I finally cut and worked with my What's In Your Tin stamp sets that I purchased from GinaK at the end of last month. These were so fun to make.
I altered some old Altoid tins using cards stock, designer papers, ribbons and various other embellishments. This was a project for which I was very happy that I have a Xyron machine to coat the entire back of the paper with adhesive so things would stick down well. No curled edges at all. I used sticky strip to adhere the ribbons to the sides of the tins. At the last moment I decided to also cover the bottom of the tins to cover up the nutritional and ingredient labeling for the Altoids.
I am very pleased with how these turned out. Of course the best part, the "essential" part is on the inside. Five lovely little Hershey Special Dark Nuggets with Almonds! Yummy!!!!! I placed the nuggets in a small cellophane bag, folded the edge to the back and placed a small piece of sticky strip on the bottom of the tin to hold things in place. I thought this made for a more finished presentation then just loose nuggets.
I've used up all my nuggets so now I think I want to alter some more tins this time as "Tooth Fairy" tins. I'd like to do some mini sewing kit tins, but I don't have any supplies to put in them so that project will wait for next year. Or maybe the Christmas boutique.
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