Saturday, November 19, 2011

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style--The Tin Can

Yes, I said tin can! Here's Sharon's challenge: "Welcome! Today we are working with recycling the tin can -- whether you call it altering, decorating, recycling, repurposing or upscaling -- it's all about reusing some of those very versatile tin cans that are all around us. Remember the pencil cups we made from tin cans in grade school? Same idea -- just a little more grown up!"

Well, this was one fun challenge...since I had been in the Christmas mode of creating, I immediately thought of using a tuna can as a shadow box of sorts. Highlighted and linked items are all from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

I began by taping a strip of "Bo Bunny Blitzen Collection" 12 X 12" decorator paper onto the inner walls of the tuna can. I was hoping that a Spellbinder Circle die (check with Sharon for availability) would fit the opening of the can for the background, and one did.

I cut the background circle from the Blitzen pad then used a Spellbinder's "Snowflake One" die (no longer available, but you can find other cute Spellbinder snowflake dies here) to create a layered snowflake, also from the "Blitzen" pad. Glitter dresses up the edges of the flake, then it is mounted onto the background circle.

I cut a 1/2" circular piece from a paper towel roll to use in the can to pop up the background panel so that it would be mounted higher in the can. The panel was then glue gunned to the paper towel circle within the can's opening.


May Art's Pleated Satin ribbon was a perfect fit to cover the outside of the can. TONS of chunky glitter, added both to the inside and on the lip of the can, hide the metal lip.  Decorative touches include a May Art's Ivory Silk bow tied with a Bow Easy, and a 1/4" May Art's silk loop attached to the back for hanging. The design can also sit on a shelf as well.

ETA: Some of the ladies have asked what type of chunky glitter that I used. I didn't list it, because the container has no markings on it. I fairly certain that it is Stampin' Up...it has been in my stash for a year or two. Sorry that I couldn't be more helpful!

And..."this is a Mystery Blog Candy (pictured to the left--the card of ribbon and pincushion--not the spool), meaning the winner will be drawn from comments on one of today’s participating blogs, so leaving a comment on each blog will greatly increase your chances of winning, but only one comment per blog, please.


The winner will be selected at 6 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, November 22 and will be posted on Sharon's blog on Wednesday, so please check back to claim your prize if you are the lucky winner! Good luck!"

Check out the rest of the team's designs:
Deb Saaranen (you're here!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  The Stamp Simply Team will be back next Saturday for Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style!

48 comments:

Nancy said...

A tuna can turned into a beautiful shadowbox - how innovative is that! Very pretty!

Stacey said...

I love the shadow box idea with the tuna can---would not guess that is what you used!! Great job!!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Deb, this is SO gorgeous! What a beautiful, sparkly ornament!!! I can just imagine many of these lined up on a shelf. And I LOVE your tip on using the paper towel roll for elevation -- perfect solution and genius!!! TFS!!!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Absolutely lovely! I'd love I know what kind of glitter that is because I've been looking for a nice, chunky, snowy glitter. Thanks! I apologize if you listed it already and I missed it.

Michelle said...

How gorgeous!!! I need to get myself some cans LOL
I love that chunky glitter, and like Rebecca, I'd like to know where to find it as well.

Peggy said...

Lovely use of a tuna can. Great ornament. Love the sparkle.
Blessings,
Peggy Allen

Kelly Sas said...

Guess I need to start eating more tuna! Your shadow box ornament is beautiful!

Sue D said...

Very pretty!!

Carla S. said...

Your shadow box ornament is so gorgeous, Deb! A tuna can never looked so beautiful! I love the glittery snowflake!

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Very pretty, and very creative! Love it. Love all the glitz!

Elizabeth said...

Very pretty:) http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Bev J. said...

Now who would guess that was a tuna can-very elegant project! tfs

Darlene G said...

How beautiful, a tun can!! Who knew!!!

Ravengirl said...

So pretty! Love how it sparkles!

