Pals Blog Hop: Celebrate Earth Day

Thank you for joining us for the April Pals Blog Hop! To celebrate Earth Day, the April blog hop features new cards and projects that capture the essence of Earth Day through colors and images and/or use recycled or reused elements. We hope you are ready for some fun and creative ideas.

You should have just left stop number 11 on the Pals Hop – Debbie Mageed at Scrappin’ and Stampin’. If so, you are in the right spot. If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

If you follow my blog regularly, then you already know I often feature “I Pinned It, Let’s Do It” projects on my blog – where I finally MAKE some of the cool projects I have found on Pinterest. Novel idea, huh? When I found a project that uses an old tuna can and some clothes pins to make a votive or plant container, I was in love. What adorable centerpieces these litte guys make!

An Earthy Plant Holder

I covered these clothes pins with Twitterpated Designer Series Paper and clipped them around the rim of a large tuna can for an earthy look to hold this bamboo plant – name the color on this paper and earn 5 points (I don’t know what you’ll do with the points if you earn them, but I’ll be proud of you):Earth Day Blog Hop

Did you guess Lucky Limeade? If you did, then you are wrong. The color is Pear Pizzazz – one of the past in-colors that’s being reintroduced in the color refresh in June.

A Classy, Sparkly Votive

Switch out the paper for Silver Glimmer Paper (that’s right – I actually cut into the Glimmer Paper to honor Earth Day), and add a votive. Now, you’ve got one classy centerpiece:Earth Day Votive - Tuna can, clothes pins, Silver Glimmer Paper, candle votive

These projects are simple and fun. Just cover the clips with DSP and then clip them around the edge of the empty (and preferably cleaned out) can. I covered the cans with Whisper White card stock to “class it up” a bit.  The plant can is also wrapped with Natural 7/16″ Trim Ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed these projects.


The next stop is Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter, stop number 13 on the Pals Blog Hop!

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Blog Hop Line Up List:

  1. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  2. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  3. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  4. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  5. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  6. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought…Cards by Amy
  7. Peggy Noe at
  8. Kathleen Law at Craft With Kathleen
  9. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  10. Kerry Willard Bray at stampgoodness
  11. Debbie Mageed at Scrappin’ and Stampin’
  12. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  13. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  14. Barbara Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  15. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  16. Linda Callahan at Stampin’ Seasons
  17. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  19. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  20. Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
  21. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
  22. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  23. Max Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  24. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
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  1. Like it 😉 I bet cutting into the glimmer paper was a BIG decision! 🙂 x

  2. Oh Brian, this projects are fantastic!! I love those clothes pins, I have them in a small box in one of my kitchen drawers to keep the bags of chips tightly closed. They are pretty in their own unique way but you elevated them to gorgeous with this projects. I think this candle holders will make a very pretty and inexpensive decoration or party favor for any shower party. Thank you for this wonderful ideas.

    • Oh, and BRAVO for dealing with glimmer paper, knowing how much you dislike glitter, it was very brave of you. Earth Day is worht it.

  3. Simple – and oh so cool! So glad you busted out the glimmer paper – Mother Earth does like to dress up now and then!

  4. Fun idea, Brian! I especially love the glimmer paper one!

  5. Since my friends call me the Glitter Queen, I always welcome a new idea to make something sparkly. What a great project and really – who’d a thunk? LOL

  6. Love the clothespin idea! And who would have imagined a tuna can looking so pretty as well as being functional. Guess I don’t have to use mine only for measuring rain amounts in the yard… LOL!

  7. Love that idea, Brian! Well done!

  8. Bravo for using the Glimmer paper! Great Earth Day projects….and such a clever way to reuse clothes pins and the ‘clean’ tuna can…something that anyone can create! TFS!

  9. I like this project …love wooden clothes pins …you can use them for all sorts of things but, I don`t think I have seen them used like this …cute!
    Thought I would mention also that my Spring Shares dsp came yesterday ..It`s a nice mix of color you include that SAB paper that I didn`t get and it is much prettier in the real and now it`s gone …sniff sniff … btw Brian are you going to do shares for the new DSP that will be in the new catty and the Swatch books?

    • Glad you like them, Sonny! I will DEFINITELY be doing shares and swatchbooks when the new catalog is released. It’s all so exciting! Thanks!

  10. I have tons of these clips. Definitely a spring project for me. Thanks for your creativity Brian!

  11. Love, love, love this idea!!! Going to be adding that to a list of great ideas!!!

  12. Georgina Haynes

    Nifty thrifty idea! soooo cool for earth day.

  13. It’s Twitterpated!! I want my five points!! j/k but you did make me look closer 🙂 Pinterest is so great for inspiration and I love that you actually made a project…I rarely make it past the pinning stage. Great ideas and execution! TFS

  14. Love, love these projects!! A little bird told me you LOVE glitter!! Fabulous job with the glitter paper!!! LOL!!! Everyone needs sparkle!!! LOL!!! Just teasing you!! Anyway, fabulous job on the projects!!! Amy

  15. fab idea, glimmer paper and all!
    hugs, m

  16. Awesome project Brian. I’m so impressed that you cut into that glitter paper.

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