Time Captured

Hi everyone! I’m back to share a project using the Lodge Collection from the Robin’s Nest.¬†It is new and I simply love this collection!!! I can definitely see it being used for outdoor or Christmas themed projects in my future. ūüôā
For this project I used two empty snus tins that my son (I dislike that my son uses this stuff…insert motherly frowning face) was going to throw away and crafty person that I am knew I could alter them and turn them into something fun and this is what I came up with.

First off you will need the bottoms from both of the tins.

I used a fine tip black Sharpie to mark the holes on the tin by using the hinge as a pattern. Next I used the bottle cap hole punch to punch holes in the tin.

I made sure the hinge worked and brads would fit through the holes of the tin.

I gessoed both tins, let dry and then painted with Folk Art Tapioca acrylic paint and once that dried I used Vintage Photo Distress Crackle Paint over the top of that.

Next I cut two 7 inch pieces of Natural Twine and adhered middle way on each side of the tin.

Next I cut a small piece of Forest Tree Specialty paper and a strip of Mens Plaid/Compass Cardstock which I folded to give it a¬†pleated look. Also both of these paper/cardstock are double side which means you get more bang for your buck. ūüôā

From the Lodge CutOuts Cardstock I cut one of the cards that has a clock on it. I roughed it up and inked the edges. I had this old watch that the paint was coming off around the edges ¬†and didn’t work any more so I wound up adding just a little copper stain to it to add a vintage feel to it. I punched a circle from the¬†Mens Plaid/Compass Cardstock¬†and added beads and Beaches Dew/Tear Drops¬†inside the watch face and adhered to the corner of the cutout.

I adhered the circle over the back of the watch and once dry I adhered the whole thing to the top of the tin.

To finish out the front I used a¬†dew drop,¬†sequin, buttons, ribbon,¬†verbiage¬†from Cassi’s Creations. I also punched two leaves from the Wrap Glitter Cardstock¬†and inked and crumpled before adhering to the corner of the watch face.

Side view of tin with hinge.

Side view with Natural Twine used as a closure.

I cut two pieces of¬†Mens Plaid/Compass Cardstock¬†to fit the inside of the tin which I inked and the adhered to the inside. I didn’t like the way it looked and I decided to add¬†Natural Twine¬†around the edges. To finish it off and cover the ends of the twine I punched out more leaves from the¬†Wrap Glitter Cardstock¬†and adhered to the corners and then topped off with an acorn button and a mini pine cone that I had received from a swap.

This could either be used as a tiny trinket holder or you could add some mini photos inside.
Since I have two lids leftover from these¬†snus tins I wonder what I create with them??? Be sure to check back in the future and see what I create with these. ūüėČ

Supplies Used:

Robin’s Nest:¬†Natural Twine,¬†Forest Tree Specialty paper,¬†Mens Plaid/Compass Cardstock,¬†¬†Lodge CutOuts Cardstock,¬†Beaches Dew/Tear Drops,¬†Wrap Glitter Cardstock
Leaf Punch
Vintage Photo Distress Crackle Paint 
Folk Art Tapioca acrylic paint
Chalk Ink
Bottle Cap Hole Punch
Old Watch Face
Tim Holtz Hinge
Cassi’s Creations:¬†Verbiage Printable¬†

Be sure to stop by the¬†Robin’s Nest¬†and check out the new¬†Lodge Collection.¬†There is sooooo many¬†different crafty¬†projects you can use it for‚Ķjust remember that you are only limited by your¬†imagination ūüôā
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!!!

A Day at the Beach

Hi everyone! I’m here to share an Altoid tin I altered using the Beach Collection from the Robin’s Nest¬†which is 20% off this month. I was at the beach a few weeks ago and let me tell you I didn’t want to leave. The weather was perfect‚Ķsunny with ocean breezes. My type of weather for sure. ūüôā So I wanted to create something using the mini seashells I had collected while walking on the beach and this is what I came up with.

For this project you will need an empty and clean Altoids tin.

I sponged gessoed over the whole tin. Let dry and added a second coat.

Next I painted Americana Spa Blue Acrylic Paint around the outer and inside edges of the tin and let dry. Then  I painted over that with Ranger Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint and let dry. You can speed up the process by using a blow dry. The paint should start cracking once it starts drying which gives it an old weathered look.

I cut from the Water Glitter Swirl cardstock four rectangles a little bit smaller than the tin, rounded, distressed and inked the edges. I adhered the striped side to the outside of the tin and water and wave side I adhered inside the tin.
I cut from the¬†Sizzix Scoreboards XL Die Box Square¬†three “frames”, two from¬†Glitter Starfish Cardstock¬†and one from the¬†Vanilla Fleur Glitter Cardstock. I adhered the two to the outside and one to the inside of the tin.
The outside I fussy cut one of the images¬†from¬†Before Bikinis Collage Sheet¬†and the bathing suit girl I found on the¬†internet. Adhered to the tops of the diecuts and then added ¬†sea life images I fussy cut from scrapbook paper, gauze, sequins, dew drops and real seashells. If you don’t seashells the Robin’s Nest has them in their shop for purchase.

I used some old alphabet stickers I have had forever to create the saying. Then I added sequins, dew drops, twine, gauze, cut outs, mini jar and real seashells to make the beachy little scene. 

I fussy cut another bathing suits girls from the Before Bikinis Collage Sheet and used pop dots to adhere to the inside of the tin.
I fussy cut “waves” from the¬†Water Glitter Swirl Cardstock¬†added Stickles and stacked one in front of the other and glued down to give depth.

I adhered a small seashell, sequin and dew drop to the top of the tin to finish it off. This was an easy project to complete and I have plans to create another one in the near future. 
Supplies Used:

Crystal Stickles
Mini Glass bottle
Americana Spa Blue Acrylic Paint
Ranger Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint
Ocean Chalk Ink

¬†Be sure to stop by the¬†¬†Robin’s Nest¬†and check out the¬†Beach Collection¬†that is on sale this month.¬†If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!