, time and your imagination. Most paint stores sell new and unused paint tins and they are not that expensive. When you do purchase them make sure the handles come with them as they can be kept separate from the paint cans and you may need to ask for them.
You can get white or the plain metal ones. I preferred to use the 4 litre plain metal ones for the tins I have altered. They are a great size and there is little trimming down when it comes to covering them with your papers. Of course you may chose to use smaller or bigger ones if you so desire.
STEP 1: Gather your supplies, papers, trims, ribbons etc, that you wish to use on your tin.
Trim your paper to the appropriate size. You also need to leave a little extra for overlap on the sides of the tin. Carefully trim the paper away from the handle circles so the paper fits snug to the tin. I use double-sided tape to adhere the paper to the tin as it is stronger.
STEP 2: Decorate your tins with any ribbons, fabrics, fibers, stickers, die-cuts, etc (with double-sided tape as it is stronger).
You may also choose to use photos. I have edited, played and had fun changing the photos with a software program so they would blend in with the colour scheme I have chosen for this tin.
STEP 3: Add ribbons, fibers, and handmade tags to the paint tin handles.
You can tie a few ribbons to each side of the handle or you may like to tie ribbons, fabric or fibers to the entire handle.
STEP 4: Don’t forget the lids.
If you choose to paint them, I suggest that you rough the surface slightly with sandpaper so the paint has something to adhere to. Alternatively you may wish to use a sealer. Keeping this in mind, some acrylic paints are made with a sealer in them. Clean the lid then apply paint, allowing for drying time. You may use two coats if you like depending on the final look you wish to achieve. If you choose to cover the lid with paper, trim paper to fit snug inside the lid. To achieve this, place paper on lid and gently run your fingers round the edge then cut to size. Trim with ric-rac or ribbon using double-sided tape or a Xyron Create a Sticker machine. Decorate with any extra embellishments.
That’s it….fun and simple. You can do anything with them and they make great gifts. So go on and get creative.
If you have any questions about altering paint cans please fell free to contact me for some examples or even better get a group of friends and family together and I can come to your house and teach you all about altering paint cans!
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