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Topic: Altoid tin theme swap (Signups CLOSED; sendout 2/21)  (Read 35188 times)
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« Reply #50 on: February 07, 2006 09:15:58 AM »

Hi all,

Signed up a while ago, but finally started posting. The number of people I have recommended this site to, it's about time I participated with more than "wow that's impressive!" and "how did she do that?" at my pc screen!

I would really like to take part in this swap and for any other UK gals, I recommend the Fisherman's friend tins if you can't find Altoids

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« Reply #51 on: February 07, 2006 09:21:37 AM »

LOL...you guys are so crazy (and flattering)!! Smiley

I am only doing one tin & one partner this time, but I have a few ideas stirring since the last swap.  I need the inspiration of a theme & partner, so I am anxiously wishing this week away.   Cheesy

I was thinking along the lines of a pop-up book. When you open the tin a whole 3-D scene pops up. I think I may be setting the bar too high for myself, after all, I'm not sweets4ever......But, a gal can dream, eh?  Grin

I know-- I just went back to look at some tins that people had made and saw the ones done by sweets4ever Shocked-- I have serious swap anxiety now!

So, sweets4ever, are you feeling any pressure now?

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« Reply #52 on: February 07, 2006 09:50:20 AM »


I would really like to take part in this swap and for any other UK gals, I recommend the Fisherman's friend tins if you can't find Altoids


We'd love to have you join us! Try to squeeze in 11 more posts and you'll qualify to swap.

You can use any tin as long as it is smaller than 4" x 4".
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« Reply #53 on: February 07, 2006 10:28:11 AM »

Waiting to see if I'm approved. I don't know my post count, but it should be around 15, I'll get it up to official standards after I poke around today.

As for how to paint these guys, I have made some tins in the past from those Camel special flavors cigarette tins. They're the same material and all as the altoids, have enamel on them already, etc. Anyways, I sand em off (FYI - don't use paint stripper, it'll rust the tins - doh!) and prime them then either decoupage and seal seal seal or just paint them with heat curable paint. Liquitex makes a series called "Glossies" that can be heat cured in your home oven! I've had great success with those paints.  The Glossies line is made for painting on metal and glass, so maybe all more brands of glass paints have these properties that can be heat set?

Looking forward to getting a partner!


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« Reply #54 on: February 07, 2006 10:32:40 AM »

okay.  i'm ready to try my first craftster swap.  sign me up please. =]
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« Reply #55 on: February 07, 2006 10:34:06 AM »

Ooh, ooh!  I'm so in.  Beautiful!
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« Reply #56 on: February 07, 2006 11:53:33 AM »

I can't wait for this one!
This totally justifies me and my tin hoarding complex!
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« Reply #57 on: February 07, 2006 12:03:43 PM »

Paper hoarding AND tin hoarding?! Nice to see you again, stichingsister!  Grin

To kircaldy asking about post count - look under your username in a thread you've posted in. It should list it. And it looks like you've got 16! Yay!


We've got folks from Spain & England signed up - so, any non-USA-craftsters don't be afraid to sign up, it looks like we can match you up with a partner close to home to save you on shipping.
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« Reply #58 on: February 07, 2006 12:11:34 PM »

I would really like to take part in this swap and for any other UK gals, I recommend the Fisherman's friend tins if you can't find Altoids

i still find it very amusing that altoids are hard to find in the uk since they claim to be made in great britain!
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« Reply #59 on: February 07, 2006 12:15:44 PM »


I would really like to take part in this swap and for any other UK gals, I recommend the Fisherman's friend tins if you can't find Altoids



No luck for me with those, either! I haven't even heard of them  Wink
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