b:include data='blog' name='all-head-content'/> Stephanie B. Designs: May 2009

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Retirement list is now available!

The new 2009 - 2010 Idea Book & Catalog is making it's debut on July 1st, and in order to make room for all the new, we have to say goodbye to dozens of stamps and accessories! While some of these sets I'm happy to see go (Zoofari) others I'm sad about (Short Order alphabet, are you kidding me?!).  I'm pretty sure I'll get over it once I see the new catalog! Most items are marked down 25 to 50%, and some things have already sold out. You can't pass up a good sale. And to sweeten the deal, I'll give you an extra 10% off anything on the lists through the rest of the month. Sound good?

Retiring sets and accessories are available while supplies last.

Altered Lunch Tins!

It's been a while since I posted anything. Between the kids, school, sports and working part-time, I just haven't made the time to sit down and play in my scrap room. Not to mention, we put in new flooring two months ago, and since then my scrap room has turned into the junk room, and I literally have a little path that leads to my craft table. Not the most creative environment to work in! Still, I managed to whip up this cute little project for my stamp club girls!

I've seen these cute altered tins everywhere, and I thought it would be nice for my stamp club girls to make something to put all their cards in.  I made little dividers for the inside using the Riveting stamp step. It's a retired set, but it worked well for creating themes for each divider. I used this template from SCS for the paper adhered to the top and the notch in the front, but I had a hard time getting the holes to line up. You sort of have to eyeball it and trim as you go.

I think I'm going to make another one for my Cuttlebug and SU dies and embossing folders. They fit inside perfectly! I'll probably have a lunch tin class soon. I'm dying to use the Rockabilly paper on these!

Want to make some of your own or create a class? Here are the details:

I ordered the Provo Craft tins from here.  The prices were good and the shipping cost was the lowest I found anywhere. You order them in lots of three. One pack of DSP will cover 18 tins.

Cut the strips 2" x 12" (you'll need a total for 4 strips in two different patterns for each tin). Using the template above, cut out your notch in the middle of one of the strips (or you can use a small circle punch). Adhere strips to box with sticky strip or other strong adhesive. You'll have a bit of uncovered space in the middle, but you'll cover that with ribbon. Use the template and cut your paper for the lid.

The dividers are 4 x 6, and I used circle punches to make the tabs.  I used the 1" stitched ribbon to around the middle, but you could use 5/8" too. 

Decorate the handle with 1/4" grosgrain or whatever ribbon you prefer. Decorate the front however you'd like! I stamped CARDS using the Typeset alphabet (retired), double mounted onto cardstock and adhered with dimensionals.

Supplies used: Typeset alpha and Riveting (both retired sets), Raspberry Tart Designer Series paper, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose and Kiwi Kiss cardstock and ink, 1" Rose Red stitched grosgrain ribbon, 1/4" grosgrain in white, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Certainly Celery and Rose Red. Round punches, Prima flowers, silver brads. Provo Craft lunch tin.