Craftin’ Sistahs Blog Hop

Welcome to the Craftin' Sistahs first ever blog hop! We are a group of Facebook friends who share the same passion for papercraftin'. The hop starts with the Mix On The Memories blog and ends with A Scrap Above. Along the way you'll stop by 8 other great blogs for a total of 10! You will find creations of all kinds along the hop. Be sure to start at the first blog and follow your way all the way through...several of the divas are offering blog candy! You never know where you might find some so be careful not to miss any of the blogs. While you're there, leave some blog love! Creative people love feedback on their work! We hope you enjoy this first Craftin' Sistahs blog hop!

If you got here from Yolanda at then Welcome! If not, you’ll want to start at the beginning of the Blog Hop at Mix on the Memories.

I made a Valentine’s Day Treat Can for todays Blog Hop! When you give one of these treats people will wonder how in the world did you get the treat inside of the can! Here’s how:
You’ll need one of these can openers that cuts off the entire lid of the can so there are no sharp edges (I got mine at Target). The can itself used to be a little easier to find when most snacks came in metal containers (not plastic) but you can still find some around. This one was a small can of sliced peaches. I have also found some at the dollar store.
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First you need to cut off the BOTTOM of the can – NOT the top!
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After cleaning out the can, I wrapped a piece of cardstock around the outside. Then using my Gypsy, I welded three of the heart lace images from the Paper Lace cartridge (page 30) together. They were each 2.70 inches tall and when welded they were 8.25 inches wide. Be very careful when cutting and lifting the image off the mat. (Sorry I didn’t get a better photo of the cut image Sad smile!) I then filled the can (from the bottom) with candy. Mine is filled with Tootsie Pops – my favorite choice of candy at the moment – but it can be filled with a variety of goodies.
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Once the can is filled, you’ll need to glue the bottom lid back on with a very strong liquid glue. I used super glue on mine. Just squeeze out a thin line of glue around the edge of the lid and replace it.
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Now put a heavy object like a book (or two) on top of the can to hold the lid down and give it a good seal. Leave it over night to dry. (You can see the image from the Paper Lace cartridge a bit in this photo!)
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After it completely dried, I added several different fibers to the pull ring (is that the name of it?) on the top of the can.
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Then I cut the ‘I love You’ image and the Base Shadow from Paper Lace on page 60 at 2.50 inches tall. After adhering them together, I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist in Tattered Rose. I adhered this to the can with pop dots and added a small paper rose. And of course I had to bling it out a bit!
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I wanted to add a little gift bag to put my can in so I took a store bought red bag and added “Happy Valentine’s Day” that I cut from the Celebrate with Flourish cartridge at 2 inches tall. I just love how it came out! I added the same paper rose to the bag as well.
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Together, I think this would be an awesome gift for someone special for Valentine's Day! But these gift cans can be decorated for a number of special occasions – birthdays, baby showers, or just because! I hope that you enjoyed this and will try to make some treat cans for yourself!
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Now, I have some blog candy to give away! Just leave a comment and follow me to be entered to win. I’ll pick a winner on Valentine’s Day!
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Now on to the next blog in the Craftin’ Sistahs Blog Hop - Christel at Scrappin' Sista (see below)!

Monique: Mix On The Memories -- Mix on the Memories
Sumaiyah: Stampin' Dymonz Creative Space -
Normea: M M DeZigns -
Tammy: From Me 2 U Papercrafting -
Renee: My {Life}, My {Blog} -
Yolanda: Yolanda's Scrap-N-Stamp Spot -
Angie: Angie's Paper Passion - <You are here!
Christel: Scrappin' Sista -
CraftyNetta –
Bonnie: A Scrap Above --
Until next time, Happy Crafting,


  1. Shut up!!! This is SO STINKIN' cute. I'm going to have to scraplift your project too. WOW!!! TFS and the chance to win.

    Christel (Scrappin' Sista)
    askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

  2. Cute treat can and a very cool idea! Thanks for sharing :)


  3. great project..thanks for the instructions..I am now a follower of your blog

  4. How clever!! Love your projects:)
    new follower:)
    kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

  5. Super cute project!! I love the altered can and gift bag.. TFS

  6. I love that can!! What a great idea!! My husband would love that one....filled with mini Reese cups! Awesome!

  7. Angela, I love this project! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Your projects are beautiful! Love the re-use of everyday products (the can)! TFS!!

  9. What a cute and fun idea. am a new follower as well.. TFS..

  10. I'm definitly going to have to scraplift this... but ummm... how do you get the treats out???

  11. I love this. I've done these for easter and my niece was so excited cuz I wrote a note inside her can with her name on it and some personal info and she could not for the life figure out how I was able to "purchase" something so personal. It was great fun!!!

  12. Fabulous altered can! Thanks for sharing the how-to. I'm your newest follower.

  13. Very nice!! Those treat cans have been on my "must try one day" list forever. Maybe I should go ahead and take the off the list...

  14. Ohmygoodness - this is a FABULOUS idea! My grandson is gonna love opening up some fun! Thanks so much for sharing this delightful project!

    I just found your blog and am now a follower - so VERY nice to meet you!

  15. Oh this is TOO cute! I will have to try this one day!

  16. Cute idea for a treat can and a gift bag. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  17. Angela

    Girl this is past cool! I love it! I would be one trying to figure it out too..
    I am already a follower of your blog.

  18. This is such a cute idea. I may have to try something like it. TFS


  19. What a clever idea. This is really good. I am now a follower I was not able to join the hop but you can visit my blog at

  20. I absolutely love, love,love your treat can idea. I am a first grade teacher. You just gave me the best Valentine treat idea I have ever heard of! The kids in my classroom are going to go wild over these. I guess I know what I am going to be doing tomorrow. I also know what snack will be for the kids on Monday too (canned peaches). They are going to love both!
    Thanks so much!

  21. I will be scraplifting this its so cute!!! I have one of those can openers and alwqys wondered what to so with the cans!!

  22. Great idea for a treat container.
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  23. Oh, how cute. I'm going to try this. Very clever. Loved your projects, and I'm a new follower.


  24. Wonderful project and thank you for the tip....

  25. Beautiful projects. I have always wanted to do one of those cans. Thanks for the instructions.

  26. What a cute idea! I'm already a follower and love all of your projects.

  27. Just wanted you to know that these are now off my "to do" list. I made a couple for DH and DS's daycare teachers for Valentine's Day. They were much quicker and easier than I thought. Will definitely make them again. Thanks for the push to try them!