Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Contain Yourself

This was the main project at my Contain Yourself workshop; a covered Altoid tin with a tiny concertina album inside. This can be decorated further with small photos ... or anything else which takes your fancy.

We used an all-new colour combination (for me) ... So Saffron, More Mustard and Very Vanilla.

There’s a tutorial about covering the tin here.

The mini album to go inside was very simple – just a 3.5” strip of cardstock, scored at 2” intervals. I just used one strip from a sheet of A4 cardstock but you could add another strip if you wanted more “pages” I kept mine very simple – just stamped a bit of foliage on each “page”. The bottom piece is stuck inside the tin with Sticky Strip, so that won’t be going anywhere any time soon.

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Cardstock: More Mustard, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Paper: Patterns Designer Series Paper – So Saffron
Ink: More Mustard, So Saffron
Accessories: 1 ¼” circle punch, 1 3/8” circle punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon - More Mustard and Very Vanilla, Sticky Strip.

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  1. This is gorgeous, I keep running out of this cardstock!! jenny x

  2. Lovely idea as well as the colour! TFS, great work Helen! Hugs always!

  3. Great little box!! Nicely done!


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