Thursday, August 18, 2011

T is for Tin and Teacher

I found some tins at a sale awhile back and while I didn't have a plan for them when I bought them I knew they would come in handy. Yesterday I had the idea to decorate them for teacher gifts. I pulled out some paper, ink, stamps and dies then got to work. Here's a look at the top of the tins. For the black background piece I used my Corner Chomper to round the corners and then stamped the numbers from Glitz Distressing stamp set using ColorBox Frost White pigment ink. I was going for a chalkboard look.

For the focal piece on the top I decided it should be a magnet. That way it can be removed and placed anywhere. The larger piece is a die from My Favorite Things. I cut out a layer of chipboard and a layer of SU Red Riding Hood cardstock and glued them together. The red cardstock was then stamped with the grid pattern stamp also from the Glitz Distressing stamp set using Versamark ink. The next layer is PTI's Fillable Frames die with matching stamp set for the border (also stamped with ColorBox White Frost pigment ink). The sentiments are from PTI's Teacher's Apple set and stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and SU Real Red on SU Crumb Cake cardstock. That piece is mounted with foam dimensionals. For the finishing touches there is an apple also from PTI's Teacher's Apple set stamped with SU Real Red, Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip inks and a bow of Charcoal twine from The Twinery. 

I add a piece of SU Crumb Cake cardstock with a stamped apple to the back of the tin to cover up the printing on the tin. This would be a nice place to personalize the tin for the teacher or have your student write a little note.
For now my tins are empty but you could fill them with any number of things including notecards, a gift card, candy . . . just to name a few.

Thanks so much for stopping. I hope you're having a wonderful week. Happy Stamping!


Anonymous said...

so cute beth, I like that you have a removable magnet piece on it. very creative.

Steph Zerbe said...

I love that this is a removable magnet. You are so clever. Love the chalkboard look! Awesome teacher gifts!