December 5, 2006

More on the CD Tin Album

I have received an amazing amount of email about this CD Tin Album.
I wanted to give a few more details about how it was made...

The only stamping here is done on the OUTSIDE of the tin!

The decorative band is also known as a "belly band". I wove "flirty" ribbon through holes I punched with the 1/2" circle punch. The Heart and the small "doo-dad" (extremely technical term!) with the ribbons are from Stampin' Up's! On Board Accents collection. I covered the heart with "Loves Me" double sided Designer paper, and I embossed the "doo-dad".

This is an impressive but SIMPLE project... it is also very affordable. The "Sweet Nothings" Accents and Elements Kit from Stampin' Up! is only 7.95... it includes the cute tin and 12 self adhesive die cut sheets.

The kit also matches the new "Loves Me" papers, "Flirty" ribbon originals, and the Stampin' Up! inks, papers, ribbons and accessories you already own. Plus there are several Stamp Sets in the New Winter Mini that also match. I am so impressed with the value of this new product!

Here are some Step by Step tips to get you started...

Embossing the CD Tin:

Clean the CD tin with Windex or similar cleaner.
Use your Embossing Buddy to further remove any static or oils.

Use Versamark to stamp your image.

Sprinkle Silver embossing powder generously over your stamped images. I keep my Embossing powders in clear, disposable Rubbermaid containers. My powders ready at all times, and stored safely! After applying powder use a small brush to remove any stray specks.

Emboss your tin with a Heat tool.
I like to place metal items in disposable pie tins when I heat them.

Pages Inside:
First view upon opening...

Inside Pages...

Those Cool Tabs:

The sweet little tabs on top of the pages are made with the Stampin' Up! Slit Punch!

Cut a 2" wide strip and use your punch along the edge of the card stock, make sure one punch just touches the last. Use "as-is" for a cutsey scalloped boarder, or cut the tabs/tags off the strip free-hand.

Use your 1/2" punch to cut circles from the "Loves Me" Double sided Designer paper.

These little circles fit PERFECTLY in the tabs! Affix them to the top of the page as shown.


Tracy said...

Sarah~ I was so bummed that I missed your classes but I haven't gotten a confirmation email yet for signing up so I wasn't able to join you. LOVE LOVE LOVE your projects espeacially the tin and the backpack book. Looking forward to stamping with you soon!

Anonymous said...

Ok, I'm not sure if my post made it before or not, but I think I'm laim since I asked what you store behind the files, thinking it's a "CD" tin and wondering if you stored CD's in it, but I think I get that it's a scrapbook now and that you put pictures in it. Yes, I am blonde!!!! Sorry! Thanks again for your beautiful creations and instructions!

Rhonda (manyblessings)

Gina K said...

Your stuff is really great Sarah! I enjoy your blog and your art.
Gina K.

Keri said...

Ok now this is totally cool and something I will have to try!

Heather said...

Great tutorial on making scalloped edges using the slit punch, Sarah!