Monday, August 16, 2010


Hello lovely bloggers!

Tell me, do you swap? It seems to be the latest craze. I've mentioned before that I swap (Swap-Bot and Life on the Scrap Beach). So I wanted to share with you my Pringles Can Swap. First, let me show you what my FANTASTIC partner, Tiffany, sent me - you won't believe what you can get inside a Pringles can once those delicious chips are gone. Check it out:

Can you believe all of this was there - including the altered mini notebook with my name!? Look at the felt flowers, the snail die-cut, the travel die-cuts and more die-cuts she cut from her Cricut. Not to mention Pop Rocks - how fun was that candy growing up? I ate that Laffy Taffy immediately! You can tell she looked at my profile and fashioned the package just for me. Aren't those letters going to be perfect? The brown polka buttoned thing that looks like ribbon is an altered tape measure - how cool is that! Needless to say, I was ecstatic! She even added a super delicious bread pudding recipe that my husband is gonna love! Thanks again Tiffany!

So here's what I sent my partner, Jamie, who has received hers and loved it (gave me a 5 w/a heart rating - the top you can receive).

I started with this can - yummy!

It had to be decorated, so I added some pretty designer paper (Best of K&Company stack), added flowers and butterflies (Fred, She Said) that I sprinkled all over with Diamond Dust.

I made some ATC's specific to her profile and added some things according to what she said she liked. I think if I had been more resourceful in placing these items like Tiffany did mine, I could have fit more. This was a really fun swap! The best thing was that the post office will ship the can (I had to tape it so the fun stuff on the outside didn't get damaged).

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fun day!


Joynana said...

Terry, this is just so cute. I have never heard of these swaps. What a fun idea.

Donna said...

Wow Terry, all of that in just one Pringles can is truly amazing and what a fab way to present a gift...hope you have fun playing with your new goodies and working your way through the choccy lol! I love the can that you have altered and the papers are soooo pretty...such scrummy craft goodies inside too...the lucky lady who receives this will be over the moon with your choice of goodies hun! I look forward to you joining in this weeks Cupcake challenge and to see what you create :) Donna x

Monica said...

Hi Terry,

This box is lovely... the paer looks so stylish. What a nice way to present goodies.

Thanks for visiting my blog and the nice words.

Happy fasting and crafting,


Croms' Cubby Hole said...

This is great - and would make a good pressie wrapper for under the tree for those little hard to wrap bits

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Hi Terry ~ Thank you so much for visiting my blog and the super sweet comment you left for me. It is always so nice to meet new people get fresh new inspiration!! :) So glad you stopped by and became a follower too.

I've take a peek around your blog too!! :) Your work is beautiful. I like the idea of having a swap and using Pringles cans. I've never heard of this before, and can fit quite a bit in there. LOL


Sophie Doodles said...

Hi Terry!
This is fabulous! I can't imagine how long it took you to do it all! It would have taken me... say, 1 week? Love the colours you have used!
Happy Crafting!
Sophie Doodles xx

blackdragon said...

The can you recieved is beautiful... and the one you made even more so!
What a great idea.... might have a go myself..... i'll have to eat all the pringles 1st!
Guess what..... ? I have now become a follower!!! Ok smack my wrists...i am so slack!
Love always my friend xxx

1CardCreator said...

Love those pretty Pringles cans! Lots of awesome goodies packed inside, I am sure you will put them to good use. ~Diane

Axa said...

I love swaps! I've done a paint can swap but never a pringle can swap, very cool! Can't believe all that stuff fit into that one can.

mulberry station said...

What a beautiful gift to a very special person. You deserve it!!! It is great idea and I am going to have to try it sometime. Have to buy some pringle first. I try to stay away from them...they are so addicting. HOpe you are doing wewll Terry. Miss you!!