Monday, April 28, 2008

Monkey Madness Fruit Can

I managed to get the last of my Design Team items made this weekend. Emailed off the photos so they can upload them to their site. Will need to get the actual items in the mail soon as well. The good news is that it's the end of the month...which means I'll soon be able to share the new stamp sets with you! There is one set in particular that I am just goo-gaa over. If you like critters...you are going to want this set! But I can't share it yet. So keep coming back this week.

In the meantime, here is something I can share.



For this tin I used Clear Dollar Stamp's Monkey Madness (Set of 34 for $14.99).

First, I went to Walmart and bought a 4 pack of fruit cans with the pull tops. Then I used a safety can opener and cut the bottom of the can off and dumped out the fruit. I washed out the can and let it dry. Next I cut the yellow strip of paper and stuck it around the can. Next I stuck the monkey, the bunch of bananas, and the flower all on one acrylic block and then random stamped it across the strip of white paper. I colored it all in with my prismacolor pencils. Then I layered it on top of the yellow piece. Now, if I'd had forethought...I would have done the stitching before I attached it to the can. But I didn't. So I had to do my faux stitching around the rounded can. Not the easiest thing to do...so...keep that in mind and learn from my mistake! I was afraid the paper might come unwrapped from the can so I decided to tie a ribbon around the whole thing to make sure it stayed on there. Next I stuffed the can with a few candies and using "liquid glass" glue (basically most clear glues will do) I glued the bottom of the can back on. Next you'll want to place something heavy on top and let it dry overnight. Then add the ribbons to the top and you are done!

Well, I'm off to work!

Jane

7 comments:

catt871 said...

This is just too cute!!! I love that set - I've been eyeing it for awhile now!!! Thanks for sharing the instructions!
Chris

Stampedbyanangel@aol.com said...

I am so behind on visiting and have missed many of your projects. Although I am late viewing this one, it's still fun to look at

~KRISTY~ said...

VERY CUTE INDEED JANE!

Donelda said...

Oh man, I've been dying to give this a try!! With your great explaination, I might just be able to do this!! I love it!!

Linda said...

So Cute Jane! I need to get inspired by you and make little gifty things for the people at work and drum up some interest!

Concetta said...

See I need to use this monkey too! We just have to get together!

Seleise said...

cute, cute!