Sunday, February 13, 2011

I can't leave well enough alone

What kind of  fun would that be?  Take for instance this next little project...

Don't you love that?  I found this label from The Graphics Fairy, it's fabulous! The colors are amazing, along with the typography. The tin was free--someone was going to throw it away {gasp}.  I know--the horror!  Just don't think about it anymore.

It's the perfect size to store some of my fibers that I use for cards and mixed media pieces.  Plus, I'll use any excuse to break out those sweet little buttons and keys

I printed the image onto regular printer paper in wallet size.  I gently pressed my clear embossing stamp pad over the entire image.  I covered it in clear embossing powder and shook the excess back into the bottle.

After I set it with my heat tool,  I cut it so that I could attach the narrow part onto the lid.  I lined up the rest underneath (onto the tin).  I used Mod Podge to glue it on. I repeated the process on the other side.

I added the antique keys to the top with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic.  They are perfect for this little box because they are flat on one side. They add some fun to the top, and I can still see what's inside.  I'm so happy with how it came's functional and fantastic!

Have a great night!

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  1. What a "can-do" attitude you have, Christine! Sorry, I just couldn't resist the pun:)! Love your tin, can't beat projects that involve Mod Podge and the Graphics Fairy! Love your keys, too!!

  2. Ooooh I haven't seen that label. Very cool! Who would throw that tin away? OK I guess it's good they did so you could make it look fabulous!

  3. It's perfect. I love the little screws or buttons you added for fun.

  4. Very clever and a girl can never have too many tins or baskets to store their supplies! Love it!

  5. Looks great, thanks for sharing

  6. Great job! Love this piece!

  7. Your metamorphosis is absolutely fabulous. I so hope that you enjoy every bit of it.

    Have a very Happy Valentine's Day!

  8. That is adorable! Keys were the perfect touch.

  9. great idea for a project...adore the graphics fairy as well and all her lovely follower here visiting from 'the fence'


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  10. What a fun project!! You are a girl after my own heart with your recycling. I think you can make the best stuff out of junk, and this is a perfect example. Totally love that vintage label you used from the Graphic's Fairy. The keys look fantastic, too.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me such a sweet comment. I truly appreciate it! :)

  11. I love that little container!! super cute!

  12. Christine, I love the way you gave that little tin a whole new life. The vintage graphic is fabulous! Cool way to use the embossing stamp and powder! Did that help to seal it? I'm still new to the whole embossing process and love learning different techniques! Thank you so much for always adding some "oooh" and "ahhh" and "wow" to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." every week! You're the best! Jenn

  13. I would never have thought to use the embossing powder the way you did. Genius!!! It's so pretty! Plus I somehow missed that label when Graphic Fairy shared, so thanks to you I went back and grabbed it.


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