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful.. and so clever.

Bernice P

Traci S. said...

Hi Deb~

I think this is adorable! And, I love recycling! This would be nice on a window sill. You could decorate the back and have facing outside and some facing inside! (That would be great especially if there is no snow--like Florida!)

I also love the glitter, it is wonderful! But, the pleated ribbon and that great bow took my breath away. The pleating adds so much more than paper glued to the can would do! I just love that you did this!

Thanks so much for sharing, Deb!
Have a wonderful day of giving Thanks!

He IS Able!
Traci S.

Win a set of cards every week!
http://He-IS-Able.blogspot.com

BARB SCHRAM said...

Oh my! What a great shadow tin ornament! LOVE the pleated ribbon, a perfect fit! Hope you have a terrific day, Deb!

Marian said...

I love it when I find new ideas for using things we have around the house, keeps stuff out of the landfill!

Carol E said...

What a beautiful project, thank you so much for sharing it.

Rosie said...

What a beautiful creativity of art, thanks for sharing. I love blue for Christmas and the snowflake is gorgeous.

irishgalkelly said...

Oh Deb, this is gorgeous! To think this was a tuna can! Love the soft blue color and all the sparkle on those snowflakes. Thanks so much for inspiring me today!

Mary Jo said...

What a gorgeous ornament. I have a new grandson this year and now have an awesome idea for his first Christmas ornament. Thank you.

GAZ said...

What a beautiful ornament you made out of that tuna can. Amazing. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win! GlendaJ

Caryn S said...

Again, another use for all of those tuna cans in my house! LOVE the chunky glitter, I am now adding that to my list of crafting must-haves!

Rosemary said...

wow... absolutely stunning!!

Jeanne said...

So sparklely (is that a word?) Love it. The pleated ribbon is beautiful. Gotta get some. tfs

Betty said...

Wow and double Wow! How very elegant. Love that sparkly look and that pleasted ribbon.

Rhonda Z said...

Adorable. Who would have thought a tina can could look so pretty! Thanks for the inspriation.

Rebecca Johnson said...

Such a novel idea. Lovely ornament. TFS.
Peace, Becky Johnson

Yvonne said...

Very pretty!

Kelly Massman said...

I've made two of these before, but I have to admit: yours is so gorgeous compared to mine! :-)

Linda Carson said...

Very clever, creative & festive!

creativearts said...

Gorgeous project! I love all of the pleated ribbon around the can and the chunky glitter really makes it pop!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my goodness, Deb, what a fun ornament! Who knew a tuna can could look so amazing! TFS this beauty!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Darlene Gabriel said...

So pretty - love the pleated ribbon and the chunky glitter. Beautiful snowflake.

Kathy Bradley said...

Your shadow box turned out beautifully! I love the glitter - drawn to it like a crow I am!! Decorated lovely and elegantly - thanks so very much for sharing.

Marlene (cards4u) said...

What a a great idea not to mention beautiful too!! Love the pleated ribbon around the outside! Thanks for the chance to play : )

Cheryl B said...

Love the shadowbox idea. Also the pleated ribbon is so pretty!

tina said...

Very gorgeous. Great work.

Tina

Judy Rozema said...

Absolutely amazing! I love recycling and this is so elegant~!

Renee said...

GORGEOUS! And I love that chunky glitter too!! Great ideas, thanks for sharing this!

Julia said...

Love the pleats! Too cute!

jean w. said...

Beautiful recycle job! I thought I had this die for the snowflake...still looking!!!

jean w. said...

Beautiful recycle job! I thought I had this die for the snowflake...still looking!!!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful ornament would never guess it was made from a tuna can thanks for sharing the chunky glitter makes it so sparkly .
Marilyn

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful ornament! Love the glitter!

Lynne said...

Deb - What a sweet little shadowbox ornament. Will have to try that. Thanks for sharing.

connie said...

beautiful!