Friday, August 13, 2010

{Gifts for my Nephews}

 Joshua and I went to DC to visit my sister and her family for a few days last week and I wanted to take a little something for my nephews. I just don't do stuff like this often enough. The little tins are actually these little coffee tins. (I wish they still had the clear tops, but they don't....they are all red now.) AnYwaY---I knew I needed to use some paper with red in it to coordinate with the lid, so I chose some Lil' Man  & Snorkel paper from Cosmo Cricket.

I used some stamps from It's Official for the focal images, along with Just the Ticket stamps to make these little tickets---Papertrey has a ticket die that cuts several tickets at once. They are perforated so when you tear them, they look like the real thing---love the attention to detail!

I decided to put the boys' initials on their tins. I used the Mat Stack 1 die and my nestabilities dies in Aqua Mist and Kraft cardstock. Then I stamped the boys' initials with Outlines Alphabet and colored it in with a Copic marker.

I do love how they turned out---I filled them with candy that the boys love---Kit Kats for Caleb and Dark Chocolate Dove for Nathan. I hope to do more of this for them in the future---it didn't take me that long and the boys loved them. The details for the tins are below if you are interested---such a great way to recycle something and turn it into a treat for someone you love---Simple, simple! I have much to blog about, but I have been enjoying my summer and not hanging out on the computer very much---I hope to catch you all up on all the changes in our lives---there are LOTS! Seriously---SO, SO MUCH! Thanks so much for reading---I love to have you stop by!

Nephew Tins: all supplies Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: It's Official, Round & Round, Outlines Alphabet, It's the Ticket
Paper: Snorkel, Lil' Man (Cosmo Cricket), Aqua Mist, Kraft, Pure Poppy, Rustic Cream cardstock
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream
AccessoriesTools: /Labels Four dies (Spellbinders), Mat Stack 1, Cuttlebug (Provocraft)

1 comment:

Connie said...

And I love stopping by! The tins turned out great!