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It was a plain silver tin, originally made for sugar I think but which just happens to be the right size for a stack of handmade cards.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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  1. This is Fabulous!!!!!
    I love the dashing dp and you have made such a gorgeous job on this tin with it!

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

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

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

  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 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.

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

  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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