Friday, December 21, 2012

Here comes the tin!

 Submitted by Linda
 I suppose these wonderful tags could be delivered in the ever-popular cello bag, but somehow the tin feels like such a perfect match to the gift inside. When we first began the tins, years ago, we bought the tins from Michael's (they were originally intended for gift cards). Well, we didn't love the designs on those tins, so we found these nice plain tins online at Paper Mart. Though you can find any kind of packaging stuff you would ever need there, don't plan a trip. You can pick up online orders off of the back loading dock at their Orange County store, but there is no retail shopping. It's all online.

Last year, we had a revelation and added a little label in the bottom of the tin, asking folks to return their tin if they weren't going to repurpose it themselves.  Michelle and I both had quite a few returned.
Here are all the tags, ready to be plopped into the tins.
Our topper was made using the labels framelits, with a simple "Merry Christmas".
We added a red tulle ribbon, a couple of snowflakes from the Northern Frost die, and we are done!

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