Bunny Beverage Bar

Hello Canvas Corp. friends, I am Jen and I blog over at Craft-O-Maniac. I just love Canvas Corp. and all of their products and getting to work with them is so fun too. So I am thrilled to be here today!

I made a cute “Simple Bunny Beverage Bar!” I simply took an old vintage Pepsi crate and covered up the pepsi emblem with some Canvas Corp. paper, burlap ribbon, yellow Canvas Corp. twine, and some polka dot ribbon. I then took some more Canvas Corp. paper and used my Cricut machine to cut out bunnie heads that I hot glued to some paper straws for the drink bottles.
I also thought it was cute to fill some of the jars with white gumballs aka “Cotton Tails!” and then I added hot glued on pom poms to some sticks to stick in the jars to show that they are in fact “Cotton Tails!” So fun. This was a simple projects, and with just some simple items you can create this fun and festive look as well. Here it is!




All you need next to this dressed up vintage crate is your made up beverage(s) next to your beverage bar and you can fill up your jars, grab a few candies or a gumball and be on your way.
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Thank you Canvas Corp.

Holiday Holiday Blog Hop with Canvas Corp & Petaloo Final Day!

We wanted to say thanks to Petaloo and to all the designers who created these amazing projects.  Each project is so uniquely different and we hope that each one inspires a new idea in you to create.

Petaloo and Canvas Corp Blog Hop Recap

Petaloo coordinated all of the giveaways and monitored both their facebook and blog as well as ours.  Congratulations to the lucky winners and happy creating.  Thanks to all who went on this journey with us this week and for all the great comments.  We enjoyed reading them and I know the designers appreciated them!!!!


Holiday Wreath with Canvas Corp & Petaloo: Day 6

Only two more days left in our wonderful blog hop with Petaloo. Meet JoAnne Doshier….she works here at the Canvas Corp offices and when she is not working in our graphic design department we often find her upstairs creating in our studio.  When she heard about the wreath challenge she threw her name in the hat, and when we said outside of the “wreath”, JoAnne took that to heart, filling Santa’s bag with wreath parts and letting them fall where they may. Way to go Joanne!  I see she snagged a bit our our new colored burlap and lime jute to tie it all together.  This banner “wreath” is perfect on the front door or a special wall for all to see.


Santa's Wreath in the Bag

Looks like “SC” added his initials with Tattered Angels High Impact Paint….we created this paint for all your mixed media need and it seems to work on almost everything.

Wrap stretched canvas or wooden frames with Canvas Corp Cardstock to create your own little gift wrapped boxes.  Paint white lace the color of your choice with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist paints.

Jingle All The Way – add words from Canvas Corp Samplers to make your own little signs and holiday sayings.

Visit Petaloo for all the details on the prizes for this Blog Hop and to seem more great projects http://petaloo.typepad.com  and to see more great projects follow us on Pinterest Canvas Corp, 7gypsies and Tattered Angels.


Holiday Wreath with Canvas Corp & Petaloo: Day 5

It’s day 5 of our holiday wreath blog hop with Petaloo and we are excited to show another amazing project.  This one is by Misty Russell another of the Canvas Corp Creative Crew.  Her style has been changing but for right now she would  label herself most as artsy and grunge and if that is how you she would describe her project…..we love Arsty/Grunge!!!!!  Why does a wreath have to be round when oval is the prefect shape for this wreath, bound by wings on each side and a great message “Believe”

holiday wreath

“When I recieved my petaloo goodies I was really inspired by the soft creamy feathers that I received in my package. Instantly, I knew that I wanted to create angel wings!! Considering I only had 1 package of the feathers I knew I would need to improvise. Thankfully, I had Canvas Corp canvas which was the perfect solution!”    To create the the wings, Misty used a chipboard sheet and traced and cut out some wing shapes. Then started layering torn strips of canvas and tulle. She saved the top of the wings and decided to dress them up with some of the beautiful Petaloo flowers (covered with a little gesso), and then used some of Tattered Angels High Impact Paint in antique gold to give it a warm aged look.

Believe Wreath close up III

To finish it off, Misty fussy cut some of the cute paper dolls from the 7gypsies Santa’s Journey Papers and used 7gypsies chipboard letters over the canvas corp triangles  and created the “Believe” banner.  Adding a little paint to the chipboard letters and the burlap stretched gave them the perfect style for this amazing wreath.  The High Impact Paint was designed to stand up to the texture of burlap and this project shows it off so well.

