Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Tin for Dad

I made this altered Altoid tin for the Ways to use it challenge on Split Coast -to create a 3D item from a tin. I made mine a container for a Dad to keep his lures in such as this Bass Popper (so my DH tells me). All the images and sentiments are from a new stamp set from H&M Stamps called Just for Dad.

I cut the Cosmo Cricket designer paper to fit the top and sides - then sanded the edges of the top to fit closely and sponged everything with So Saffron Ink. I attached the ribbon to the rim with tacky tape. Inside, the bottom is lined with a piece of felt to hook the lures into to hold them secure.

I have about 10 of these empty Altoid tins just waiting for a project like this to come along to get me to use one!!

Thanks for coming by today!

Stamps: Just for Dad: H&M Stamps
Paper: Vintage cream: PTI, Handsome Hunter: SU, DP Cosmo Cricket - Mr. Campy/Skipping stones
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, So Saffron: SU
Accessories: Altoids Tin, foam dimensionals, oval punch, circle punch, word window punch, tacky tape, sanding block, TrueThyme grosgrain stitched ribbon: SU, corner rounder, sponge, Spica Silver pen, Copics: G40, E13, B00

12 comments:

Sharli said...

Julia,

LOVE your fishing tin - very useful! I can see that special hand-made fly tucked away into it . . .

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Sue from Oregon said...

Great man project!

~amy~ said...

Oh sooooo CUTE!

Christina said...

This is great. I would have a hard time with the top making it look so smooth.

dpkennedy said...

Nice! What a great idea...he could use one for each lure! Better get alterin'! Great job Julia! Have a great weekend!

LeAnne said...

Love this--great papers and great images!

Claire Brennan said...

Crackin wee tin Julia!!!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Julia! This is awesome! I couldn't decided between a golf tin or a fishing tin...lol
Love the little images!

Joan Ervin said...

You did a great job on this, Julia...I am always looking for ideas for the men in my family!!! My DH would love this!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Well done! This really is such a clever idea and is a perfect creation using your new stamps.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

You are so clever, Julia! I love this fishing tin; it's awesome!

lisa808 said...

This is such a great idea! Male cards/gifts are always so hard to do. This is perfect for Father's Day.