Sunday, 31 May 2009

Summer Picnic tin

This is a DVD tin, which I bought as part of a tin share with some other UK demonstrators. It’s a great size, about A5, and could be used as a pencil/pen tin, to hold cards or homemade sweets, or as a container for a small scrapbook album. I want to make another one with an album inside but my stamping “to do” list is huge, with two workshops and two parties coming up in the next couple of weeks! Eeek!

To cover this tin, I used exactly the same method as for covering an Altoid tin – there’s a tutorial here. Then I decorated it with a kind of collage of co-ordinating papers and accessories. Notice that it only took me a couple of days to lapse back into Old Olive mode!

Stamps: Tart and Tangy
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Whisper White
Paper: Summer Picnic
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: Flower Fusion Felt Flowers, Silver Brads, ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon – Pumpkin Pie, Striped Grosgrain Ribbon - Bashful Blue, Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon – Bashful Blue, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 ¼” circle punch, 1 3/8” circle punch

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  1. love what you did with the tin...the colors are great...cant wait to see more...i am going to be a follower! :-)

  2. Cute tin, Helen! I love green so this one is an easy winner with me LOL! Sounds like you're gonna be a busy bee - have fun!

  3. Great idea. love it for packaging gifts and such. I like the layout that you used on the front.

  4. very very cute!!! Love the colors on this!!!:)


  5. I love Summer Picnic! Very cute tins, Helen!

  6. I just love those apples!! Too cute! I just colored a "carmel apple" stamp and have to get going w/ my card!

  7. what a great way to cover a tin to make it look a million dollars - Lesley x


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