Monday, August 9, 2010

Precious Metal

  It was the morning of my daughter's friend's Birthday Party and we had yet to decide on a gift for her.  Normally this would involve a trip to the local toy store for a new Barbie, Bratz doll, or Littlest Pet Shop toy that these girls tend to favour.  But on this occasion I thought it would be fun to create something for once, especially since I have a room loaded with supplies for all types of crafts.  So here's what we came up with:

  Felicity and I created this tin together with her adding all sorts of sparkly finishing touches.  Her friend likes to collect all sorts of trinkets so this tin would be a perfect place to keep her treasures.  We also filled the tin with a hand crafted set of earings and necklace made by a friend in her favorite colours.  The papers are My Mind's Eye - Magnolia Starbirst "Sisters" collection and the glitter is Ranger - Tim Holtz Distressed Stickles.  Ribbons are Stampin' Up and American Crafts and gems were also unkown.

  This is a project I created for my husband when he first started working out of town.  I wanted something that would stand up to his wear and tear and would contain some treasured family photos for him as a momento while he's on the road.

  I spray painted a cigar tin with a hammered gold metal finish and stamped the word 'family' with Staz On walnut coloured ink.  I created a long accordian fold using an eleven inch strip and a six inch strip of gold Stampin' Up paper spliced together. I added metal accents from Stampin' Up's Hodge Podge kit and fussy cut floral accents from Basic Grey's Mellow 6" pad.

  Felicity had written a special note to her Dad and created this drawing which I scanned and shrunk down to put inside the mini file folder under her picture.  I used the computer to type her name on the tab at the top of the folder.

  The flap that has a picture of Tristan weaving a willow fish net with his Grandpa contains a special message to his Dad also.  It is always suprising what they will write when left to themselves.  Each message was very touching and much more than I expected from them at that age.

  A picture of Kieth's favorite toy was hidden in a pocket created behind the photo collage on the first page.  He was thrilled when he recieved this gift and keeps it with him when he's on the road.  With a new addition to our family (Isabelle), he says I have to make him another one that is up to date.  Could be a good winter project.


Kelly Massman said...

What a special birthday present!

alexandra s.m. said...

Hi Glynis,

Thank you so much for your encouraging and sweet comments.
Love the fact that you created such a darling project for your friend's D.D and that cigar tin is a real GEM!


Hugs ~

Angela Fehr said...

Cute tin! And the accordion album is very similar to one I made about me & my husband! Love how many photos you got in there!

mustangkayla said...

Wow...incredible work! Absolutely LOVE the mini n tin! Fab work!

ellen s. said...

these are the cutest!