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

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