|A dear friend just had a birthday (well, more about that later). She is always so kind and generous to me I wanted to try to do something special for her....|
|So, I made her an altered tin -- hers is the bottom one -- I put the altered Altoid tin in for scale.|
And, it's summer and I like flowers so that's the theme.
I found the larger tin was actually easier to work with than the Altoid tin. I used a Cavallini tin that once held stickers....
And, again I will say wallpaper works great,
|Here is the bottom of the tin......|
|And the inside (bottom) has a vintage postage from the wonderful Vintage Paper Fair...|
|Inside of the top half with a teeny little envelope..|
|I cut tags with a Sizzix die cut machine using vintage postcards and added sari ribbon..|
|I brought a bag of rosebud tea back from Morocco and decided to add a few tiny rosebuds...they still smell good..|
|I thought she could put jewelry inside....or tiny treasures...or just leave it as it is.|
|In keeping with the whole flower theme....I buy edible flowers ($2!) at the farmers market every week.....you'd be surprised how many things you can put them on....I put them on top of chilled ginger carrot soup yesterday and.....|
|....I put them on top of the lemon squares I made for my friend.......pretty...|