Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Hi all! I made an altered tin like this one yesterday but really didn't care for it, so I decided to make another and post a short how-to on what I did! The first picture is the finished project of course. It's made using the Baby It's Cold Outside set coming December 5th. It's also made using the very fist ever MFT Holiday Digital Paper Pack which will also be available on December 5th! Yippee!!!! I am such a hoarder of patterned paper and am finding the only way I'll use it is if Ihave an exhaustless supply! The cool thing about the digital paper in a project like this is that I was able to print the background sheet on plain text weight paper so that it would easily adhere and shape to the tin with little effort! 3 of the patterns are featured on this project, just to give you a little teaser! Now, onto the how's...I cut two thin strips of paper, just shy of 1/2 wide each and glues them together so I would have a long enough strip to go around the entire box. You will see a close up of this in the picture below:




















Then I cut a square of the same paper, approx 2 15/16 x 4 1/4 to use on the top of the tin. Before mounting, I rounded the corners and then cut 3 small fringes so the paper would tuck in around the corners and sides of the tin. Make sense?

After the top paper was glued and tucked, I covered the edge with a thin strip of ric rac. I did this because I don't know of a way to make perfect edges and with the ric rac not only does it dress up the tin a bit, it disguises the corners! Not that they were bad mind you, just not perfect. Now that the tin lid was ready for embellishment, I decided it was time to add my handle. For this I used my Crop-o-dile and punched two holes right underneath the humps where the tin lid attaches to keep it shut. THe Crop-o-dile of course made easy work of this, don't know if an ordinary punch would work but you can try it! of course, why would anyone not have a Crop-o-dile? Hmmm....










Lastly, I embellished away until my tin was just right! Much better than my last one, that's for sure! I did try a neat trick with my flower I thought I'd share, I basically used another strip of ribbon to circle the ribbon handle already in place and then tied the knot through the flower center. I believe I first learned of this through Lauren (mytime). Clever girl!

So now that the *work* is out of the way, how about a little T-Day Blog CANDY??????? Post a comment below and a winner will be randomly selected on December 1st! What in it for you???? How about one of these tins, the new Baby It's Cold Outside set AND a package of our digital papers when they are released! How's that for a T-Day treat?!!

Hugs and a blessed Thanksgiving to all!
Kim

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, I'm the first.....hopefully the random number will pick me. I love the altered tin and I can't wait for this set to be available. It's so cute. Thanks for the inspiration and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Pattie Brown
pattie-cake@cox.net

Anonymous said...

love the tin where can they be bought

Anonymous said...

great tin.....
carmen
csierra001@triad.rr.com

mathstamp said...

That tin is too cute! Happy Thanksgiving!

Kathy said...

Very cute tin and this set is just adorable as well! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy :-)

Lynn said...

This is so cute, thank you for sharing how you made this because I'm looking for projects like this to make as Christmas gifts and this would be perfect!

karrie baker said...

Oh my goodness, that has got to be the most adorable stamp set EVER!! I love it!!

Thanks so much for offering up the goodies, you are too SWEET!! Ü

CAKVD said...

OMGoodness! I would LOVE those prizes!! Love your tin idea too.
Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

Lindy Stamper said...

Wow, thanks for the candy giveaway... I'm just dying to get my little hands on that set... I just love it from all that I've seen! Happy Turkey day!

Bethany Paull said...

I've been loving everything I've seen with this set so far. Your tin is too cute with that ribbon handle and great trim.

Sandy O said...

What a cute project. Love the tin!

Kerry J. said...

Love that tin - oh so cute! And that set will be mine (on Dec. 1st when it's released!) - it's perfect for our Canadian winters! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

StampinShelly said...

I'm a sucker for a cute snowman. Stamped ones are the only ones I see living in Florida! Come on lucky random number generator!

Debby said...

Oh, oh, oh, I love that new set. Baby, it belongs on my shelf, inside! I have my fingers and toes crossed.

Debby

Carolyn King said...

What awesome blog candy....just love your project and the step by step (which i need!!!)....guess i need a cropodile now (I think that is the only toy left i dont have..lol!)

Awesome job on this tin, girl! Cannot wait to see those digital designs.

Aunt T said...

Great project and AWESOME blog candy offering. I will be ordering this set for sure (unless of course I'm lucky enough to win it) :)

Teresa

Donna said...

Kim, this is so cute & thanks for the generous blog candy offer! I love your hair in the new picture!!

Kittie said...

This is darn cute, Kim. I loved your instructions and am definitely going to have to try this. Perfect little employee gift holds.

Anonymous said...

this is so cut I did not know it was a tin at first what a cute Idea, and just love the paper as well. cant wait to order .
Lisa Pollard
lisalexas@sbcglobal.net

Stacy said...

