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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Shopping Our Stasth #234 - Something New

Hello, Crafty Peeples!
This Week at Shopping Our Stash, we have a fairly wide open challenge theme: 
SOMETHING NEW!
I would imagine that this close to Christmas, most crafters have lots of new "stuff" and are just itching to use it, so, here is your big opportunity...dazzle us!
I was speaking with my sister on her birthday (she's turned 95 on December 24th) and she mentioned that she and her brother-in-law both love peppermint and that her pastor had just brought them two bags each.  She also mentioned that is was difficult for them to get the hard peppermint that they like because it is not sold anywhere close to where they live. 
I decided to send them some peppermint and make cute containers in which to store them.
From my "Stash" I selected these candy canisters that I have had since Jan 2014.  I was waiting for "the spirit to move me."  They were perfect for these gifts!  I pointed this out to "The Hubster" to counter his "do you have to save every container?" question!
I applied a couple coats of Gesso to the bottom, more to seal and reinforce than anything.  The containers are made from a rather lightweight chipboard.  
I added double layer of heavyweight chipboard to the bottom and painted them to correspond with the canister color palette!
I added my logo label for an extra touch of class and elegance! 
(So my sister can brag to her friends.  She likes to do that!)

Doris' Canister:  I used this great new paper pad (new to me) from Teresa Collins® called Emporium! These papers are beautiful and I love the "Baskin Robbins®" color palette!  The burlap ribbon around the bottom of the canister is from Prima Marketing®.  
I die cut the circles for the canister lids using Gold C/S (which I embossed) and designer sheets from the pad!  The names were created using the Sizzix® Tim Holtz Alterations® Alphanumeric (3/4 inch Tall) Dies.  I love these dies because they are individual, thin metal dies and I was able to cut all my words at one time. I used chipboard to cut the words, covered them with metallic gold wax finish and sealed them with varnish.  

Of course, I wanted Charles' canister to have a very masculine feel.  
He is an "Old School" kind of guy and would have given my sister the side eye if his canister had been any color other than brown, black, grey or any combination of those manly colors!  I chose a paper from one of my new paper pads, added some gears, a manly label and industrial brads!
The canister's rims were covered with metallic gold wax finish for a more polished look. 

Materials Used:
Teresa Collins® Emporium 6"x6" Paper Pad
K&Company 12"x12" Scrap Kit - Firefighter
Rub n' Buff  Wax Metallic Finish - Gold Leaf
Prima Burlap Ribbon
80# Metallic Gold C/S
Plaid ® Mod Podge†™
LiquiTex® Professional Gloss Varnish
Darice Embossing Folder "Daisy"
Sizzix Alphanumeric (3/4" Tall) Dies









Thanks so much for stopping by!   Please visit my teammates and take a look at the fabulous projects they have created for this challenge!

Hugz,
Chana

18 comments:

  1. Clearly every container must be saved!! They result in awesome projects like this!! Sheesh husbands are so silly sometimes!

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    1. Thanks, Donna! Husbands just don't understand that our creative muse might strike before we purchase our next tub of ice cream. :D)

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  2. Wow Chana! These altered treat tubs are amazing! I love the papers and all the gold touches!

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    1. Thanks, Chris! It is always fulfilling when you are creating for love ones!

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  3. Wow Chana, these are awesome. Now I know why I saved two walmart "eggie" containers, I too have to "hide" them from my hubby, he says the same thing. but I made him a pen and other junk holder from a cashew tin for his side table.

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    1. Thanks, Barbara! The Hubster is always in my studio talking about, "I know you have just what I need. Can I borrow"........(fill in the blank.) Just came up here last night asking me if I saved the left over foam pieces from the chairs we re-upholstered. I just smiled and pointed!
      HUGZ!

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  4. Way to re-purpose those containers in such a useful way! Great idea, and how blessed you are to have such a young-at-heart sister!

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    1. Thank you! I really do feel blessed! She is a treasure since she is the only sibling left who remembers me as a child. Don't know why that is important, but for some reason it truly is! Designing for her and Charles brought true joy to my soul!

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  5. i'm trying to stash bust at the moment so any inspiration is helpful! I love tat you have reused these instead of binning them- they are so beautiful now.
    Thanks for commenting on my blog x

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    1. Hi, Elaine! Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for the wonderful comment! You are welcome! I enjoyed seeing your work! I always try to go back a few posts, so that I can get a feel for the designer. I hope I get to see more of your work!
      Hugz!

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  6. You are so smart!!! And these look great! Your sister and her brother in-law are going to be so impressed. I like to save containers, too, so I can relate. One of my favorite things to upcycle are the small single serving ice cream containers. Oh, and the plastic ice cream tubs, those stack great for my loose ribbon storage.

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    1. Hi, Shani! Thanks for nice words! We don't eat Ice Cream very much, but that is an idea, the next time we do. I have some plastic Bubble Gum containers (hiding in the back of my craft closet) that I have held on to for months waiting for some inspiration to strike. I would love some ideas. They are slightly bigger than the Plastic Ice Cream Tubs. Hugz!

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  7. These are just fabulous! And perfectly matched to the recipients :)

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    1. Thanks, Jessi! Yes these really do match them! My sister treasures and values every day! I thank HaShem for everyday I have her with me!
      Hugz,

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  8. Your recycled cans are gorgeous, Chana. I love peppermints too. Happy birthday to your sister.
    hugs,
    Teresa

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    1. Thanks, Teresa! I think we may have to make you an honorary member of our family! We all like peppermint. My 11 year old grandson, who does not eat sweets, actually asked me where I put the peppermint. So I am going to use one of my cashew nut tins to make a little candy canister for him. He only eats one peppermint every 3 or 4 days, so his can will have to be constantly refilled (to hide Bubby's pilfering.) Hugz!

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  9. These are wonderful and you're so brilliant to make a matching set! Thank you for the inspiration! I may have a few canisters hiding away in my stash. ;)

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  10. what a cool and clever set! you are as kind as you are talented! ♥♥♥

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments, they keep me motivated!
Hugz, Chana