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Altered Canister

Not long ago I got a few of these canisters at my local liquor store.  They had them from Christmas and had taken the bottles out to sell.  I asked if I could buy them and they just gave them to me!

I used the Roxie Paper pack to cover this and make the fun items to adorn it.  I will probably use it to give as a gift with a bottle the next time I need to give someone a bottle.  It was so easy to do.

This is the can I started with


Then I cut strips of paper in varying widths.  The 12 inches wasn’t all the way around, so instead of piecing it togther I decided to just run a black strip up the back as a finishing touch.


I used ribbon (that I purchased from while supplies last on at a great price!) around the seams where the paper met.  I use a scotch tape gun for most things – also for the ribbon.

For the finishing touches, I made a fan circle and then cut a cute flower out with Art Philosophy for the front.  A very small flower on top to finish as I didn’t want any more dimension but it needed a little flourish.  For the lid, I made the same cute flower as the base decor of the lid, then a 5 3/4 flower from Art Philosphy to make the rosette on top.


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Altered items for kitchen – a housewarming gift

I made these as a gift for a friend for housewarming.  The larger box is an altered Bounty Hand Towels box – my cut on the opening isn’t the best on this but next time I will use a template.  My intent for that box was for plastic bags.  There is also a recipe box (which is a CTMH box) and a $1 frame from Michaels.  I used Art Philosophy for the flowers and also used one of the stamps from Art Philosophy set to soften up the very bright yellow with Creme Brulee ink.



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Teacher gift

I saw something on Pinterest that I liked and I used the idea with Close to My Heart coordinating papers (I used the Roxie set for this one). It is a magetic noteboard that you can hang on the wall!   I also took it a step further and spray painted the pizza tray so it also coordinated.  I need to punch holes in it and hang a ribbon but I was so excited about how it came out I just had to post it!



This is a 12″ pizza tray I picked up at Christmas Tree Shoppes.  It was teflon which made it a little harder to spray paint so I would suggest not getting teflon or sanding first.  I spray painted it burgundy so it wasn’t so obvious it was a pizza tray.  The circles are 10.5″ circles cut on the crict with George and Basic Shapes.  I cut four circles – the base circle you can’t see is black.  The left half is one side of a roxie page, and the right side is two quarters (top is solid, bottom has flowers) although it is a little hard to see in this picture.  I then cut roses on Art Philosophy out of a few different scraps of the Roxie papers I’d just used and glued them with Liquid Glass onto the heavy duty magents.  The NOTES letters were out of the scraps also.  For 4 sheets of Roxie papers (mixed) I have enough combinations to make 4 of these!!!!!  I was very frugal with my scraps on the cricut for sure.   I have been perusing ebay for lots of trays that aren’t teflon as these are going to be Christmas teacher gifts too! ( I swear every year I will start early and I think this year I just might!)

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