I am sure there are others like me who really need to feel guilt-free about spending money on scrapping items. I always have a wishlist going in my head or in a Word document, but then when I am ready to buy something, I feel bad spending money out of our budget. I decided that a little place to keep my money and my wishlist that was completely separate from our regular money would help me feel very good about buying those goodies I so desire. Obviously, buying things online means I have to deposit some of this money once in a while, but for buying my treasured Close to My Heart items, this is perfect!
- Little Boy Bluebird digital kit by HeatherT and JMDesigns
- 1 Coffee Can (the small size) (it measures over 11 inches around, so you will see my fudging to make it work)
- Everyday matte photo paper (I used HP’s)
- Tombow Mono Adhesive
- Pop Dots and foam strips
- ribbon (I use $.50 a spool ribbon from Walmart a lot!)
- scissors (paper trimmer is optional)
I designed my coffee can cover on an 8.5×11 PSE document. I made the strip that covers the can 5×11 and then did the 5×2 wishlist piece to make up for the space still left on the can. I created another document with the 4″ circle for the top of the can.
I printed the coffee can cover, the topper, and then I created another document and dragged some of the layers over that I wanted to use as 3-d elements on my finished project.
I cut everything out and adhered the main strip to the can with Tombow. I used the same for putting the ribbon on the edge of the plastic lid and the circle on top of the lid.
I used a little adhesive to stick the flower on top (I also scrunched it up a little to make it more dimensional). Then I put foam strips on the bird and on the scrap money and put the additional cut out bird and scrap money on the original images. I also added the cut out buttons with pop dots to the top of the lid and the other two buttons on the can.
This is the front side of the finished project. I love the 3-D elements popping off the can. It really gives it some character!
To take care of the length problem (I only had 11 inch paper to print with and the circumference of the can was greater than that), I added this wishlist piece to the back. I am sure I will come up with some things to put on there very soon!!! You can always remove it and replace it with a fresh one when you need to!
Also, you can’t see it (as that was the point), but under the flower there is a slit for depositing money. I like the idea of having it hidden.
Happy Crafting Everyone!!!
Other Articles by Kristin:
- Pumpkin Patch Hybrid Layout - September 15th, 2010
- Hybrid Layout for Dad's Desk - August 18th, 2010
- Dad, You Goonie! Treasure Chest & Mini-Album - June 22nd, 2010