Monday, November 18, 2019

Simon Says - Recycle

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge BlogThank you for joining us for last week's challenge and we hope you can join us this week too because

and the theme for this week is...
I recycled empty Idea-ology Design Tape containers to make festive treat holders for the guests at my Christmas table.

First I needed to remove the labels so I dunked them in a bath of warm soapy water which removed the paper element but left behind a sticky goo. I've tried many many versions of Sticky Residue Remover and some work better than others so I resorted to an old tried and tested method which works every time. I dried each container and filled them with hand hot water and left them to stand for a minute or so, then put a good spot of sunflower or vegetable oil on to kitchen towel and rubbed. Hey presto, the goo is gone we're ready to decorate.
I die-cut 3 snowflakes per container from Simon Says Stamp Silver Glitter paper using the Kate snowflake. I adhered the snowflakes to the containers using Distress Crackle Paint and left to dry overnight. I painted the tops of the lids with Tumbled Glass Distress Paint and while the paint was still wet, sprinkled with Distress Rock Candy Clear Glitter. I filled the containers with mints, fitted the lids and added Idea-ology Design Tape around the tops to hide the inner section of the lid which I didn't paint just in case, with the extra coats of paint, the lid wouldn't fit back into the container. 
I die-cut tags from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Christmas 2019 Paper Stash using the starter kit that came with the Sizzix Sidekick
I pencilled around the inside of the tag on to scraps of Distress Watercolor card, cut out and inked the edges with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink using a mini round blending tool.
I stamped the images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Seasonal Scribbles inked with Fired Brick and Black Soot Distress Archival inks and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink.

I sprayed Idea-ology Woodland Trees with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink

I applied Grit Paste with my finger to the tips of the trees, fixed to the lid along with white pom poms using Distress Collage Medium Matte. I tied the tags to the container handle with Red Bakers Twine

and as an afterthought, I added "25" die-cut from red Idea-ology Classic Kraftstock using Alphanumeric Label Thinlits and Ice Crystal Sequins.

At one stage, I did think I might give these treat holders to my Grandson for his fundraising Christmas Craft Fairs but quickly realised anything consumable for sale needs the required allergy etc labels to keep the Food Regulation Police happy and having already spent time removing labels, I had no intention of sticking any back on again. So the family will all have their own individual tub of mints, the perfect digestion aid after over-indulging at the Christmas Day Feast.

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Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. WOW Kath, these are absolutely gorgeous, I am loving the trees and labels. Can I come to yours for Christmas dinner, your guests are going to love them.
    Linda xxx

  2. Kath these are gorgeous and I love the colours


  3. I use eucalyptus oil for sticky stuff - clean my scissors with it -will try the vegie oil .

  4. Seriously the stamps red house on the tag is SOOO perfect for this project! I love the color theme with the turquoise and red - so inspirational!!

  5. These are so sweet Kath, they look absolutely gorgeous.x

  6. They are gorgeous Kath love the shade of blue so Christmassy and how lovely you have done them for your guests enjoy your day x

  7. So so clever, and love the perfect shade of retro vintage green on the trees!