Monday, April 9, 2012

An altered container for kitty treats!

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Hello friends!  I hope you had a wonderful Easter, celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior!  We enjoyed special family time with our kids in TN.  What a blessing it is to be a grandparent!!!  I never knew I could love it this much!!!  We decorated eggs, painted some greenware and played games, and of course, feasted on wonderful home cooking as well!  I have found it so wonderful to see my own daughter growing in the Lord and in her many gifts that God has given her.... and now my grandkids are getting older as well, and are such neat kids!  Anyway..... on to my little project for today...

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I have been saving these little containers from Crystal Light (the old style) because they have such great tight fitting lids.  I knew these would be great altered one day.  This idea hit me the minute I saw this month's sets from Our Daily Bread designs

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I started by stamping the little paw prints from the Paw Prints set diagonally across one sheet of some blue copy paper I have had for a while, as I wanted it to be very pliable. This paper is heavier than your every day cheap copy paper, but not as stiff as great quality card stock either.  I used Versafine ink for a good clear imprint.

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From there I cut and adhered it to the container, overlapping a little bit.  I then decorated the container with a couple punched borders, using Martha Stewart punches.  I stamped the image from the Cat Sympathy set and colored it with Copics, then cut with Spellbinders Classic Circles, and cut my matting from SB Picot Edge Circles. For the top of the lid, I stamped the large paw print from the Paw Prints set and cut with SB Classic Circles and Scalloped Circles.

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So here is the finished container with 2 bags of treats in it.  I think it would hold more than 3, possibly 4!  Ricky certainly loves his new treat container!!!  LOL!  I love that it has a tight fitting lid that he can't open!!!  He can actually get up into the cabinet and open these bags.... so this was a great solution for me!!! LOL!  Think how cute this would also be as a pencil holder or other tool container in the craft room of your favorite pet-loving crafter! 

I hope you enjoyed my fun little project and are inspired to create something other than a card!  Have a wonderful week!!!

I am submitting this to the following challenges:
 GingerloftAnything but a Card, Robyn`s FetishAnything Goes,  The Crafty Pad - Just Die-delicious (use dies), Catch The Bug -  April Anything goes, Sweet Stampin - Dies and/or Doodles, A Gem of a Challenge - #43 Photo Inspiration (I used the colors of the Topaz stone)

hugs,

24 comments :

Patti J said...

Awww....cute as can be, Grace! Thanks for sharing :)

Carla S. said...

What a fun project, Grace! That's just what I need for my girls' treats! Great image and design! Glad you had a wonderful Easter with your family! Hugs!

Becky said...

Grace, this is just too cute....glad you enjoyed your time with family; it always makes a special celebration even more special when you can spend it with those you love! Have a great week!

Pia S said...

I love the stamped paws and the cat is just gorgeous. Lovely project!

JD said...

Adorable! I might just case this idea...but mine will be for doggie treats (need to buy the new stamps from ODBD---they are on my wish list. I had a great time yesterday with my grandchildren too. You are right it's great to be a grandmother...a real blessing!

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Grace.

Hugs Riet.xx

wannabcre8tive said...

So cute, Grace. Glad you had such a great Easter with your family in TN.

Mary said...

To cute...Great idea...

cotnob said...

This is a lovely project, I love the paw print papers that you have created.
Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.
Pauline
x

Only By His Grace said...

Such a cute idea Grace. I love the design. I think my pussy cat will have to have a lovely little container too. Thanks for this idea.
So glad your Easter was such a happy time.
Hugs Maz

Pamela said...

Such a sweet image. Great idea. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Pam x

MaxineD said...

My cat loves those treats too - what a fabulous container for them!!
Blessings
Maxine

Debbie said...

What a lovely project, thank you for showing us all at ~Sweet Stampin'~ this week. Debbiexx

JoanieMc said...

Oh, what a cute creation!! A very lovely project. Thanks for entering The Crafty Pad challenge.

Hugs
Joanie

Clare said...

What a great idea! love the image and your colors!
I hope you're doing well, Grace!

Venus said...

Hello Grace, this project is lovely and I like the die cuts you've used... and the image is so puuuurfect :-)
Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Pad

Venus
http://weheartpapercrafts.blogspot.com/p/my-giveaway.html

marion said...

This looks stunning !! Love cats and cats projects. Hugs, Marion

Лілюська-Lilia said...

Amazing idea!! Love your box! Thank you for joining Robyn's Fetish Challenge! xx Lilia DT

Sherry Kushibab said...

Grace, you must have one lucky kitty living with you for such a pretty container. Just adorable.

Gemma said...

What a great idea & such a beautiful kitty treat container...

Thanks for joining us at Gem of a challenge & good luck!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Grace this is so cute. I need to make one for Ranger our puppy. Clever idea.

Becky said...

This is just awesome Grace, what a fabulous idea..:)

Mickaela Sundkvist said...

I just love the paw-print on the top, its so fun! And the touch of the fence-die on the bottom, just perfect!

Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Love Mickaela

Karen C said...

This is lovely! Thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft Challenge this Fortnight! Best of luck in the draw!
Hugs,
Karen C
www.busybusyhoneybee.wordpress.com