Saturday, July 4, 2009

Altered Tin

I realize it is the 4th of July and this is not something for that occasion, but I have a birthday party to go to for my niece. She is turning "sweet 16" tomorrow, actually. I do hope you all have a wonderful 4th. Be safe and enjoy your families and friends.

Her gift is very simple, money. I had bought quite a few of these tins, which are really for gift cards, at Micheal's for really cheap a while back. I remembered I had them and decided to alter one to put her gift in. She may have another use for it once she takes her gift out.

Some of you may already know that I used mostly retired stuff on this. The DSP is parisian summer (retired), so saffron, and bravo burgundy CS; Ribbon: so saffron from the sale-a-bration (retired) catalog; Stamp pad: bravo burgundy; Stamp set: sincere salutations; Punches: snow blossom (retired), scallop circle, and scallop oval.
Tell me what you think. I always love getting comments. I know I could have dressed this up even more, but sometimes less is best.

I hope this has inspired you to papercraft too!!
Have a great 4th of July,
Chris

6 comments:

Shiozaki Beach girls said...

very cute idea. I love how you used the (retired) snow blossom punch. I almost wish it wasn't retired..!!!

Holly said...

Oh this is perfect! I love the colors!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Hi Chris! Lovely idea with the altered tin. They make such wonderful gifts :) TFS Mona

sandi maciver said...

how pretty, love how you layered the punch outs.

virginia said...

What a cute Idea Hope she appreciated it !

sandi maciver said...

beautiful job on this tin