Wednesday, September 5, 2007

JUST CALL ME THE TIN LADY

More tins, different style! I have been very anxious to get around to this project for quite some time! These are altered Altoid Tins, and I was inspired by the altered SU Accents & Elements tin make 'n take project many people have shown on their blogs from convention.

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.



RECIPE
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).
RECIPE
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


27 comments:

Toni said...

OMG those Tins are so cute! What a great idea.

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Jenn in GA said...

Nancy--Glad to see you got around to making a reality ONE of the ideas you have for those tins! They are SOOOOO cute, and I don't even care for Halloween. I also agree with Allie that the card is very cute. The paper IS busy, but I think that gives the card lots of interest. Thanks also for sharing about your family. I was my mom's left arm for awhile a few years back after rotator cuff surgery, so I'll be thinking of you! 4 weeks is a LONG time!

fran said...

No wonder you were so excited! These tins are darling - quite find! I LOVE what you've done with them! I agree with Allie - the Halloween card is perfect. You've done it again!

Corie said...

OK "Tin Lady" -- absolutely LOVE these -- so creative!!

Dottie K said...

I like "Tin Lady" - these are just adorable. I bet they would be cute with Christmas paper and for gift cards for teenagers or teachers. Love the paper you used. I love that card- Allie is right it's just darling and not too busy. It works perfectly. I look forward to your blog everyday. :)

Amy said...

Love the cute tins...and the card! I've been wanting to do one of these tins...since I have one waiting on my desk. What do you use to adhere the paper to the tin? Modpodge?

Shanismom said...

love the tins, very cute. love the card too w/ the pp.

Tammy said...

OMG! Nancy these tins are awesome. I was thinking of something for my club this month and this would be great! Thanks for the idea!

Lorri said...

Hi Nancy

How how fun to catch up with you via: BLOG! You are so good at keeping up with this! I love checking it and need to check it more often. Thanks for sharing your DARLING tin idea! You always find bargains for altering things! :) Have a one! Say hi to the fam for me!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

These are all just GORGEOUS! How cool!

Morning Glory68 said...

Adorable tins and Halloween card! I always find fun ideas on your blog, Nancy. Thanks for your inspiration. :0)

foodpartyfun said...

Those tins are absolutely adorable!

Pat

Rose Ann said...

OMgosh....cute, cute tins!! I love them!! And your Halloween card is perfect!! LOVE these, Nancy!!

kathleenh said...

These are completely adorable! I love the tins and the card!

Christina Fischer said...

WOW!!! These tins are so great! Love the card, too!!

Doris said...

Loved your tins, and the card is just great the way it is!

Check out my cards at www.stampingtower.blogspot.com for what I've been doing lately. Feel free to comment!

Tex said...

Don't you just adore creating goodies with this Creepy Crawly DS paper? Honestly ... it helps to make outstanding projects! Like these delightful tins, and this adorable card! You go girl!

~Tex

Melissa M. M. McCarthy said...

These could not be any cuter. SO inspiring. :0) Mel

Helen & Co. said...

These are really gorgeous!!

Heather Summers said...

First off these tins are AMAZING!!! Love what you've done with the super cute paper! I will be casing these! THanks for sharing! Here in the north we use Celcius so my munchkins first day was about 90 which is a little hot for my liking!!! I can see why you got the chills:)

Heather P. said...

These are AWESOME! Love how you gave them handles. :)

Heather P. said...

These are AWESOME! Love how you gave them handles. :)

Angie Tieman said...

Those tins are the CUTEST! I have to copy them for my stamp club this month, thank you! I have an old co-worker (also a guy!) who saves them for me. And your card is fabulous, Allie is right on!

Lori said...

Tins are SUPER cute!! Is there a secret to preparing the tin before you paint it? I have to make some of these for my neices!

Lori

lmcgahie said...

Nancy-Love your tins! What size eyes did you use? I'm getting ready even if my stamps aren't here yet! Leslie

Flossie's Follies said...

How did I miss this post, love these tins and that card is awesome.