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Monday, August 27, 2007

Just Can It!

Another twist on the can. This one is made using a pineapple fruit can by Dole. The others were made using Del Monte Fruit cans. The soup cans are too small and most of them don't open from the bottom with a can opener, the bottoms are rounded and not sealed like the tops are.
I used some of the fun decorative paper that comes in the scrapbooking kits by Stampin' Up! A dear friend of mine gave me this paper. She's such a dear!! This paper is SO bright and colorful!! I stuck with the soup can sketch but did it in a birthday theme. I did the top words on the computer and the center circle is from the "Circle of Friendship" set by Stampin' Up! It's actually still a work in progress. I'm waiting for the clutter in my head to clear so I can work on a poem for the can. Inside the can is a balloon, confetti, candle and there will be hugs and kisses of course!!! But I want to work on a poem to include those items and yet make it rhyme and flow nicely. Hopefully in a couple of days I'll be able to find some time to just sit and create in that capacity!!! Even without the poem it's a fun can. You can put a gift or money inside and give it to the birthday person!! I LOVE how everyone is in awe of a pop top can not opened but yet you have stuff in it that you put there yourself. Isn't crazy glue a fabulous creation?? LOL

Here's an important tip when using the crazy glue on the bottom of the can to seal it shut. Put a piece of very stick tape on the outside of the bottom lid. Run the crazy glue around the edge. Using your index finger, press it on the tape and lift the lid up. Hover over the can and slowly bring the lid down and set it in place. Doing it this way will keep the glue off your fingers. It's wonderful glue until you get it on your fingers!!! Raise your hand if at some time in your life you've glued your fingers together with that stuff!!! Now look around you to see who's looking at you raising your hand!!! LOL

Thank you for stopping by!


Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Great idea! Thanks!

Alhambra Club said...

This is so cool, I have done small things using cans the size of tuna cans, but absolutley love this, yours is great.

Unknown said...

I just love all the cans you have shown so far, great ideas.

barb said...

This is such a wonderful idea. I'm going to give it a try soon. Thanks for sharing all your little tips, too! Who likes those glue hardened fingers?!?! :)