Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Stampendous Handmade Christmas

Good morning.
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!

Be sure to leave comments on the teams posts each day this week for your chance to win prizes from Stampendous!!

Supplies Used:
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)

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Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful project. It looks so elegant, love all the sparkle, and love that you were able to upcycle that great tin!

craftymom205 said...

Cool project.

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Rosie Gustafson said...

Awesome Wendy, you are just so creative!

Mary-Anne V said...

What a wonderful way to dress up a simple tin box.. thanks for the steps.

Iris said...

How beautiful and what a clever way to repurpose an empty tin. Iris

Jingle said...

Very pretty tin!

Greta said...

Have to pick my jaw off the floor! Oh my goodness--this is my favorite altered project I've ever seen--gorgeous work! You've inspired me!

Carol said...

Wow! Gorgeous gift tin!

Carol B

Tami B. said...

Snowflakes are one of my absolute most favorite things, so is it any wonder that I would love this project?! Beautiful!

Pam Hornschu said...

This turned out fabulous, Wendy! Love the jumbo snowflake on the lid. I've been in love with Fast Finish for a couple of years now. So fun to work with!

jordanbev5 said...

Gorgeous tin! Wonderful idea for a cleaver gift and just love how it came out!

Barbara said...

Very impressive! Wow! Great idea!

Sherry Butcher said...

I have tins that I can us and this would be good for many different kinds of goodie even 2 alike for one person that keeps stuff on the counter top. TFS!

sharon g said...

Now that is cooooool..

Beatrice Lawson said...

What a lucky friend she is to receive this gorgeous tin! I just learned about a few products I did not know about and your tin is awesome. I have a collection of tins and now I know exactly what I will do with several of them!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow now this is cute and such a great idea. I'll have to pick up some of the product and give this a try. Will have to pin to keep up. TFS AJ-

Sue D said...

This is so pretty and sparkly--I like that the snowflakes remove to be a refrigerator magnet.

Joan V said...

Wow, that is really sharp. Love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

Melinda Gleissner said...

Wendy, this is incredible! I would display this tin all year round. The crushed glass glitter looks fantastic.

Lillian Child said...

Oh my word, but this is SUCH a great idea for packaging those small gifts for the holidays! Great instructions and thanks for the heads up on where to get some good tea!

Stampendous said...

Such an incredible project, Wendy! I just love it! Now scrounging our craft room in search of the tin I know we have here... just fantastic!