I’ve seen this done before and thought I would try it for the chance to create something other than a card. It looked fairly easy to do and it definitely was. It’s simply stamping and embossing just as you would on a piece of cardstock.
The tins I used I had picked up on clearance just before the end of last year when I first had the thought for this project, but this could easily be done with the Copper Tea Tins in the current catalogue.
For the images I wanted to choose something that would be fairly neutral, so I decided to use one image from the Free As A Bird cling stamp set and one from the recently retired Humming Along stamp set; some good alternatives to this image would be one from the Good Morning Magnolia cling stamp set, the Modern Heart cling stamp set or the Beautiful Day cling stamp set.
I started by wiping my Embossing Buddy over the front of the tin where I intended to stamp my image in order to keep the embossing powder where I wanted it. Then I stamped my image using my Versamark inkpad and sprinkled White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on top. I then used my Heat Tool to set the image.
For inside the tin I decided to create some dividers and used Very Vanilla cardstock (you could also use Whisper White cardstock if you wanted). I cut the cardstock at 6 1/2″ x 5″ and then simply traced a divider I had from a previous project and cut along the traced line to create the tab. Finally I used Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp a design on the tabs using the retired Tin of Cards stamp set. If you have a small straight design you could stamp that across the top or simply leave it blank. I’m not one to be able to free-hand a design (at least not without an eraser by my side) so I was glad I kept this stamp set.
I really enjoyed creating these tins and I think next time I’ll use the Crafting Forever stamp set. If you create your own tin I’d love to see it!! Post a pic in the comments.