Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Whoo Hoo Wednesday - Mini Note Card Set

Hello everyone!  It's my turn to feature a project for Whoo Hoo Wednesday over at Inspired By Stamping. I used a silver hinged tin that has been lingering in my basement for too long and turned it into a sweet mini note card holder.  Supplies are listed at the end of this post with links to the IBS goodies used.


I started by creating 5 mini note cards for this set.  Cute Circles is the perfect stamp set to use.  There are 5 different circle frames, and I made each one a different color, using the same sentiment for each.


I used mostly dye inks to stamp on my mini note cards, and one chalk ink.  Not sure why, but the chalk ink SERIOUSLY stained my stamp after just one use.  Bummer.


These little 3" x 3" note cards have envelopes too.


To fancy up the tin, I measured the front of it, cut my kraft cardstock to fit, and rounded the corners with a punch.  Before adhering the cardstock to the tin with double-sided tape (so it really stays put), please follow the next step.


Punch strips of kraft cardstock with a Doily Lace punch.  Adhere to cardstock cover, then trim off excess.  Secure to front of tin.


Cut two more kraft pieces to fit inside the tin, and secure with double-sided tape.
Time to create two pockets, as seen below.


Attach each pocket along 3 sides (again with double-sided tape), leaving the top open so the mini cards can fit inside.


I added some Vintage Crochet Trim and buttons on the bottom section.


Let's look at the finished product one more time....


I do so love the flowers that IBS carries.  I used a Pink Curly Flower and White & Pink Medium Flower here, along with a vintage button (topped with a pearl) and a sentiment from Little Phrases II.   The Vintage Crochet Trim and Rose Seam Binding go "sew" well together, don't they?  Tee hee!


Hope you enjoyed this project!  The possibilities for upcycling boxes and tins are endless.

Check out our brand new Design Team today over at Joanna's blog!  Welcome aboard, ladies!  Can't wait to see all the inspiration you will bring.  :-)




Dimensions: 3" x 3" cards; 4.75" x 5 3/8" tin
Stamps: Cute Circles, Little Phrases II - Inspired By Stamping
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake - SU
Ink: Ocean chalk ink - ColorBox; Perfect Plum, More Mustard, Ruby Red, Pear Pizzazz - SU; Frayed Burlap - Ranger
Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions; Vintage Crochet Trim, Rose Seam Binding  - IBS; white twine - SU
Other: metal tin; vintage button; champagne pearl - Want2Scrap; Doily Lace Trim punch, Scalloped Tag punch, Scallop Dot punch - Martha Stewart; mini envelopes; corner rounder punch - EK Success; White & Pink Medium Flower, Pink Curly Flower - IBS; buttons; Scor-Tape

29 comments:

Hussena said...

OMG this is just utterly gorgeous work Colleen ...I love your altered box and those pretty tags ...what a fun idea and the way you have embellished it is so so beautiful:)

nwilliams6 said...

Colleen, this is wonderful! Such a well done altered tin - beautiful! The cards inside are too cute. This is a present that would make someone's heart jump. Wow - TFS. Hugz!!!

Deepti Stephens said...

wow! beautiful work.. :)

Shani said...

So lovely! And what an excellent idea! Let's see, do I have any tins lying around? I need to go look.

Linda B said...

My goodness, this is beautiful, Colleen... what a fantastic gift idea. Who wouldn't want to receive a set like this?
Hugs!

Benzi said...

Love this, Colleen. The little pocket for your mini notes was such a sweet surprise. I love that!
I think those circle frames are awesome, especially that houndstooth one. Super creation!

Jessi Fogan said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful little re-usable gift :)

Annette said...

oh my word girl this is gorgeous... I LOVE IT..

Emily Keaton said...

This is darling, inside and out! That is so cool how you created an interesting background with border punches! And those pockets on the inside make this super special. :-)

Marisa said...

Love the wonderful lacy feel of this cover - the punched paper is fabulous. What a a lovely gift :)

Grace Tolman said...

what a pretty project! I'm so excited to be working with you this term.

Deb Hickman said...

What a fabulous tutorial, what a great way to use an empty tin, it's do pretty. Deb x

Lisa said...

Now this is just too darn cute! What a sweet little gift this is Colleen, love the tiny notes tucked inside! And you've decorated the tin perfectly inside & out!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwwww!! This is GORGEOUS!!! I love the layered border punches, the lace, the flowers!! WOW WOW WOWWWWWWWWWWW!

Gloria Stengel said...

That tin is stunning! And what a nice gift idea! So happy to join you on the IBS team!

Calypso's Crafts said...

Absolutely stunning and gorgeous.
Really love the the outside and inside of the tin. Love the kraft on kraft. I'm excited to be on the IBS with you amazing ladies.

Stella said...

Colleen ; this is amazing. You are fab with tins did you know that? I am the lucky owner of one of your Christmas tins; it's a precious keepsake and it's permanently displayed in my craftroom.
Using kraft papers only is gving this tin something unique. It's jaw dropping gorgeous. Fab use of your border punch. Love the sweet note cards.
Chalk ink always leaves marks on your acryllic stamps; hate that too....Thinking of you..hope all is well.
XXXXX

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous altered tin, Colleen! Love the layering of the punched laces and love the simplicity of the cards!

yyam said...

Oh wow. Gorgeous upcycling Colleen. Just love your use of the punches on the background. Love how they looked all lined up! :)

Audrey Ann said...

What a delightful creation Colleen!! So sweet and creative! And yes, I also love your flowers, crochet trim with the seam binding (very creative - I'll have to remember that :)- love the vintage button too!! Exquisite!
Hugs,
Audrey

Sandie Edwards said...

Totally awesome project, love how you layered the punched papers, looks so nice.

Andrea Ewen said...

Just gorgeous, Colleen...love the vintage appeal of the envelope and the sweet note cards that fit into it! How clever~

Sue Lelli said...

This is DARLING, Colleen! LOVE it inside and out!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Look at you! What a totally fun project!!

Joanna said...

Absolutely stunning and amazing! Speechless!!! Hugs, Joanna

Karen McAlpine said...

Tooo sweet. Love how you decorated the box too.

Anonymous said...

OMG! This is totally me! I LOVE this! The inside is just as fantastic as the outside! Plus, I love the little mini cards! You really outdid yourself with the details today! Love it!!!!! I can't say enough!

Chris R. from Iowa

Liz Weber said...

Gorgeous note cards and gorgeous tin to keep them in Colleen.

Linda Callahan said...

Woo hoo is right! This is gorgeous!

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