Friday, March 11, 2011

Altered Paint Can....CRICUT style!!

Hello friends!
Here is a project that I have been working on for well, honestly, over a week!!! LOL!
I altered a clear paint can to hold my calling cards from cricut meet ups! I used the new Everyday Cricut Cartridge to decorate it!

I had so much fun creating this. There are some cute images on the Everyday Cricut cartridge! I used Echo Park paper, the i rock for some bling on all my little cricut critters and I used shrinky dinks in the Imagine to add a little charm!
Here is the front of the can....see the bling on the bug heads!

For the top of the can I used a fiskars treading water punch and made two fan fold flowers using the Martha Stewart score board and adhered a bug head in the center!

This is the side of the can....on the handle I used some white and pink tulle and some ribbon. The cricut circle charm is a shrinky dink that I made in the Imagine....when it printed it was a lime green and then as it shrunk it turned darker. I used bakers twine to attatch the charm.
This is the other side of the can....the circle washer is to take the lid off!
Here is The back of the can. I used the Gypsy symbol, some cartridges and the cricut cake favorite things to use!

Here are all of the cut sizes:
Cricut Circle charm: colored and cut using Imagine (blade 5, pressure 5 cut 2x) 7.5 inches
Gone Buggy phrase: 4 inches using the shadow feature in brown....I cut one out in pink and again in green and then cut the green circle out and placed on top of the pink.
Bug Heads: 2", 3", 3.5" and 4"
Cricut Cake Symbol: 2.5 "
Mini Cartridges: 1.25", 1.5" and 2"
Cricut Cartridge Case: 2.5 "
Expression: 2.5"
Gypsy Symbol: 2.5"
So there you have altered paint can....gone CRICUT CRAZY!!!!!! I can't wait to put my calling cards in there from the last meet up that I went to!!
P.S. Yay....I just hit 100 followers, so thank you all for all of your support, I am very grateful for all of your sweet comments!!!


  1. Oh my goodness...I love it!!! This is just the fans with that cute little Cricut sitting right up on top! Very cute!

  2. Love it so cute. Great color combo,I am your 100th follower.Hope you will stop my blog also.

  3. Your project turned out so cute!!! I also love the colors you used!

  4. So great. I love the paint can and so want to try soemthing like this. Great ideas!! Thansk for sharing this.