Saturday, May 4, 2013

Tin is In! Altered Tin with Notecards

 
 Happy National Scrapbooking day. Some of my crafty friends and I are participating in two days of creativity and challenges. I hope you can join along with us as there are lots of great ideas and some prizes to be won, including one from me. Please read to the end of my post for more info on that!

My project today is a different way to use a "nugget" tin. Nugget tins are 5 1/2" X 3 1/2" tins with a clear insert in the lid, which is hinged. A lot of crafty people use them to place Hershey Nugget candies, wrapped in pretty paper, as gifts. I thought it would be fun to alter one and make a matching set of gift cards to fit in it.

To begin, I place 1/2" Washi tape around the top edge of the lid, using the lip on the bottom of the  lid as a guide. I like using Washi tape for this, because it is very forgiving and easy to take off and replace if it gets crooked.
Then, to cover the top, I cut a piece of card stock 5 1/4" by 3 3/8" and use a large corner rounder punch to create the rounded corners. It perfectly covers the edges of the Washi tape. I use red tape or Scor Tape for this, but any heavy duty tape will work.This is the top with the cover piece on.
Along the bottom edge of the tin, with the lid closed, I add a 1/2" piece of trim. You can use paper or ribbon. In this case I used a piece of lace trim.
I finish off the outside by adding a die cut and other embellishments to match the cards I made.
I then added a piece of card stock, cut the same size as the top piece, to the inside bottom of the tin.
For the cards, I used the Gypsy and selected one I thought would work well with the shape of the tin. Using real dial size, and sizing height and width seperately, I cut it at 6" X 5" so when folded the finished card would be 3" X 5". ***After I posted this I realized that I made a boo-boo! I made the cards to fit in the tin and forgot that the envelopes would be bigger. So guess what? The envelopes don't fit! If you plan to do this and include envelopes, size them to fit the tin, then size the cards to fit the envelope!***

I hope you enjoyed my project for NSD and get a chance to play along with some of the challenges being offered. For a chance to win this project, two blank tins and a $15 Michael's gift card, please leave a comment on this post. You don't have to be a follower to participate, but please leave me a way to get in touch with you. I will be drawing a winner next Sunday, May 12th.
Here's a list of my crafty friends who are also participating in this fun occasion:

Supplies used: Printed paper from October Afternoon;  Cards, Labels, flower and leaf cuts from Cricut CTMH Artiste cartridge; Smile sentiment from Gypsy Wanderings; Lace, pearls, butterfly embellishment from Recollections; Stamps from Hero Arts

33 comments:

Dianna said...

What a great idea! Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

terri142 said...

Great tin and notecards! Thanks so much for sharing.

tderosa142 at gmail dot com

Donna Boyce said...

Maria, loved your Tin. It is so cheery. Thanks for the tip about the washy tape! Thanks for sharing!

Rita said...

What a cheerful gift tin! Love the bright fun colors you chose. Thanks for the inspiration.

LauraL said...

I have a Maya Road tin that has been sitting unadorned for quite a while. It's the perfect size to store nail polish bottles in. I needed a push to decorate it. This just might be it! Thank you.

llendacky@gmail.com

Rita said...

What a beautiful tin! Thanks for inspiring me to decorate a tin in a new way!
Thank you also for sharing your time and talent with us!
Rita

fRita.alexander@gmail.com

Carrie said...

Thanks for giving me some new ideas for the tins since I have several. The paper you used is so cheery :) Love these!

Carrie
carrie_elmore@att.net

Diane said...

What a wonderful way to use the tins and it will really protect the cards. So pretty and love the cheerful paper .
Thanks,
Diane

dkdifani@gmail.com

barbarastewart1 said...

Maria - Thank You, I enjoyed ALL your pointers and really like the idea of using the washi like you did.

shari cook said...

just love the tin makes me think of different projects i could do with some things around my house love it :)

shari cook said...

sharibear4jim@yahoo.com forgot to add this lol

jacobsonbruce said...

I love your project! The boxes are great. I always love projects to use my Washi tape on.
-Margo (go-go on the Circle board)

Tammy said...

Love this,great project.

Beth said...

Lovely idea. and i love the way your used the washi tape!

Beth
baby.cowgirl88 at yahoo dot com

Heidi said...

Love how you decorated the tin! I think I will be trying this out for Teacher Appreciation gifts.

Cindy@ Scrap-obsessed.blogspot.com said...

Love your tin project. I'm always looking for cute little boxes to stash things in. And of course we always need note cards. Thanks for sharing.

Sandie Oxley said...

I have about 25 of those tins, thanks for the great idea. Your project is so cute, I'm going to try that.

Ohhh Snap said...

Great idea for a gift set, and so pretty! Thanks for sharing : D.

Creative M said...

This is just GORGEOUS!!Love this idea!Great gift!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
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cdm317 said...

This is a wonderful creative way to use a tin. I really love the cards and the designs you've created. Those papers are perfect too. Thanks for the tutorial and the beautiful inspiration.
Colleen

RockinRenee said...

I just LOVE your crafty style!!!
Don't you hate it when you finish a project THEN realize you made a booboo??? UGHH! It still ROCKS!

Kim M. said...

Excellent idea! And LOVE the Washi Tape - I am sooooo addicted to that stuff!!

Kim M.
kkmaehrer@gmail.com

Sara Andrews said...

This is such a wonderful idea and gift!! I love it!!

And envelopes are totally over-rated!!;)

D- said...

Oh my gosh I love your tins I have wanted to do these for a long time but haven't tried yet. I LOVE the Wasabi tape idea. It will make making these a lot easier especially if I upcyle the Altoid ones and want to get rid of the red edges. TFS.
D- dmcardmaker (AOL)
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com
Dragonfly50 (Cricut MB)

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.blogspot.com) said...

This is adorable!! Love that they are matched to the tin! So cute and perfect for a gift!

JennyKozar said...

This is a wonderful idea. Think I am going to get cracking and make one for Teacher Appreciation day.

Francine said...

Very pretty project Maria! Where do you find these tins? If my local crafts stores carry them, I must be looking in the wrong place. These would make lovely gifts and I'd like to try one. Thank you for sharing your techniques!

aka Coah'sNana

Francine said...

Very pretty project Maria! Where do you find these tins? If my local crafts stores carry them, I must be looking in the wrong place. These would make lovely gifts and I'd like to try one. Thank you for sharing your techniques!

aka Coah'sNana

Diane said...

Gorgeous tin and note cards. Thank you for sharing and for the opportunity to win!!

Jodie R said...

Maria,

Your tin and cards are so adorable!! I love that washie tape idea!! I would have never thought of that!! Great colors for Spring too!! TFS!!

jvilla95ar at gmail.com
JodieR on Circle MB

craftieoma said...

What am awesome idea. I may need to steal this!

MulticrafterAmy said...

Thanks for the chance to win! :)

jacobsonbruce said...

Thank you so much! I am so happy to have won your blog prize!
Margo ( go-go on the circle board)

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