Vintage Keepsake Tin

A few years ago I was selling a few kits that included Stampin’ Up!’s Accents and Elements felt flowers.  As a result of selling SO many kits, I ended up with a ton of the empty tins.  Of course, being the kind of person that likes to save everything that can possibly be used in my art, I kept them. 

As I started conceptualizing today’s project, I realized that they were PERFECT for this project – not too big and not too small – in fact just the right size to fit a little girl’s (or a little girl at heart 🙂 ) treasures.

There were so many fun techniques involved in making this tin – I painted and decoupaged on my tin, I hand-dyed and crinkled the seam binding to create my vintage ribbon, I created my frame using Spellbinder’s Nestabilities and glass glitter and I made the rolled cardstock roses using the scalloped circle punch.  While fun to make – it was intensive, AND it used a lot of supplies as you can see below.

It was kind of tricky filming it for Paper Crafter’s Library – as there is 1 hour and 10 minutes of EDITED video (yikes!).  I ended up having to break the video up into 7 parts LOL.  Over the next few weeks I’ll try and show a few of the techniques I used and share them here on the blog.

Stamps (Optional): substitute Elements of Style stamp set for the rub-on (Stampin’ Up!)
Ink: Pretty in Pink Classic ink refill, Melon Mambo Classic ink refill; VersaMark  (Stampin’ Up!);  (Optional): Crumb Cake Classic Ink, Sahara Sand or River Rock to stamp the Elements of Style rose image instead of using the rub-on(Stampin’ Up!)
Medium & Paints: Gesso (Golden or Claudine Hellmuth Brand by Ranger); Claudine Hellmuth Multi-Medium Matte (Ranger) OR Mod Podge;  Adirondack Silver acrylic paint dabber, Claudine Hellmuth  blank canvas – i.e. white – acylic paint (Ranger); workable fixative
Adhesive: ⅛” and ½” Scor Tape; Matte Accents (Ranger); hot glue gun (Martha Stewart); Heat & Stick powder (Stampin’ Up!)
Patterned Paper:   Madeline 6” x 6” paper stack (Prima); OR suggested substitute: Paisley Petals DP from upcoming 2011/2012 catalog – choose a coordinating CS and ribbon to go with it
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink CS, Pink Pirouette CS (Stampin’ Up!); Spring Moss CS (Papertrey ink);  lightweight chipboard or Bristol board (you can even use a cereal box)
Dies: Nestabilities Labels 9 (Spellbinders – or use any other label)
Ribbon: ⅛” Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon, ⅝” Pretty in Pink Grosgrain ribbon; vanilla seam binding ribbon (or Hug Snug seam binding in white or cream)
Embellishments: Butterfly garden rub-ons (Pink Paislee – optional); On Board Mix and Match Chipboard (Stampin’ Up! – OR substitute with 2-step bird punch); Basic pearls, silver glass glitter, pink and olive glitter from the Fine Supernova collection (Stampin’ Up!); crystals (Magnolia)
Other:  Claudine Hellmuth artist paint brushes, Heat it Craft Tool, mini mister (Ranger); 1” brown nylon brush (Loew-Cornell); Bow-Easy (unknown); flat-topped tin, pencil; scallop circle punch, ½” circle punch, powder pal (Stampin’ Up!)

4 replies on “Vintage Keepsake Tin”

  1. Lovely! I really like the crown for a special little girl! As for the video length, if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well, lol!

  2. I’d love to learn how to do the flowers. Hoping you could do a video on this blog as I am unable to subscribe to the paper crafter’s world at this time. I an a newbie to the craft and I miss your video tutorials !!!

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