It's Crafty Gift Saturday and this is my final time posting for Christmas With The Cricut. I have enjoyed being a guest designer with Barb aka Snowmanlover and have loved all the projects she has made this week! Make sure you check out her projects also at Snowmanlovers Paperie. I would like to thank the ladies over at CWTC for believing I was talented enough to be a guest designer for their blog.
For my crafty gift I decided to do an altered tin. Ya'll know I love me some altered tins!! This particular one is a Stampin Up skinny tin *okie wonders if anyone else sees a tin and automatically starts thinking of how they can decorate it*.
You will need to click on the picture to see the details better.
The theme I used was Christmas candy recipes and I decided to put "Oh Sweet Christmas" on the outside of the tin. I made a set of 12 recipe cards that go inside the tin.
I once again used the Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses paper line *okie wonders if anyone noticed the theme all week and then laughs at her silly self*.
To cover the tin I cut the paper slightly larger than the measurement of the tin. I then went along as close as I could with my Cutterbee scissors and then followed up with my Basic Grey file kit to sand the paper down to the edge. The font for "Oh Sweet Christmas" is Winter Woodland, as are the snowflakes and branch. I added light blue rhinestones and doodled with a SU marker on the snowflakes. For the branch I used Kaiser flat back pearls for the berries. The dots on the title are done with the Signo UM-153 white gel pen. The inked edges are done with Cat Eye Dark Brown Chalk Ink.
I will be using this as a prize at my Christmas party *okie knew she better keep the recipes simple since she figures only 2 of her guests own candy thermometers*. I found some of my favorite candy recipes and printed them on MS word *okie wonders if anyone is interested in doing this project since she saved the recipes in MS Word* and trimmed to 1/8" from the wording. I used Mini Monograms for the card bases and mats. I used Winter Woodland for the decorative cuts. I didn't get to pop dot as much as I generally do since the tin is not quite 1" thick.
I did get to pop dot on the front though and thank goodness *okie wipes hand across brown*, I sure don't want to go through pop dot withdrawl! I heard it ain't pleasant at all!! You can see the detailing a bit better in this picture also. Don't ya'll just love Kaiser Pearls!?! *okie grins nodding head up and down like an idiot*. I think some maroon pearls might have looked better but I since I didn't have maroon I had to go with what I had, which was the opal color.
There are so many things I can think of to do with these cute little tins!
I want to thank all of you for your support and wonderful comment this week. It has been a joy reading each and every one of them! I was nervous about the video but with all the positive comments I got I think I will probably be making more in the future.
******************UPDATE - FILES AVAILABLE*********************************
I didn't include the .cut file or recipe file at first because I wasn't sure anyone would want to make one of these since I did it specifically for my recipes that I printed and cut. But after some of the comments I received I thought I would make the files available along with a few instructions.
CANDY RECIPE TIN - click to download the .cut file. It uses Winter Woodland and Mini Monograms. The first 2 mats are for reference only for placement ideas. Since the recipes measure differently I made each cut for that specific recipe card. Of course feel free to play with it however you wish. All the other mats are labeled according to what they are. The abbreviations are for the recipes themselves and are follows:
1st mat (do not cut)- Christmas Peppermint Candy, Butterscotch Haystacks, Rocky Road Fudge, White Chocolate Party Mix
2nd mat (do not cut) - Eskimo Snowballs, Easy Oreo Truffles, Rum Balls, No-Cook Divinity
3rd mat - cut 1, it's scallop mats for the card base for the following recipes...Ho Ho Snowballs, Peanut Butter Balls, Coconut BonBons, Kahlua Cocoa Balls
Card base - cut 3
Card mat - cut 2 (the scallop mat finishes out the card mats)
All other mats are labeled by color. Of course you don't have to follow the design with the colors or the specific cuts. Just remember not to make your cuts too big.
Also you won't be able to popdot or embellish too heavy since the tin isn't quite an inch thick. I did minimal decoration on several of the cards to keep the overall thickness down.
EASY CHRISTMAS CANDY RECIPES - click to download the recipes. There are 3 sheets for a count of 12 recipes. You will want to trim the recipes 1/8" from the wording. I used a quilting ruler to do mine.
I hope you guys enjoy making this project! I know it sounds like it might be complicated but it really isn't. HAVE FUN!
