13 September 2012

Snowbird Tea Tin


Today I'm playing along with some of my Stampendous teammates, and showcasing a handmade gift.  Who doesn't love to receive something made by hand, with love?  Gifts can be for any occasion - holidays, birthdays, just because, hostess gifts, teacher gifts....you get the idea.  My project today is a recycled Tazo Tea Tin that I've had in my "to be altered" stash forever.  It may look familiar to you - I was completely inspired by my Wobbly Snow Bird card I made recently.

I started by cutting a piece of Kraft cardstock to fit the tin (5" x 8 1/2").  I stamped the Christmas  Words background on it twice using distress ink, and then used the same color ink to sponge around the edges.

I attached the cardstock to the tin with Xyron's Mega Runner permanent adhesive.

Next I stamped the Snow Bird image directly on to the Kraft card stock with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  I also stamped just the bird part of the image again, on a separate pice of white card stock.

I colored both images with my Spectrum Noir markers.  Here is a closer look at what I used:

Bird: TN5. TN3, TN2, EB1, EB2, GB8
Branch: EB7, BG4
Berries: CR6, CR7, CR8
Outline/Shading: BG3, BG2

After coloring, I used good old Liquid Applique on the areas where I wanted snow to be; I sped up the drying process with my heat tool.  I adhered my kraft base to the tin with i {stick} papers tape, and then added the fussy cut bird on top with foam tape.  And just like that, in about 20 minutes, I had a handmade gift tin!  I might fill it with tea, or maybe cookies.  I'm not sure yet.  For now, I like looking at it on my desk!

Be sure you check out the gorgeous handmade gifts my teammates are showing off today - you will love the inspiration!


Supplies: 
Stamps: Christmas Words, Snow Bird (Stampendous)
Card Stock: Kraft, White (Neenah)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko), Brushed Corduroy (Ranger)
Coloring Medium: Spectrum Noir
Accessories: Liquid Applique
Tools: heat tool
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28 comments:

Miriam Prantner said...

Love how this looks! The coloring is so sweet and the liquid applique is perfect!

craftymom205 said...

Love the snowbird.

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Sherry Butcher said...

Great job with the snowbird. TFS.

Amy McCue said...

Another great idea. I love all of these gifts.

Tami B. said...

The bird is really cute but what I really love is the background paper you stamped.

Mary Dawn said...

so so pretty <3

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Beautiful Tea Tin! I love love kraft. It just has this vintage feel to it and the cute little bird is perfect. TFS AJ-

Sue D said...

This is an adorable way to decorate a tin!

Lisa T said...

very pretty!

Iris said...

Very pretty tin. Love the little bird. Iris

Barbara said...

This is just so pretty! I love the little bird! No wonder you were inspired to use it!

Stampendous said...

You have made our fluffy little bird look even more fluffy and sweet! Love this tin! Can think of a million uses for it, it will make a DARLING gift! Great job, Taylor!

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful image and great colouring. Love how you dressed up this tin.

Beatrice Lawson said...

What a great hostess gift, I love it!

Melinda Gleissner said...

Taylor, I love this! If you are a tea drinker, you could crank these out as teacher gifts filled with all sorts of cool stuff. It's beautiful and versatile.

Lynn B said...

Just gorgeous! i am feeling so inspired this week

Nancee said...

I really like the use of the applique.

Kristine Reynolds said...

So pretty. I have got to ink that bird up. You've done some great things with it!

jordanbev5 said...

Have already loved that stamp already, and it really made this project pop! Your coloring and full workmanship is superb!!!

Greta said...

I made something similar last year that didn't turn out this good, but now I'm ready to try again as I love your project!

sharon g said...

I just love it. I am really into birds, and this one takes the cake! sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

About Me said...

Adorable little bird Tea Tin! You did a great job and the details are perfect. What a great idea! I LOVE IT~ Thanks for sharing.

Misty
http://cardsbygeyda.blogspot.com/

Jingle said...

This is GORGEOUS!

Lillian Child said...

That colorful bird and branch paired with the distressed/vintage background - SO VERY lovely!

Kathy said...

This is awesome,great coloring!!
Stunning project!!

Carol said...

Beautiful project!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Caroline D. said...

Beautiful tin with a wonderful vintage feel/look to it!!

Jacqueline said...

Aww this is fantastic as is your other card with this Snow Bird!