Friday, December 08, 2006

*Gift Card Tins*

Part of the gift we are giving the kids' teachers Gift Cards to Chapters this year for Christmas. I had some business card sized tins sitting around and was planning on using them for Gift Cards this Christmas... decorate them up and pop the Gift Card inside. But the tins are too small. Sigh. What to do what to do.

I also have a bunch of CD Tins hanging around my craft space so I decided I would use them... a little big, but they serve a purpose.

This was the first tin I created... I used Stampin' Up! Holiday Thyme paper to cover the tin. I cut the paper just slightly smaller than then dimensions of the tin and used the large corner rounder for the corners. I adhered the paper to the top and bottom of the tin with a lot of double sided tape. The bottom of the tin is covered with the striped paper you see behind the JOY. JOY is stamped with Bashful Blue on Whisper White and then layered on to Bashful Blue. I used the two sizes of Tag Punch for the JOY. I added some ribbon to the tags and some bling to the corners.

Again, I used the Holiday Thyme paper on this tin... the reverse of this design is on the back of the tin. I stamped three of the outline trees from Shapes and Shadows in black, cut them out, then covered them in VersaMark and Iridescent Ice embossing powder. The middle tree is adhered with a pop dot. I also added a cranberry crisp stitched ribbon and some bling to the corners and along the ribbon. This one is my favourite of the three.

Again, Holiday Thyme paper used on this tin. Not much different to tell you about this tin.

The gift cards are taped to the inside of the tin to keep them from rolling around inside.

I am very pleased with how these turned out and might make some for birthdays too!

Thanks for looking!


Heather Skeet said...

This is Heather from CC land. Your tins look awesome, what a great idea. I was wondering where one would find the tins you used.
I'm always looking for new crafting ideas and these are wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Heather (fitbyfifty)

Tracy.H said...

These are great, Nancy!! I too would love to know where you found these tins.

Jennifer R said...

Wow, these are fantastic! The teachers are going to be wowed. You certainly have been busy.

Tracy Durcan said...

Nancy, these came out fabulous!

Germana Ferrao said...

Wow!! Nancy, I am a stamping fanatic and hooked on to Stampin-up too!! just love your CD tins - I had collected all the empty ones knowing someday I shall do something with them... thanks a bunch for the lovely inspiration!!