Sunday, June 8, 2008

GIft - challenge

A flat metal tin is used to hold a card that is also a calendar. The metal top was sanded down so paper could be glued to it. The edges of paper were sanded (any excess paper was sanded away). Antique the sides of the tin with Tim Holtz's Distress Ink (Photo is a good color). Cut & glue same flowered paper that you will use for the inside of the card (about 2" X 5") and onto this a small piece of paper (same as used on outside of tin). Affix a black flower at the bottom as shown in picture on left. A band was glued together to snug over the completed tin closed, (really not necessary, but a nice touch. The flower from the HA clear "Share Laughter" set was stamped twice on the band. Card made and shown will be shown at left to go inside the tin.
The photo above displays the open card. Cut 2 pieces of flowered paper about 1/4" to 1/2" smaller than the teal paper on each inside piece of the card. Onto each the flowered paper, attach an acryllic sheet cut about 1/2" smaller than the flowered paper. Affix to flowered paper with brads (one at each corner on each page). Glue the flowered paper to the teal card stock.

Next, your precut "Your Photo Here" card goes in the left acryllic pocket.

Your calendars need ribbons attached on the right side to pull them out from under the acryllic sheet on the right inside of the card so you can change the month. I picked sheer green and yellow (6 of each color, totally 12). You can put 11 months calendars in the bottom of the tin, the card with one month in it, on top of the calendars. Put the lid on and snug the band over the box for a beautiful gift.

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