Wednesday, March 12, 2008

What's In Your Tin?

I am so very honored that Melanie Muenchinger asked if I would be interested in using her new "What's in your tin 1" set to make some projects!! Of course!!! She set me the set, and this adorable card as well!! Thank you Melanie!!!! I have "What's in your tin 2" on order, and I am going to have so much fun working these sets together (and with lots of other stamps as well)!

You may find Melanie's sets, and the tins at Gina K. Designs.

Here's Melanie's adorable card using her "Just So Hoppy" set.

Images ©2008 by Melanie Muenchinger


My first project is for my oldest son (who does have the Chickenpox, by the way). Anyhow, I asked what he would like to store in his little tin. He decided he wanted to store the shark teeth my sister found for him on the beaches of Florida. (She is vacationing there now, and promised to get him more). I thought the pine branches on this BasicGrey Fruitcake paper looked a bit like seaweed (who knew Christmas paper would work for this?) I used the reverse side of the paper for the top, and Amuse Twinkle stickers for the bling.



I mounted the teeth on a piece of acetate with Mini Glue Dots, so you can still enjoy the "seaweed". When my sister returns with more teeth, I will mount those on another piece of acetate, and layer them up. Zach loves his tin!!


I've decorated a tin for my almost seven year old as well, and will post that another time.

Thanks for stopping by!!


34 comments:

Julie Masse said...

Lucky you Rose Ann!! :) What a great idea for your son's tin!!

Wendy said...

How cool is that!!!!! I love the idea of holding sharks teeth in the decorated tin. We have many sharks teeth here that we've found over the years from vacationing in Myrtle Beach SC. and they are so cool!! My uncle is a shark tooth collector and has millions! Anyways, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your little tin today, Rose Ann! Awesome project!!
Have a great day & hugs to you and your family!
Wendy

Diane said...

The title is perfect that mini tin!
Lucky you and your son! It's great!

beate said...

Awesome! What boy wouldn't love this tin! You rock!
Hgus and smiles

Lauren said...

Adorable RAK. That tin is so cool! Thanks for sharing Rose Ann.

Dawn Easton said...

That RAK is so cute!!!

Love what you did with your tin for your son!! Sure hope he gets well soon! I remember chicken pox...not fun...ugh!

Velta said...

Rose Ann ~ This tin is just precious...what a great idea especially about the glue dots, I wonder if I would have ever thought of that one :)

Melanie said...

I just love how you turned this tiny tiny into a mini curio cabinet/display case! terrific description of your idea for cutting acetate layers and stacking more displays is GENIUS! TFS!

Flossie's Follies said...

this tin is great, and perfect for shark teeth.

Jessica said...

very cool to tin!

Carolyn King said...

Awesome..i am just loving your sharks teeth tin! FANTASTIC....you rock girl!

Donna said...

cool idea!

angie said...

Love the shark tooth holder!!! so darn cute! Cute card from Melanie too!

Janine said...

Very cool!!!

Alexandra said...

Wow! Your bunny card is way cool - love the split design with the dots, very appropriate for a little guy with the pox - LOL! As for your tin, very very cute, I am sure he loves it! And of course she chose you to play with them - you are VERY talented, my friend! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

dpkennedy said...

Not only did you do a great job on this little tin...but what a great keepsake for your son! I love it!

Lesli said...

Very cute card - I love the bunny!

Catherine said...

Lucky you =) and great job on the tin that you created.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Adorable, Rose Ann! I'm sure your boy LOVES it!

Deborah said...

Wonderful tin Rose Ann! Perfect for the shark's teeth! Hugs, Deb

Deb said...

Lovely RAK and your tin is so fantastic! I love the paper that looks like seaweed, it really does too! The tin looks amazing and how super for your son to have such a great place to keep those teeth!

Maria Levine said...

Lucky girl that you received the new set. good job on the projects!

kathleenh said...

Cool way to store his precious shark teeth collection. How neat that you made this for him! I'm sorry to hear he came down with the chicken pox. I hope it isn't too severe.

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, it does look like seaweed! How cool! Good eye, Rose Ann. What a great tin for your son's treasures. I'm sorry about the chicken pox. Dang, even though he had the vaccination? Love your adorable card, too!

Heidi said...

What a cute card to get in the mail! I love that tin! It really does looks like seaweed! A+ for thinking outside the box! Hopefully Zach isn't too itchy!

Debbie Olson said...

What a neat guy-tin, RoseAnn! I hadn't even considered that my son might have treasures too--of course, whether they'll fit into a tin or not remains to be seen! ;-D

My Paper World said...

COOL tin Rose Ann!! Love the bunny card you recieved too!
have a great weekend!
Nicola xx

shel9999 said...

Your tin is PERFECT!!! And that DOES look like seaweed!!! I hope your son feels better soon!

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

What a perfect collection tin for your son's sharks teeth! Excellent conversion for Figgy Pudding paper .. and I just love what you've done for the top of the tin! Thanks for the inspiration!

~Bev

Libby said...

This is great! (and what fun sets from Melanie!!) And soooo sorry to hear your son has chickenpox!! Yuck!

Nancy Grant said...

Very cool gift for your son. I am glad you mentioned the paper. I does look so much like seaweed!

;-)

broni (waterchild12) said...

What a great idea for this tin! And I love that you're using acetate to mount the teeth on.
Hope your son is doing better and that you're surviving as well!!

Susan (rainy) said...

That tin is such a wonderful idea! Oh I can just image how much you little guy loves this treasure tin.

Allison said...

Love your card! I have to tell you those shark teeth is kinda scary!