Artful Canister with Eileen Hull’s Canister Die

I am just loving Eileen Hull’s Canister Die…it is so cool and you can do so many thing with it.
I wanted to share one of my favorite projects using the Artful Mixed Media Canister using the  to Kitchen Canister #15181 Die.
I just love the Kitchen Canister #15181 Die!!!
I have made so many things with it from storage containers, candy dishes, desk organizers, gift boxes, etc.
I think it is one of the most versatile dies out there.
You can create it at the regular height, cut it down at the top to make stair step canisters, leave them open, add the lid.
Die cut out the sides for lanterns.
I could go on and on and on why I love the Kitchen Canister #15181 Die .

 I began my Artful Canister by first cutting out the Kitchen Canister , adding some tissue tape randomly to all four sides. Spray each side with water, spray mist from four different mists, dab off with paper towel, allow to dry before doing next side.

I stamped a Dragonfly on two sides using Black Indian Ink and embossed clear embossing powder over the top.

Here is a closer look at the dragonfly vine side of the canister..
I used apply paste and Gold Embossing Powder.
ALLOW the paste to dry completely and then heat set the embossing leaves a fabulous look.

 One the opposite sides I used the Stamper Anonymous Classic #1 set, continuing with the gold embossed paste. REMEMBER to let each side dry completely between steps.

Repeat with the Kitchen Canister lid.
I stained some seam binding using Worn Lipstick and Fired Red Distress Stain and added it to the top next to my handle.
Add random metals and chippies to your canister to complete the look.
I hope you have enjoyed my Kitchen Canister  and try making yourself one with Eileen fabulous Kitchen Canister .
Hugs Pam

Just Saying Hello!!!

Hello, Hello, Hello what a beautiful day it is…I am Just Saying Hello with this fast and fun card I made today using Bo Bunny Prairie Chic paper pad. I stamped my blue paper using the Stampers Anonymous Filigree Stamp and black ink prior to placing it on my Kraft card stock. Once the barn looking piece was added to the bottom I placed my border that I made using EK Plaid Paper Border Punch. I have fell in love with the flowers from Mon Ami Gabby they are the perfect size for card making and have the best prices ever, so I inked a few, added them to the front of my card along with at Epiphany Craft Square Charm and sentiment “Just Saying Hello” from Hero Arts. I hope you send someone a Hello card today. Hugs Pammejo

Bo Bunny Prairie Chic Collection
Hero Arts Just Saying Hello Stamp
Stampers Anonymous Stamp 
Mon Ami Gabby Flowers
EK Plaid Border Punch
Epiphany Crafts Square Punch, Bubble Cap and Charm
Kraft Paper
Black Ink
Blue twine

Blueprint Tree Christmas Tag

Having fun making my tags this year using Stampers Anonymous Blueprint Christmas Stamps. I stained my tag with Tarnished Brass and Fired Brick Distress Stains, it gives a great metallic shine to the tag base. I stamped my tree blueprint to the tag once it was dried. I stamped a second image on a piece of watercolor paper and colored the image in with my distress markers and water pen. Fussy cut all of the pieces on and placed them on pop dots. I put a bit of Glossy Accent on each of the small ornaments to give it a bit more dimension.

I added some washi tape from My Minds Eye and a scalloped border I punched from my Kraft Core’dinations paper using EK Success Flower Border Punch. After I got the borders on the tag I had to use my tiny attacher to place a few staples here and there. Last, I added a Tim Holtz Metal Christmas Deer, #25, Christmas Tinsel and Wrinkle Ribbon I stained. I sure hope you try some of the blueprint stamps and see how easy they are to use. Hugs Pammejo

Stella Rose Papaer Bag Book

Today I am featuring a paper bag book. All you need to make it is 3 paper bags, a pad of the My Minds Eye Stella Rose Hattie Paper Pak and 2 jump rings. Well as we scroll down you will see the products that I used but really you can use anything.
You start your book by taking 3 lunch size bags and fold them in half. Take each bag and reverse each so that the bottom of the bags aren’t all on one side. Punch your holes about 1/2″ down from the top and up from the bottom. I then inked all of my edges of my bag along with all of my paper pieces that I distressed with the Tim Holtz Distress Tool with Chestnut Roan ink.
My rosette is done with a pair of tweezers and a circle that I tore into a circle. My circle for the largest one was about 3″ and tear into a spiral. Start from the outside edge and twist it around your tweezers until you get to the inside center of the circle and glue the to the center. Once the rosette is dry ink the edges with your Chestnut Roan ink.

Here is a little closer look at the the cover of the book. My leaves are teardrop shapes that I randomly drew on my paper, crinkled them up, shaped and inked them and glued them onto the page. The stamped piece is using a Stampers Anonymous Papillion stamp. I also added a few staples to my page to add some more character.

The first and second pages, on the second page I used the EK Success Abstract Edger Punch, on the second page I added a fabulous flower to the bottom edge of the page.
Here is a closer look at the flower. It is two different size circles, distressed with the Tim Holtz Distress Tool, crinkled up, inked and some Glimmer Glaze Fine Glitter Paint placed on it. Once everything was dried I layered the two circles together with a Glue Dot, added a button and placed on my page.

Here is one of three tags that fit into the paper bag. I just added a circle tab and button to make it easier to pull out.

Pages 3 and 4.

Here is a closer look at the stamp sentiment I used, it is from Unity Flirty Flowers Stamp Set, remember you can use any stamp that you would like.

Pages 5 and 6. My punch is the EK Success Swiss Cheese Edger.

Showing you the page insert from page 5 and how I layered all of my distressed pieces.

Pages 7 and 8 I fussy cut around all of the small circles to form a scallop look but when I glued them to my page I only placed my adhesive on three sides that way I will be able to slide my photo under the border when I get ready to place them down.
Again here is another page insert and I added a Tim Holtz paper clip to the tab.

Now a closer look at the three page inserts. I sure hope you have enjoyed my paper bag book and try making one for yourself. They would make perfect gifts for birthdays, Christmas, etc. Just enjoy and have fun.