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« on: December 03, 2012 07:45:49 AM »

Alpha Stamps is doing a 12 Day of Christmas event this year, and as a design team member, I got to do lucky day number three. We had a little leeway with our theme, so I was not required to do three French hens. Here's my take on day three: three kids a'gifting! I made a gift tin with a sleeve, and a little elf on a spool. Here are all the kids together:


Here's how you can make your own!

Step One: Using Copic markers, color images of children. Mine came from the Little Darlings collage sheet. Add red rhinestones and paper hats made of scrapbook paper. Trim hats with contrasting paper, rick rack, or ribbon. Glue onto contrasting scrapbook paper, and cut out.


Step Two: Cover a blank tin with scrapbook paper. Click here for my tutorial on how to cover a tin.  Smiley


Then, make a template for a sleeve that will fit over the covered tin. Once you are comfortable with the size and fit of your template, use the measurements to create a sleeve using a thin piece of shirt cardboard covered with scrapbook paper. Using a bone folder, score the folds.


Step Three: Wrap the sleeve around the bottom of the tin. To make the feet, glue bead caps into place on the bottom of the tin with E6000 glue.


Step Four:  Glue bottle brush tree to the cardboard sleeve. Wrap miniature Christmas bulbs around the tree and glue into place with hot glue. Glue a little cotton around the base of the tree, and place a couple of tiny wrapped gifts where the children will stand.


Step Five: Glue the two children in place, attaching the backs of their legs to a package. Fill in the rest of the base with more tiny gifts. Glue some sequin stars to the tree, and put one in the hand of one of the children. Glue the end of the string of lights into the hands of the other child.


I put a little dimensional star on the bottom of the tin to make the card sit up at a jaunty angle.


These tins are the perfect size for a small gift or a gift card! Here's the open tin, with a gift card snug inside.


Most of the supplies for this project came from Alpha Stamps. If you'd like a complete list of supplies, including links, you can find them it my blog. Happy Christmas!

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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012 07:47:38 AM »

That's fantastic!
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012 07:51:34 AM »

ms. racky...fab as usual!  that middle kid is awesome! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2012 07:57:27 AM »

Thanks!

I'll be posting a separate thread with the middle kid/elf. I figured this thread had more than enough photos already. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2012 08:06:53 AM »

So awesome! I love the little lights and stars and gifts!
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2012 08:11:30 AM »

Adorable!
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2012 10:51:28 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2012 01:55:29 PM »

I love them!! this is the most adorable way to give a gift card I've ever seen. So much better than a plain envelope!!
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2012 01:58:06 PM »

Thanks, everyone! I really enjoyed making this.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2012 02:09:41 PM »

So stinking cute!
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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2012 04:35:19 PM »

So fantastic. Thank you for sharing!
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Love love this! I love mini stuff, especially anything resembling a polly pocket. Looks like long lost relatives of hers! Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2012 05:02:10 AM »

It is incredible to me all the detail you get onto such a small space. Amazing art. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2012 06:09:36 PM »

Inspirational and lovely!!  Thanks for sharing this Racky!  Made my day!
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« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2012 02:34:30 PM »

Oh racky, absolutely brilliant!  Its amazing how you can get so much detail into such a small space.  You are like a magician!
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« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2012 06:00:35 AM »

I love this piece. ....it's so cheerful and full of whimsy.
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