Thanks, Tanzie! I had a lot of fun making the tin and the items to put inside. My original plan for the tin was to stamp and decoupage the outside. But, it turns out that I don't have the stamp I thought I had. So, I emptied a round tin out and the panda face was born. I kept picking it up and chuckling because I loved it so much
I had almost all of the items for the inside made, but I needed something else. Then, I randomly came across (while looking for some craft supplies) a card with pandas on it. It was perfect for the notepad. I had a hard time with the shrinky dinks. I couldn't get them to shrink right in the toaster oven. I ended up using my heat gun, which worked perfectly, and I was even able to salvage the first batch that I thought I had ruined (except for the one I broke).
I had so much fun with this! I even asked this guy I work with, who is constantly munching on Altoids, to save me all of his empty tins. I'm definitely making more themed tins to give as gifts. Too fun!
Thanks so much for organizing, kishcrafts and RiRa!