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
Sequins
Beads
Buttons
Leaf Punch
Ribbon
Vintage Photo Distress Crackle Paint 
Folk Art Tapioca acrylic paint
Gesso
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:

Buttons
Sequins
Gauze
Crystal Stickles
Gesso
Mini Glass bottle
Americana Spa Blue Acrylic Paint
Ranger Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint
Ocean Chalk Ink
Twine

¬†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!!!