Thursday, April 26, 2012

Clearly Sentimental About Art!

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 Do you love to recycle items? My kids know not to throw out any tin or can so that I can attack it with my supplies :)

Here is a sweet little container that I am using for my paint brushes in my studio. Showcasing a brand new sentiment set that is perfect for all you artists out there! This is "Clearly Sentimental About Art" from MFT. Details on the release are at the bottom of this post.

 Here is a close shot of the sentiment....I broke it up a little so that it would fit in my artist palette Die-namic (also in this months' release). Look at that sweet little paintbrush!
 Here is the original tin....inexpensive cocoa from the grocery store....empty now due to brownies :)
 I cut some white card stock the exact height of the tin. I used a 12x12 piece of card stock to make sure it would wrap all the way around the tin.
You know I am loving the Chevrons Die-namics from last month. So I cut some of the larger chevron to cover my card stock.
 This large chevron has enough space down the middle that I can adhere my 1/8" X-press it double sided tape.
 I used a straight edge to make sure my chevrons were all lined up!




Here is a shot of me running the new artist's palette Die-namics through my cuttlebug. Yes, my poor cuttlebug has endured years of use and still works like a charm!

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Here are the details about the upcoming release on May 1 at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on May 1 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on May 1 at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on May 1 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

34 comments:

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

that is so great!

Memories 2 Keepsakes said...

what a great project. A nice alternative to a card! :)

Message Keeper said...

Nice recycle with decoration! I just like it very much!

Mary J said...

Such a great idea - love it!

Gypsy 2 said...

Life before Dienamics?Just love them and so easy to use.

jonim52 said...

Oh my! What a cute cute project!

zehra said...

What a great idea, lovely tin

Cindi Flass said...

Love this! Great idea. It came out so pretty!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Such a cute project! I like the chevrons on it!

Kristy Hansen said...

Oh my--what a great way to create a can to keep goodies in. I Love this idea. I have some cans/jars in my basement and I think I can do this too. thank you for thinking of it. ksh

wendy said...

so creative...love what you have done to the tin...very fun and cheery papers too

Vicki said...

Have tin. Need dies.

CraftyMomOf2 said...

So fun Sherrie!!!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

Chris said...

that can looks so much better now

Liz said...

What a great idea so cute.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great project! So useful too!

Cyndi said...

great project

Allisa said...

Love your recycling!

Angie said...

Oh what fun!!!!! This would make a beautiful gift!

Jill Norwood said...

I have got to start thinking about reusing some of my empties! You have inspired me! :)

Jennifer Scull said...

this is so much fun! I even have my son's girlfriend saving things for me to craft with! tee hee!

Margaret said...

Fabulous project!

Sandy said...

Really nice - wonderful project!
Sandy

Queen Mary said...

Excellent idea for Mother's Day! Girl Scouts! Father's Day! Me! :)

Anonymous said...

I agree with Queen Mary - great idea for kids to make for gifts! I don't have any kids but I want one of these! The yellow gingham is so cheery. I did my tiny kitchen in my apt. in yellow gingham and latch hooked a little rug for it - this would have fit in perfectly but that was so long ago! Thanks for bringing back a fun memory.

Chris R. from Iowa
ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

Elle said...

Beautiful all the way around.

Flo S. said...

Really cute idea. Love the artist palette die.

PaperDoll said...

I _love_ your idea for making a paintbrush can! I made one of these many years ago (in elementary school!), and decorated it with scraps of yarn. You have inspired me to make a version 2.0! ;)

Tangii said...

Very cute! LOVE that zig zag die!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Great altered project...so nice.

Tammy H said...

Love it when I can repurpose items and keep them useful and out of the land fill. Way to go!

Shari said...

such a great project! I am a painter and a card maker and this is such a great idea to make a brush holder look so pretty and combine both my hobbies! Great job!

Stephenie said...

What a nice project! pretty!!

italianarteestspalette said...

Gotta love those chevrons!!! Thanks for the inspiration. Nice way to decorate my stamping desk.