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« on: April 07, 2011 08:16:15 AM »

Because I was mucking around with altoid tins for the Wicked Circus Altered Tin Swap, I ended up with a few lids kicking around.
This is what I came up with.



Not all that different from your standard tin, I just had to find a way to hinge the two lids together. I also thought that an accordion book would be a great way to use the lids. They are fairly shallow and would make good book covers.
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2011 08:22:26 AM »

I really love the color scheme you used, and especially the rich blue of the butterfly.
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2011 08:22:55 AM »

T :)hese are so pretty- I love them.
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2011 08:45:52 AM »

those are beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2011 08:55:50 AM »

Beautiful! That's such a great idea!
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2011 09:59:55 AM »

Thanks for the inspiration of what to do with those lids! I have been thinking about using them sort of like picture frames, but i really love the idea of making a book with them.

Love your butterflies!
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2011 10:03:24 AM »

Can't take credit for the butterflies....had an old transfer sheet kicking around with a bunch on it and I've been playing.


Thanks for the inspiration of what to do with those lids! I have been thinking about using them sort of like picture frames, but i really love the idea of making a book with them.

Love your butterflies!
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2011 10:04:51 AM »

I meant I love the butterfly art itself. Like the whole tin's worth.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2011 10:11:30 AM »

Gorgeous!  I love that you've found a way to use the lids and think a book would be a wonderful thing!

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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2011 10:25:42 AM »

That's amazing and brilliant.  How did you hinge the lids in the end?  Because by the looks of it they can still move?  (open and close I mean)  They are gorgeous and I'm always a sucker for butterflies. Smiley and amazed at your mad skillz to make it all fit and flow prettily. 
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