Friday, July 30, 2010

Bee Bucket

So I've had this can of scissors undecorated on my stamp table for years....litterally! It was a baby formula can from my son who will soon be 8! With the nice cabinets and counters in my stamp room now (I'm almost all moved in so I'll show you soon), the formula can just wasn't working for me so I decided to dress it up.

I choose this image and sentiment as I am a busy little bee in my stamp room making bee-utiful things! Ha! I wrapped the can in kraft paper. It took two sheets so I scalloped the edges to make the seam a feature instead of something to hide. I attached the sheets together on one seam and stamped in the bees and the sentiment. I kept the bees high up so they would not be covered by the ribbon. For the bee bodies, I punched a small circle and embossed with my Candy Cane Stripe embossing folder. Then I lightly sponged black on the raised portions and they were ready to place into position. All I had to do to finish was attach the piece to the can and tie on a ribbon.

Stamps: Artful INKables Spot On Summer
Paper: Papertrey Kraft, More Mustard
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: 1/2” Circle Punch, Candy Cane Stripe embossing folder, Scallop Edge punch, yellow ribbon from Pink Hedgehog, sorry the black/white ribbon is a scrap from an unknown source

Michelle B.


Joy said...

i love this, so creative!

Crystal said...

Super cute Michelle and soooo creative and fun!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Hi Michelle,
just popping by from FCD to say Hi! Yes your can is so much better decorated! really sweet. You should enter it this month at Gingersnaps, thats what a challenge is!

Emily Leiphart said...

It's so lovely, Michelle! Way to alter that formula can after all these years. At least it didn't go in the landfill! ;)