Saturday, 30 November 2013

Altered Cookie Container for Scrapmatts - also using lots of Lindy's Stamp Gang!

Sharing my 2nd project for Scrapmatts this month!

Our spec was "Christmas Gifting" so I decided to
create "something for nothing" using my Prima offcuts
{had them for YEARS!}, plus mists from Lindy's Stamp Gang
of course, Scrapmatts chipboard & a cardboard cookie container.

You can see my blog post at Scrapmatts HERE  for links 
to their online store & all the products I have used.

I cut my offcuts into rectangles (to ensure the angles were all
 90 degrees) then used gel medium to adhere them all - overlapping 
where necessary & placing some vertically & others horizontally. 

  I added a light layer of gesso to blend all the patterned papers 
together then I used a 12 inch Prima mask, together with Lindy's 
Stamp Gang Starburst Mists in Pointsettia Red Gold & Glory of the
 Seas Gold to do some light misting.  The gesso & mists settle in
 the creases & joins of the paper & look AWESOME in person!

As usual I used HOT GLUE to adhere all my embellishments.

I got a bit carried away but I was having FUN!

I plan on filling this container with more edible Christmas treats!

I added some lovely blooms to the lid.  I have a lot of
older flower collections from various different manufacturers
& am busy trying to make a dent in my stash - to make
room for new Prima Jan CHA products of course!




Got a bit carried away with the photos on this one!
Hope you are all enjoying a lovely weekend!!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH!!! This is AMAZING Helen!! I love love love love all those little tags and loveeeeeeeeee the poinsettias!!!! Gorgeous!!!!

Evgenia Petzer said...

its a wondeful idea!

Unknown said...

gorgeous and creative Helen!! I spy some Green Tara goodies in there too!

Denise Price said...

Ooh, good idea to alter a cookie container! I love the "peppermint stripe" look of the layered paper strips, and of course I also love the way you used up so many odds and ends.

Thanks for your comment on my blog. In answer to your question, here is the link for the brand of scrapbooks that I like:

Peg said...

Soooo cool. Love those red tags, totally awesome and I imagine you could never have too many.
Love this!

Lynnda said...

Simply beautiful !!!! You are amazing!... hugs...x

Lynette Jacobs said...

Wow, it is awesome to see what you started with and what a beautiful object it became. You have the eye of an artist.

yyam said...

Great use of those papers! This looks so fun and festive!

Linda Eggleton said...

Such a wonderful & clever idea....totally gorgeous!

Denise van Deventer said...

So creative and festive! Beautiful!

Marjie Kemper said...

What a festive makeover!

Eila Sandberg said...

Was just thinking how to best describe what I was seeing when I saw Denice's "peppermint stripes". That's it! and the little tags, sooo cute! xoxox