I had been happily stuffing things into tins for the last few months...http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=367114.msg4313157#msg4313157
if your interested. And I decided to make a tin, or series of tins really, for art supplies, so I could just grab them and go and have stuff to play with out in the real world.
I didn't like the wimpy suitcase style handle so I took it off and found this solid handle. I like it allot. This thing weights quite a bit, and the handle makes it feel very sturdy.
Most of the papers are in the lid in a plastic sleave with a magnet to make it stay in the lid. The papers are the right size for ATC. IN the middle are 2 small boxes of ephemera. Below that is a silicone cupcake cup for water, all rolled up with a silicone band. A vile of nice seed beads, dental floss, and a tiny tin with a few chachkies that didn't fit into the other little boxes. On the right are 2 tins with little kits in them (photos coming up), a Prismacolor pen, and my folding ruler.
I cut my water colour pencils in 1/2 and this is one set. The whole thing has the pencils, a paintbrush, erasure, pencil sharpener, paper rolled up, a normal pencil cut down, a little red magnet, and a fish soy sauce bottle to hold water. This tin is quite narrower. Much thinner then an Altoid tin
This kit I'm calling my Paper/Wire cutting kit. It is meant for me to make embellishments for ATC while on the road. It has sticker papers on the left. The orange "cord" is actually paper twisted up. Then in the middle is a small magnet book that has stickers stuck in between the pages. Below that is a cutting board (the one I cut it from was really warped) and a homemade exacto knife. It is made from the stick from some frozen treat that I don't remember..Dove Bars? anyway, it is fatter on both ends and skinnier in the middle. I cut it in half and glued the blade in between.Then is my tiny pliers and some old brass paperclips and hair pins to bend into..things...Then in the upper right is a pencil with paper rolled around it, and an eraser. Below that, a razor blade, needle case, and a bit of plastic with black and red electric tape wrapped around, at least 3 yards each I think. Below that is a home made mini glue stick. I made it from a Burt's Bee's lip balm tube. It does push the glue up...I kinda have to push it back down hehehe. Then 2 clips to help with gluing and patterns. This kit lives in my bag, so I have more room I can put something into in the bigger kit...any ideas?