My Altered Altoid's Tin is Done

Hi Guys,
I always wanted to challenge myself in Scrapbooking but never thought
altering an item would be so fun and CHALLENGING.
In cleaning the house I found an empty altoid's tin. I had my DH wash
it when he was doing the dishes. He did have the look of "I'm not
gonna ask."
So for my first ever altered task here's the link:
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I quilled the top part of the tin and used "silk" flowers for the inside. The edge is navy blue cardstock and I used my crimper to crimp the paper.
Feedback is appreciated.
Hugs,
Kate
Reply to
a-scrapbooking-diva
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Wow Kate....I sure love it!!!! Very pretty result! One question though....What is an altoids tin? Would any tin do? I must go off and try the quilling again....*goes of mumbling...where did I put that quilling paper*
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> > I quilled the top part of the tin and used "silk" flowers for the > inside. The edge is navy blue cardstock and I used my crimper to crimp > the paper. >
Reply to
Marilyn
HI.
Altoids' is a round tin of breath mints marketed here in the USA (I thought it was a UK items).
I'm sure a two piece tin would work fine. By the way, I don't have quilling paper. I make my own by cutting paper to the desired width and length.
I look forward to seeing your creation.
Hugs, Kate
Reply to
a-scrapbooking-diva
The crimped paper really adds a nice touch.
Lynne
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> > I quilled the top part of the tin and used "silk" flowers for the > inside. The edge is navy blue cardstock and I used my crimper to crimp > the paper. >
Reply to
King's Crown
Great job...i used a old long tin and made a album of it to my sister..it turned out so cute and very different.. My grandson got a watch from Burger King and it came in a tin can..so i asked him for the can and i made a accordian style book out of it and now i make tin albums all the time...
Reply to
Just Me
Hi Kate,
Just run a search on Altoids since you said you thought they were from UK. Apparently they are made in the UK but not sold here...wonder why?
I figured you could make your own quilling paper but I thought it may be easier to use some I have already. I don't have a quilling tool either, so I will need to improvise.....any suggestion?
Marilyn Posting via Google as my newserver has gone into hibernation or something more sinister....LOL
Reply to
Marilyn
HI Marilyn,
You could start the curl of the quill by using needle nosed plyers or maybe the shank of a pen and then just roll it up your finger holding the tension as you go.
Hope that helps, Kate
PS, Altoids may be made in the UK for export only or sold under another name in the UK.
Reply to
a-scrapbooking-diva
Thanks for the tip Kate...I will try that tomorrow, as bedtime is fast approaching...LOL I need my beauty sleep as DD and 2 grandchildren are coming tomorrow morning. They have a day off school for teacher training. No doubt they will want to invade my craftroom for drawing materials.....LOL
I am also wondering if they Altoids thing is English.....although we are all one country so to speak, there are national and regional differences that exist. I see it is the Kraft group that seem to make them so I suspect they may be available in some areas but I haven't seen them in Scotland. I am sure there will be some similar product that comes in a tin I could play around with.
Reply to
Marilyn
That is really pretty Kate. But i havea question for ALL YA"LL out there? WHERE DO YOU FIND the time to do all that you do?
(smacking self, dang should have used the shoe!)
I flat forgot, YOU ARE WOMEN, MOMs, Grandmas, WHATEVER!!!
nada for 05
OKC Dave
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Reply to
OKC Dave
Um Dave. I have a very simple answer to your question "Where do you find the time?"
WE MAKE IT.
Actually I quill while watching TV as well as crop pictures etc. It's called MULTI-TASKING sweetheart.
Kate
Reply to
a-scrapbooking-diva
Just be careful when you run that altoids tin search. I wanted to buy some empty ones on EBay and ended up buying a whole bunch of FULL tins because they came in flavours you can't buy in Canada yet. Ginger, Licorice and Sprearmint. Then I saw Altoids gum and had to bid on those. LOL Not a fan of the gum, but the Spearmint and Licorice altoids are SOOOOOOOOO good! I saw an idea in a scrapbook magazine for making a little mini scrap album and putting them inside the Altoids tin after you decorate and paint them.
Reply to
Cleo
That is really neat Kate! Bet it was a lot of fun to do! Altering one of the rectangular ones is on my to do list!
Reply to
M-C
LOL...never would have though of buying something like this online. Glad to hear that you at least liked some of the flavours you bought.
I also like the sound of the mini scrap album in the decorated tin. Must file that idea away for sometime in the future. Thanks Cleo.
Reply to
Marilyn
I scanned the pages from the Papercrafts magazine for anyone wishing to try this out.
Reply to
Cleo

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