Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Altoid tin gift card holder

Empty "altoid" type tin (bought from store, or you can purchase a plain one from TAC - item #H108 for $3.00)
Sanding blocks or fine sand paper (TAC item #F103 $2.95 for a pkg. of 2)
Patterned Paper (I used "Reece", TAC item #V846 $6.95)
Solid color paper ("Reece" again!)
Ribbon ("Reece" coordinating ribbon -TAC item B228 $4.95)
Brad, rivet or other embellishment for flower center
Corner Rounder (TAC item #F490 $7.95)
Cropadile or 1/8" hole punch
Red ink (I used L'Amore Pallette Ink - TAC item #TT195 $6.00)
Sentiment Stamp (I used "Just For You" from our TAC hostess set)

If you are using a store bought Altoid tin, use the sanding block and sand off the label and any color, until it is simply a plain tin. Wipe with a dry cloth to remove any dust.

Cut a 3 1/2" x 2 1/4" piece of patterned paper. (Note - size is approximate and varies with tin size!) This will be your bottom layer for the lid. Round corners and adhere to lid.

Next, cut a 3 1/8" x 1 3/4" piece of your solid paper. Round the corners. Adhere ribbon to this by cutting the ribbon slightly longer than the paper and tucking it around to the back. Be sure to add a little extra (strong) adhesive to the ends of the ribbon to hold it down once the entire thing is adhered to the lid.

Once you have the ribbon in place, tack the flowers to the solid paper with a bit of adhesive. When they are situated where you want them, use the Cropadile or paper punch to punch a hole for the brad or rivet. Place your brad (or set your rivet - that is what I used - with the cropadile) through the flowers and paper.

Adhere the entire solid paper top onto the lid. Stamp your sentiment.

Add liners to the inside if desired. If you choose to do this, you would cut out paper the same size as you did for the patterned paper. Then round corners and adhere.

Fill with confetti, candy, gift cards, whatever!

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