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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New Supplies Challenge, Part One

*March 10, 2013*   I posted this a couple of weeks ago, but I just joined the Crafty Secrets Linky Party at the Heartwarming Vintage blog, and I wanted to add a link so you can pop over there and see some of their beautiful vintage products and ideas. I absolutely love the postcard kits! That's where I got the image I used on this tin.
If you are visiting from the linky party, welcome to my humble little blog. Hope to see you again!


How many of you sometimes feel more like a collector of scrapbooking supplies than an actual scrapbooker? I can so relate! I made this adorable little photo tin for a new baby girl after I issued a challenge to the scrapper in me. I think it will be barrels of fun! Maybe you'd like to join me....


These are the newest items in my "collection." Some are from a trip to Archivers in KC, some are from Stampin' Up!, and some come from Crafty Secrets. Their blog is a great place to find inspiration, and I just love the vintage look of their products. OK--back to the challenge. I decided that I (I mean she--the scrapper in me!) that SHE needs to dig into these supplies and play! So that's what we did!


We started with this dvd tin. We've decorated these before, but a lot of the metal still showed. We really wanted to cover that up somehow, so we brushed ModPodge all over it and smoothed on a piece of crinkled purple tissue paper. We let that dry then brushed on another coat of ModPoge to protect the paper. Here's how that turned out:


The tissue paper is sheer enough to allow the sheen from the metal to come through a little. I thought it looked pretty cool just like that. But SHE said it needed more, so....


We dug into those supplies and found...hmmm.... We only used ONE THING from that table full of new supplies?! Oh, well, at least we did use something! The picture of the baby in the buggy is from a Vintage Postcard Kit from Crafty Secrets. We cut it out with a Nesties Grand Labels Four (only the largest die of that set will not fit through your BigShot), and used the next bigger die to cut a shiny purple mat to layer behind it. We also cut a strip of patterned paper, rounded the corners on one side, and scalloped the other side. Then we tied some sparkly purple ribbon and fuzzy pink fibers around it.We layered those pieces on the top of the tin using lots of glue dots to make sure everything is nice and secure. 


Then we cut a frame for the inside, using the same paper we used for the scalloped border. Just pick two sizes of die and run them through at the same time like this:


Those thin metal dies can get pretty jumpy when you're trying to be very precise, so the blue painters' tape holds everything in place without tearing your paper. One roll of tape will last for-ev-er. You can even reuse the same piece several times!


The inside of the lid is covered with cardstock and the frame is adhered with pop dots--oops! I mean "dimensional adhesive." Before putting the frame in place I inked the edges. Yes, I said "I!" The inner scrapper didn't want to get her index finger all inky, but that was the best tool for getting around all those little curves, so I inked the edges! Then we punched several flowers from pink and purple tissue paper, layered five or six together, and held them in place on the frame with gemstone brads.


The bottom of the tin is covered with matching cardstock. We used card sleeves for our photo pages, but anything that will hold a photo would work. We repeated the big scallop from the outside and used more gemstone brads to hold everything together. If you can't find pockets, make regular pages using plain or patterned paper cut to size and held together with brads, staples, grommets, or stitching. 

OK. There's one project completed for the "New Supplies Challenge." I need to get it sent to that adorable baby girl! And I need to get back to work on a couple of weddings! And make another one of these for a baby boy.
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Thanks for stopping by! See you next time!

10 comments:

  1. WOW Look at all those goodies! So glad you are using some of them and playing along in our March Linky Party! LOVE how this tin turned out! Purple is my favorite color and you've inspired me to give this technique a try!
    Thanks again for playing along in our March Linky Party!

    Darlene
    Crafty Secrets DT
    DAR'S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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    1. Thanks, Darlene! I just wish I had more time to play with all those goodies!

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  2. Adorable image and sweet job decorating the tin. Lovely ribbon too.

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    1. Thanks Rea! I'm heading over to see yours in just a sec!

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  3. Hi Michele,sorry for the delay writing back but we got back late tonight from doing a 2 day show. I can fix links but I can't figure out how to add your photo without re-doing the post and I don't want to do that. It happened to you and Marisa. I think I need a good sleep and will try tomorrow. Your baby brag tin is really adorable! Thanks a bunch for sharing and joining our March Linky Party.
    Sandy

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  4. Great job on this tin. I love the purple. Don't you just love all the Crafty Secrets products. ME TOO!

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    1. I really do. So many pretty things to play with, so little time! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Darling tin!! and what a great stash of goodies! Thanks so much for playing along with us and sharing your gorgeous project!

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    1. Thanks, Vicki! I love what you all do! I hope to be back to play next month too!

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