Friday, May 24, 2013

May Arts/Scor-Pal Blog Hop Day 2

Here we go!  Day 2 of the May Arts/Scor-Pal Blog Hop!  I'm first on the hop list today.

 I've created a quick and easy project to give you a jump on Father's Day.

I always find it difficult so shop for the men in my life so thank goodness for gift cards!  I hate just putting a gift card in an envelope so I was pretty excited when DH brought home a bunch of these great boxes he found on clearance for...are you ready?  25 cents!!

The cool part is that inside is a removable clear insert to hold a gift card or you can pull it out to use for storage or anything else your heart desires.

Here's how I transformed mine using May Arts Denim Ribbon, the Authentique Strong paper line (I think this is my new favorite paper!) and the awesome Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal.  It sticks to metal better than anything I've found.


Starting from the right here's a photo tutorial of how I did it.  First, I removed the plastic insert then cut a liner to fit the bottom of the tin.  A strip of wide Scor-Tape holds it neatly in place.  Next, run a strip of 1/2" Scor-Tape around the outside base of the tin, remove the liner and cover with the brand new May Arts 5/8" Denim Ribbon.  Repeat around the top with a strip of Authentique cardstock.

Here's a tip for creating the window in the top.  Cut a piece of designer paper to fit your tin top.  Round the corners.  Place the designer paper right side DOWN over the top of the tin.  Use a pencil to rub along the window frame, then cut out the center with an X-acto knife.  Cover the tin top with more Scor-Tape and you have a custom gift box!

Instead of a card, I created a tag for Dad.  I just covered the front of a manila tag with Scor-Tape then used scraps of my Authentique paper and matching tags from the Strong Circles & Scallop and Stamp Blocks sets.

No bows for the Dads here so I made a simple loop and attached it with a custom denim brad made with my Imaginese I-top and a Small Brad Daddie.

I think the Dads on my list are going to love it!  The tin can be used for change or whatever else men have in their pockets.  I taped the Happy Father's Day inside the lid but you could also use a photo of your child or pet.

Ok, now it's time for the rest of the hop!  Remember to leave a comment on each blog as you go for a chance to win 3 rolls of May Arts Ribbon (your choice!) and a Scor-Pal. 

I'm also going to draw a winner from the comments on my blog to win one of these fun tins! 

Here's your hop list for today. 

Charlene Driggs (that's me!)
Lori Williams -
Christina Colón
Steph Ackerman -
DeeDee Catron
Toni Storie -
Emily Lanham
Tya Smith -
Erin Thiem
Virginia Nebel -
Gini Williams Cagle

Have fun and thanks for joining us on the May Arts/Scor-Pal Blog Hop!!

Entered in these challenges:

Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything but a Card,Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes (new challenge site, check it out!),Fab & Funky - Ribbon and/or Lace
52 Mantels, Artsy Fartsy Mama, Thirty Handmade Days, DIY Showoff,

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