Wednesday, December 21, 2011

upcycled tin...

Today is the birthday of a gal at work.  When our office went through a mini-makeover she gave us this tin of Cavellini parisian magnets:
I, of course, saved that hinged tin and upcycled it for her birthday 'card':


This is chock full of a 'little bit of this...and a little bit of that".

Lily Bee paper
October Afternoon paper
Studio Calico Fabrips
Studio Calico Wood Veneer Star
Martha Glitter
A Muse Sentiment
Kaiser Bling

Here's a peek at the interior...I put some October Afternoon paper in like tissue paper, kwim?

I sewed a tab so that it would be easy to 'lift up'...finished it off with a PTI button and some Twinery goodness:


Here's the card...which is really a Taglet {tag/booklet}:


More of 'this and that'

October Afternoon paper
Hambly Woodgrain Overlay
Prima Bloom
Kaiser Craft Bling 
Upcycled Swivel Clasp


The taglet is a great way to have plenty of room for co-workers to write up birthday wishes!

I'm crossing my fingers that she likes it...

35 comments:

  1. Ohhhhhhhhhhh she will LOVE IT!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee it!!! LOVING the pleats on the front and love love love the tags for people to write her a birthday wish!! CLEVER!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  2. OMGosh, she's going to LOVE it! This is genius, Amy, and so, so beautiful! Love all the little bits and bobs you put together for this. makes it so unique and eye catching. Love the tag book inside. Such a great way to have lots of space for everything to write something. Brilliant!

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  3. Oh yeah, she is gonna love this! Truly yummy...I *heart* red, black, and white together and you also added some kraft...it's fabulous :)

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  4. I don't know her, but she's got to love it! What a cool idea!

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  5. So cool! She'll love it (if she knows what's good for her LOL!).

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  6. What a great tin and I love that tag book!

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  7. OH my way to rock the upcycling!

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  8. LOVE this!!! What an awesome gift.

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  9. WOW...WOW...WOW...fabulous idea Amy. You know I love altered stuff. :) That taglet is so cute too. Great gift idea.

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  10. what a clever gift - she is going to love it!

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  11. Fabulous gift, Amy! Such a wonderful way to share your talent and creativity. Have a wonderful day, I am sure she will love this.

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  12. Oh my, this is so adorable! I wish I could work in your office! lol

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  13. way cute and its such a great design, amy!

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  14. love that !!!!! what a cool gift:)

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  15. Love this taglet card Amy - and great way to recycle a pretty tin!

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  16. Wow! Nicely done! Love how you've upcycled! And those tags are a neat idea as opposed to a big card. Awesome execution Amy! :)

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  17. Perfect gift Sista!!! I'm sure she'd love this... such a clever for people to write their wishes on that tags!!! Awesome... I adore that pleats on the front... and the PP used... You rocked it big time Sista!!!.... Hugs..xoxo

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  18. Such a great idea! Love all the special touches you put into it. : )

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  19. This is just lovely! I love the color combo!

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  20. This is such a cool gift Amy!
    Love it!!

    TFS~

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  21. Awesome gift, Amy! And way to upcycle. I'm so bad about collecting containers but usually don't get around to using them.

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  22. What a fun project Amy! Awesome transformation!

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  23. This is great Amy!! Love these creations!
    Hugs,
    Martha

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  24. wow wow wow and again you did an amazing job!

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  25. What a neat idea, love that tag book and of course, the new look of that tin!

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  26. Its a super fabbie idea and the tin looks super cute! :D

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  27. woot woot! so creative and I love the idea!

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  28. fabulous project, Amy! love love the tablet! super work as always! wishing you and yours a sweet and wonderful holiday season! =)

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  29. NO need to cross your fingers, lady, this would be wonderful to ANYONE who receives it, good golly!!! You rocked it completely!

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Cheers,
~amy~