Last Spring, Tammy and I were out garage sale-ing and found a big 'ol box of Altoid Tins. Of course, we snatched those puppies up FAST! The lady holding the garage sale was very curious as to why we would even want them! We simply replied, "crafting". She said she could never figure out why her husband saved all those Altoid Tins! She said that he eats them like candy! One man's garbage is another woman's craft project!!!!
I spray painted the tins, inside and outside, with black satin spray paint. The crop-a-dile cuts through them like butter! (which creates the holes for the ribbon to go through). The ribbon is simply tied in knots on the inside to secure it in place. I also covered the back of the tins with the same Creepy Crawly DP used on the front. Several pieces of Halloween candy can easily fit into these tins.
Stamps: Batty For You (pg. 27), "happy halloween" from All Holidays (pg. 143), one tin uses the spider from Booglie Eyes (pg. 29), "boo!" from Autumn Apparitions (pg. 21 Holiday Mini)
Paper: Creepy Crawly DP, Basic Black, Whisper White, Really Rust, More Mustard CS
Ink: Basic Black, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Pads
Embellishments: Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Crop-A-Dile, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/2", 1 3/8", and 1" Circle Punches, Word Window Punch, Corner Rounder
Other: Black Satin Spray Paint, Altoid Tins, craft store "eyes" glued on with Crystal Effects, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip
Here is a card Halloween card I did a couple of nights ago. I wasn't even going to post it, but Allie (who is very frank with her opinions about my work) liked it. Allie has a great eye for design so I figured if she liked it, it must be OK! To me, it just seems to be missing something but everytime I try to add to it, it looks too busy.
I went by the same layout as the Garden Whimsy card we made at my August class (here).
Stamps: Autumn Apparitions (pg. 21 Holiday Mini)
Paper: Creepy Crawly DP, Basic Black, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie & More Mustard CS
Ink: Basic Black Classic Ink Pad