Monday, November 29, 2010

Countdown to Christmas Tin

Hi Stampers
You might have noticed that Sunday was the Countdown to Christmas class and so of course, today I want to show you the project.  I love the way it turned out!


Originally, I had planned to use a heavy duty mini muffin tin for the base of the project but recently I decided the entire task would be easier (and lighter) if it was made from a disposable aluminum pan.  Now just cuz the pan is disposable doesn't  mean this will only last one year.  I think it is good for a while!!  Of course the trim around the edges is the Stampin' Up! fabric (currently on sale til Nov 30th).  I used a piece of retired sage shadow cardstock as the face of the project - the layers are done in real red, blushing bride, and whisper white.  The images are from the Jolly Bingo bits and I used a bit of Stickles to highlight each image.  I used almost 30 silver brads to hold the whole project together.  They were easy to push through the tin.  I used some retired SU ribbon to hang the project.  I put Hershey kisses in my tin but you could easily use any similar size candy or treat.  You could even put non-candy small trinkets or clues  inside.  As you can see in the second picture, to get to the treats you just swing the circle to the side.

Would love to hear what you think of my project.  Leave me a comment or e-me!
Peggy

10 comments:

Beverly Polen said...

I LOVE your countdown til Christmas. Very clever!! God bless and TFS!!

Chriserendipity said...

Peggy, what an ingenious and easy way to do a countdown! I could see this being adapted for the whole month of December! Very nicely done!

Butternutsage said...

this is adorable!!!! So clever.

Creative Bitz said...

That is so cute! It makes a great class.

Kerin said...

I love it!! I think I'll use this idea next year instead of using the mini muffin pan! Thanks for sharing :)

Little GTO said...

Love it! Great corners!
Sharon L

Rosie said...

Very cute! I want one! lol

Denise Foor said...

Love this Peggy!! Very clever.

§hawnie® said...

Cute Card!

Just a thought, I noticed you can also spell "JOY" on this card by using the Candy cane upside down, the wreath, and the holly.

Great job on the card! ")

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