Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Christmas Scrapbook in a Tin Ornament

Here's another project I made for a recent swap -- a candy tin altered into an ornament and filled with pages for a mini scrapbook to fill with special Christmas memories!

The candy tin I used already had a window in the front, so I wanted to take advantage of that and make a "shaker" window there.  I cut a circle out of designer paper to place behind the window, then cut a larger circle to decorate the outside around it.  I love this designer paper -- it is the Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Mini -- very elegant! 

Inside the shaker, I filled with clear microbeads (though they look almost white like snow in the photo above.  Here's a better close up:

The stamped image is from the Holiday Best set.  I used markers to put the Old Olive and Real Red where I wanted them on the rubber image before stamping.  I sponged everything with some Champagne Shimmer Paint for some added sparkle. 

I punched two holes in the bottom half of the tin with the Crop-a-Dile, and threaded the Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon through it.  Around the tin, I used sticky strip to attach Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, which also helped hide some writing around the tin.

For the scrapbook tucked inside, I cut circles of the designer series paper, and tied those together with another piece of the Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon.

I have a Scrapbook in a Tin Ornament class coming up in early December, and this will be one of the designs you can choose for that class.  If you are interested in the class or a class kit, please leave me a comment or email me for more information.

- Michelle


Jana Weaver said...

WOW! That's a lot of cutting!!! Great job...and I love the new banner!!

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

Oh, wow! Michelle! What a terrific project! Oooooooh! LOVE the new look to your blog!

peata said...

sweet ornament mini scrapbooks