Tuesday, December 11, 2007

So you bought the hinged tins . . .

aren't you going to do something with them?

Ok, it's time to pull out the nugget tins that Nichole is selling at PapertreyInk and use them. I had to have them when I saw them but once they arrived I put them in a drawer where they have been sitting ever since so last night I pulled them out and got to work. I pulled out my retired SU Stipple Celebrations set to decorate my labels. For each label I stamped the snowflake three times in order to cover it. I went with cool caribbean, certainly celery and pretty in pink for my colors. Since the stamp I used it a little wider than the labels I pulled every other label off of the strip of labels and placed them on a scrap of empty label paper so when I stamped I didn't have to worry about getting ink on the labels on either side. It sure doesn't take long to stamp a tin of nugget labels. Now to decorate the top of the tin. I pulled out the wood snowflakes I bought at Michael's a few weeks ago and gave them a nice coating of glitter. I applied glitter glue to the raised layer of the snowflake and the dots and then sprinkled pink glitter over the top and set it aside to dry. Once the glue was dry I pulled out the wonderful striped organdy ribbon I found at Heidi's new on-line store (Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts) to use for my bow. This ribbon is so pretty and affordable! 50 yards of 5/8 inch striped organdy ribbon for $5 - you can't go wrong. She also had great prices on brads and eyelets. Check it out.

So, what do you think? Are you inspired to get your tins out of the closet and use them?

1 comment:

Flossie's Follies said...

This is lovely, so pretty, no one will want to eat the candy. That giant snowflake is awesome.