“My Family” Tin

We had fun group tonight at the Stamp Camp and I wanted to show you  the 3D project that we made.  (The 4 cards were posted the last 2 days if you missed them.)  I am working on the details for the Ribbon Club and the Marker Club.  Thank you for being patient with me while I survived VBS and 2 classes this week!  I will get all the information posted tomorrow! 

This first picture shows the tin with all the contents inside.  These tins were purchased from Michael’s and they are available in the “wedding supplies” area of the store.  There are 30 in a package for $19.95.  If you have a coupon, you can save alot and make these even more affordable! 

Now I want to show you the cute little scrapbook inside this tiny tin!  How do you get these tiny photos???  All of the photos were printed  at a Kodak Picture Maker Kiosk and I simply printed them in wallet size.  If you have a photo printer at home, you can easily reduce the size to even smaller if you want.  I found that this size was “workable” unless you had a huge family group photo……

Here are the steps to making this project.  Unfortunately, I did not take photos in my haste to get this project created for the class.  However, if you do not understand something, please e-mail me and I will fill you in on the details.

Step 1:  Stamp a full sheet of cardstock with desired pattern.  I used Soft Sky and stamped Baroque Motifs with Soft Sky Ink. 

Step 2:  Punch 14 Scalloped Circle Punches out of the Soft Sky Cardstock.

Step 3:  Lay 7 of your scalloped circles stamped side DOWN on the table with about 1/2″ in between them.  Put about 1 1/4″ Sticky Strip in the middle of each of those circles and remove the backing.

Step 4:  Lay down your ribbon on top of the Sticky Strip and press firmly.

Step 5:  Add another piece of Sticky Strip on top of the ribbon only in the places where you have scalloped circles.  You are going to use this to hold down the “top layer” and sandwich it all together.

Step 6:  Apply  SNAIL adhesive at the top and bottom of the circles to help hold everything together.

Step 7:  Place remaining 7 Scalloped Circles directly on top of the other 7.  Press firmly in all areas.

Step 8:  Decorate end (which is your cover that will show through the lid) by stamping on a 1″ circle punch and backing it with 1 1/4″ circle punch.

Step 9:  Add desired photos and back with additional cardstock if desired.  I do not recommend backing every photo, as the bulk will prevent the entire thing from fitting into your tin when you are finished adding the photos.

I hope you found this helpful and will enjoy making this project.  I think it is the perfect size to tote around in my purse!  Wouldn’t a grandma just love this???

 

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  1. Dawn, I just love the mini tin photo album!!! SUCH A CUTE IDEA!!!! I might have to borrow your idea if that is okay??? Did you see this idea somewhere or create it on your own??? I’m really impressed! TOO CUTE!
    Tell the girls HI for me! Miss y’all.
    Love,
    Emily

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