This size tin holds at least 10 heavy embellished A2 cards. They don't lay completely flat but they will fit *okie grins and nods*. I know some people did get these tins and once again...why cut by hand with what can be cut with the Cricut!
I have the file for the baby bug DOME TIN GEO and for the Expression DOME TIN PS. I don't have a video or picture tutorial for these since I am rushing around getting ready for my Christmas party this weekend *okie feels a sense of panic come over her* and I am running out of time!!
But I do have some pictures. The tins were painted with a cheap flat white spray paint and then I used Cat Eye Chalk inks to do the edges. I used dark brown on some and then olive pastel on others. Of course you can use what ever suits your fancy...just thought I would let ya know what I used. I didn't decorate them very much due to time constraints and needing to get them wrapped.
I used K & Company paper packs for all 4 of the tins. I don't remember the names off hand but I LOVE THEM! Maybe not as much as Basic Grey...but pretty close. All the sentiments on the tins are punch outs from the packs.
Here are some that are a little more bright in color. I took a picture of one of them showing the bottom since I do have cuts for the bottom also. Not sure why I thought it had to be covered since it likely won't even be seen....but the cut is there none the less.
Here you can see how the cards fit in the tins. I hope my guests like them! My cohost this year is my friend Andrea and she picked out cards for the sets. She said she couldn't decided on which cards because she liked them all. She didn't seem upset about not being able to win a prize of these, but then again why would she be when she can go through my card stash anytime she wants! HA HA HA....but seriously.........SHE DOES!
Don't forget to click the pictures if you want to see more detail. I hope you guys can use the files!
Thank you, thank you thank you!!! I could not find the lunchbox tins, but got these instead thinking some day I would work on altering them. You have made it possible to do now! Thank you! You are wonderful!ReplyDelete
These are such a cute idea, I'm so gonna have to scraplift these for my two mother in laws....that's right I said TWO mother in laws. They both send out lots and lots of cards, so these would make great christmas presents for them. Thank you for such a wonderful idea.ReplyDelete
Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Blog Cutting Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 01 Dec [LA 02:00pm, NY 05:00pm, UK 10:00pm] - 02 Dec [OZ 09:00am]).ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing these .cut files, Okie!!! Yours look beautiful!!! Hope I can at least come close!!!!ReplyDelete
I'mhaving a panic attack just thinking about all the work that went into these tins... Holy Molely!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 Elements post on Dec. 01, 2009. Thanks again.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing!! These are adorable!! You're the Greatest!!!ReplyDelete
ooohhhh and aaahhhhh ... they are so pretty!! What a lovely gift idea too for someones birthday or any other special occasion!ReplyDelete
Wow!!! These are awesome. I hope I can find some of these tins.ReplyDelete
So pretty. happy to see how those tins work perfect with the cards.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much. I am going to use this to house my card sets for gifts!!!!ReplyDelete
I was wondering where to put all the cards I made for my cousin.
Hey Okie, thanks so much for your cut file. I wasn't able to get any of the lunch box tins, so I will try and score some of these dome tins.ReplyDelete
These are great. Thank you so much for postingReplyDelete
Now I have to run to Dollar Tree to find the tins.
Thank you so much for sharing! Your tins are great!ReplyDelete
Well see now, it's freezing here in Minnesota and now you want me to hop into my car and drive to the nearest Dollar Tree. Thanks a lot!ReplyDelete
J/K- You are awesome!
Thanks for the new file and idea. I need to get back to Dollar Tree and see if there are any tins left. I just love making these and the embellishing of the tops are my favorite part!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing. These are lovely. Dollar Tree huh?! Now if I could just figure out how to register my D.S. and then learn it from scratch! Maybe next Xmas...ReplyDelete
OH my goodness...these are soooooo adorable...I need to hit my dollar stores....fingers crossed!!!ReplyDelete
I love this idea! I am such a fan of decoupage and altered art! Dollar Tree and Goodwill are two of my favorite places to pick up things to alter! Good for you, we have so much in common!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I'm going to look for these tins next time I'm out.ReplyDelete
Love your tins! You are such an inspiration. I also cover the bottoms of the tins I alter too. I sometimes put a nice message on the bottom for when the person finally looks at the bottom they get a nice surprise.ReplyDelete
Okie, I love these tins :) Thanks so much for sharing!! I like everyone else am now going to head out to the dollar stores in my area and join in the great search. Maybe they should make you their advertising V.P, hehehe. I do have one question for you however... It looks like you brushed some kind of protective coat on top like modge podge... Did you?ReplyDelete
Thanks for everything!
Here is the post to my dome tins using your file. I made 4 of these, but only have a pic if one. Ugh!!ReplyDelete