Thursday, November 11, 2010

Design team projects - Homemade gifts

I've been busy making little gifts for this weeks DT projects for Artfull Crafts.

My first project is a decorated lunch tin. I painted and stamped (with gold paint) the top part, then sprayed it with a coat of varnish to seal and protect it. I covered the bottom half with paper, and covered the join with beaded ribbon.

I added some flowers to the top and made my own beaded wire thingys (that's the technical name!)

My next project was an "Envelope" mini album using Graphic 45 Christmas Past papers. You use a standard envelope for the pattern. I hope to do a tutorial soon, but ran out of time...sorry! I embossed my Kaisercraft letters, and added Stickles, Diamond Dust and, glitter to the front.

The back cover...

Inside the front cover...

I added some Papermania adhesive ribbons to the edges of my pages.

The next project is a concertina tag book. I love how this turned out using the Graphic 45 papers. I don't know if I'll be able to give this one away.... might have to make another one!

I stamped my tags with Tim Holtz stamps (he has some great sayings in his range)

I also made a couple of mini-books using Pipe Dream Ink Opals UTEE and stamping into it while hot with Papermanis Christmas stamps, and Tim Holtz embossing folders (make sure you ink whatever your stamping with to help release it from the UTEE)

The back...

My second booklet...

The back....


  1. Great projects... love the vintage feel of everything! The tin is gorgeous!

  2. These are fabulous! Love the vintage feel of these.

  3. That lunch box is adorable. My 2 year old daughter (who often blurfs with me in the morning) freaked out when she saw it. She's such a little diva.

    Thank you for sharing!

  4. Oh my goodness have you left your craft room? These are all so beautiful. Love the lunch tin, well love them all, but wow. the work you put into everything shows.

  5. ...but which one to choose? I LUB them all Tina you Diva LOL you're so clever and full of INSPIRATION to motivate, I love the tag book and I'm lookin forward to the tute too WTG Tina WOW :)

  6. wow thank you so much for visiting my blog, you have amazing work here ;)

  7. All are fantastic - however, I'm in TOTAL LOVE witht he lunch tin!!! Gorgeous.

  8. Hi Tina,
    Wow..loving all your stuff here. I'm a new follower!!

    So glad you stopped by my blog :). Thanks for the sweet comments.

  9. These are so pretty! I love the jewels on the lunch tin! And the pretty!

  10. Wow! You have been a busy gal! That lunchbox is gorgeous...I want it! :) Your details are top notch, just can't say it enough.

  11. Really love the bling on the altered tin. Very beautiful!

    Please come visit my blog, I have blog candy and fun video tutorials!



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