You all thought I was here on the computer all day - but, HA - I was not. I was creating. Whether I'm on board or not, the holidays are coming and I have a few things I need to do in order to get ready. Like decorate cute cans for candy canes.
I used the Jewel Christmas Addition on this one. I simply measured the height of the can (it's a Del Monte mandarin can. Our Wendy *loves* mandarins in her lunch), and cut the paper accordingly.
Then, because I have this compulsive need to mat and border everything, I created a trim
I'm in love with the wavy blade that goes with Creative Memories 12" Rotary Trimmer. One of my favorite things to do with it, is to layer my waves. For this can I began by cutting a wave border, 1" wide.
I then created another wavy edge, this time on white cardstock. It's actually the piece on the left that I'm using and I'm not worried about size at this point - just as long as it's more than the one inch I made my blue border
Next, I adhered my blue border to my white cardstock - matching up the waves and leaving a small matted edge
I then put the whole piece into my 12 inch rotary trimmer again, and cut it just a smidge (that *is* a technical term) over an inch, leaving that small white mat along the top edge. I then adhered the whole piece along the top edge of the can, creating the bordered edge. Fun!
To follow through with the white borders, I also matted and trimmed the three ornaments (cut from the patterned paper) before adhering them with foam squares to the can. Try it! Quick and easy! Also a fun way to give a gift.
On a roll today, I also made a fun little card. I used foam tape on the tree sticker to give it a little lift, and added a circle and snowflake to the top to give a little balance and help the eye move through the project. That all sounds oh too technical. I made a card - it was fun! I've been in teacher mode for too long. I forget how to talk sometimes.
Lastly - our essential oil order came in the mail today, and I was tickled to see that they now (it's been a year since I ordered) pack the oils in darling little cardboard tubes. I instantly visualized fun holiday packaging! I measured the tube, cut my paper to size and wrapped it around adhering with photo splits along the way.
I labeled it to my mother and now I'm committed. Or maybe I'll tell my kids they need to fill it for me.....yeah, that's what I'll do.......
Have a great weekend!!