Monday, January 28, 2008

A Bucket Full Of Love

I've had this adorable bucket from Target for a few weeks now, and have been dying to alter it in some way. It didn't need much, since the bucket already had lots of personality with the horizontal red, pink and white stripes traveling around it.

To keep things simple and easy, I took out my favorite new Verve Visual stamp set, Heart to Heart, and started stamping them with Versamark onto Real Red cardstock. Then I sprinkled a creamy white embossing powder all over and heated them so they were shiny and bright. When I cut them out, I made sure I left a small red border around the hearts so it made them pop a little bit.
To attach the hearts to the can, I used dimensional tape on the back and just stuck them on the bucket. There are two on the front, and two on the back (which, of course, you can't see). I dug through my scrap ribbon jar for red, pink and white ribbons, and tied those onto the bucket handle.

I used rectangle Nestabilities to cut out the rectangle gift card. The pink panel is also cut from a Nestability Die. For the heart on the front of the card, I embossed the Swirl outline stamp (I'm not sure how else to describe the heart I used for this one), and then for the inside heart, I stamped the heart with Versamark, and then used Heat & Stick on it to adhere very fine glitter! It's SOOOOO sppppparrrrrkkkly in real life! I adhered it on top of the outline heart using dimensional tape. A few colored rhinestones complete the look!

If you didn't already guess, I stuffed the tin with regular and peanute M & M's!! Yummy! I can't decide who I want to give this adorable little gift too, but I'd better decide quick before I eat up all the M & M's!

There are just a few more fun projects to be shared this week (by Bethany & Dana) and then on Thursday, Julee has a great big surprise for you! Be sure to stop by the Verve blog Tuesday and Wednesday to give Bethany and Dana some love, and then make sure you're back again on Thursday for Julee's fun surprise!

5 comments:

  1. Amy, this is so cute and clever! I have some buckets about that size and have been trying to figure out what to do with them...you've totally inspired me!

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  2. Amy, this is so cool! I bought a pail almost exactly like this (right down to the funky cool pink stripes) a YEAR ago and still haven't altered it. I'm always willing to accept M&M's if you need to get them off your hands! ;) LOL!

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  3. This is so darling Amy! Right down to the little matching gift card.

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