Friday, September 28, 2007

HALLOWEEN ALTERED FRUIT CAN

My apologies for lack of posts this week, and for lack of original artwork. What LITTLE time I've had to stamp has been stamping for my upcoming stamp class (and I try to keep those projects a surprise for my local stampin' friends). As I've mentioned before, my mom has been here for two weeks recovering from surgery. In between helping her (which I'm very much enjoying!), driving kids to and from schools and activities, laundry, grocery shopping, cooking, and TRYING to keep the house fairly clean, there's been NO chunks of time for some serious stamping! Bummer!!!

Drew joined a tackle football team and is taking guitar lessons, and Allie's marching band season is in full force. I can't tell you how many trips my husband and I make in one day back and forth from schools and activities ... it just plain NUTS! I can certainly tell October is approaching! Seems like October, December and May are always CRAZY months at the Riley house! (Now that I think about it ... when ISN'T it a crazy time at the Riley house?). Bear with me ... I am trying really really hard to get some stamping time in!

I have a photo folder on my computer for photos of cards and projects I find in various places. I totally CASEd this altered fruit can from Sarah Moore. See her original HERE.

This can was originally a Del Monte 4 oz. can of fruit. I opened it from the bottom with a Pampered Chef Can Opener which opens cans without the sharp edge. After taking the fruit out, wash the can and remove the label, decorate, fill with Halloween goodies, and glue the bottom lid back on the can. E6000 glue works well for this, and can be found at your local craft store and Walmart.

I did use the retired Stampin' Around Wheel, Boulder Bits, and some of last year's retired Halloween Night DP and ribbon for this can. My all-time favorite Halloween character has got to be Frankenstein, and love it when green and purple are added to the traditional orange and black colors for Halloween!


RECIPE
Stamps: Booglie Eyes (pg. 29), Builder Bits Stampin' Around Wheel (retired), "HAPPY HALLOWEEN" from All Holidays (pg. 143)
Paper: Lovely Lilac, Basic Black and Whisper White CS, Halloween Night DP (retired)
Ink: Basic Black Classic Ink Pad, Green Galore, Lovely Lilac and Only Orange Markers
Embellishments: Green Galore Brad, Tangerine, Apple Green, and Delphinium Grosgrain Ribbon (all three retired)
Tools: Tag Punch, Word Window Punch (folded in 1/2, attached to tag with brad and looped through Tangerine Ribbon)
Supplies: E6000 Glue, Pampered Chef Can Opener (both non-SU)

20 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Nancy! This is so cute!!! I've never done one of these cans before and have been meaning to! Love the stamp you used!
Hope your Mom is having a good recovery!

pescbrico said...

What a great idea!! My little girl cannot eat candy... This is a idea I may use for her! Thanks for sharing

Deborah said...

You spooky can is very cool! I am so glad I found your wonderful blog! It is about time! He he! Deb

Diane (djluvs2stamp on SCS) said...

Nancy, this is such a great idea!! How cute!
Diane

Rose Ann said...

Your can is so cute!!! I love it, Nancy!

Monica-FC said...

what a nifty idea and so groovy. they would be guessing how you ever got those goodies in there.:)

fran said...

That wheel is so darling with this stamp! Really cute can - and a great idea! Hope your mom is starting to feel better.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Oh this is just the cutest! I LOVE it!

Becky - Stampin in the Tulip City said...

I love this! So cute how you used the builder bits. I'm off to try one!

Amy said...

You have been so busy, but still have time to come up with this super cute can! I have been 'wanting' to do one of these too. Although, I have a long 'to do' list...and can't seem to complete much. TFS Nancy!

Paula said...

Hi Nancy, I love this idea! I want to make these for Christmas or Valentines Day! I'm going out right now to start collecting fruit cups :o)

Lynn said...

Too cute, I've never tried one of these but if I do I hope mine would come out as good as yours.

Scrappychick said...

Nancy,
I love the tin! The builder bits was the perfect touch. If you ever figure out how to slow things down at the Riley house, give me a heads up as to how you do it!

Joanne B. said...

CUTE! Well done. Can't wait to see what you do at your stamp class!

Michele said...

Very cute! Hmmmmm... wonder what's in that can?? Who would ever want to destroy the tin to find out??

Kirsten said...

This is absolutely adorable with that wheel!

Alexandra said...

Nancy, this can it too cute - that wheel is perfect! Love it! I hope you mom is doing better! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Corie said...

This is simply adorable -- love it.

Linda McClain said...

Ah man, I've been wanting to make one of these fruit cup thingy's. I just don't have the right can opener. I'm going to have to find a Pampered Chef distributor. This is adorable! You make it look so easy.

Linz said...

How clever to use the nuts & bolts wheel! I love this! Do you think Trick-or-Treaters would hate me if I just covered the actual fruit cans? :)