Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Day 20: An Oldie but a Goodie

Today I am 2/3 of the way done with my 30 day non-purchase challenge! Only 10 more days and boy am I having fun!

Today is an oldie but a goodie---Nugget Tins! My eldest DD has a Valentine's party today and she made all her own Valentines--without me. My job was to make brownies ("just regular brownies please mom, no fancy stuff") Oh the horror! So I had to find another creative outlet! Each of my children's teachers will be getting these:

I had bought a slew of tins last spring intending to use them for Father's Day. Ummm, sure I was....Anyway, I'm using them now! These Hershey's Treasures have this really pretty purple foil around them. And that was the start of my color scheme.

I lined the inner edge with Raspberry tart DSP (LOVE this stuff!) and lined the bottome with Elegant Eggplant. I did not glue anything onto or inside the tin (more on that later). Each candy is wrapped with an Avery label stamped with images from PTI's Limitless Labels. Ink is Eggplant and Rose Red.

For the outside band (again no adhesive on the tin), I scalloped the edges of a strip of Rose red card stock and placed a strip of Raspberry tart in the center. I then formed it around the tin and used sticky strip to glue the ends together.

The largest flowers I had were yellow, so I dyed them with white craft ink and embossed them with white embossing powder for extra measure. I still love the way embossed flowers look.

The flower's center is three elements: a 3/4" Rose Red CS circle, a large SU Filigree brad with a SU purple rhinestone center (Round Ice collection).

The flower focal point didn't really say "Valentine's Day" to me, so I stamped a cute little tag from the Happy Heart Day set on Rose Red CS with Elegant Eggplant ink. I colored the hearts with a white gel pen. The TEACHER sentiment is from Limitless Labels and is white craft stamped on elegant eggplant. I tied the tag to the flower with linen thread. My DD name and the date are on the reverse side of the tag.

I also intend on placing a note on the inside bottom focusing on "REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE" instructing them on ways they can reuse their tins (bake a goodie, fill it up, etc). This is why I did not use any adhesive. I wanted them to be able to take apart the whole thing and reuse it as they saw fit.

As for how I did was really easy. The inside of the tin has a lip that helps keep the top of the lining in place. The CS bottom is cut to fit inside snugly, therefore holding the bottom of the lining in place as well. Unfortunately, I don't remember the height measurement, but I know I cut it just slightly shorter that the height of the tin!

Thanks for stopping by!!



Steph said...

Shannon, first of all, thanks for the totally sweet comment you left on my pink & Chocolate card! After checking out your blog, I think we should be BFFs! Your work is beautiful!

Cherami Neudorff said...

Hey Shan,

Wow have you done some beautiful stuff but I really like your tin! There's just somethin' bout the 3-D stuff thats so fun and to put chocolate in them too!!! Yummy! Yeah this is Cher I finally got to your blog and I Love it. Guess we will be doing this more often when I leave : ( . But I will miss all the fun we share!

Sara Paschal said...

Great job on the nugget tins and to do the inside also, can't wait to see how. Wonderful gift.