A Color Renovation at Stampin' Up!
A Box Full of Flowers

What's so Great About a Tin?

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The last couple of weeks I've been working on some projects that will fit inside a tin box.  I LOVE tin boxes.  They are so versatile.  One of the demonstrators on the 3-2-1 Stamp Team is huge into tin boxes and finds the neatest ones on line then organizes a bulk buy for all of us.  How cool is that???  This box is her latest find and I couldn't wait to decorate it!  

The box has a clear window lid with a hinge and can hold 3" x 5" note cards with envelopes.  I used the Vintage Vogue stamp set and Very Vintage Jumbo wheel to decorate the box, note cards, and/or envelopes.  Each box contains eight note cards with envelopes.  I used this project for the Door Prizes for my recent Mystery Hostess event.  I'm thinking the Door Prize winners were very pleased with their prize! 


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The box was decorated with strips of Whisper White cardstock stamped with Vintage Vogue images in Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, and Old Olive.  I ran the strips between my thumb pad and bone folder to take some of the stiffness out of the cardstock and then attached the cardstock strips to the box with Sticky Strip.  A piece of Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon was wrapped around the box and knotted.

The Very Vintage Jumbo wheel was rolled along the fold of the card front using Basic Brown ink.  A Close to Cocoa strip of cardstock was punched with the Eyelet Border punch along one edge and placed along the bottom of the wheeled image.  A small rectangle of Whisper White cardstock was matted onto a slightly larger piece of Cameo Coral cardstock to create a focal point for the note cards.  Vintage Vogue images were stamped onto the Whisper White cardstock in Old Olive, Ruby Red, and Cameo Coral.  The small flower image was stamped again on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock in Ruby Red and Cameo Coral.  These flowers were cut out with Paper Snips, the edges curled up with a Bone Folder, and then attached to the same colored flower with a silver brad.  To create a little interest, one of the Ruby Red flowers does not have a cut out flower, but still has a silver brad center.  To provide some variety to the note cards, the focal point image was placed in four different locations and adhered to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The Old Olive 1/4" grosgrain ribbon was attached to the Close to Cocoa strip with a Mini Glue Dot; and with one exception, is located to the right of the focal point.  Two note cards of each of the four configurations were created.  Eight different sentiments from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set were selected and stamped on the note cards using Basic Brown ink.  You can see individual pictures of each card in the Decorated Tins and Note Cards photo album.  A link to the album is located on the right sidebar of this blog.


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The Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel was rolled across the envelope flaps using Basic Brown ink. 


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I think these decorated tins would make great gifts for Secretary's Day, Mother's Day, birthdays, etc.  You can be sure I'll be making more of these attractive note cards and Sticky Strip'n a bunch of tins!


Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel; Inks:  Basic Brown, Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Ruby Red; Cardstock:  Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Old Olive 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Silver brads; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Mini Glue Dot, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip; Tools:  Paper Cutter/Scorer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Eyelet Border Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack; Other:  Note Cards w/Envelopes, Hinged Clear Lid Box (not available from Stampin' Up!)


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Diane Simpers

Mickey, this is a gorgeous project! I love the colors you have selected. I feel a CASE coming on!

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