Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Altered Altoid Tin

Hello creative peeps!  As you may already know, I'll be covering for Molly for the rest of May.  I hope you won't get tired of me... hee hee!

Before I move on, I have a confession to make.  I'm an Altoid junkie.  Yeah.  I usually have one in my purse, one at work, one at home and another one in the car.  You are right, I keep all the tins because you can alter them in a good number of ways.

With that being said, I made this stationery set showcasing stamps from Creative Vision's Arms of Jesus set:

The first step is to sand the cover, especially erasing the "black" images on the label so it won't show through.  I also sanded the edges for more character.  After that, I cut my new cover (3.5 x 2 3/16 inches), corner-rounded, inked and stamped with my images of choice.

As you can see in the photo below, I cut my stationery (3 3/8 x 2 1/16 inches), enough to fill the Altoid tin.  Another thing I like about this project is that I get to use my white cardstock scraps.  After rounding the corners (it will save you time if you have those heavy duty corner rounders), I inked each piece with red and green, matching the colors of my cover.  Then I stamped each piece with the same image.

You know what my favorite part is?  When you open the Altoid tin all the way, the stationery pops out so it's easy to grab a piece each time you need one.  And when you close the tin, you can use it to write on the stationery.

I designed this stationery set so that it can be put in a purse without having to worry about embellishments being pulled off.  To achieve that, I try to make the cover as flat as possible, using mainly stamps.  This is really handy when I need to leave notes for someone, or give somebody my contact number or craft website.  It can be anything you want -  a collection of favorite quotes, images to color, ideas... the possibilies are endless!

See you all tomorrow for another Creative Clear stamp project.

'Til next blog!


  1. This is such a cute idea for handy little notes. I love my Altoids too but they are hard to get in this area. My favourite are the chocolate covered cinnamon WITH a wintergreen! Awesome! At Christmas though I switch it up to a peppermint instead of the wintergreen!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. how awesome!!! Very well done!

  3. YUMMY and creative! Great job Joan!

  4. wow, what a great it!


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