Sunday, November 1, 2009

Altered tins

I recently bought some tins and altered them.  They are for use in my workshops.  One is for my lucky door prize forms and the other holds a heap of markers.  At some events I offer a free marker to anyone putting in an order of over $100.  These tins show the versatility of Stampin' Up! products and how to think outside just making cards.

This is my lucky door prize tin.  It is a pretty simple one.  I covered the tin in Kiwi Kiss paper from the Urban Garden pack of Designer Series Paper (IBC page 132, $16.95).  I used the Anywhere Glue Stick (IBC page 154, $7.50 for two) on both the paper and the tin, this meant that I had some "lubrication" to enable me to move the paper around and into the right position before the glue started to stick.  I then put some Sticky Strip (IBC page 154, $12.95) on the top overlap to make sure that the paper was securely held down.  The paper on the lid is from the Kiwi Kiss pack of Patterns Designer Series Paper (IBC page 135, $16.95).  These packs of papers are monochrome meaning that they only have one colour, in this case Kiwi Kiss, and white.  They are really handy for coordinating with other DSPs or just jazzing up a plain card.  The ribbon is from the Pigtails Ribbon Originals (IBC page 150, $27.95).  I love this ribbon it is very cute, I am very into polka dots at the moment.  The reverse side of this ribbon, which you can just see on the left tail of the bow, is white with Kiwi Kiss polka dots, rather than Kiwi with white polka dots so you can easily reverse it for a different look.  The white part of the flower is from the Pretties kit (IBC page 149, $55.95).  This kit contains over 300 pieces including 5 differnt sizes/styles of flowers.  They can be dyed with reinkers or coloured with markers but I left this one white to go with the monochrome colour scheme.  In the center of the flower is one of the Kiwi Kiss die cut flowers from the Blooms Again pack of die cuts (IBC page 144, $16.50) and a Kiwi Kiss Corduroy Button from the Spring Mini Catalogue (page 4, $19.50).  I cut out some reinforces for the holes where the handle goes through from Kiwi Kiss cardstock, using punches.  Firstly I punched a hole using the 1/8 inch hand punch.  Then I punched around that using the 1 inch circle punch. I always find that if I want use the punches to cut "ring" shapes like this it is easiest to start with the smallest shape and work upwards. It gives you a much larger piece to hold and is easier to line up correctly in the larger punch.

So that is my little tin.  As I said very simple but I love it.  Not sure how I am going to take it when the Kiwi Kiss retires next September and I have to redo this tin.  Maybe I can keep it for other things and make another one in one of the new In Colors.  I will post pictures of the other tin soon.

thanks for looking and happy stamping