Okie!!!! Love these!!! You won't believe this but we are altering those same skinny tins at my SU workshop next month!!! Gosh you did a phenomenal job!!! I have just loved your work all week!!!ReplyDelete
Great Gift! This is too cute! I love to combine recipes into projects. Would you add a link to the recipes or provide them in some way?ReplyDelete
I sure hate to see the week come to an end....you have shared some GREAT projects with us and this one today is wonderful!!! Love the lil tin and the recipes sound yummy.Im glad you got to pop the words on the top of the tin....I can so relate!! Glad to see that you might do videos in the future... I will be checking back! Thanks again Okie for a great week of Eskimo Kissess!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness! How adorable! I love love LOVE the tin! And I love your blog!ReplyDelete
I would also REALLY be happy to get the recipes!
Thanks for all you did this week! You are one VERY creative, talented lady!
I love the tin!!! Okie, you are the best and you are not the only one who sees a tin and thinks what she can do with it.....LOL!!ReplyDelete
love the tin--nice gift. looking for the word file containing the recipes though. tx. as always great job!!ReplyDelete
Great project Okie! I love the tins. I am sure your holiday party will be a success!ReplyDelete
Okie ... I really love the way you've altered these tins, the decorations are beautiful ... your work is always amazing!ReplyDelete
What a great "Prize". I may have to add this to my to do list - I think my little sister would like one. Thanks for the inspiration this week.ReplyDelete
Love the tin, I'm going to have to make some of these. Your ideas are so amazing.ReplyDelete
Hi Okie, this project is absolutely wonderful. I've been looking for some different gift ideas for my coworkers. I would just love the MS Word file of your recipes. Thanks for share this project.ReplyDelete
i love it.. and yes i want the recipes too. Awesome!! :)ReplyDelete
If i ever catch up on my other projects, i'm going to make some of these too. thank you so much
wonderful idea can't wait to try this tin and the recipe cards.ReplyDelete
Shirley,I have loved all your projects this week (cwtc). You are so talented, I'm hooked I can't wait to get home from work to check out your site every day.Thank you for all of your designing projects.GREAT SITE!!!ReplyDelete
This is just a gorgeous gift!! Very nice work.ReplyDelete
Love this tin. You did a great job on all of your Christmas with the Cricut projects. I was unable to download the tin project.ReplyDelete
Okie, Love the tin with Christmas recipes. Yes, I think everyone is interested in more Christmas goodie recipes. Thanks so much for sharing all your projects this week.ReplyDelete
I was a fan of your blog before you did all these fabulous projects, now I can't wait to see what you come up with next!ReplyDelete
WOWSER Okie!!!! Such an awesome idea and love the tin!!! What a great gift to give out at a party too! I really enjoyed your guest spot over at CWTC. You and Barb did fantastic projects, and I for one, can't wait to try some of them out! I look forward to seeing more of your awesomeness in the time to come.ReplyDelete
Best Regards Okie, and thank you for so many laughs with your inner dialog, I can't tell you how much it has meant to me. It's a long story, would probably make a best selling country song, but reading your posts, and visiting the CWTC has really kept me going. Joy, Melanie, Tammy, You, Barb, Christina, & Teri, Bless ya'll!!!
I enjoy all of your projects but this week you have outdone yourself. Thanks for all the inspiration and will continue to check back for more.--RyansmaamaReplyDelete
OMGOODNESS!!!!!! This is fabulous!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talents today and for the past week on CWTC!! I've really enjoyed it all!!ReplyDelete
I truly enjoyed all of your projects this week.(and always) I think I am going to run out and get me some tins and make these as Christmas gifts. Thanks OkieReplyDelete
I have a lot of tins and have never done anything to them. I will have to try now!! That is so cute.:) Thanks for the wonderful week of crafts. Your videos were magnifigo!!!CarolHReplyDelete
This is amazing! You are so clever! I love it, and would appreciate the recipes too!ReplyDelete
What a cute idea! This turned out great Okie! You are so talented lady, just awesome!ReplyDelete
Beautiful job decorating your tin! Thanks for sharing all of your lovely projects with us this week.ReplyDelete
Oh, I'm so sad your week at CWTC is over....I guess I'm gonna be checking your blog for some more awesome projects!! You've really made me want that Winter Woodland cart...I'm hoping for a good deal on it on Black Friday. :-) Your altered tin is just perfect...I love everything about (and in!!) it!!! Thanks for sharing your talents with us this week! See you on the Cricut mb. ~SharonReplyDelete
What a great project! I've really enjoyed seeing all your designs this week. Thanks for sharing your talent!ReplyDelete
Another great project. You are a very talented and creative lady. Love the ideas,videos, and tips. Thanks. I have become a follower.ReplyDelete
Wow you really worked hard on these. Thanks for sharing. They are beautiful!ReplyDelete
Wonderful project! I have enjoyed everything this week as well as all your older blog posts! Thanks for sharing!!ReplyDelete
Great job, Okie. You know I LOVE your work and your style. Wanna do my week for me? LOL! ;)ReplyDelete
Okie! I love your tin. What a cute idea. Colors are great!ReplyDelete
So glad to hear that you are going to make more videos! I like your work and your style. KathieReplyDelete
Thank you so so so much for this!! I am a novice at candy making and am so excited to try making this! What a fantastic gift idea!ReplyDelete
you did great on the video. please make more. i love watching them.ReplyDelete
please, please, please can I come to your party? Live across the pond in Scotland, so maybe you could bring your party over here. (hehehe) Love this weekso much, I wish I had these carts.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for the wonderful sharing you have done this week.
