Friday, August 10, 2007

HAPPY ME ALTERED LUNCHBOX TINS

Last Spring, my friend Paula found 20 of these tins at a garage sale for me. Kudos to Paula!!! (She's always lookin' out for me!). I would provide the measurements for altering, but they measure a little differently than the Lunchbox Tins sold at scrapbook/stamping stores. If I recall correctly, they sell at the stores for approx. $6 - $8. Paula got these for fifty cents each! Woohoo!

I have been GRADUALLY altering them as Card Organizers. Very time-consuming project, but well worth it! I have several more of these Card Organizers to make.... here's the first two with hopefully more to come within the week!

The two altered tins I made today use the HAPPY ME SIMPLY SCRAPPIN' BUNDLE (Level 3 Hostess). Gosh I LOVE this bundle!!!! So colorful, versatile, and FUN! (See recipe below). The two tins are very similar with slight differences.




Below are the dividers for each tin. The words, "Birthday", "Thank You", "Holidays", "Get Well / Sympathy", "Friendship", "Congrats", and "Misc" were printed from the computer on Soft Sky CS and punched out with the Round Tab Punch...embellished with White Brads.
RECIPE
Stamps: None
Paper: Happy Me Simply Scrappin' Bundle (Level 3 Hostess), Groovy Guava, Soft Sky, and Purely Pomegranate CS.
Ink: None
Embellishments: Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky & Groovy Guava Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Sky Label Holder by Making Memories, White Brads (non-SU).
Tools: 1 1/4" Circle Punch (for cut-out around latch), Word Window Punch (for cut-out around handle), Round Tab Punch (for dividers)
Supplies: Lots and lots and lots of Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals or Foam Tape.
Notes: The word "CARDS" under the Label Holder and the words on the dividers are printed from the computer. The DP for the lid is TWO pieces to fit around the handle.

13 comments:

Wife2TJ said...

These are absolutely wonderful!

Flossie's Follies said...

These altered tins are great, the paper and flowers are wonderful

Dottie K said...

Nancy these are gorgeous. Just love them. Wow what a bargain. I tried to alter a paint can but I have arthritis and just couldn't hold it and get the paper straight. I know it takes some doing to get these to look so beautiful. Can't wait to see the other ones. TFS :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

These are just adorable!

Sandra said...

Oh boy Nancy, these are so cute!!! I'd love to be able to get a couple of these at yardsales but I just haven't been lucky. LOL and I'm a big yardsale junky. I do find things periodiacally. Also my friend found a little pencil container (the hard plastic ones with the colorod lids) at a sale once with 10 litte punches in them for about $1 and guess who she gave 'em too?? I'm glad you got a great windfall and thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

HugS
Sandra

Corie said...

So absolutely beautiful -- love the colors.

nikesmom said...

These are just GORGEOUS! What a great alteration....and what a garage sale find!

Kathy W said...

Oh wow, these tins are so cute and will be so helpful in organizing! I have never tried altering anything before, but I can see that it is definitely worth giving it a try. Thanks for sharing such great creativity.

Tammy said...

This is so cute! I wish I could get this kit! Maybe I will have to try it with another kit. Great job! TFS

Paula said...

Wow, I really like what you did with the tins! And, ya gotta love a bargain.

SmilynStef said...

These would make such awesome gifts ... they are really cute.

Kristina Lewis said...

How totally well done! Love it!

Rose Ann said...

More beautiful tins!! These are just as pretty as your others! Love them!!