Sunday, September 23, 2012

Gift Card in a Can

I have known about this idea for years but never made one. I needed a quick shower gift  and didn't want the standard giftcard in a card idea. 

Very quick - giftcard in a can - - - I love it and plan to make a lot of these for Christmas. I already have ideas how to fill some of these for my grandangels this year.

Scrapbook paper is perfect - you don't even have to trim very much. These particular Pringles cans do not have the "pop tab"   - these have the paper pull tabs - I will make sure I find the pop tabs for my next ones. I think they will will be more fun for the girls to open.

This one is for a wedding shower - so I embellished with 3D stickers with Bliss & Happy Life. I added a flower on top for good measure and a little bit of scrap ribbon. 

How cute would this be for a baby shower? Cute paper - lots of curled ribbon - and filled with baby socks, bibs, etc -  along with a gift card? You can stuff quite  a bit in these tall cans!

So just carefully cut out the bottom of the can with a can opener and empty out the chips - and wipe clean. I know some people hot glue the bottom back on but why bother? Just put the plastic lid on the bottom that came on top of the can!! They all come with one! Simple Simple!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fall School Wreath

I finally finished a wreath for my office at school. I like the look of a grapevine wreath in the fall more so than the straw. I bought the foam BJH letters at Walmart and then painted them black and topped them with some gold glitter paint. (Have you guessed that our school colors are black and gold yet?)
I already had gold tulle so just wrapped what I had around the wreath. I also had football themed fabric left over from a previous project so made some giant rosettes and added gold/black footballs from Hobby Lobby (homecoming corsage items) along with te cheerleader and football players. I didn't really have anything for the biggst rosette and didn't want to add another football so I had a lid that I just painted black and hot glued it in the center like a flower center.
I have had tons of compliments on it. It looks much better in person.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Winner - $15 giftcard Hobby Lobby



Please send an e-mail to with your full name and address within 48 hours to claim you giftcard.

thanks to all who entered~

Thursday, September 13, 2012

From Yardsale Junk to My Wall Treasure

I found this at a yard sale a few weeks ago and bought it for 50 cents. At the time I had no idea why - I just wanted it and knew I would find some use for it eventually. It was pretty scarred but had no chips or cracks. It is actually made of plastic and the letters are raised. I know it looks ceramic in the photo. (*I wish it was!) Plus it matched no decor in my house.

I tried to stain it - and that was an epic fail. I decided to just paint the whole thing black - and I love it! I was going to take some white paint and go over the letters but I decided I like it just the way it is.

I know it is hard to read it in this photo - but not in person - just click on the picture to enlarge it and you can see it better. Now it fits right in with my black and red decor!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Pumpkin Ribbon & Tulle Wreath

Black and Orange Tulle - I left the orange heavier than the black.
Pumpkin print fabric - that I tore into long strips and then tied randomly into the black tulle and then trimmed. Candy Corn ribbon hanger.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Pay It Forward - Handmade Gifts - Join the Fun!

Pay It Forward - with Handmade Gifts

The amazing Alicia from All The Pretty Things posted about a marvelous blog game to play that involves "Paying it Forward".

Here’s How It Works:

I’ll send a surprise gift to the first three commenters on this blog post. The gift will be a handmade surprise by me and will be sent to you some time in the next 365 days - both the gift and the time you receive it will be a surprise :)

Here’s what you need to do, leave me a comment and make sure you include your email address (if your profile doesn’t include it). I’ll email you for your snail mail address and a ask a few questions (likes/dislikes, favourite colors, etc.).

To complete signing up you MUST play along too. To do this you must blog a similar post and pledge to make a surprise gift for the first three people who comment on it.

So, do you want to play? Comment below and I’ll sent a thoughtful handmade gift to the first three people who do.

So let's have some fun!

xoxoxo Pamela

Sunday, September 2, 2012

300 Follower Giveaway - Hobby Lobby Gift Card

Whoo Hoo for 300 Followers!!

I hadn't planned on doing a Giveaway for my crafting/sewing blog - but why not?
No reason not to, right? There are now 300 + followers - I think that calls for a celebration!

So ---I think a Hobby Lobby giftcard would be appropriate.

Check out the Rafflecopter to your right and sign yourself up. Drawing will be Sept. 15th. The winner will receive a $15 giftcard. Who wouldn't love that? I won one a couple of weeks ago and I was tickled pink!

Now here is the good news -

IF the winner is picked from the option of making a purchase from

Pamela2Heaven Etsy Shop  then that winner will receive DOUBLE the gift card amount ($30).

So - Good Luck all and thanks again for helping me reach 300 on this baby!