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April 30, 2008

"Thinking Outside the Tin" Challenge: Birthday Card Candy

Pticardcandytindo1frt I have a fun project for you tonight! Our PaperTrey DT Challenge for this month was to do something creative with a clear-topped tin (a nugget tin). I decided to use mine for candy--non-caloric candy that five out of five dentists surveyed could recommend! I used a variety of PTI sets on this one including: Birthday Basics; Boxes, Bags, and Tags; Trajan Monogram Edition; Simple Alphabet; and It's a Celebration.

I first covered the inside of my tin with paper from the Pink Prints 6" x 6" pad and a piece of acetate that some clear stamps had come attached to. I then used Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss, and Sweet Blush (PTI), as well as Always Artichoke (SU), and white Staz-On inks. Cardstock was Stamper's Select White, Sweet Blush, and Spring Moss.  Clear rhinestones are by Hero Arts, and the tag and ribbon slider dies are all my new Spellbinders dies--woohoo! (I listed the dies individually at the bottom of the post under Tools.)



I layered most of the little images on tag bases using foam tape. If you included a set of plain white small notecards or 3" x 3" cards and designer paper cut to size, this could make a nice little do-it-yourself birthday card kit. There is room in the box under the acetate layer for probably four to six small notecards and envelopes. For the birthday sentiments that are ribbon sliders, I included enough ribbon to wrap around a card base and tie. I stamped the top window of the tin with some white Staz-On ink just to add more interest and birthday flair. I used a strip of the pink prints floral print to wrap around the outer edge of the lid, and a length of Spring Moss Twill to wrap around the bottom of the tin, attaching both with redline tape. My only caveat: it might be better to use a waxy paper if you are going to peel the foam tape backing off and stick these in the case, because the foam tape holds very well on the acetate sheets that stamps come on.

Pticardcandytindo1frt2I hope that you'll get a chance to go check out what the other challengers came up with; I haven't seen the others projects yet, but from what I've heard, they are going to be amazing! Thanks for visiting.

Amy Rysavy
Becky Oehlers
Heather Nichols
Lisa Johnson
Nichole Heady
Taylor VanBruggen


Stamps:  Birthday Basics; Boxes, Bags, and Tags; Trajan Monogram Edition; Simple Alphabet; and It's a Celebration (All PaperTreyInk)
Papers: Pink Patterns Collection 6" x 6" pad
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Sweet Blush, and Spring Moss
Inks: Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss, and Sweet Blush (PTI); Always Artichoke (SU); and white Staz-On (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Assorted PaperTrey Ink ribbon; Nugget Tin; Buttons (Foo-fa-la)
Tools: Tags Trio, Ribbon Tags Trio, Double-Ended Tags Trio, and Labels Trio (all Spellbinders dies)


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How fun and oh so craetive, thanks for all you wonderful creations Debbie!!

my typing is pretty "creative" as well..sorry for the typos;-)

Debbie Olson!!! LOVE this!!! LOVE IT!!! Seriously...this is just too fun.

This is really beyond adorable! What a beautiful and practical gift!

Fabulous tins project, Debbie! I love the acetate cover inside the LID!!! I have a feeling that these are here for a little while!!

Have a sweet weekend!


Such a great idea, Debbie! now I have a few more items to place on my wish list! Darn you...no end in sight now:) Have a great Thursday.

What a fabulous gift for any card maker...and NO CALORIES...I love it. It's so playful and fun. Great job!

Looks wonderful! What a great gift for a fellow card maker!! Great job!


OH MY GOSH DEBBIE OLSON!!!!!!! This is incredible! (psssstt... My birthday is/was March 31st! he he he he!)

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us!

What a fabulous idea! Such a nice gift, I would not want to give it away!:D

LOVE this Debbie! TOTALLY Love this! You are showing me that I don't need to buy all the lovely cardboard stickers that are 3D! LOL!
BTW-I so bought that monogram set you keep using! Thanks alot! LOL! I saw it in my LSS and went crazy! LOL! I think I got a different one-it has the stamper thing you push down with the ink. Really cool.

This is FANTASTIC!!! Wow!!! WOW!! and WOW!!!! :)

Your project is Beautiful..
colors so pretty.
A wonderful gift :)

That project is so darn cute Debbie! And your dentist comment totally cracked me up!

Have a great day!

Well done Debbie - your project is fabulous!! :)

Love this idea, Debbie! And the colors are so springy and pretty. Wonderful!!

Great project Debbie!! I would love all that candy as a birthday gift:)!

Debbie: This is really a terrific idea. What a wonderful assortment you put together. I love all your beautiful creations. I have to agree with another comment that you are a true enabler - all the wonderful tag dies & PTI sets - oh, it never stops! Thanks & happy May Day.

Oh, I love this! What a great gift!

What a simply delightful idea! I really like how you stamped on the clear part of the tin! Beautifully done! :D

Fabulous! You are so talented!!

What a fabulously clever idea, Debbie -- anyone would love to receive this gift! Love how you decorated the outside of the tin and I'm very happy to see that you finally received your tag dies (I just used them this morning, too)! ;)

Hi deb you probably have been nominated many times so what's another. I have nominated you for a blod award. You are such an inspiration to many thanks

absolutly gorgeous creations..each and every one right down to the very last details you do...have a great weekend:0)x

This is too good! I would love to get this for my B-Day!
Great job! What a creative mind you are.
Thanks for sharing and jogging the rest of our minds.

So cute, Debbie! I love how you stamped the lid of the tin with the circles!

This is super cute - what a great idea!!

oh my, what a FABULOUS idea for a pressie!! I totally love it!


What a fun, fun tin! TFS!

Waow, so pretty! I LOVE it! It makes me happy just looking at it! :-) ♥

This is so sweet Debbie, I love it!!!!

God bless

I would LOVE it if someone were to give me something like this for my birthday! It's fantastic! TFS!

SO!!!!! Fun Debbie!!!!

This is such an awesome idea!! I love it all!!

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