Friday, August 10, 2007

Blogger's Challenge #7




The challenge: Alter something. Guess what? I just had the night before Lisa posted the challenge so that's the one I'm going to share! It's an altoid shaped tin (although was never an original Altoid tin.) I made it in about 15 minutes. Sometimes, paper-crafting should be that simple! I covered the top and bottom with Blue Bayou DSP (Designer Series Paper). I used my Crop-A-Dile (did I tell you I LOVE that tool?) to punch two holes in the bottom. I tied Blue Bayou double-stitched ribbon in to make a handle. Then, using the Jumbo Outline Alphabet (my official favorite right now!) I stamped "treats" with BB ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. Then, I used a blender pen to "shadow" each letter with the ink in the top of the ink pad. The "old" corner rounder was used on the corners. (My new one just arrived!) I used only one of the three flowers in the Spring Flower Bouquet punch in both BB and WW and layered the two flowers. The 1/4 inch circle punch completed the center of the flowers. Now, I need to fill it up!

Be sure to check out the awesome, talented group of girls who are also Blogger's challenge members. The links to their pages are on the side of my blog!

We're leaving for WI to visit Steve's mom and dad in Green Bay (Go, Pack, GO!) so posting will probably cease. I'm going to type in a draft for next Friday's blogger's challenge but if I can't get to a computer, I'll have to post it when I return! See you later!

Lisa

13 comments:

Stefanie said...

Super cute Lisa! I love the way you stamped that alphabet.

Have a great vacation!

Leigh O'Brien said...

That's adorable, Lisa!

Ida said...

Very cute! The flowers are a fun touch. I have loads of Altoid tins as I love the (licorice) flavored mints and keep them by the bed so now I can try my hand at alter one of those.

Basement Stamper said...

Love the "treat" tin Lisa. Great job! I need to get on the ball today and alter my item!

Dawn Easton said...

So cute!!

Sheryl said...

Great tin, Lisa! Isn't the Crop-a-Dile a wonder when it comes to punching tin?

Lisa said...

great way to reuse that tin Lisa!

Connie said...

Love it...I just bought that alphabet set (after convention) and I have some empty Altoids and tons of DSP! Will have to case your idea! Thanks!

Connie

maggie fellow said...

I love the look of this tin! Do you like that alphabet set? looks great on your tin. might have to buy that set.

Julie Campbell said...

What a great idea!

Lori said...

So cute! Isn't the Crop-o-dile amazing?

Sue said...

Oh, I love the ribbon handle - it adds a nice touch and different from the usual.

Karen said...

Oohh - I have some of these waiting to be altered!! need to remember to pull out my COD for ribbon!!