24 December 2006

More fun with Tall Thin Tins

I created two more gift card holders yesterday for my two cousins. The one pictured above is for Tom who just graduated from Army basic training late this summer. He is also an avid hunter. So his gift card is for hunting supplies of his choice. I decorated his tin around the 'camo theme' but had to add the 'Make Merry' Christmas theme in there somewhere too! *lol* The tag is gold embossed on the brushed gold card stock. I tied it on with a piece of regular twine and gold cord. I made the name tag on top with the window word punch and carried the twine and gold cord theme to the top of the tin as well. I just hot glued a piece of our stitched grosgrain ribbon around the rim of the lid as well. Another simple tin completed!!

This is is for my cousin Annie who absolutely loves Starbucks! So trying to go with the chocolate or coffee theme I used printed papers from the Spring Flowers Designer Series double sided paper collection. I tore a piece of the paper for the 'top of the bottom portion' of the tin (because I was trying to hide the fact that I cut the brown flower print a bit shorter than I had hoped!!) so this covered up my mistake!! *lol* I also used the same 'Make Merry' tag as well as the stitched grosgrain ribbon and window word punch for her name tag just as I did on Toms tin. I did use a mini gold bow to decorate the top of her tin. For a little more 'floof' I cut a few pieces of the chocolate grosgrain ribbon and folded them over and tucked them under the bow. I did use a hot glue gun to adhere the bow, ribbon and window word tag to the top of the tin ~ just to be sure all would stay!

We will be on our way to a Christmas Eve celebration here in a few minutes to celebrate with family ~ it's just a short 3 mile drive to the farm I grew up on. I always look forward to this time of year. I hope you do too. A time for joy and happiness ~ a special time of year ~ nothing could be better.

Blessings and Cheers!

~TFL & Enjoy~


Teresa said...

Fabulous tins, Teresa!

Caroline said...

OMG, these are AWESOME!!!! :)