While the kids were still sleeping that morning I remembered my Aunt Betty's birthday would be in a few days and I should take her something. A few years back I had altered a little tin and put some notecards in the tin and she loved it. Her house burned down almost two years ago and I figured the tin likely didn't make it through and since I had several little sets of notecards and some tins I thought I would get busy and alter a tin. I then remembered I have never made anything for my Aunt Janet or Aunt Mary and while it wasn't their birthday I figured they would like one as well so I got busy working on 3 tins. I was thrilled when I was able to find the .cut file to use with Design Studio I made years ago so I was able to cut the pieces for covering the tins rather quickly.
Metal Lunch Box Tins from Dollar Tree
K & Co. Paper Packs
Colorbox Chalk Ink
I think I might need to get busy on making some more notecards and have these on hand for quick gifts for for prizes at this year's party.
I used the punchouts from the paper pack for the decorations on this tin. I didn't have a lot of time so I couldn't embellish as well as I usually do but I figured my aunts would never notice....and they didn't. I did use the Stampin Up bird punch for the leaves behind the flower on the tag and an EK Success photo corner punch around the sentiment on the tag.
I know I used the Life's A Journey pack on this particular tin. The flower is build with some Prima flowers I have in my stash and the pearl added a nice center. I added a little bling flourish for some pizzazz. The little stamp below the flower was from the paper pack as well.
This might have been out of the Life's A Journey pack as well, I just don't remember off the top of my head and I didn't write it down. The tag part didnt show up well on this tin but I think the pearls helped make it look better. The flowers are Prima's that are out of my stash as well.
|Aunt Betty, Aunt Mary, Aunt Janet|
My mom was very close to her sisters and I always feel I have a special bond with my aunts even if I don't seem them often enough!