The team at Stampendous is loving the July 2012 Release of Christmas stamps, so we thought a great way for you to fall in love also would be a Blog Hop showcasing all of the Handmade goodness that can be made with these beauties. You will find inspiration at each blog, something for every facet of crafting!!
If any of you have tried this tea from Barnes and Noble, you will understand why I have five or six of these empty tins in my craft room. The tea is amazing, but so it the packaging. I am glad that I finally am using this darling tin for a handmade gift!!!
I started with my item to alter (empty tea tin) and the Cling Jumbo Snow set (CRS5042).
I trimmed a 12x12 piece of black cardstock to 3.5 x 12 (2), and a 10.5 x 5/8" piece of card stock.
I stamped the three snowflake images in this set with Brilliance Starlite Silver pigment ink by Tsukineko, on the 12 x 3.5 inch black cardstock and heat embossed with Winter Wonderland Embossing Powder (EP171). I also stamped the beautiful shimmer dots and stars with Starlite Silver and heat embossed with Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder. Photo's below.
I was just sent an amazing package of sticky goodness from Beacon Adhesives and I was given a product that I wasn't aware of, Fast Finish Decoupage. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT. It is as thin as water, and is applied with a bristle paint brush. The finish goes on clear and stays clear. Love that!!!
The glass bowl to the right is what I am using as my palette for the Fast Finish. You can see it is clear.
The best part about Fast Finish is it adheres to ANYTHING and like the name indicates, it happens FAST.
I applied Fast Finish in small areas and adhered the cardstock down a small bit at a time, more for applying the embossed paper on straight then the Fast Finish drying quickly.
The completed project. I applied Silver Crushed Glass Glitter, mixed with Silver Halo Glitter to double sided adhesive tape at the top of the tin and Recollections Bling on a Roll around the bottom and the top of the lid.
I applied Black, Steel Blue and Silver Crushed Glass Glitter to the top of the tin with Gem Tac from Beacon Adhesives. Gem Tac is a permanent glue that you can embellish jeans, phones, purses, shoes, glasses and more.
This is view of the tin from the top.
I am going to fill this with MY favorite K Cups and give this to my Best Friend for Christmas. We are both obsessed with finding delicious K Cups. I am excited for her to get it.
On the top of the tin is the two largest snowflakes of the set, heat embossed with Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder and cut out. I placed them on top of each other and added a magnet on the back, so they can adhere to the tin or the refrigerator.
Thank you for stopping by today. Please take a moment to see what my teammates made for Hand Making from the Heart this week from Stampendous!
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Stamps: CRS5042 Cling Jumbo Snow (Stampendous)
Paper: Raven (Bazzill Basics Paper)
Essentials: Silver Halo Glitter; Silver, Steel Blue and Black Crushed Glass Glitter (Stampendous)
Kaleidoscope and Winter Wonderland Embossing Powder (Stampendous)
Ink: Starlite Silver Brilliance Ink (Tsukineko)
Gems: Bling on a Roll (Recollections)
Extras: Fast Finish Decoupage, Gem Tac (Beacon Adhesives)