Saturday, November 18, 2006

*My First Card Tin*

I've had a Provo Craft lunch tin for several months now but it's been sitting in my craft space waiting for me to do something with it. I think I've been pretty intimidated about trying to cover it. There are no directions or templates out there for them. But I decided yesterday that it was time to play with it. I pulled out some Stampin' Up Patterned Paper from the Simply Scrappin' Friends and Flowers Level 1 Hostess Set and went to it. Covering the main part of the tin was easy. I did the striped paper first... a layer of Modge Podge on the tin and then put the paper down on it. I waited for it to dry before putting the flower paper on. I used a circle punch to cut out the area around the latch. I put the Modge Podge on the back of the paper this time and carefully wrapped it around the tin. When it was all dry, I added two layers of Modge Podge over the top of the decorated papers.

The lid was a little more difficult. I started out with a piece of computer paper and cut it to the approximate size and played with my corner rounder punch and measurements until I got something that would fit pretty well. I cut slits in each side of the paper up to the holes for the handle to be able to get the paper on in one piece. I put the Modge Podge on the back of the paper and on the tin (thin layer on each) to allow for some extra time to be able to move things around to get it perfect. Once it was dry I added 2 coats of Modge Podge on top of the patterned paper.


I added a light yellow grosgrain ribbon around the edge of the lid and the Cranberry Crisp stitched ribbon around the tin to cover where the two papers overlap. I put sticky strip (also known as red line tape) along the ribbon and then stuck it on the tin. I also added some Prima Flowers to the top and added some bling to the centre of each flower. There are also three little blings in the bottom right corner of the front of the tin.


I then created 4 dividers out of Cool Caribbean cardstock for inside the tin, using the circle punch to create the tabs on the dividers. I wrote on each tab with a black marker and added some sparkle with the clear Stardust Gel Pen. I filled the tin with cards to create a gift for one of the kids' teachers this year.

It really wasn't as daunting a project as I feared it would be. I now want to go to the scrapbooking store and buy more of these wonderful tins!

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21 comments:

Cindy Keery said...

This is the coolest thing I've seen on a blog in a long time, and you know me... I look at a lot of blogs!!

nanabev said...

That is absolutely beautiful Nancy.
You can make me one anytime.

Love you
mom

Tracy.H said...

Love it Nancy! I really like that paper...think I will have to get that one next time I have the opportunity. And can't wait to get our lunch tins so that I can try one for myself!!

Digital Princess said...

Hey Nancy darling .... AWESOME Blog hon and even more awesome ideas! .... keep it up!
big big hugs,
Alanna

StitchenTigger(Karen) said...

Your Card Tin is great! You make me want to do mine now -- it's been sitting totally bare on the shelf since the beginning of September.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE it Nancy! Great job! It's so beautiful! I will be keeping an eye out for these tins the next time I'm at a sb store. Too fun!!

Thanks for sharing. Great photos.

DeAnna M

tamimoreno said...

very nice! I just made my first tin as well - and I dreaded it too. However, I was not able to get the top cut as close as you did. Nice Job!

Erica said...

What a beautiful tin, it is gorgeous! TFS

Anonymous said...

Great job on the tin, Nancy! I've had one for awhile and like you wasn't sure what to do with it. Now I think I have to get to it and create!
Thanks for the hints!
Debra

Heather said...

Stunning, absolutely stunning!

Trina said...

I love your tin Nancy!! It is so cute. I have one too, but it has been sitting since Spring time, because I am a collecter!! You know, I collect every cool thing I see, but never seem to use any of them. Anyways, very beautiful and looks so professional. Good Job!!!

Karen Capern said...

You did an awesome job on the tin, Nancy. Toot away, girl!!!

Diane Young said...

You really deserve to toot your horn. You did a very nice job! The recipient is very lucky.

Diane Young said...

What a pretty tin! The recipient is sure to be pleased. You deserve to toot your own horn for this.

Diane Young

AJ said...

beautiful!

Anonymous said...

You made it sound so easy - I may try one, although I'm sure it won't be as simple for me! Your's is beautiful - thanks for the inspiration!
Vicki - vdoyle8 from scs

Gerrie E. West said...

Hi nancy, I love your blog! what a kewl site . Your lunch tin is stunning . hugs Gerrie

Sandie Reid said...

Nancy, that is a terrific looking project. Makes me wish I'd bought the tin I saw at the store yesterday and couldn't think what to do with it or if it would hold the usual card size. Great job girl. Think I might have to go shopping on monday.

Sharon E said...

what a nice project! well described and so beautifully done.

Nancy Freckelton said...

I think we have something very good in common we both love Prima flowers and Sakura gelly roll pens. When you say on your creations that you use the clear pen, it is the one with the squiggle on the cover.
I just love the card with the large flower on the front so very pretty.

The Tondeurs said...

I too can't wait to make a lunch tin. You've inspired me! Simply beautiful... and you made it sound easier than I thought :)