05 October 2008

Holiday Project: Covered Tins

Cat show update: Today I'm off to the cat show. Maybe I should leave the cat home, huh? :-) I have sprayed her carrier with "Herbal Calming Spray" (I'm thinking of spraying her, too) and I'm seriously considering drugging her (or me) with a tiny bit of leftover Prozac. (Daughter says this is improper use of drugs and constitutes DOPING, but I say that desperate times call for desperate measures!)

Look for an update tomorrow, or later today if we are asked to leave the show early! Thanks for all the well-wishes!

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I've been busy this week making projects for a holiday open house. I hope that some of these ideas inspire crafters to make handmade gifts this holiday season!

I created a few samples of decorated tins. These 3x3 tins have clear lids which make them perfect to use as candy tins or even little gift boxes. The really neat thing is that they can be decorated using a very small amount of product...making them perfect for using up your scraps. If you started with a full sheet of paper, you could decorate a LOT of tins!

On this tin, I used a bit of Basic Grey's Figgy Pudding line...not a new line, but it's still one of my favorites. For the lid, I cut out three poinsettias of different dimensions and layered them with foam dots. I added a bit of loopy ribbon and Stickles around the edge of the lid.

On this tin, I used a bit of Bo Bunny snowflake paper and a few snowflake rub-ons from Me and My Big Ideas. This tin took no time at all to make!

5 comments:

Cheri said...

Hm, hope everyone (and every cat) survived the show, if not passed through with flying colors:) And unfortunately, Prozac has a VERY long half-life, and very slow onset, so wouldn't be a good doping med anyway;)

Lily said...

good luck at the show. i'll be crossing my fingers that my name sake behaves for you. did you see my kitty;s on my blog? think I should get them involved in a show. I never knew they existed for housecats

Sarah C. said...

Hope the cat show went well! Can't wait to read your post - I know it will have some belly-aching laughs. ;) And beautiful tins!

Linda said...

Beautiful tins, I love the top one.

toners said...

What fun!! I love that layered flower :)