Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

I think I CAN! I think I CAN!!

   Hey there!  Hope you are having a nice Thursday!  I have a little project to share today that is the beginning of a bigger project which is in the works! What a mouthful! LOL  To make a long story short I have been on the hunt for some house decorations.  We have relocated recently and most of our walls are still bare.  I am talking empty canvas kind of bare!  I don't know yet exactly how I want to decorate the new place so shopping has been kind of a challenge.  I have discovered though that pictures are darn price-y!  Who wants to blow wads of cash on decor when you could  be spending it on stamping supplies! LOL  So, it occurred to me that I should just start making my decor!  I have purchased a few small things as a base and plan to start making some of the others.  Here is the first little piece of my new collection:

This uses the colors of the other pieces I picked up and will fit into a  5 X 7 frame to round out the grouping.

The cool thing is that the flowers are made from aluminum cans!!  I cut the tops and bottoms off of a couple of aluminum cans and ran them through my Big Shot using the Party Blossoms die.  I stamped the blue pieces and the heart with SU!'s grid stamp and adhered everything with glue dots!  (Love those little guys!) I added a little bling with some rhinestones and stamped the word family with one of the alphabet sets. 

Close up of the flower! I was so happy with how they turned out!  I spent a lot of time trying to line up the die with the colors on the cans that I wanted and after all that work wound up liking the shiny silver backside better!  The flower centers are from the colored part of the can.

Stamps: Lovely Letters Alphabet and Grid
Paper: Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake
Ink: Basic Gray and Pacific Point
Extras: Aluminum cans, party Blossom die and Rhinestones

I am pretty pleased with how it turned out and now my mind is reeling with possibilities  for other projects!
I will share them as I make them.  

Lots to do today so I am off to get my day rolling!  Have a wonderful day!  Do something stamp-y!  You will be so glad that you did!  Be back soonest!


marsha said...

Just gorgeous AM! I always enjoy seeing your work!

Samantha said...

I just love this card. Love the blue!

Margaret said...

This is great! These would also make wonderful gifts for the holidays!