Thursday, September 6, 2012

LESSology: It's a wrap!




I'm here to share my 


I'm a huge fan of altering tins...combine them with an upcycled Starbucks coffee sleeve and they make wonderful packaging for a gift:


The sleeve, deconstructed, makes for a perfect 'belly band' on the hinged tin:


The exposed corrugated cardboard is a wonderful starting point for any type of embellie!

I loaded it up with Basic Grey's Paper Cottage Collection!


Do you see the inner wrap?  It is actually an upcycled department store bag from Japan!  My mom gave it to me with something she was returning to me...she had it in her stash which came over to my stash:)


Peel back the inner wrap and 

BAM

Tea for Two!


LESSology is celebrating their First Anniversary in style!  Guess what I have to share with YOU?!!!  It is the


...as a "thank you" for your support for the past year, we have put together the LESSology First Anniversary - It's a Wrap! Ebook just for you. It contains all 14 of these fantastic projects, with complete supply lists and links to all 14 contributors

Check out the FABulous prize package for this LESSology Challenge:


I can't wait to see how you're inspired by the latest LESSology challenge



39 comments:

wendipooh13 said...

such a fun cute idea!!!!

Lynnda said...

ITs such a wonderful wrap idea!! Its a pretty tin!!! Love it... hugs...xoxo

Laurel said...

I always love what you do with tins! Very cute!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

How adorable this is. Love the idea of using that Starbucks coffee sleeve! Such a lovely job you did!
Hmm... maybe I should go to starbucks tomorrow! : )

Ginny Larsen said...

i am such a fan of your tins... they are the best! love that tea too--this whole project is pretty much calling my name. might have to invest in a few tins myself. thanks so much for sharing!

Lynn said...

Way to recycle the Starbucks sleeve and the bags...awesome!

jessica said...

what a GREAT idea Amy!!! FAB job!!
TFS and have a GREAT Friday!!

Angie Tieman said...

Oh you clever girl!! This is fantastic!!

TesaB said...

What an adorable tin! Love the layering of fab embellies, super sweet tea time gift!!!!

bonnie said...

Super cute and so creative...gorgeous tin! ;) Hugs x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You are AMAZING!! I just loveeeeeeeeeeeee this so much!!! Loving how you added the tea bags!!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

This is such a beautiful gift packaging, Amy! Those tins are just perfect for gift containers, and I love how you lined the inside with the recycled bag. The corrugated sleeve is perfect for the belly band. Love the fun goodies you used to embellish, too! :)

Jingle said...

This is absolutely AWESOME! I love it!

Allison Rankin said...

Aren't you smart! And forever with the SB...heh heh! I love this idea...may want to snatch it!

Angi Barrs said...

Soooo super fun! Love your tin Amy!

Sherry Eckblad said...

I love when you upcycle your tins. I expected to see a Starbucks gift card when you opened it, so was nice seeing that yummy tea.

~jan said...

Your wrap style is every bit as awesome as your card style and your scrappy style, my friend! Love!

Rose said...

fun!! lol swapping stash with your momma!!! i love the bag from Japan :)

Sylvia said...

Great gift wrap idea, Amy, and you know I love all your coffee ideas. Have a wonderful Friday, yeah it is the weekend again!

Tammy said...

I love this tin!!! So thoughtful with the inner wrap. *heart*

Kara Lynne said...

Such a gorgeous gift, Amy! I love the color combination and the fun idea of the wrapper.

Annette Allen said...

love how you used this starbucks sleeve...so cool...great idea..

Evelin said...

what a lovely way to upcycle the tin! and the starbucks sleeve too!!! :) It's a really lovely package.. whoever receives it will surely be very happy! :)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

This is so clever Amy!

Anonymous said...

Yowzers, I love this!! 3D gifts are my fave, and this one is perfect!

yyam said...

Totally my kind of gift. Love it Amy!

Mona Pendleton said...

Cute project Amy! What a great way to dress up a tin!

Jen said...

so fun!! love it girlie!!

Regan said...

this is awesome!

alexandra s.m. said...

Brilliant idea and wonderful project Amy!
TFS~

Lisa Arana said...

Uber cool!

lauren bergold said...

oh how i ♥LOVE♥ this project! brilliant idea, gorgeously executed and that upcycled japanase wrapping??! BE STILL MY ♥♥♥!!

JJ Bolton said...

Such a cute tin! Upcycling the coffee sleeve is genius!

Unknown said...

ever since i've seen the ways you use these coffee sleeves, i pick them up whenever i can...and i don't even drink hot drinks!!! lol i look like a wing nut but i'm totally ok with it ;) thanks for the inspiration deary!!!

Alice said...

fabulous gift wrap! love it!

Anonymous said...

Fab!!!!

Trinh said...

Cute & creative gift tin!

Sharm Nidyanandan said...

Saw this o. Yvonne's ebook! Very awesome! :)

Janice said...

Oh so sweet! Love the repurposed tin.