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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Fun Little Project

Thanks to OkieLadybug from the Cricut world I found this great idea for "altering" (which is Cricut speak for covering with paper and embellishments) a little mini lunch box tin from Dollar Tree.
She had created and shares the cut files for the little box and then she has a great video post so that you can watch her create.
I am making sme gifts and thought this would be just perfect as a little mini photo album holder.
The papers are from a couple of different sources...the paper for covering the box and the little album was from two stacks sold by Michael'... Holiday Collection Patterned Paper and Cardstock by DCWV and the little bird is from a Christmas Glitter patterned paper stack 2008 by DCWV. Ribbon Making Memories, buttons from my stash, Perle cotton and hemp from my stash. The Merry Christmas stamp is an old pre-inked stamp.
Here is inside the tin with the mini book
Just a thought. Okie paints her tin and then uses ink to distress it...I was too lazy and just left it as it is but you can see the blue color and print on the edges...maybe I might have to either see if I can find some with different colors printed on the tin or actually paint them LOL
It uses Plantin Schoolbook or she has a file for George too and if you have those two and even the trial version of the Design Studio you can make these great tins!
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4 comments:

okie_ladybug said...

Fantastic tin!! I love the mini photo album idea! Gonna have to try that myself.

scrappinlil said...

Wow this is a awesome gift...I love how you made the tin and added the photo album inside....I might have to try this...TFS

Sherri said...

What a great gift! Anyone would love getting this one!

Jackie Solomon said...

such an awesome gift. Love it!