Friday, October 27, 2017

A Tinned Birthday

Welcome

A while ago I saw a packed and decorated tin when visiting Carol G's blog, and decided that I would do likewise.


The basic idea is to get a tag top tin, and instead of opening it from the tag, turn it over and cut open the bottom about 2/3 the way around - empty, clean and when dry decorate the outside. 

I used patterned paper, measuring carefully to get the width, and allowing some overlap on the length.

I also cut a piece of paper for the top, and winged it to make some extra shaping around the tag area so the paper fitted around and under the tear tag.  I then attached some fuzzy yarn through the tag, and tied them with a wee piece of gold edged ribbon.

Once the decoration has been finished, put the gift in the tin and seal the bottom using a hot glue gun, and the cover the irregularities (i.e. messy bottom) with a circle of felt or card.

I did have some photos of the top of this, but the computer has eaten them!!


I made a matching gift tag to go with the tin to put my personal greeting on.
  

I added a flower made from the same materials and dies as those on the tin label, but forgot to sponge the largest layer  before I took it out of the die, so swiped the ink pad directly on it - I love the texture it gave to the leaves.

I am linking this to:

(Ribbon, Free and Pink)


33 comments:

  1. LOVE this delightful work of creativity. It does wonders for our soul and mind to be creative in many ways, Maxine this is just lovely...xx
    Have a lovely weekend.♥
    [aNNie]

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  2. Such a great idea! And beautiful stamping in all those soft colours! Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. A fantastic tin, very sweet and creative

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  4. What a pretty set Maxine! I love a project that's beautiful and functional! Such a wonderful flower die, the petals are so unique. A lovely gift for a birthday. hugs :)

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  5. This looks fantastic - great use of a tin!!! Happy weekend Maxine!

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  6. looks lovely...I like how you varied the colours on your stacked flowers...
    Hope you have a great wknd.
    xx Karen

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  7. Wow, Maxine, this is a beautiful project! x

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  8. What a great idea Maxine - I love the colours and the whole concept. Love those flowers and the inking - it is perfect! xo

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  9. So beautiful!!! A great idea, Maxine. Hugs, Autumn

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  10. What a brilliant project, such a clever idea. xx

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  11. What a lovely idea. You have made the tin look very pretty too, and what a nice surprise for the recipient when they open it. Well done. Kate x

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  12. Hi Maxine, a fantastic project, love the idea of using an tin can with the ring pull left intact. Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

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  13. very nice. Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges. Good luck.
    Bye,Groetjes van Ine (DT)
    http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

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  14. What a great way to give a gift. This is so clever and creative, Maxine. Love the papers you've used and your adorning flowers. xx

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  15. This is very clever and I would never have thought to decorate a tin. That tag and snowflake are so cute.

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  16. This is such a fun and creative idea. Your tin looks beautiful!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
    Hugs,
    Lena - DT

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  17. I haven't made one of these in such a long time. Such fun. This is so beautiful. Hugs, Maggie

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  18. You did such an awesome job decorating the tin and making the matching gift tag. Hugs, Fran

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  19. Ooo . . . I have seen these before, but none as pretty as yours! Perfect for a special little Birthday present! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

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  20. I love this Maxine! I have made these, but a long time ago! Your can is covered in such pretty DP, and I love the flowers and coordinating tag too!

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  21. Terrific project Maxine! I adore 3D projects especially when they're as pretty and useful as yours. The embellishments along with the pretty paper make this an extra special gift. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week.

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  22. WOW! This is so pretty, Maxine! The flowers, papers, and more just go together so well. Lovely!

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  23. Gorgeous ! Love all your decorations
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week. Jo x

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  24. Oh I love this idea, so creative and so pretty...fabulous creation x

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  25. You did a beautiful job decorating your tin. I especially like how you did the flower!

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  26. Very creative project! Thank you so much for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Good luck!!! Patricia

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  27. Maxine, this is so sweet and pretty, and very creative! Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Tic Tac Toe Challenges!

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  28. oh what a sweet and cute tag and thin you made dear Maxine
    you are so creative
    waiting for your post...cant wait to get your post hehe
    hugs
    Monika

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  29. CONGRATULATIONS - you were one of the lucky winners from Challenge #146 at the Crafty Gals Corner!
    Please visit the blog to claim your prize :)

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  30. Great project! Thank you for sharing with us at PDE. Jackie DT member xx

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  31. A beautiful creation, and a fabulous use of ribbons and bows and, of course, pink! Thanks for playing along with us at In The Pink for this challenge. Hugs xx

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