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Friday, June 26, 2009

Bloggers' Challenge -- Alter It


This is something I made a couple of months ago. You see, at work whenever someone celebrates a birthday, we all sign a card and give it to the birthday girl. (We are all women.) Well, it was my time to buy a card....but you just know that wasn't going to happen! Another of my co-workers had recently given me a bunch of little tins and I turned a round Altoid Tin into the card from us all. This first photo shows what it looked like before I got my hands on it......not very pretty, is it?!!

The second photo shows what the outside looked like after working on it some....I used the adorable Hostess Level 1 set, Darling Dots, which, of course, will be disappearing in just a few short days. The cupcake was stamped twice...once in Chocolate Chip on the round here and a second time on a Whisper White scrap in Pixie Pink and then the icing was glittered and cut out and mounted onto the brown base...and the cherry on top was punched and a dab of Crystal Effects was added. I'm just loving these colors paired up with the soon-to-be-gone Kiwi Kiss. I LOVE that color. The edge of the Whisper White circle was also lightly sponged with the Pixie Pink, and the little bow in Pink Gingham was added. Isn't this just the cutest?!!
This next photo shows what the inside looks like with the cover removed. The contents needed to be tied down....you'll see why in the next (and last) photo.....so more of the Pink Gingham was used. The little pink ovals that you see on either side are the hinges....again, you'll understand what they "hinge" shortly. The stamped round was just added for interest....a number of punches were used to create this look...so fun!

And lastly, here we have the inside....see those "hinges?" The inside was left blank so that each of my co-workers could add their own personal message on a round. Everyone was very impressed.....but, shhhh! Don't tell them how simple this really was!!




Stamps: Darling Dots*, BoHo Backgrounds, Crazy for Cupcakes
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss*, Pixie Pink
CS: Kiwi Kiss, Pixie Pink, Whisper White
Misc: Nestabilities (Round & Scallop Round), Round Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" Round Punches, 1/8" Hand Held Punch*, Pink Gingham Ribbon*, Large Oval Punch, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

*Has already retired
*About to retire

Please note: All images and CS are from Stampin'Up!

Thanks for stopping by! Can't wait to see what the other Bloggers' Challenge members have been up to....come on and visit, too!

22 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Super cute way to alter the round altoid tin - makes a great card!

Barb Hardeman said...

Barb, that is just the cutest card ever!!! What a very clever idea to turn that ugly old Altoid tin into a beautiful card for everyone to sign. Super job...

Robin Merriman said...

Super cute, Barbara! I am sure everyone was gaga over it - after all you can't buy this in a store!

Lisa said...

Very cute! What a fun little tin!

Chrissy D said...

This is soooo sweet! Love how you created this little round card! TFS!

Shona said...

Super duper cute -- inside and out! I love those kind of "WOW" projects that are quick and easy!

Ida P. Krause said...

This is really fun and clever. I would not have thought to use a round Altoid tin.

Sheryl Dickinson said...

How cute! I bet everyone was super impressed. Great idea to do a little page for everyone to sign!

Kerry D-C said...

WOWZERS! Barb, I am super impressed too! Way CuTe! Great Idea for a card that a bunch of people need to sign!

Kathy W said...

wow, like how you made it a card with room for everyone to sign, very clever

Rachel Hope said...

Great project!! Love it

Claudia said...

What a great project!

Carol said...

Very cute! What a lucky co-worker! They may put you in charge of getting cards for everyone.

Connie said...

What an awesome project! Great job!

kc_froglady said...

I really like how this turned out! I always stumble on the Altoids tins since they are raised up with the bumps on top! Love this one!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

How cute is this! What a sensational project Barbara! A great idea for everyone to have their own space! :D

Teena in Toronto said...

Very cute!

Happy blogoversary! Mine's tomorrow!

Annette said...

Very nice project. What a great way to have everyone write their own message on a scallop! Love the idea.

Stevie Merryweather said...

Very cool mini album! You did a GREAT job!

Kayleen said...

What a fabulous idea. You are so clever. Thank you for sharing your idea. I can't wait to get my hands on an empty tin now!!!

Kayleen
http://kayleenscreations.blogspot.com

amycara said...

Ooooohhhh, Aaaaahhhh!!! This is one FAB-U-LOUS altered tin! Way to go!

rozie640 said...

WOW, your alterted tin is fabulous, I'm sure the proud recipient will be hanging onto that birthday card!

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