Saturday, January 14, 2012

happy happy birthday

Happy Saturday!

Evidently, we are bracing for a winter storm here in the Seattle area...ugh...snow.  The kids are thrilled, me...not so much.  

Anywho's, here's an altered tin:


Remember THIS tin?  Had some compliments on it at work AND a gal even ordered a set for her Dad's upcoming birthday.  I struggle with masculine themed gifts but figured that the October afternoon map paper would be a good start.   Before I knew it, there was glitter, buttons and pearls....I hope it doesn't seem too girlie...whaddya think?

Here's the interior:


I used up the rest of the upcycled string from a Lawn Fawn order...such a pretty shade of blue.  I tend to save all the twine etc that all the stamp girls package with:)

I designed a masculine version of this taglet:


I just made it without the Prima bloom:)

This is perfect for the Moxie fab World:  


Map paper, although not necessarily the focal point of the altered tin, signifies the journeys the recipient has gone through and the journeys that are waiting for him.

Pretty excited about this....


Check it out HERE.


40 comments:

Dora said...

This is a beautiful one!

li-bee-ti said...

I think it's awesome!
(BTW - I had some problems with my mail, and I got your beautiful card just now. It's beautiful! thank you, girlfriend! you're the best)

itsallrosi said...

very cool!

Martha said...

This is gorgeous Amy!
Hugs,
Martha

farmhouse-story said...

i think its an awesome guy tin, amy! enjoy the weekend!

scrapsnsuch@gmail.com said...

:>) Guys like glitter, they are just afraid to say so out loud! Great PP and I really like the way you did the inside.

wendyp said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Amy!!! Love the way you tucked the buttons under that tag to create scallops! I have to try that!

Kalyn said...

Super cute card, Amy! Love the map paper and kraft additions!

Laurel said...

Amy this is super adorable!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this!! WOW!!!! Not girly at all... loving that map paper with the kraft.... perfect combo! Stay warm!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Amy, this is awesome! I love how you did the cover of the tin. Stay warm!! Hugs.

cnelson said...

LOVE it!!! Sending you warm wishes to survive the snow!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Such a great project Amy love it!!!!

Annette Allen said...

this is so cool...I love how you did the cover of the tin..great combo with a hint of red...love it..

TesaB said...

AWESOME! Soooo cool what a gift!!!! He will LOVE it!

Marlena M. said...

Awesome tin, Amy! I love the interior too. ;)

Karen B. said...

I don't think it is too girly at all, quite sophisticated and perfectly masculine.

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! It's beautiful, Amy! What a fabulous gift set!

Sylvia said...

Oh Amy, I love this! I might have to try some tins! I have quite a few just laying around! Not too feminine at all, guys like all sorts of things you would not think. Like your choice of colors for this! Have a wonderful Saturday, hope your weather stays the way you need it to be!

jen said...

Not girly, and fabulously designed! :) I have that same LF string waiting for a new use!

Emily Keaton said...

That tin is totally cool. Not too girly at all! And congrats on the BG feature--lucky you. Have fun with your goodies when they arrive!

Naomi said...

Oh my goodness, Amy, this is AMAZING! LOVE that map background!

We were expecting snow this week in the Vancouver area, too, but, it came early and snowed a TON last night and it's sunny now but, we're supposed to get snow ALL week!

Naomi
xoxo

wendipooh13 said...

that card is soooo fun, love the glitter!!!!

Rose said...

pearls and glitter are just fine for a man's item!! :)
my hubby likes them!!

fab items girl :)

Tenia Nelson said...

So so rad dearie!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

LOVE this project Amy! That ticket is to die for! Thanks for the enabling! ;)

Tammy said...

Oh this is an awesome project! I understand how hard it is to not embellish men's cards. I always have to ask my husband if I am adding too much!
AND...how flippin cool is it that you were on Eye Spy! Congrats Girl!!!!

Jen W. said...

The tin rocks and I think you can get away with the pearls for a guy. And a big whoop whoop on the BG shout out!!!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love this little tin, especially the ribbon shape with the glitter.
CONGRATS on the BG. I can't wait to hear what you get.

Anonymous said...

You struggle with masculine themes??? Wha????? You do not, it's not true, you've rocked every single one you've posted!!! So I think you officially don't struggle anymore eh??!!! <3

Valerie said...

Not girly at all - even with the pearls and glitter it's still got a 'dude' vibe. Love it Amy!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful gift set, I always love map paper, and this is just perfect used of it!!!!

Jen said...

oh my...fun for you girl!!:)

Trinh said...

Great idea to use the map paper!

claudia shadler said...

what a cool masculine tin, luv it! and someone ordered a set from ya, awesome!

hugs,
C :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! What a beautiful tin--LOVE the glitter! And I LOVE that map paper--FAB! I don't think this is too girlie--I think it's PERFECT:)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the tin and I think all the glitter, pearls, and banner are very masculine with the map!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Amy! Thanks for linking this up to the Map of Your Heart Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

susanne said...

Very nice! Perfect for you dad!

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE the tin and the cute tag mini!! THANKS for sharing!! I think it is PERFECT!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)