Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Card In A Tin

Are you ready for a photo-heavy post?  I want to show you some Christmas cards made from tins, which I bought at a Stampin' Up! sale a year or so ago.  I hung onto them for the longest time, not knowing what to do with 'em.

These each became different because of the glittery accent pieces.  I have a bag of glittered die cuts (K & Co., I believe), but no two are alike.  






Some exterior details:

The snowflakes are from the Martha Stewart
'Himalayan Snowflake' extra large punch, with a smaller 'Glacial Snowflake' on top.  I glittered each one, then glued together with craft glue.  The rhinestones also had to be glued on.

Let me show you the insides:


Each tin contains magnets, made with layered cardstock and the Lovely Letters alphabet stamps from Stampin' Up!.



These tins were mailed in padded envelopes to the recipients, and I think most of them have by now received them, so it seemed safe to post about it.  :o)

Thanks for joining me today!  I will see you on Thursday with a new Play Date Cafe creation.

Colleen

Stamps:  Lovely Letters - SU; Bright Spirits - Verve; Tinsel & Twig - Girls' Paperie
Paper:  white - PTI; Always Artichoke, Cranberry Crisp - SU; glitter paper - Target; patterned paper - Our Holiday Traditions - Me & My Big Ideas
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Punches:  corner rounder - EK Success; Himalayan Snowflake, Glacial Snowflake, Doily Lace Trim - Martha Stewart; 1 1/4", 1 3/8" circles - SU
Other:  glittered die cuts - K & Co.; ribbon scraps; bling; magnet-on-a-roll

22 comments:

Marisa said...

You used the sparkly dies to perfection on these cards, Colleen :) Lovely work on each one :)

Donna Bowman said...

Wow Colleen those are awesome! I live your papers and those sparkly accents are great! Who wouldn't want to get that for a gift?

Bonnie said...

Those magnets are such a great idea and the tins to hold them are so pretty! These are keepsakes that will no doubt be brought out each year with loving thought of you.

Andrea Ewen said...

WooHoo...I got mine! A little piece of heaven delivered by the USPS! These tins are even more gorgeous in real life...the sparkle is amazing and imagine my surprise when I opened the tin and found those adorable letters! Got 'em posted on my 'fridge as we speak (so to speak :).
Thank you so much for your wonderful generosity, my dear, I'm so glad that we've become friends over the past year and let's make a resolution to actually "see" each other more often!

Linda Callahan said...

So pretty!

Lisa said...

Oh these are fun! What a great idea Colleen and the magnets inside are super!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Colleen no photo would ever do these justice for sure. They are absolutely stunning to hold in one's hand let me tell you!!!! I cried when I got mine....lol It just touched my heart all the work you put into this. It is just unbelievable. I really appreciate it so much and will cherish it for a very long time. Thank you for blessing me with one of this absolutely spectacular creations.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Anonymous said...

Crap, I didn't get one if they have all been delivered. Those are just fantastic and would almost be something I would have thought up! But, I am sure yours are better! Those letters are just fantastic. I gotta say it, "You really thought outside the box on this one!" The colors are so fun and all the little great details are just the best! I love altering tins and have a few I have been playing around with using some snowflakes too. Anyway, this is a great little gift! Just when I tried to decide which I liked best, I would see some other detail that would change my mind! Fantastic job! Happy holidays to you and your family!

Chris R. from Iowa

P.S. Is this enough gush or do I need to post more? I really think they are fantastic!

Joan V said...

Hi Colleen, found you through Emily Keaton's Mox Fab write up, today. Love your tins. I need to go browse through your site. Thanks for the inspiration.

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Colleen! So clever and unique!

Annette said...

aww these tins are just so fun...love them

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I'm jealous that you got these tins at a sale! Gotta keep my eye out for them next time! LOVE all those glittery accents--looooooooove how you decorated these tins! AMAZING:)

Emily Keaton said...

Colleen, I absolutely adore my card in a tin! And how fun to see that mine was part of a quartet--so different yet with the same basic colors and elements. Lovely!! This really is the best idea ever, and you already know that my magnets are decorating my front door. You are so clever and creative. Thank you so very, very much!! :D

Benzi said...

Good job with the tins, Colleen...inside and out. Lovely sparkle and wonderful magnets.

Joanne Leddy said...

WOW ... these are fabulous! What a great idea and I love the glittery embellishments. It makes my heart sing! Thanks for sharing, Colleen.

Elizabeth said...

These are so creative! Love the idea of the magnets on the backs of the letters!

~Tammy~ said...

These are so fabulously cool! Love all the glitz and glitter and what a cool way to send a sentiment with the darling letters on the inside! Awesome!

Merry Christmas sweet friend!

Maria said...

Sweet creative tins! The little letter magnets are a great idea. They are so pretty and make fabulous gifts! Great job, Colleen...take care...hugs!!:-))

Pauline said...

These are just beautiful Collenn, I have never heard of a card in a tin, but what a marvellous effect it has! Stunning creation, love the sparkly toppers, and the beautiful papers on the outsidfe, then open the tin for more gorgeousness! WOW!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Colleen

Oh my these are such super little gifts I'm sure your recipients loved 'em!

Hugs

Tina
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Shirley said...

How thoughtful, fun, and the perfect remembering you gift!

Linda R. said...

How cute are those.. What a great idea.. So creative my friend..

Hugs, Linda

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