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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Altered tin can

I cannot believe it has been almost six months since I have been able to scrap anything.  I decided that it was time to force myself to get back among the  living and start doing what I love to do.  I have a small challenge group and figured the best way to motivate me may be to challenge them!  I posted 7 challenges for them to do this month.  The first challenge was to alter something.  I had used a small can of tuna one day and thought that would be good to alter.  The more I looked at it the more I thought it was too small as I decided to make a mini album to go in it.  So, off to the grocery store I went and found a chicken can that I thought would be just the right size.  I was talking on the phone to my niece as I shopped and when I told her where I was and that I was searching for something to alter, she just laughed at me.  I think she will be surprised with what I chose and how it came out.  lol

The item as purchased:

The finished item after I had a little fun with it.:
Spray painting the can black was the first choice I made.  I wanted to make a Christmas themed item so chose the papers from an older  Daisy Ds pad.  I then chose the stamp I wanted to use......this cute one from Bildmalarna.  I just love their stamps and think they have the sweetest little faces.  The lace border is from a Magnolia die and the sentiment stamp is also Bildmalarna.  I inked all the edges with chestnut roan Color box ink.  The pearls, ribbon and flowers are just out of old stash.  

Upon lifting the top off, you will find a little drop down coaster album. A good friend, Alana, sent me some coasters many years ago and am finally getting a few used.  I covered each with black cardstock and then decorated with patterned papers.  After using  my crop a dile to punch holes, I  chained each to the other.  They fold accordion style to fit in the can.

Page one is the bottom of the lid.

I used the nesties die for the scalloped pocket and Magnolia dies for the tags.  A little red stickles around the edges and yellow stickles in the flower centes finished this page off.

 Page 2:

This is a very simple page.  I used a couple red flowers along with a couple punched vine leaves to top the plain square photo mat.  The sentiment stamp as well as the die cut for it is from Whimsy.  Again a little stickles finished this page.

Page 3

This page is a little fold out matchbook type mat.  The snowman stamp is from Studio G.  The sentiment stamp is just a random one I have and have no idea what company.  The little holly leaves on this page as well as on page two, come from a border punch from Fiskars.  Velcro hold the flaps shut.

Page 4:

Another simple page using a Nesties die and another Fiskars border punch. The red pearls finished this page.   I am still trying to use lots of stash and tools I have had forever that have been neglected.  I will never be able to even make a dent in my room but feel better knowing some are finally getting used!

Page 5:

Another little fold out mat for this last page.  I think I may add a few more decorations and still need to finish the back pages.  

Thank you all for stopping by.  I am hoping  to be back into the scrapping world again without any major disruptions.  God bless each of you and many hugs to all.


Bildmalarna - Red

7 Kids College Fund - anything goes.  I used copics and the Neenah paper that I know was purchased from them.  Not sure on the floweres and pearls as I have had them for a long time.

613 Avenue Create - create your own challenge- alter something- I used Punch, die cut, pearls, image stickles, sentiment flowers, ribbon and lace

Simon Says - anything goes

Designed to Color- anything goes

Crafty Sentiments- not a card

Challenges 4 Everybody- anything goes

Glitter n Sparkle - metal,  since my entire project is metal can, I am hoping it qualifies

Hobby Cutz - pearls and lace

Pile it On - leaves......lots of leaves on this project

Crafting 4 Eternity - anything goes

Ladybug Crafts - anything goes

Crafting by Designs - anything goes

Whoopsi Daisy- anything but a card 

Party Time Tuesdays- anything goes


  1. My word! I had to look at this project four or five times to see all the wonderful detail and I am sure I missed somethings. The is a fabulous repurposing project. The out side altered design is impressive. I love the pearls at the top and the beautiful lace at the base. The floral spray beneath your image is so beautiful. Adorable image and great coloring. I will be here all day if I try to comment on each of the coasters. Just let it suffice to say that it will take another twenty minutes to get my jaw up off the floor. Amazing and Innovative! Thanks so much for leaving this on our front porch here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah

  2. Wow, this is so clever and amazingly beautiful! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments and Whoopsi Daisy this week:)

  3. This is really beautiful! I love how you decorated the outside! It's such an awesome project! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  4. this is stunning - really wonderful xx

  5. Hi dear Diana! I just happened to come across this post... lol! My unintended snooping has found a great post! I absolutely love this!!! As always, anything you put your hands on turns out incredibly awesome! Thanks for sharing your talent!! Hugs and love to you!!

  6. Wow! This is such an awesome project! I just love all the detailing you used and the designs are so intricate! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs. I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

  7. Oh wow how amazing is this thanks for sharing at crafty sentiments

  8. WOW absolutely stunning-a fantastic altered project and an equally stunning mini coaster album ,gorgeous papers and dies love the pearls and beautiful embellishments -I really cannot believe how it started out-Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    carol DT x

  9. Absolutely magnificent love it. Thanks for joining us at CI Paints hope to see you at the next challenge!

  10. wow this is just absolutely stunning so pleased you joined us at glitter n sparkle
    lindyloo x

  11. Thank you so much for sharing this stunning project with us here at glitternsparkle .hugs trisha x

  12. WOWY! this is STUNNING!!! FABULOUS job!!
    Thanks for joining us at PIO!
    Have a GREAT day!!

  13. Wowzers - what a project! I've not seen anything like this before - it's fabulous! And perfect for our Add Metal challenge at Glitter n Sparkle. I am so glad you played along with us this week and I hope to see more of your makes in the future. Best of luck in the draw.

    KT Fit Kitty, DT Glitter n Sparkle

  14. This is just crazy cute!! A lot of work and it is just amazing! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Crafting By Designs!

  15. Very pretty!! Love that you added an album inside so creative!!
    Thank you for joining in on the Creative Inspirations paint challenge!
    Michelle, dt member

  16. Wow this is so gorgeous, what a fantastic use of an old tin! Beautiful papers too. Thanks for entering Whoopsi daisy, hope to see you again and good luck.
    Louise x

  17. Super creation.

    Thanks for sharing at Hobbycutz this week.

    Susan x

  18. Wow! Who would think that a can of tuna could be made to be so pretty! Love, love both of your projects! Thank you for playing at

  19. What an amazing project! Thanks for sharing! Thanks for participating in the challenge.

  20. Wowzers!! All of it is spectacular!!! Thank you for playing in our challenge!! Hugs, Rosie