Saturday, May 17, 2008

Altered Biscuit Tin

I'm sorry it has been so long since I posted so I'll make this a good one :) The featured project here is an altered biscuit tin and the tin turned out rather well if I do say so myself! I absolutely loved putting this tin together and was delighted to make it as a "Secret Santa" gift for a demo group gathering. The tin is from Tchibo, which those living overseas should check out. Tchibo is actually a European coffee company that features different items for sale based on a theme and which are usually available in German grocery stores. I always browse the Tchibo section of every store I know that has one because they always have such fun stuff and this beautiful tin was a result of a Tchibo treasure hunt. I used K & Company papers and fabric brads, as well as a set in the current SU! mini catalog called Friendly Flowers. You can't tell in the picture but there's added bling from CTMH and Oriental Trading Company. I wish I could say the original idea was mine but alas, I have once again stamp-lifted someone else's idea. Papertrey Ink featured a small heart-shaped tin a few months ago so I just adjusted the design for a larger-scale project. I traced a template using the tin lid for the designer paper circle inside the lid and used the Creative Memories cropping system to cut the inner circle out. The leaves for the flowers were cut free hand and scored with my latest favorite toy, the Scor-Pal. The stationery set inside the tin was also an idea copied from Papertrey Ink. The designers for Papertrey have such classy, quality designs, which is a bit more my style: simple but elegant. The paper strip on the base of the tin was created quilt style by zigzag stitching different designer strips together. I know there are more details I'm leaving out but if someone has a question about the design, contact me and I'll fill in the blanks. Also a big thanks to Polly Raffetto who took a picture of my tin and shared it with me since I forgot to take a picture of the tin before giving it away. Enjoy!

1 comment:

chica21b said...

I LOVED your tin Andrea! You did an awesome job!

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