02 October 2008

Holiday Project: Tag Tin

Oh, my goodness: From the looks of my craft space, Christmas must be fast approaching! And given that October is already here, I guess that really is the case. This week, I've been working on a series of projects for a holiday open house at Memory Bound. Today I finished a tag tin.

For this project, I used a small metal "lunch box" tin. These have been on the market for at least a couple of years now, and I still think they're a great value for the creative possibilities they offer. I chose to use the new Happy Holidays paper line by Fancy Pants. The great thing about this line is that it includes a sheet of 12 journaling cards that are easy to transform into tags. The double-sided paper in this line has non-traditional colors paired with whimsical designs.

I used just a little bit of the paper and ribbon to decorate the outside of the tin plus a snowflake punch to add a few designs to the lid. Diamond Stickles added just a bit of sparkle. Using leftover bits of paper, I made a few little tags to hang from the handle.

To make the 12 large tags, I cut apart the sheet of journaling cards to create 12 pieces. I backed each in a slightly larger piece of paper or cardstock, rounded the corners, and inked. I tied or stapled ribbon to the top of each and embellished as needed, although not much was necessary since the journaling cards already feature great designs.

Here's the completed project. While there are lots of pieces, the entire project was quick and easy to create! You could give this tin as a gift, or use it to store your own gift tags for the holiday season.

8 comments:

:: gingerkitty :: said...

love the colors!

Sarah C. said...

What a cute little tin! Love all the tags. Great paper line - I need to look for that one. tfs! :)

noeliaevangelista said...

I love how you altered your tin! I have yet to do one of these.

Lily said...

this adorable. love that paper line

woodlandbliss said...

This is adorable! I just love the colors. You are so creative. What a wonderful job you did. I really like the cubes from yesterday too.

Lynn said...

Janet, this is a wonderful idea. Love the wonderful colors.

Linda said...

Cute project, I really like those papers.

Maureen said...

Wow, what a great gift that would make! I love the tags and the tin... but now I'm nervous. I haven't even started any holiday stuff yet; usually I've at least done a "proof" for my cards... yikes!