Sunday, May 30, 2010


Here is the tin before we altered it (SEE SUPPLY LIST BELOW). We used sheer white ribbon. To add color we decided to run chalking ink over the ribbon, pulling ribbon as we inked. (note: ink the ribbon first and set to the side to allow it to dry).

We cut four strips of paper, the paper we used on the bottom half o the tin was cut at 3x12 (note you may have trim a little bit.). The top pieces are cut at 2x12. Apply with your favorite adhesive. We found it easier to start on the side or back to hide the seams. You can start with the top pieces.

We decided to alcohol ink the top of the card tin, to add color to the white top. When then added the ribbon to the middle of the page.

We then spelled out the word CARDS, and alcohol inked them and put on brown cardstock. The cardstock was measuring at 1 x 2.25. We of coursed inked the cardstock. We cut ribbons at 8 inches and double knotted them on the handles. We used roughly ten ribbons, you can can use as many as you like. We varied our colors.
We made a matching card with our scraps using the Just Because Cards Cricut Cartridge, using page 57. The words come from page 62.

Here is the inside our our card. And of course the finished project!! Have fun and go forth and alter!

Supply List:

Paper - Cosmo Cricket - Earth, Love and the Boyfriend
Quick Quotes - Chalking Ink, Maraschino Cherry and Tahiti (we love these)
StampingUP Organdy Ribbon - Sheer White
Card Stock by the Paper Company - Color is Kraft
Letters were Thickers, poolside vinyl letters
Alcohol Ink - Ranger - Cabin Cupboard Set
Tin was Provocraft the size 5 x 7
Cricut Cartridge - Just Because Cards


  1. Such a great gift idea! Keeps the cards neat and clean!

  2. This is was sooo fun to make, and actually pretty simple! That one was for Laurie, but I can't wait to make my own tin. I think I may make one for my son's graduation and put all his cards and some school memorabilia!

  3. I have made these. Great gift and so easy! Nice job!!