Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #009 June 14th 2006
Altered Lunch Tin  
If you make a lot of cards and need a place to store them, these boxes make terrific card organizers! They'd also work as personalized gift packaging. Our instructions are for the rectangular tin and are easily adapted for containers of any size or shape.
Supplies you'll need for this project
# ProvoCraft® lunch tin # 2 sheets (12"x12") coordinating papers
  • Mod Podge®
  • Foam brush
  • Scissors
  • Paper trimmer
  • Paints (optional)
  • Embellishments (ribbon, Prima® flowers, etc. – optional)
  • Mini glue dots (optional)
  • Crystal Effects (optional)
  • Sanding block or sand paper (optional)
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Kimberly asked: "I've ordered the Word Window Punch, but really don't know what to do with it now. Can you help?"
    A: Start by making a tab like SweetMissDaisy's, then move on to a Spinner Card using the punch to make the slot. You can also try a Double Slider or Big Buckle card. Have fun!
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Rachael has a hint for the baby wipe technique. "When you're done stamping, crumple up the wipes and swipe from top to bottom of card stock for some really cool striped background paper. You can also turn your cardstock and go the other way for a plaid background."

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