Tuesday, October 02, 2007

{I knew there was a reason I saves these!}

My DH loves frappuccinos...I mean, he REALLY loves them! He drinks one everyday. When we go to Sam's Club, we normally buy 3 little cases to take home so he can have his daily fix. I'm not complaining...he doesn't drink coffee so he's entitled to this little vice. Little did I know that when he started this daily routine that they would become a source of creativity.

Altering frap bottles isn't anything new...for goodness sake, there is a ton of samples in the gallery at Splitcoast Stampers. But these are the first that I have altered. Three months ago, I asked my DH save his frap bottles, and save them he did. I now have more empty frap bottles than I know what to do with.

I created these three bottles for a few family members and I must say that I have had the hardest time staying out of the chocolate! They are sitting, looking so cute and delicious on my piano, and every time I see them, I want to just open them and eat a few. I think I need to invest in the shrink wrap rings so I'm less tempted. (have I told you that I have NO willpower?)

These were so simple to create that I'm almost ashamed to share them with you, but since I had already taken pictures of them, I felt compelled to post. :)

Using the SU! Creepy Crawlie Double Sided Designer paper, I chose two patterns that I liked, and with the help of red-line sticky tape, slapped them onto the bottles. The 'scardy-cat' images were given to me at a recent stamping event, so I don't even own this set, but they looked so cute attached to the Pumpkin Pie card stock that I punched with the SU! Scallop punch, I just have to use them! I attached them using dimensions to give them a little lift from the bottle, and to avoid the desire to wrap them around the curve of the bottle. I used the same paper to cut the tops for the bottle caps.

I ran some black & white polka-dot ribbon (lucky for me the ribbon was the same width as the lid rim) through my Xyron150 which makes a perfect adhesive for ribbons. To top off these festive treats, I attached some plastic spiders to each lid.

I'm sure my granddaughters will get a kick out of them. My biggest fear is that our warm weather will continue and you know how tricky it is to send chocolate treats in the mail during warm weather.

Thanks for popping in today! I appreciate the time you take to look at what I've been doing!

1 comment :

Connie said...

These are so kewl! Nice work. Now I want some candy.