Believe Wreath close up IV


“This is one of the funnest projects I’ve made in a long time.”  We love how Misty brought three of our brands + Petaloo together to show off her style.   To see more of Misty’s work, visit her blog at http://www.myscraptherapy.com.  You can also see more great projects from our Blog Hop on the Canvas Corp pinterest board   Follow all of our boards for great ideas across all the brands….Tattered Angels Pinterest and 7gypsies Pinterest

Holiday Blog Hop with Canvas Corp & Petaloo: Day 4

We are half way through our week of beautiful “wreaths” and Lynne’s is a breadth of fresh snow air.  Lynne Forsythe brings to the Crew her wonderfully creative use of color and with her shabby chic style.   Lynne’s Snow Wreath inspires us that you don’t have to choose red and green when you create projects for the holidays.  Out of her box came a unique mixture of turquoise, purple and natural elements.

“When I opened my box filled with Canvas Corp Canvases and Petaloo Flowers and Trims, the first thing that popped into my mind was Winter, all the beautiful hues of Teal and Purple. I had recently purchased some silver snowflakes from one of the big box stores and knew they would be the PERFECT addition to my wreath. I then pulled out a Grapevine Wreath from my stash and let the creative process begin. I knew I wanted to create a half wreath, something a bit different from the norm.”

A beautiful mix of burlap and canvas accented with turquoise and purple.

Lynne seldom creates a project that does not include at least one flower, so this was the perfect challenge for her.  Starting with a small Petaloo flower she has turned the focal point flower into a large flower by simply starting with a Canvas Corp Burlap flower…slipping in lace and snowflake pieces colors to create her own amazing flower. The use of vintage ornaments or holiday decor in your pieces brings out that shabby chic and just the right amount of glitter needed.  She wrapped the canvases with pieces of Canvas Corp Burlap, Petaloo Fancy Trims and Vintage Lace tied with Canvas Corp Jute and accented them with various Petaloo Flowers, Textured Blooms, Velvet Hydrangeas, and Chantilly Mixed Blooms. She then stacked the decorated canvases on the wreath.

lynn's photo collection

“I hope you enjoyed my “Snow Wreath” and that it has inspired you to think outside of the box when creating your holiday wreath to adorn your front door, mantle or wall.”

To see more of Lynne’s work, visit her blog The Next Best Thing by Lynne http://lynneforsythe.blogspot.com and to view more great projects from our blog hop visit us on pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/canvascorp/canvas-corp-blog-hops/ 



Holiday Blog Hop with Canvas Corp & Petaloo: Day 3

It’s here– Day 3 of our blog hop with Petaloo! Are you feeling inspired yet? Meet Candy Rosenberg, her wreath turned itself into a tree and we love it.  That is what is so fun about working with a big box of goodies, you really don’t know what you will create and that is apparent with each one of our Crew projects.  Candy brings her steampunk vibe while embracing the mixed media craze.   It is truly hard to stay within the rules when there are so many great ideas going on in the head’s of our Crew members.



The tree is constructed around a pre-made cardboard cone and then layers of fabric and paper goodness are added to create this mixed media tree.  Consider making a collection of trees or putting it in the center of your wreath… the options are endless.

cc_tree3The addition of feathers and using a feathered cardstock technique gives the extra texture in the tree and the ornaments and features are Petaloo flowers.  You don’t have to always use red and green when thinking about the holidays, we love to try unique color combinations.  Thanks Candy, we love your tree!!!! To see more of Candy’s work visit her blog http://candyscraps.typepad.com/scraps/2013/12/ccpetaloo.html To keep up with the Blog Hop and the give aways visit the Petaloo Blog http://petaloo.typepad.com 


Holiday Blog Hop with Canvas Corp & Petaloo: Day 2

It’s Day 2 of our blog hop with Petaloo and we’re excited to showcase this beautiful project by one of our Canvas Corp Creative Crew members, Kimberly Newman. Kimberly brings to the team an eclectic vibe that is combines new and old to create a very fun vintage look.  Up, Up and Away, Kimberly’s wreath became a beautiful centerpiece that is the perfect resting place for Kimberly’s Hot Air Balloon and vintage Santa.  A mixture of cardstock, fabrics, burlap, canvas all combined into this fun mixed media project.

Santa's Wreath and Balloon Centerpiece

“I’m so excited to show you my wreath,I received 12 canvases (burlap and canvas) in three diffrent sizes and some fun embellishments from Canvas Corp.  Petaloo sent some gorgeous flowers,lace they asked me to make a wreath and think outside the box… so I made a advent wreath with all the beautiful supplies….. I couldn’t just keep it as a wreath .. So I made it into a wreath hot air balloon centerpiece for my table…I love how it turned out.  Thank you Canvas Corp and Petaloo!”

