21 June 2011

special gift

I had seen in the OTC catalog these great clear paint cans. You could get 6 for $10. Not too shabby. Of course in the catalog they look like gallon size, so I went in search of them at Michaels. Figured if I could get them cheaper local (and without shipping) that would work too. At Michaels the gallon size ones are $6 (use coupon = 3.60) Still thinking that the OTC ones would be a better deal, I picked up one of the smaller paint cans that Michaels did have (about 6 inches tall for $4. I didn't have a coupon that day) got it home and then read the OTC catalog closer... the ones from OTC were even smaller than the one I picked up at Michaels!! Lesson learned... save Michaels coupons and pick these paint cans up.

I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the two I now owned. I was planning on making something for Kira's Girl Scout leaders, but time was not on my side so that didn't happen. I tripped over them this past weekend and thought one would make a lovely gift for the secretary at the school who is amazingly awesome. So that is what I did.

Here is a front shot of the can. I stamped the white paper with black ink and used my kaleidoscope embossing powder on it. Love how it came out. Used my treading water Fiskars border punch on both the top and bottom of the paper strip. Added a hang tag made with my Nesties label (also heat embossed with kaleidoscope powder) and a few black and clear blings.

This is the top. I have had that black flower FOREVER!! I changed out the brad in the middle for this one and love the look. Used my Nesties scalloped circle for the top and more bling!

Another full front shot with a better background than my messy desk.

One of the sides. Lovely flowers with blingy brads in the center.

Backside of the can. The 'key' to open the top is a washer. So clever. I attached it with a very long piece of ribbon so it can be left attached to the can but still used to get into the can. I added a tag, made with my Nesties to explain the purpose of the washer.

Not heat embossed. Not sure why. Guess I forgot. oh the shame... but did add bling. And you can see that I added some black and white shredded cardstock inside the can to cushion the goodies inside.

Top shot with all the ribbon showing. I had fun going through my stash adding the ribbons.

Other side panel with blingy flowers.

Close up of the front tag.

Peeking inside the paint can. Gift card holder containing a gift card to Dunkin Donuts and some yummy Lindt truffles. mmmmm....

Here is the gift card holder before being put into that chocolate heaven. The Thanks So much stamp/ circle is pop dotted off the black belt.

I dropped it off today and it looked so purty sitting on her desk. I hope she enjoys it. She is a wonderful lady and helps me out so much. She totally deserves this.


  1. Waaaaaaaaaaay cute!!! Love the blingage and ribbons!!! It's adorable...I ate one of those dark truffles today..lol...mmmmmmm...I am sure she really loved this extremely thoughtful gift. :)

  2. I love it!

    Quick question though....who makes the Thanks (so much) stamp on the gift card? :)

  3. Thanks (so much) stamp is a Studio G. I think I picked it up at either Michaels or Joanns. Series 61 if that helps.

  4. Jeepers, awesome job on this gift! All the blingy details are beyond gorgeous!