Sunday, December 28, 2014

Belated Merry Christmas to All

Needed a bit of a break from crafting and blogging so I apologize for being absent for so long.  I have managed an entry into the Fripperies and Butterflies Challenge using the fab free Santa Collage sheet provided for the challenge.
I'm also entering this in the Gecko Galz FB In with the New, Recycle the Old Challenge as it started like this.  Using a safety can opener, I opened the bottom (ate the soup) and cleaned it thoroughly and removed the label.

I printed Gecko Galz digi papers from the Christmas Past pack and covered the can and top and bottom (cutting out and area to slide under the pop top with a small circle punch) and adhered them to the can with Score tape.  I resized the paper and also cut a matching tag, then fussy cut an image for the tag and glued it on.

Here are the other 3 sides of the can, each with a fussy cut Santa from the collage sheet.  Finally I added a bow and bells to the top.  Once filled, you glue the bottom back on with hot glue and the recipient opens the container with the pop top.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and here's wishing you a fabulous New Year.

I'm also entering this in the 613 Avenue Create ATG Challenge, Eclectic Ellapu Vintage Christmas and Christmas Not a Card, Simon Says Wednesday ATG, Recycle, Re-Purpose and Re-Invent ATG but must Recycle, Crafty Hazelnut's December Patterned Paper Challenge, CHNC ATG As Long As It's Christmas, and CHNC December Christmas Extra Challenge.


  1. terrific idea Donna! Beautifully decorated and crafted!

  2. Very creative and very nicely done! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Created!
    Chana, Owner

  3. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  4. Love this - what a great bit of recycling!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

    Helen x

  5. this is super cute, Donna! Really love the use of both soup and can - makes for a nice meal while crafting ;)
    It looks great, and that bow is the magic touch :)

    Hoping you have a super start to 2015!
    Hugs from Laila - Eclectic DT.

  6. wow! this is so pretty :) thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp!

  7. Oh I just love this so bright and cheerful and so perfect for this holiday. TFS over at Eclectic Ellapu this month - hope to see you again in future challenges - Elaine

  8. What a wonderful project, great image. Thanks for joining the Pink Team at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Carol DT x


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