Monday, October 29, 2012

Time to Hop!

 
Welcome to our second blog hop for the Paper Girls Challenge! You should be coming from the Paper Girls Challenge page. This is your first stop. Here's the blog hop order:




 

The theme we decided to go with is altered art. I know some of you will be excited about Christmas coming up and some might be a little stressed thinking about it. I decided to alter an empty tin that my favorite hot chocolate comes in. I remember thinking a long time ago that it would be perfect to gift cookies or those dipped pretzels in. So I stashed it away. Boy I was glad that I saved it because when the topic of altered items came up for the blog hop I knew exactly what I was going to use.

I have a bunch of the So Sophe line from My Mind's eye and I decided that it would look good for a Christmas gift. I grabbed various SU ribbons I have laying around that coordinated. Then I used a fun new stamp and die bundle in the Stampin' Up Holiday Mini catalog -  Friendship Preserves. You can stamp your image and then position the thin die over the image to cut it out using a die cut machine such as the Big Shot. Lastly, I used some wide red washi tape to edge the top of the lid.


 Here's a shot of the before. I put one of my favorite Polish Pottery mugs to pose with the tin. I love me some Polish Pottery! It's my other obsession.

Your next stop is Charity's blog she has an extra cool project in store for you! Also, if you get the urge to alter something after seeing all of the inspiration projects link it up on the Paper Girls Challenge page and you get an extra entry for the prize! Thanks for stopping by!


What do you have to do to participate? 
 Want to win? Get one entry for commenting on each of the blog posts, "Like" the Paper Girls Challenge on Facebook, and finally become a follower on our blog (all are required for an entry). It's simple, you get to see some fabulous projects and you know you want to!

Want to have more fun after seeing all of the inspiring projects? Join in! Link up an altered project you created and you will get an extra entry for the prize! 

You have until November 4th at 11:59pm (MDT) to comment and submit your altered projects.  Winner will be announced on Monday, November 12th at 9 am MST!

International readers are welcome to play along but currently we are only shipping prize packs to the US and Canada due to shipping costs.

18 comments:

Mistylynn said...

It's awesome as usual.

Sara Elizabeth said...

I love the non Christmas paper used for a Christmas project! Very neat idea!

Pia S said...

What a transformation! Love the colorful chevron patterned paper you've used! Great idea for a gift.

Deborah Johnson said...

I love the altered tin!!! I have a few that are just begging to be decorated!

CarlyJo said...

I love the use of non trasitional colors! From one person who loves to alter random stuff to another your project is great! Perfect ribbon use :)

Giddy Michelle said...

adorable! I have a few things lying around that I have in mind for altered projects...

Lisa P said...

I make homemade hot chocolate for gifts at christmas. this canister would be a perfect way for me to send it. I love your idea.

Brett said...

Very pretty! I love all the ribbon :)

Michele Duffy said...

I'm drooling over your hot chocolate and herbal tea display. Oh yeah, drooling over your altered tin too ;)

Amber S said...

So pretty!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow love the paper you used and how much fun this makes a plain tin can! Thanks for the idea!

Angie said...

Fabulous gift package idea for the holidays! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kathi Silvia said...

I love that paper and the ribbons! So colorful and fun! I save a lot of different containers just for this reason!

Kathi

jengd said...

So simple, so cute and so wonderful! What a great present!

Saskia said...

Very cute. Love the colors!

Patty Selah said...

Love it! Such a lovely choice of colors!

Stephanie U said...

What a simple way to dress up a gift! Great idea.

Kaagaz Quilling said...

Aww super nice Project. thanks for the chance to win!