For this first one, I was going for a more classic, old fashioned look. My idea is to keep it in your purse and use it as either a sewing kit or a first aid kit, but there are so many other ideas you could use it for... like holding gum or mints, or a little tablet and pen for times when you need to jot down a phone number. What about your lipstick and a small mirror? Or if you prefer your own kind of tea bag and/or sugar packets at restaurants, you could keep them handy in this darling little case! What other ideas can you think of? Share them with us!
Here it is filled with a little sewing kit:
And here it is with first aid supplies (everything shown here fits inside... the cough drops were pushing it's limits, but if you had to have them, they'd fit!):
Wouldn't this be a great little gift for your Mom, Grandmother, daughter, friend, Aunt, teacher, new neighbor, hair dresser, mentor...?
And on a more "cutsie" note, here is the other one I created... this one was originally designed with a little girl in mind, but I've already had several adult girls tell me that they want this one for themselves!
How do you like those Rhinestone brads? Nothing like a little bling for your purse, I always say (*giggle*)! Here's the inside without anything in it so you can see the adorable polka-dot lining...
If you like this one for yourself, you don't have to make it with a handle like shown here. It could be easily made like the first tin where there's just a little ribbon tab at the opening. You could change the sentiment on the front, too. But for a little girl, it looks darling as a purse filled with tiny makeup products:
I have also filled this with a little foam stamp set, or some short gel pens and a pad of paper... I'm sure you can imagine all the neat things you could find to put in here for your niece, daughter, granddaughter, or any young girl's birthday. It would even make a lovely Valentine gift with some jewelry in it!
Okay, so now that I have you interested (*hee hee*) here are the details on the Stamp Camp I'll be holding:
First of all, you may be asking, "What IS a Stamp Camp"? Well, it's a workshop where we make something a little more involved than my typical Stamp-a-Stack cards. It may be a gift item (like these tins), a home decor item (like the coasters we did in December), or even a more elaborate card with techniques that require more time or special accessories.
So here's the scoop:
January Stamp Camp
Tuesday, January 29th
7:00 - 9:00pm
At my home in Allen
Cost is $8.00 per tin
All the supplies (tins, cardstock, ribbon, brads, etc.)
to make tins like the ones shown in this post!
Please bring your own adhesive.
Contents of tin are not included.
Please specify how many of each tin you'd like to make.
Be sure and sign up early to reserve your spot!