Sunday, February 22, 2009

Paperweight & Tin.....

Well, it was suppose to be sunny today, but again the weather man has predicted wrong and it is raining. So you can only imagine how tickled I was to be able to work in my studio another day without feeling guilty of not working outside, which by the way needs lots of TLC! :) I have been working on a couple of items for this past week and manage to put the finishing touches on them as they need to be mailed out this week to a sweet friend but first I have to fill it with some eye candy so I cannot divulge what kind just in case she happens to read this. LOL!!!.

I stepped out of my comfort zone and decided to alter a tin first. For some time I had been wanting to do this and just hadn't gotten the nerve. I am pleased with the way the way it turned out and if I had known how easy it was to do these tins, I would have done it sooner! I don't own a scor-pal yet, so I used the next best thing to make my score lines on the base of the paper for the circumference of the tin which was my X-acto 12x12 paper cutter. It has indentation lines every 1/2" on the cutting board. I guess it just goes to show that you can accomplish some of the same techniques even if you do not have the proper tools that everyone else is using.

I had been at Michael's this week and saw these glass tea-lite holders and remembered seeing this idea by Becca. It took me all but maybe 10 minutes to complete this project and I think I need to go back to Michael's and get some more of these as they would be wonderful for last minute gifts. As soon as I finish posting here, I am off to Michael's! LOL!!!
Here are the two items together that are going to my friend. I still need to make a card to go with it, but ran out of pink ribbon and the white sheer ribbon, so two more items to add to my Michael's list. LOL!! I hope you had a restful weekend and was able to get in some crafting. Stay tuned as I will have some new items to show you about the middle of the week.

12 comments:

Dawn said...

This turned out great. I really like this idea. TFS

JazzyH said...

Great job

Martha said...

so pretty love the elegance to it., great job.

Michelle Walpole said...

How pretty! I would love to receive something like this as a gift! I bet the recipient loves it!

Elizabeth said...

These are so pretty! I just got a Scor It so maybe I can try the altered tin over spring break.

Jenny said...

Very pretty!! Love the colors you used! Thanks for the comment on my cards!

Joanne Travis said...

What a beautiful gift idea!! I really love that ribbon on your gorgeous tins.

Carisa said...

oh wow, those are stunning! i love the paper weight idea.

stampin abi said...

how cute are these! love the colours!! very pretty!

Michelle said...

Wonderful job with tin...cute tealight too!

MollyD said...

GReat altered items! These are spectacular!

tinamk@shaw.ca said...

Deb,
Thank you so much!! I am the recipient of the absolutely stunning Can and Card and other itemms .I can tell you it brought tears to my eyes as it is so stunning in real life!and yes there was alot of cool items in my pkg!Deb you rock.Hopefully you gals will be lucky to receive something from Deb
once again thank You! Love Tina