Shirley, Have loved all your projects this week!! I was super excited to see the video on the gift bag and was wondering if you could do a video on altering tins??? I guess I do better with visuals!! Keep up the great work and crafting inspiration!:ReplyDelete
Shirley, Love the tin...it is FANTASTIC!!! The recipes sound YUMMY!!! Thanks for sharing your awesome talent with us. Looking forward to seeing more from you.ReplyDelete
I love this what a great idea. Your recipes sound wonderful.ReplyDelete
I have really enjoyed all of your projects this week. Thanks so much for sharing your cut files and the yummy recipes! What a great gift idea this is.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your recipes! I won't have time to decorate a tin & make them so cute, but they sound yummy to make.ReplyDelete
Great job this week. As usual, your projects are very inspiring!ReplyDelete
Okie, I love this. I am glad to hear you may do some more videos.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the recipes (Onne can never have to many recipes).
I think I have most but maybe several that I don't.
Great project!! This is just to darn cute! :)ReplyDelete
I have enjoyed seeing all your projects this week! :)
Keep up the great work!! SMILES :)
Really cute!! I can't wait to look at the receipes--Thanks for sharing!!ReplyDelete
Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Blog Cutting Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 14 Nov [LA 04:00pm, NY 07:00pm] - 15 Nov [UK 12:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).ReplyDelete
Awesome job this week, Okie. Loved your projects and just printed the recipes.. YUUUMMMO!ReplyDelete
Super awesome Okie!ReplyDelete
I was kinds hoping the actual candy came with the tin... LOL
What a sweet gift idea! You have had great projects all week- thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
Those tins are simply adorable! Have loved all of your projects this week. Can't wait to see what you come up w/ next!ReplyDelete
BTW, my username might show up as "Hello" -- it did on the CWTC site and Barb's site. Nooooo idea why --- but it's me:- Ladybug
TFS all of your awesome cut files and projects!! :-)
I have just discovered this world of information and Ideas. OMG This tin album is ssssoooooooo dang cute!!!Mindy1qc@msn.comReplyDelete
Okie, what a great project. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Christmas post on Nov. 15, 2009. Thanks again.ReplyDelete
What a cute idea! I've been thinking about putting together some kind of recipe file for my niece who is getting married and I think this would be a wonderful gift to make for her!ReplyDelete
What an awesome idea. I would like to thank you for the recipes. My waistline, however, would like to tell you to 'hit the road'!ReplyDelete
These arebsolutely a perfect gift, thanks for sharing the files and recipes~~ReplyDelete
I love the tin project... I recycle use tin containers with scrapbook supplies. Love them!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing this project! I just bought a tin at a rummage sale last weekend that is perfect for this! Can't wait to get started!ReplyDelete
I love altering tins - you have done an amazing job on this one!ReplyDelete
I freakin love it!!!!!ReplyDelete
I love these!ReplyDelete
Thank you Okie!! Love the recipes, thanks so much for sharing!!!ReplyDelete
Awesome tin too! Your posts crack me up!
Thanks for helping me to laugh right now..I really need it! :)
Love it! I love all your work! I posted a link to this blog post on my blog todayReplyDelete
Cant wait to try out the recipes for myself, my kids will love you!
OMG OMG OMG! This is awesome! I'd like to feature this adorable tin on this Saturday's "Scrappin' Saturday" post at Fantabulous Cricut! :)ReplyDelete