Monday, September 12, 2011

Channeling Lisa Stenz...

Here's one of my first attempts at decorating a tin.  It was SO easy with the Cricut to cut all the flowers.  A big thank-you to guru, Lisa Stenz.

I got a 4" round tin and decorated it with the Sophia papers for one of the items in my Newcastle Days prize drawing.  I was kind of targeting the moms with the girly paper choice.  I made a bunch of 2", 2 1/2", and 3" Cricut flowers of different styles.  I used Cotton Candy and Hollyhock card stock.  I also cut some Colonial White flowers and sprayed them with the Spray Pen (mixed with water and Cotton Candy Reinker).

I'm planning on filing the tin with with the Treasures chocolates.  I can't put the chocolates in the box at the fair, because it's supposed to be 85 degrees.  (yay!)  

Here's a closeup of the flowers.  I added Pearl Opaques to the centers.
To adhere the paper and white ribbon on the tin, I used redliner tape (Terrifically Tacky Tape), 1/4" width.  For the pom-pom ribbon and flowers, I used a hot glue gun. 

I was trying to figure out how to raise the center flowers just a bit.  I ended up using a top to the Craft Jars that Close To My Heart sells, and gluing a bunch of the flowers to that first.  This was fun to make.  I actually like winding the flowers up and making them.  It's kind of relaxing.  To see how to make them (even if you don't have a Cricut), click here.

Thanks for checking out my blog!  Have a fabulous day!

Supplies Used:
A 4" round metal tin (any size will work, but try to make sure it is a cylinder, and doesn't taper in at the top or bottom...which will make it a nightmare for you to figure out the proper size in order to decorate the sides!  Trust me...learn from my mistakes!!!)
Sophia Paper Pack
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (for flowers, leaves and circles)
Card Stock:  Hollyhock, Cotton Candy, Colonial White, Sweet Leaf
Pearl Opaques Adhesive Gems (Z1336, $2.95 for 108 gems)
Spray Pen (Z1380, $3.95 for 3 pens)
Cotton Candy Reinker (and water)
Pom-pom ribbon from Pink Collection (Z1384, $7.95)
Craft Jar (top only) (Z188, $3.50 for 6)
3/8" White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon (Z270, $6.95 for 20 yards)
Hot Glue Gun (but you could use Liquid Glass)