Monday, January 28, 2008

Sweet Treats

I've had this adorable bucket from Target for a few weeks now, and have been dying to alter it in some way. It didn't need much, since the bucket already had lots of personality with the horizontal red, pink and white stripes traveling around it.

To keep things simple and easy, I took out my favorite new Verve Visual stamp set, Heart to Heart, and started stamping them with Versamark onto Real Red cardstock. Then I sprinkled a creamy white embossing powder all over and heated them so they were shiny and bright. When I cut them out, I made sure I left a small red border around the hearts so it made them pop a little bit.To attach the hearts to the can, I used dimensional tape on the back and just stuck them on the bucket. There are two on the front, and two on the back (which, of course, you can't see).

I dug through my scrap ribbon jar for red, pink and white ribbons, and tied those onto the bucket handle. I used rectangle Nestabilities to cut out the rectangle gift card. The pink panel is also cut from a Nestability Die. For the heart on the front of the card, I embossed the Swirl outline stamp (I'm not sure how else to describe the heart I used for this one), and then for the inside heart, I stamped the heart with Versamark, and then used Heat & Stick on it to adhere very fine glitter! It's SOOOOO sppppparrrrrkkkly in real life! I adhered it on top of the outline heart using dimensional tape. A few colored rhinestones complete the look!

If you didn't already guess, I stuffed the tin with regular and peanute M & M's!! Yummy! I can't decide who I want to give this adorable little gift too, but I'd better decide quick before I eat up all the M &M's!

There are just a few more fun projects to be shared this week over at the Verve blog (by Bethany & Dana) and then on Thursday, Julee's cooking up some fun for everyone! Be sure to stop by!

11 comments:

  1. How cute. I see these things at Target and just can't "see" how they can be altered. You have such a great eye!!! Love checking in with you each day to see what you are up to.
    Cheryl

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  2. Cindy H.9:45 AM

    This little pail is so adorable! Great job!

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  3. What a lucky person this receipiant will be!!!

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  4. Ooooh! This is super CUTE!!! So clever and I have (maybe) a couple of those little bucket from last year.... must go check now. As far as giving it away.... well,.... hum.... I know someone that you know (Hum, hint) who's birthday is in February.... I would think by the time you got it to the post office and in the mail should reach... oh.. in about time........ hugs.....

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  5. OOOOOOOOOOH! this project was SO SWEET even before you put the candies in there! :) (lemme know if you get too stumped of who to give this to...i'm here to help!!!)

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  6. This bucket turned out darling Amy - love it! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  7. oh total cuteness. Love your altered bucket. Such a sweet gift (or just keep refilling it for yourself!!!)

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  8. oh total cuteness. Love your altered bucket. Such a sweet gift (or just keep refilling it for yourself!!!)

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  9. What a fun project!! It turned out fantastic!!

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  10. Love love this, it is so darn cute & yummy!

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