Love your altered tin and I cannot wait to get my hands on that new set. I just love it. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Tami said...

This tin is just too cute! Absolutely LOVE it and I can't wait to get this set. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Bonnie aka raduse said...

How cute!! This set is definitely already on the must get list. Happy Thanksgiving Kim.

sophia landry said...

What an adorable tin! I just love the colors and of course that gorgeous stamp set!

Kathy M said...

What a great tin! I can't wait for the digital paper - what a wonderful idea!!

chinamomxtwo said...

now *that* is a wonderful treat! Yum Yum!!!
I love that set!!
Jeanne

Pegg S said...

Thanks for sharing this tutorial! The set looks great - can't wait to see it!

Susan said...

Great tin, love all your stamp sets, I to am a paper hoarder would love to win. Susan

Keri R. said...

Super cute tin! Love your blog and all your inspiration! Thanks so much for the BLOG candy give a way!

Teresa said...

Wow, this is great!!! Looking forward to Dec. 5th!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I have been wanting the stamp set "Baby It's Cold Outside" since I first saw it.

Hope I win!!!
Kandi

~Michelle~ said...

So fun....and new to your blog....looking forward to spending more time here!
Thanks!!

MonicaB said...

I always love reading your Blog. Your cards are always so inspiring!! The Tin is super cute!!! I cant wait to see what else you coem up with!!
((Rubba Hugs))

Tracey aka cuccicoo1002 said...

Kim - that tin is totally adorable, thanks for sharing your instructions! That is great news about the digital papers too...I love it, as I too, am a paper hoarder, but I'm a digiscrapper too, so I see many uses in my future :) Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Amber (bambi64) said...

Kim, Love your little tin. I use to have one laying around... wonder where the kids ran off with it!

Dawn said...

I ABSOLUTELY love this set!! Everytime I see the name of it I sing the song in my head. The project is adorable.

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Theresa said...

Gorgeous tin! Love the snowman stamp as well. It would be so cool to win. Thanks for the chance.

Scrappychick said...

Oh wow! I already wanted that set, now I can't wait to see the new Digi packs... Thanks for a chance at some awesome blog candy!!
Cyndi
my blog: http://www.scrappychick.typepad.com

Melanie said...

This is just too adorable!!!!! Can't wait to see your new products!!!

Lena Altman said...

What an interesting concept--digital paper. Looking forward to the release! This set coming out looks very cute.

Kim Ross said...

What fun! The tin is adorable, BTW! :)

Lori said...

What a cute stamp set--and the tin's cute, too! Thanks for sharing your detailed directions for the project.

Elizebeth said...

I cant resist all that good stuff! Thanks for the chance at fabulous goodies!

Tangerine Dream said...

What a beautiful tin!! I love your stamps and I cannot wait for your release...maybe you should release everything tomorrow!!! Patience is NOT one of my strong points :( hahaha!! See ya on the 5th!!

Tangii

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is just darling.

mj albright said...

Don't count me in for your blog candy giveaway....I JUST HAD TO LEAVE YOU A COMMENT ON THIS TIN. Can you say, "OMW!" This tin is so stinkin' awesome. I'm gonna have to swing by my local craft store soon:) Thanks for the inspiration Kim!

Sherri aka sherristampsalot said...

ohmygosh That's adorable! Love the handle and I *do* have a cropodile...*grins*. I love the new set with a snowman, too!!!

Lorri said...

Believe me, Brrr, Baby it is cold outside here in Minnesota! Was 8 degress here this morning! I would love to win this candy!

Susan Liles susiestampalot said...

hey kim,
i can't believe i've never been here before! what's up with that? jen told me about your giveaway and i HAD to come see! i can't wait to see the new papers. i NEED more MFT sets! i wish i had the breast cancer one right now, as i have a friend who was just told there is nothing more they can do for her treatments. i would love to make her a card using your set! i will definitely be back to see you! and thanks for linking me on here, too! wow!

Kimberly Lemear said...

love the tin, great job. Love the new set as well, can't resist snowmen. kim

The Happy Hollister's said...

Love the design of the tin. Will have to try this myself.

Kellie

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a fabulous stamp Kim! Looks like you've done it again. Pick me pick me pick me ooh!
Hugs from Yvonne Carruthers

Shivani said...

Cute tin...wuld luv to win one..!!
I want to try it out too..!!

thanx in advance for some gr88 blog candy..!!

Dawn said...
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Penny G said...

I love the tin - super cute! And...thanks for the give-away, as well.

Lisa V said...

Love your stamps!!! Can't wait for the new release---maybe I can get it as blog candy.... :-) Your tins are adorable---gonna have to steal that idea for giving gift cards this year. Thanks!

Marilyn said...

The altered tins are fabulous! Would love to win this pack, so I can do one for a gift.