Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Altered Altoid Tin and Prize Pack

Good Wednesday morning! As you can see, there have been more changes to the SS blog! Our cute little background was causing some performance issues with the blog, so we changed it again. Hopefully, this new one will behave for everyone!

As promised, here is the picture of the prize for the "New" challenge that I posted yesterday!

The random drawing winner will get both the Heidi Swapp Summer frame kit and the Cosmo Cricket blackboard mini album kit. The mini album has 6 pages ready for you to decorate. The frame kit includes:

5 chipboard frames
1 rub on sheet
3 ribbons
6 mini brads
2 label holders
6 index tabs and inserts
6 decorative tapes
2 ghost words

How cute are these?? We also set up an inlinkz link for the entries, so no need to email them. Have fun!

On to today's project ... My godson is turning 18 this weekend. He is attending a culinary school here in Boston and I am so proud of him! We got him a gift card for an online chef supply store for his present so that he can buy some tool of the trade that he may need. (Visions of Spongebob and his Crabby Patty spatula here!!) I have quite a little collection of altoid tins that I have had my husband save for me, so I decided to alter one to hold the gift card. After googling and finding a couple of sites with ideas and tutorials, I measured and cut out my pieces from Graphic 45 Steampunk paper and attached them using my ATG gun and my Xyron. Once attached, I Mod Podged them to seal everything. I added the do-dads on top, trying to keep it masculine. (I so wanted to add a ribbon or something sparkly!!) It really was much easier than I thought it would be! I will be making more of these guys for the holidays. Keep the tins coming, honey!


  1. Wow Dawn this is a terrific idea It turned out great love the Paper you used
    Big Blog Hugs! *Janet*

  2. OMG!!! this project is just fabulous!!! LOVE IT:) TFS

  3. Wowza, that's fabulous! Makes me wish I'd held onto all the tins I threw out, waiting to alter them! duhhhh!

  4. What a great tin, love how it turned out. Great prize pack too.

  5. Oh my, these tins are soooo cute!!! And I love Graphic 45 anything!!! LOL!!!

  6. I saw this one in person and it really cute! Audrey you are so right, ANYTHING Graphic 45 is awesome!!! Love it Dawn.

    What a fun prize pack too!!


  7. What a super tin! I love the look! It's such a great way to present a gift card, too!
    I missed the excitement of the blog change, but this design seems to be working well for me.