Thursday, February 16, 2012

My Creative Space: Cigar Tin Mini Scrap Book Albums

Wow, these little albums were made ages ago now! I made them in that lovely, relaxing lull between Christmas and New Year but had to wait until the recipients got them before sharing here as both of them read my blog (waving to Mum and Morag :-) )

Anyway, G's mum's birthday is early January and my Mum's birthday is early February so I decided to make them each a little momento featuring pictures of their handsome grandson.

Way back in 2007 I did a scrapbook class where we turned old cigar tins into little scrapbook albums. When we were in an antiques store back in October I spotted similar tins for sale for a couple of dollars each and snapped 2 up! Now I wish I'd bought more!

The tins sat on my craft desk for a couple of months and then when I was looking for paint for the toadstool makeover I also purchased some primer for metal objects so I could prep my cigar tins!

The tins each got primed and then painted with acrylic paint. I also then dabbed some metallic paint over the top to give them a bit more sheen. Once this was done I stamped Mr. Mischiefs name and the year (all the photos included were from 2011) on the top of the tins.
I finished off the tops with some glossy accents to make it nice and shiny (but just the tops, not the whole tin).

Then I cut and folded some cardstock to make a concertina pull out and taped the bottom page of the concertina to the inside bottom of the tin. (I inked all the edges first before sticking it down)
I'd printed my photos - 1 taken in each month of 2011- in mini-size (4 to a 6x4 print) and cut them down and stuck them in and wrote the month beside each one.

The tins were well-recieved and a great size for keeping in handbags to bring out to show off pictures of Mr. Mischief. If only I'd made myself one too :-)

Joining in with Our Creative Spaces - why not head over and see what crafty things everyone else has been up to? :-)


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