Tuesday, July 3, 2007

A can for Ky's cards

Ok, really I'd call this a tin, but I liked the consonance created by all those "kuh" sounds in the title. :) This can is a Michael's clearance find that I decided to decorate for Ky to use to store the cards that I make for him. He's the type who is sentimental enough to save them, but without a specific home, they're likely to end up in the top drawer of his dresser. He says it's not too girly for him, but I think he may just be being nice. However, I figured it's meant to sit somewhere here at home, so if it's girly, so be it.

The letters are Basic Grey naked chipboard and were traced onto the back of a piece of Cool Caribbean cardstock (glad I stockpiled some of it now that it's retired) that had been stamped previously in CC ink using the Linen background, and it was faux stitched with my white gel pen.

This paisley Basic Grey paper was glued on with my Stampin' Up Anywhere Glue Stick and the ribbon was put on with the same. I liked the cream color that the can came in and I liked the red of the lid, so I only put a band of paper and ribbon around the middle to brighten things up, rather than attempting to cover the entire card tin (um, I mean can).


SpAzzGiRL said...

This is beautiful!
The colors are wonderful and I trace my letters too.
Love it.

Kirsten said...

Very cute idea! Also, thanks so much for that titling tip! I got it to work, finally! They must be having an alignment problem?! Hugs!