Green Package

Kimberly’s wreath began with a traditional green holiday wreath for a base and she filled the space with a unique selection of gift packages (that seems to be a theme you will see all week – gift packages out of stretched canvas)…what a fun way to show off creative mixed media techniques.  The clothespins are numbered to create the countdown advent calendar.

Balloon Basket

Pieces of burlap are woven to create the basket for Santa’s balloon.  Kimberly does a great job mixing everyday items, craft items and unusual pieces to create one of a kind masterpieces.  Next time you are ready to throw away all the packing material from your latest purchase, you might consider holding onto them for your next mixed media project.


Look for fun vintage pieces such as this great Santa that Kimberly found to finish off your holiday projects.  What is old is new again and with this great centerpiece as a home for the holidays Santa is sure to take good care of all of us.  For more images of Kimberly’s project and other projects by Kimberly, visit her blog Kimberly’s Creative Inspiration http://newkimber.blogspot.com

To keep up with the prizes and projects from Petaloo visit their blog  http://petaloo.typepad.com

Holiday Blog Hop with Canvas Corp & Petaloo: Day 1

Today we are launching our Holiday Blog Hop with Petaloo! When we were discussing, with our team, what the theme of our hop would be, we agreed that the combination of canvas, burlap, flowers and ribbon was a recipe for incredible holiday wreaths! But instead of a traditional wreath, we wanted to kick it up a notch and showcase what it means to think outside of the box.

The Canvas Corp Creative Crew* has been busy designing for this challenge….the Crew was presented with a box filled with colorful flowers and ribbons from Petaloo and another box filled with Canvas Corp stretched canvas and stretched burlap and a few more goodies….with a challenge to put it together and create a holiday wreath – and it was ok to think in or out of the “Wreath” and that we did.

*If the Creative Crew is new to you stay tuned, this is an amazing group of designers who have teamed up to help us tell the story of the Canvas Corp Brands, 7gypsies, Tattered Angels and Canvas Home Basics.  We will be making a big announcement, but cannot hold off giving some of them credit as we launch into this project with Petaloo.

Here is a taste of what the Crew started with and you will not believe what they created.

canvascorp_wreathpetaloo products

This first project was a team effort, created by Camille and JoAnne….we all had our hands in on this one…thanks JoAnne for pulling all the ideas together.  Our Pillow Wreath was created with a touch of 7gypsies and Tattered Angels to our blend of Petaloo and Canvas Corp….everything red, green and oh so holiday.  We love the idea of bringing mixed media in for the holidays and a chance to play with so many great textures, fabrics and embellishments.  Consider digging through your stash of goodies to see what might just be the perfect touch on our holiday projects. We were gladly surprised with how it all came together.

The Canvas Pillow Wreath started with a mist of Glimmer Mist to to create the holly background; each gift package was created with a fun mixture of vintage papers, embellishments, ribbons, flowers, burlap, canvas and a touch of Glimmer Mist; the ribbon was created with a layer of red burlap, misted french script cardstock, kraft c-flute and finished with Petaloo ribbon.  Create the Noel banner with triangles of canvas and 7gypsies chipboard letters finished off with Petaloo flowers.  Add a pillow form (we love Fairfields’s pillow forms) or turn it into a round wall hanging.  These gift wrapping ideas can be used for your holiday gift wrap as well. Create fun packages for under the tree.


Stay tuned all week for “wreaths” that will inspire you, meeting some of the Creative Crew and see the link below for more details on the contest and features all week.  Visit Petaloo for more great ideas and a chance to win some great prizes. Let us know which are your favorites and if we have now inspired you to create your own holiday decor!!!!

Camille and Joanne's pillow wreath II

For more details on the blog hop, prizes and to see day one of the Petaloo posting visit them at http://petaloo.typepad.com/blog/#tp

Looking for more great ideas by Canvas Corp and the Crew follow us on Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/canvascorp/

12 Days of Gift Wrap: Day 12

It’s here, the last day of our 12 Days of Gift Wrap series. We’ve had so much fun sharing these ideas with you all and we hope to have inspired you with this wonderful series of images, tutorials, tips and tricks. Our last gift wrap comes from the talented Riikka Kovasin.


Riikka created “His” and “Her” gift wrap. She used a combination of items and brought her true passion for mixed media when creating these items!



I spy some Tattered Angels paints!



You can find more on how Riikka created this gift wrap over on her blog, Paperiliitin! Thanks, Riikka, for the inspiration!