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Saturday, July 16, 2011

It's a Wrap Blog Hop

Welcome to the "It's a Wrap Blog Hop" hosted by Cool Beans by L.B.

This hop is all about wrapping gifts.  We were given instructions to create something to wrap a gift in.  We could use a bag, box, basket, and/or more.

There are 22 stops on this hop and we hope you can visit them all and see the creative wrapping ideas.

You should have arrived from Michele from Green Girl Scraps http://www.michelegreen.com/
If you are just finding our hop in the middle you can go to the beginning at Cool Beans By L.B.

I am going to a baby shower in a couple of weeks for my sister-in-law.  I thought it would be fun to wrap her gift in something she can keep.  I decided to use a can.  After opening this could be used to store precious memories or items from babyhood for their new daughter.  This is my finished product.

I bought the canister at JoAnn Fabrics for $4.80.(Used a coupon) 
Here are the steps I used to create this gift can.

1.  Used DCWV paper and covered can.  The hardest part was cutting around the handle.

2.  Used a brown ribbon with pink flowers to separate the brown paper from the patterned paper and then added a pink button where the ribbon came together.  I also added an embellishment right below the button..."A daughter is..."

3.  I cut a thin strip of coordinating DCWV paper and added it to the bottom.

4.  I used the Cricut "Stamping" cartridge to cut out the pink connecting flowers around the top of the can.  Size =2 inches.

5.  It is probably hard to see...but I sprayed those connecting flowers with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Iridescent Gold to give it a little bling.  Then I added the pink dew drops in the middle of each flower.  I wanted to give the can some dimension...so I popped them out.

6.  On the side of the can I stapled two pink tags together and then covered them with coordinating papers, ribbon, a flower, and button.  I wanted to create a pocket for the paint can opener.  I tied some ribbon to the top of the paint can opener and then placed it into the pocket.

7.  I decorated the top of the can with coordinating paper.  I made another tag.  I stamped and embossed "dear Baby" on the tag and sprayed it with glimmer mist.

8.  I then cut a bunch of ribbon and tied it to the handle of the paint can.

 There are so many ways you could decorate a paint can.  Birthdays, holidays, wedding, showers, etc.  If you think about it...the can was not much more than buying a bag and tissue paper.  This is so much more personal and cute! 

This is the first blog hop I have participated in and since I am jumping right in I am going to offer some blog candy.  I bought another pail (smaller) and filled it with all of the scraps from my project.  Maybe you will be the lucky winner and will get to create a fun project. In order to win please leave a comment and a way to get in touch.  I hope you win!

I am also new to blogging, so you do not have to be a follower in order to win but....skim over the rest of my posts and if you are interested become a follower! 

Thanks for stopping.  Your next stop on the hop is...
Everything Digital Scrapbooking http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com/

If you get lost, here is the whole list for this hop.


Cool Beans By L.B. http://coolbeansbylb.blogspot.com/ (HOST)
Debbie from Deb’s Eclectic Thoughts http://www.debseclecticthoughts.blogspot.com/
Cindy from In Love With Paper http://www.inlovewithpaper.blogspot.com/
Amy from Amy’s Digi-Scraps http://scrap-pix.blogspot.com/
Cindy from Scrap Obsessed http://www.scrap-obsessed.blogspot.com/
TX Scrapper Mom http://www.txscrappermom.blogspot.com/
Scrapalette from Around the Block with Scrapalette http://scrapalette.blogspot.com/
Suzelle from http://www.craftsandmorebysuzelle.blogspot.com/
Confessions of a Scrapoholic http://scrapaholicjen.blogspot.com/
Stephanie from onceuponapaper http://onceuponapaper.blogspot.com/
Brenda from Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/
Maria from Stamp Cut Create http://stampcutcreate.blogspot.com/
Terri from http://scrappinwiththebug.blogspot.com/
Lori Apgar from http://www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/
I Came, I saw, I Created http://icameisawicreated.blogspot.com/
Anabel aka cricutaddicted from http://scrappingformorefun.blogspot.com/
Michele from Green Girl Scraps http://www.michelegreen.com/
Alicat from http://scrappingwithalicat.blogspot.com/  You are here!
Everything Digital Scrapbooking http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com/ Go here next
Robin, The Scrappin' Delta Diva http://scrappindeltadiva.blogspot.com/
Gamma's Creative Corner http://gammascreativecorner.blogspot.com/
Paper Crafting Chic: http://www.papercraftingchic.com/


  1. LOVE it!! There is so much dimension here! I love the ribbons all along the handle. Great project!

  2. Love your paint can! It will be perfect to hold those littel keepsakes. I'm a new follower.


  3. Oh my goodness this is just the cutest can. I love it. Great color choice. Your SIL will love it and cherish it. I like that she can reuse it for memories of the baby. Great job. I love it.



