Thursday, January 21, 2010

Some Valentine Projects

I've been working on a simple project that's been taking me several days to complete... go figure!  What started out as a simple repurposed Valentine wrapper for a Reese's Peanut Butter Heart is now a cute tin perfect for the candy and a gift card.

Here's my project.. I started out with a simple Altoid tin.. the type with a smooth top. I covered the outside of the lid with 1/4" gingham ribbon.. and the outside of the base with 3/8" gingham.  To cover the list of ingredients on the back side, I stamped with Black Stazon... and a quick few coats, directly applied the ink to the metal allowing some time to dry between coats. Five applications nicely covered all of the print.

The front was covered with Neenah's Red Pepper linen cardstock and I used a corner rounder to fit the shape of the tin.

Here's the insert that I made that folds into the tin... and a candy bar and gift card still can fit inside.

and this is what the final version looks like

I repurposed the tin with a few challenges in mind... at Paper Play Challenges it's about using our own handwriting... yep, the "For You" is my scribble.  At Stamp Away With Me the challenge is "One Man's Trash" and at Die Cut Dreams the theme is recycle.

Also wanted to show you a quick project that I made with gold-tone wire and beads. In a free-form style using a very fine and flexible wire, I crocheted this heart and worked the beads into the stitches throughout. I added a clasp to the back using the same wire... and viola!!  It's a pin that gets many compliments and I wear it throughout the year. Try this if you crochet.. it's fun and quite simple.

Thanks for visiting today. I hope you are having a terrific Thursday! 'Til next time, be safe in all you do.


Susie Sugar said...

Oh Peggy are good !! no you are something else girl !! lets start with talented and move on to genius !! I love this
Thanks for joining in this weeks at the DCD challenge we hope you will join us again on Monday
Love Susie xx

Dawn B. said...

Are you kidding me....Are you seriously kidding me..That pin is fantastic.. I crochet and have NEVER seen these before..What a great card embellishment this would be.. Your tin is adorable..I didn't realize that they could fit a gift card..Great job..

Vicki said...

Peggy, you are amazing! I am always inspired! Wonderful projects! Blessings to you!

Dawn said...

These are both GORGEOUS!! Love the insert for the tin, mmmm and chocolate too?! What can be better. And that heart really is stunning! Thanks so much for playing along.

Gina said...

I am in awe, you crocheted that heart? Never would have thought of something like that, it's beautiful. I like your tin too!

Micki Switzer said...

I Loooove the insert for the tin...just my kind of thing...I'm gonna go back and study that some more...Thanks for the inspiration, Peggy.

Betty Benton said...

Fabulous projects!! Your work is beautiful!

Nilla said...

Fabulous creations! Love it all! Hugs Nilla

JazzyH said...

Great projects!

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

So freaking adorable. Love that tin!

Mummylade said...

Well done! I'm so glad you joined the DCD challenge this week and good luck.

Karen said...

Oh Peggy, this is great, what a clever thing you are. Thanks for joining us at DCD.

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Wowsers Peggy this is fantastic!!! A complete transformation its stunning. Your work is very inspiring Peggy. Thankyou for joining in the DCD challenge this week.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Deirdre said...

Wow... stunning project. I think your handwriting is amazing...

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week.

Nicola said...

Wow Peggy what beautiful eye candy. Both your projects are stunning.
Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Dreams.
Nicola -x-

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