|This is how two Altoid tins ended up as a presentation box for handmade stickpins.|
|It is supposed to resemble a book.|
I added a little key to the ribbon closure.
|My swap partner, Amber, likes peacock feathers. |
I used some paper from the Old Curiosity Shop line from Graphic 45.
The metal pieces for the corners, the lock and the key were all brass.
I altered the color using a Spectrum Noir alcohol marker.
|The book covers are made of medium weight chipboard.|
I painted the edges with a blend of acrylic paints.
|Don't you just love the little flying pigs paper I used on the tins? |
|It stands up like a book on a shelf.|
|Here are the handmade stick pins in colors I hope Amber likes. |
She can choose to wear these as an accessory or add them to projects.
Making stick pins is just one of my addictions!
I placed the stick pins on removable cards with ribbon pull tabs.
She can use the box for another purpose, if she wishes.
The hinges are made of ribbon, but I forgot to take a photo from that angle. :-(
|I included this handmade card with the swap.|
I used some gold paint to distress it a bit.
|I used parchment paper for the interior of the card and stamped it with little butterflies. |
I embossed the envelope with a postal motif.
|Here is the card and envelope pictured together.|
|As an added gift, I made this long presentation box.|
|I surprised Amber with two handmade 6-inch stick pins.|
I used a #8 tag as the holder.
I embossed it with a Parisian theme . . . the Eifel Tower and painted it with acrylic paint.
I was so happy when I found the little Eifel Tower charm at Michaels!
|This is the back of the tag for the 6-inch stick pins.|
The old fashioned images of the bicycles is so charming!
I look forward to making more stick pins. I have a lot of beads and some special pins, including some that I picked up in Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. They have black teardrop shaped heads and are what the Amish women use to pin their bonnets. And . . .I have a few empty Altoid tins, waiting to be transformed! I will have to come up with something to use the tops for, too!
The day is melting away and I still have a bit of work to do here at my desk and tall weeds to pull out in the overgrown gardens. So, I will close here and, as always, . . . may God hold you in the hollow of His hand until we meet again.