  4. Amazing. You give a gift and it is part fo the gift. I am sure the mommy-to-be will love this can (and whatever you put inside as well)

  5. I'm a new follower and LOVE your project (and the previous ones also) Love your color choices and how you decorated this canister. TFS!

  6. I love how you decorated this can, what a great gift idea.

  7. oh I love the paint can gift idea ! So fun. Yours turned out so pretty. TFS

  8. This can is the cutest thing ever! I love everything about it! Thanks for the giveaway chance. I also became a follower of your blog.


  9. Cute project. I had to smile when I saw the name of your blog, I call my son Alley cat

    Smiles Sher

  10. I am loving your Project and have wanted to do this for sometime now!! It came out very Nice!! TFS!! I am now a new follower and Welcome to the awesome blogging worls..It is so awesome, you are going to love it!!

    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  11. beautiful project! Alot of work and love went into it I can tell.
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com
    new follower here.

  12. what a great idea! I love that you used a can!!!

  13. Very cute! I've never used a paint can as a gift holder before, but you definitely gave me some inspiration! Beautiful work... I think my favorite part is the ribbon :-) You matched colors beautifully!

  14. Cute canister gift. Beautiful papers and embellishments. My favorite colors right now. Cindy

  15. You did such a great job!!! I love it. Congrats on your first blog hop. New follower here.
    justina1218 at aim dot com

  16. LOVE IT___my favorite one so far. Love the colors and I would love to win your blog candy to make one of these. I really like the flowers and all the embellies you used my blog is:
    http://debbiebakk.blogspot.com come check out my handmade doileys I think you will like these too.

  17. and the best is - she can store some of baby's things in there!! LOVE the special "bag" Way to precious!! new follower BUT would love if you have e-mail so i could continue to follow. Let me know please :) Doris

  18. I have always wanted to do one of these paint cans. Yours is wonderful!

  19. I have a couple of these paint canisters sitting around waiting for inspiration. I think I just found it. I LOVE the color combo you used and the details. Its so perfect.

    Thanks for Sharing!


  20. New follower here!! Love your can! I love altering paint cans! They are so much fun & so impressive when done!!
    ♥ Laura ♥

  21. Love it! I'm a new follower!

  22. great project,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  23. I LOVE IT! YES, I AM SCREAMING! LOL! my favorite so far.. i have been wanting 2 decorate a pail 4 so long. never any extra $ 2 buy the stuff! lol! thanks! prhmangel@gmail.com

  24. That bucket is so cute!! She is going to love it! It's so beautiful!

    Jodie R on CC MB

  25. The can is beautiful and I am sure was as special as the gift in it!!


  26. Beautiful can I always wanted to do one of those cans.Thank you for the inspiration.

    mreyes2710 at gmail dot com

  27. What an adorable paint can! I bet your SIL will love it!

    I'm a new follower!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  28. Your can came out great I love pink and brown!
    I am a new follower and you did grea tfor your first hop!

    thanks Sheryl
    luv2scrap44 at yahoo dot com

  29. So gorgeous! I can only imagine how gorgeously organised your scraproom is if you make things like this! TFS! x

  30. Congrats on yoru first hop!

    Your project turned out great. It is amazing to see how you transformed the can!

    Thanks for participating in the hop and for the inspiration!

    Also thanks for a chance to win some awesome blog candy!

    Melanie (your newest follower)
    melanie_mason87 at hotmail.com

  31. Love your can...the idea, paper, cuts and embellishments! I would love the scraps to create a mini version! It's been great hopping with you!

  32. Love the idea of a can, such a good keepsake - and so handy!! Love it, TFS! The colours are super-cute!

    Your newest follower, (I'm a newbie to blogging too, so be good if you could drop by my blog and we can learn together!)


  33. This is a great project! I love the colors and all the embellishments. Great blog layout as well. TFS!