Tuesday, March 18, 2008

More Fun Tins!

I have been trying to upload these tins all day, but "craziness" has kept me away...lol. Well, now that the kids are down for the night (whew) I'm getting down to business.

My first tin label was stamped (kissed with Aida Cloth) to resemble an old-fashioned fishing bag (is that what they're called?). I used my new Chocolate Chip Polytwill ribbon (SU) for the "straps", and Hodgepodge Hardware (SU) for the buckle. The fish on my gift tag is from the retired "Fishin'" set. My tin is more of a gift box, as it wouldn't really be all that practical for taking along fishing. If I had used the water-proof labels found at Gina's store it could have been used for miscellaneous small fishing items. My original idea was fishing hooks, weights, small lures, and a Leatherman® Micra™ tool. How many times have you snagged your line on something, and had to cut the line? Who wants to bring along a whole tackle box, when you could easily bring a small tin along?


Images © Melanie Muenchinger & Stampin' Up! ® 1990-2008


Stamps: What's in your tin 1 & 2 (Melanie Muenchinger/Gina K. Designs), Aida Cloth (SU), Fishin' (SU)


My second tin is not such an original idea, but it's something I needed for my son. He's lost two teeth already, and currently has a couple more that are quite loose. We'll feel much better leaving his teeth in this safe little box. The little tooth was drawn freehand, and trimmed out.


Images © Melanie Muenchinger 2008

I need to work on some cards, so I will have to update the links and recipe a bit later. If you have questions, just let me know.

Stamps: What's in your tin 1 (Melanie Muenchinger/Gina K. Designs)

Thanks so much for visiting!!!!



41 comments:

Wendy said...

Hey Rose Ann~
Love both of your little tins! The fishing one is so cool and I may have to make one of these for my son when he goes on his camping/fishing trip in May! Awesome projects!!!

Wendy

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Hey there...These are Fantabulous!!!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Love your tins! The two fish hanging down are so cool. And love the tooth tin.. perfect for safekeeping that precious tooth.

Janine said...

Love that fish tin!! How fabulous...

shel9999 said...

Oh my gosh! These are fantastic! I don't think I could even pick a favorite!

Marilyn said...

Both of the tins are fabulous! The fishing box term you are lookingi for is *creel* - looks kind of like a wicker purse, right?

beate said...

Awesome tins, Rose Ann. They were both fantastic, butI LOVE the look of that fishing tin. Do you really fish? You sure sounded like it. I can tell you how many times I snagged my fishing line on something. Big fat ZERO! LOL
Hugs and grin

Velta said...

Hi Girl! I swear this fishing tine looks just like the real thing. What a precious gift to give to a little guy who might go fishing with his dad. Love the adida cloth idea too :)

Lauren said...

These little tins are fantabulous - the tooth fairy sentiment is too funny.

Flossie's Follies said...

These tins are great, love the tooth one and the fishing one is so cool.

Ann C. said...

Cute ideas, especially for fishing. I love to see what can be done with tins. My boss even knows I like empty tins and saves them for me. LOL

angie said...

oh my gosh, I love that fishing tin!!! you know my hubby is a fisherman :))) love the other one too! guess I better order myself some tins real fast :O
have a great day!

Allison said...

What super-duper ideas (esp. the first one)...great sponging too!

musingsofanaddict said...

Just adorable!! I love the tooth tin idea :)

GinaP said...

Oh, what a fantastic idea for the tooth tin!! My daughter has lost 2 already and the first one got REALLY lost when it was in a loose container overnight.... a tin would have been perfect!! I'm going to make one of these ASAP while she works on those loose teeth! Thanks for the idea!!!!

kathleenh said...

Wow! Such nice, masculine tins! I love the effect you got with the aida cloth stamp on the fishing one.

dpkennedy said...

My goodness these tins are adorable! Great one for the toothfairy!

Alexandra said...

Rose Ann, these tins are fantastic!! That little fishing one is totally darling, and the tooth fairy one made me smile!! How adorable these are - I just may need to order this set! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

chelemom said...

These are both so cute!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

These are fantastic, Rose Ann! That fish tin is perfect for a guy!

Julie Masse said...

These are awesome projects Rose Ann!! I love the little cut out tooth and fishes - so great!! :)

Bethany Paull said...

The little fishing tin is so cute. And I love the "clasp" on the tooth tin.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh how cute Rose Ann! That fishing one is adorable!
Love the tooth one...cute little saying! haha! Every kid should have one!

Donna said...

these are both great! Love the fishing tin, how original and adore your handdrawn & cut tooth!

joslyn said...

great tins. isn't it amazing how much you can get done once the kids are down.

Deborah said...

Fan-tin-astic! Your fishing tin is great, love the little fish and buckle! Toot tin is adorable! What's the going rate these days for teeth under the pillow? Hugs, Deb

Nancy Grant said...

Amazing tins Rose Ann! You girl are so creative!

LOVE them both!

:-)

Heidi said...

Oh my goodness! I love that little fishing tin! I need to make a tooth tin also for Jolee. Her very first tooth is about ready to fall out! I can't believe how big she is getting!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh they are both awesome!! Love the fish tackle one! WOW!!!

Mandy said...

Cute tins! I LOVE the fish!

Leslie Miller said...

Rose Ann, I love the strap idea on your first tin! That would make a super gift box for any kind of fishing supplies. The tooth tin is something that makes me wish I was a stamper when my son was little. I still have his first tooth, of course. I guess it's not too late...your tin is darling!

jackiestamps4fun said...

I LOVE these! Both are too cute!

Jessica said...

love the fish tin! and the tooth tin is cute too! great ideas!

lexi said...

these are very cool! awesome, as usual!!

Melanie said...

Sorry I am just now getting to this, (what a week!) These are fantastic Rose Ann! I HEART your Mini tackle box (I'll have to check out the micra tool, we have a larger one(too big for a tin), they are great!)

HUGS!

Deb said...

They are gorgeous tins, I really love the tooth tin, probably because we could still use one here! My youngest has only lost 2 teeth also!

sophia landry said...

Such fun tins! My Fav. is definitely the tooth one. I made my daughter a velvet pillow, with a gold star cloth pouch in the front, but for my son when he is older, I will definitely use this idea!

Heather P. said...

GREAT tins! Love the "leave money here"... Too cute!

Debbie Olson said...

How very cool, Rose Ann! I especially love the fishing tackle tin!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Just darling little tins -- how fun!!!

Angel W said...

Oh, wow.....! LOVE your tins, Rose Ann!