Friday, December 3, 2010


 Scroll down for the Flourishes challenge card, Winter White.

Well, the screws and wire were removed from my ankle Wednesday morning.  True to form, I was totally sick from the anesthesia.  So instead of having 2 days of stamping, I only had one, today.  So here's what I accomplished.
First I saw that CCEE stampers had a snowman challenge here.  Instead of a card, I had saved these cans from Yams I had on Thanksgiving.  What made me decide to keep them was they were white on the inside, gold on the outside and a nice size. Since I opened them with a Pampered Chef can opener there was no sharp edges and I could use the lids to reclose if I wanted.

Well, I thought for sure a 12 inch piece of designer paper would fit around it.  Well, it was really close:
Since I chose a paper that I could match easily, I figured I could piece it and match pretty well.

See, you can hardly see the seam.
The other can I decided to use some wrapping paper, which I knew would be long enough.  :)

So here are my 2 covered cans.
Now it's time to decorate.  I picked my images, both from Whiff of Joy out of Switzerland, a snowman (for the challenge) and Santa because I wanted to.  SO send the Challege police after me.  LOL
I stamped my images and cut out with Spellbinder labels.  Had I known the large one for the Santa would have covered the seam, I wouldn't have had to be so meticulous on matching.  The snowman image I layered on the next size label die (Sorry, I don't have my dies labeled as to what number they are).
And here are the close ups. I colored them with Copics and used some chunky glitter for snow on the bottom...oh and it's been snowing here all day...we have about 6 inches so far.  I dug in my stash for other Christmas stuff I had to decorate with.

 I decided to decorate the lid of the Santa can.  I can use it for fudge or even a pair of socks.  Then I decorated the rest of the can.  I used the snowflakes from Spellbinders and a HO ho Ho stamp I picked up at Michael's dollar bin embossed in gold on a die cut piece of white cardstock.  Oh I used Scorpal tape to hold everything down except the die cut snowflakes, I used homemade glue dots.
 So there is my snowman challenge.

Next Flourishes WINTER WHITE CHALLENGE.  Show off a little pop of color, but make sure the overall feeling is white.  Since almost everything outside is white with all this snow it was easy to do this!
I stamped the large evergreen in Ivy Brillance Ink on vellum.  That was layered on a piece of Stardream Opal cardstock that I ran through the Cuttlebug dots folder, layered on Forest cardstock on a Stardream base.  I added a bow, a few die cut flourishes and some gems to decorate the tree.  One more Christmas card done!


Julie Koerber said...

Wow Betty... this is a drop dead stunner! I am going to CASE this one for sure!! :-)

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

adorable cans...great idea...have a super weekend!

enjoy *~*

Leslie Miller said...

Well now, I might have to get one of those Pampered Chef's can openers. A friend of mine sells Pampered Chef, so she should send you a thank you! Your cans are so cute! Love that they're white on the inside. Gorgeous Christmas tree for the challenge, too! I just love how you decorated it. The flourishes curling around the image panel are a fabulous finish.

Katharina Frei said...

Your tins are lovely Betty,
Thanks for pointing me to your blog. What a lovely idea!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow, that card is absolutely gorgeous! It's perfection in white, if you ask me. :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! Oh I like the corners accents and your tree is fantastic.

Dawn B. said...

Betty I love the way you recycled.. Your cans are great. Never noticed my yam cans were white on the inside. Thanks for joining us at Flourishes with your tree card. Hope you feel better soon.. I know the feeling of anesthesia.. Had my share of that this week too.

Joanne (jojot) said...

you have been a busy all your projects

thanks for joining the CCEE this week

Janeen said...

gorgeous. very nice work you do!