Saturday, July 25, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge #41

The lovely ladies at Cuttlebug Challenge came up with a great challenge this week; Provo Craft Countdown Be Inspired #41 create altered projects from items in your recycle bin. Well if I didn't have a houseful of people I would have lots to share since I have a whole collection of things to re-use here. Since time is at a premium at the moment I had to stick to just one.

I made a desk tidy for the boys pencils out of an old pie apples tin. I have one of those can openers that doesn't leave sharp edges, we give it a wash and dry then the boys take my hammer and bash all around the edge just to be certain (and because they like the noise!).

I then take some light blue Craft Market textured card stock and trim it to fit the height of the tin and the width of a Fiskars texture plate then embossed the pieces with "rain drops" to make a background and fixed them to the tin with double sided tape. (A plate, Fiskars plate, card stock, silicone mat, C plate) I then took one piece of black card stock and two pieces of white and ran them through the Cuttlebug with the Cuttlebug Cutting Die: Ahoy Matey! I then used my craft knife on the two white die cuts to cut out the separate sails to give some dimension to the ship and then mounted them with double sided tape. I then mounted the ship on one side of the can. I tore blue corrugated card to represent the ocean and mounted this in front of the ship.

I took the die cut black Jolly Roger and covered the rear with tape then attached the white skull and mounted this on the other side of the tin. I then used some Pirate Scrapbook stickers from Sandylion sticker designs to hide the joins of the card stock and added "The Jolly Roger" sticker then I finished off by adding some maritime charms from a Craft Value pack from Kmart (whale, anchor, ships wheel, starfish, boat and light house).

Thanks for reading,


  1. Love the pirate look! Great project!

  2. Your project is fabulous...I love your pirate tin..
    `Thanks` for joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenges..

  3. shiver me timbers! this is great!! thanks for joining in at CBC!

  4. Wahoo Sarah this is just too cute love the pirate theme and I know your son thought it was really cool
    Thanks for joining us at this week

  5. This is totally cute!! Love the pirate look with the light blue and texture! So perfect!

    Thanks for playing along!
    Angie Tieman

  6. Cute, cute, CUTE! I especially like the pirate ship :) Thank you for joining us at CBC.

    June Houck
    Proud DT member @ Cuttlebug Challenge blog

  7. How sweeet! I just think this is so cute! That pirate ship is to die for!


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