Saturday, 27 September 2008

Dashing tin

This was a fun project – and one which I’m hoping to repeat for a class some time (hopefully before Christmas but you know how things are).

It was a plain silver tin, originally made for sugar I think but which just happens to be the right size for a stack of handmade cards. Not sure how many you could get in with envelopes – probably 10-12.

I held my breath as I wrapped the strip of Designer Series paper around the tin but, by some quirk of fate, it fit exactly. No overlap… just a perfect fit.

Then you’re free to decorate the top however you wish. I chose to add some covered chipboard pieces. The flower shape was inked with Old Olive ink, then I punched a hole in it with my Crop-A-Dile™ so that I could thread the gingham ribbon through. I covered the monogram circle with some more Designer Series paper, then added a piece of Real Red cardstock behind letter for contrast.

That’s about it, really… but I really like it! (Am I allowed to say that?)

Stamps: None!
Cardstock: Real Red, Old Olive
Paper: Dashing
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon – Real Red, 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon – Old Olive, On Board Chipboard – Lots of Letters, Blossoms & Basics.

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8 comments:

  1. This is Fabulous!!!!!
    I love the dashing dp and you have made such a gorgeous job on this tin with it!

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  2. This is a cute tin. I am sure people would love to come to a class for this!

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  3. What a gorgeous tin! I love that paper.

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  4. You are allowed to say that - you made it. I love it - sign me up for the class please. CC

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  5. Very nice project made with the wonderful Dashing DP. Dashing is no longer available to us in the states so make sure to have your stampers stock up...it is fab! I enjoy your blog very much and if I wasn't across the "pond", I would love to make this. Loved you card on Thursday also. Have fun.

    Ad K.

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  6. Great tin! I think is my favorite DSP!!

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  7. I love that tin, I need to pull out my tins and start working on some of them. I guess they are a little intimidating if they are not the standard shape. You did a FAB job on all of this stuff. Heidi

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