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3.03.2010

"Family" Mini Album In A Tin

This little tin contains a mini album!  I bought a bunch of these small, round tins at Michael's for a dollar each with the intent of putting some kind of goody in them and decorating the outside, then giving them as gifts.  But they've been sitting on my shelf for a while and so I decided to come up with something else to do with them.  And this is what I came up with!
I decorated the outside with a strip of patterned paper (CTMH Sweet Home) and then put a border sticker around the rim of the lid.  I attached layers of silk and paper flowers (paper flower cut with Cricut WIMG) and an adhesive pearl.  I cut a tag (Cricut George) and printed "Family" on it.
To attach the album string into the tin, I put the end of the ribbon through a hole in the center of a 1 3/4" circle (Cricut George) and used glue dots to stick it down.  Then I added circles on top and bottom of the ribbon for the "pages", leaving a loop of ribbon on the opposite end.
The white cardstock circles are cut at 2" and the patterned paper circles layered on top are cut at 1 3/4" (Cricut-George).  I embellished each page with a variety of elements:  1x1 mini photos of my family, scallop frame (Cricut-Accent Essentials), stamped hearts and sentiments (CTMH), silk flowers, paper flower (Cricut-George), half circles with Martha Stewart's Lace Border punch, brads, adhesive pearls and fibers tied to the ribbon between each page:
Here's a view with the pages all spread out:
This little cutie is going to sit on my living room table and hopefully resist being grabbed by little curious hands!!!  :)  Thanks for looking and have a creative day!

P.S.  I entered this project at:






The Trendy Treehouse

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5 comments:

Rach1fun said...

This tin is beautiful! I love all of the work you have been sharing on the Cricut MB, so I have left you an award on my blog, your projects have made me smile and I hope this puts a little "sunshine" in your day! http://rachiesscrapspot.blogspot.com/

Nanne said...

Oh gosh!! how cute is this??.. What a clever and cute project..
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Nanné

peata said...

that is a super gorgeous mini!
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Elizabeth *^..^* said...

Another super cute project!! I'm sure anyone who lays their eyes on this will want to learn how to make one. Love the decorative punched border included in the circles with the pictures.

Jessica Sievers said...

SOOO CUTE!! Thanks for linking up last week to my first party. I just featured this little gem, please grab the button from my site!!

Jessica
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