Saturday, 20 April 2013

Sewing Bee Altered Button Tin of Haberdashery Lovelies

Have you, like me, been glued to the television on Tuesday nights watching the Great British Sewing Bee? Such clever hands at work, which I really envy. Whilst I’m not a sewer, I do use sewing items in my crafting, so thought I’d create a little altered tin of haberdashery goodies.

I transformed this from an empty sweet tin and a single sheet of K&Co double-sided cardstock.

Project Recipe:
Stamp: Tonic Studios Pick of the Bunch Punch & Stamp Set Rose
Colouring Mediums: Tim Holtz Weathered Wood Pad, Promarker Pens, Tattered Angels Glimmer Spritz
Paper & Card: K&Company
Tools: Tonic Studios Pick of the Bunch Punch & Stamp Set Rose, Embossalicious Button Box Folder, Spellbinders, Grand Calibur, Tonic Studios Daisy Circle Die
Embellishments: Lace, pearl buttons, flat-back pearls, double satin ribbon 3mm, hand-made beaded Hat Pins, pearl-ended stamen

To alter the tin lid, I cut base circles using my spellbinders dies toped this off with a die-cut daisy doily using my Tonic die. For the top of the tin, I cut the centre out of the doily using a circle die. These lined both the top and underside of the tin lid.

To embellish the tin lid, I made the rose using Tonic Studios Pick of the Bunch Punch & Stamp Set Rose. This provides lovely detail to your handmade flowers as you can stamp each punched petal with a co-ordinating stamp. I stamped my petals using Tim Holtz Distress Pad in Weathered Wood before spritzing the petals with Tattered Angels Glimmer Spritz to give them a soft subtle sheen. With the Daisy
Circle, I took the little daisy offcuts from the die and as I had cut these from double sided cardstock, I inset them back into the circle but using the reverse pattern, before finishing with tiny flat back pearls.
Inside the lid, I lined it with a circle of paper embossed, very aptly, with my Embossalicious Button Box Folder from Crafters Companion, before topping with a doily cut with my daisy circle punch.




 
The tin was trimmed with a strip of cardstock. Using a Promarker, I then coloured some 3mm double satin ribbon to co-ordinate with my paper and threaded it through the Lace trim.  I also used the same Promarker to cutom-colour the thread I put through some pretty mother of pearl buttons as a finishing touch to the lace trim.

Finally, I distressed a doily with Antique Linen and Weathered Wood and used it to line the tin. I used the final bits of my 12” double-sided cardstock to create card tags to hold a selection of lace, ribbon, buttons, brads and hatpins to put into my tin of haberdashery loveliness.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge - Colour Challenge
Allsorts Challenge - A Passion for Flowers 
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Vintage
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Ribbon Theme

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45 comments:

  1. WOW hun this is absolutely stunning - love the papers, colours and pretty elements - definitely a transformation - love it! Hugs, Claire x

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  2. stunning work,really beautiful. sue xx

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  3. This is so beautiful....love the colours and the detail....stunning...x

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  4. Wow Dips this is gorgeous!

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  5. oh my word ... this is super ... well done ... can't believe it was a sweetie tin what happened to the contents then !!! lol ... just hopping about ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

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  6. This is gorgeous, love the colours and all the embellishments.

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  7. WOW, Amazing project! Love, love, love and some more!
    Michaela xx

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  8. Amazing,such a beautiful box from a tin. It reminds me of my grandmother's button tin although it was a plain old tin it gave us hours of fun xxx Annie

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  9. This is fab, Dips! Brilliant gift idea too! Love the vintage style and crafty contents! Hugs, Lisa x
    P.S. Thanks for joining in at PfP this week!

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  10. Love the colours and papers you chose for this, looks brilliant and so textural. I have some of these tins with crafty bits in, but mine are just boring

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  11. What a stunning box, beautiful choice of colours and such a nice flower. Thanks you for joining us at Creative Card Crew on our handmade flower challenge hugs Tania DT xx

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  12. Brilliant transformation and love the flower -I have one with card candy in but just left as your before pic lol
    carol x

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  13. This is GORGEOUS!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! My favorite colors..and oh so vintage!!
    Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!
    Hugs
    Heather

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  14. sooo beautiful love all the detail x

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  15. wow - this is amazing - i would not have a clue where to think of these ideas - it is so beautiful

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  16. WOW, stunning, another wonderful creation

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  17. Your altered tin is lovely and fabulous use of Ruth punch and stamp set.

    Thanks so much for joining in my 'Passion for Flowers' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

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  18. What a stunning piece of work - I love to see before and after shots!

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  19. Thank you for entering our current challenge 'Emboss It' over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog.
    What an absolutely stuning piece of work! I think this is absolutely gorgeous and I love all the papers and the elements of the project. I had to look hard to find the embossed bit but I found it inside the lid :D Absolutely amazing!
    I really hope you will continue to join in some of our weekly challenges as there are always lovely prizes up for grabs.

    Hugs Lisa xxxx LEJ DT Member

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  20. This is just stunning! And perfect for my All Crafts Challenge (http://sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/my-all-crafts-challenge-5.html) I would love if you would enter :-) Elaine-xxx-

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  21. Just hopping by from docrafts
    Wow!! Stunning work!!
    hoppity x

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  22. This is great thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

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  23. Your tin is beautiful, a work of art, thank you so much for sharing with us at ATG for our heavy metal challenge. Please come and join us next week for our blog hop xhugsx Nikki
    20:44 19. april 2013

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  24. gorgeous!!!! I want this, you wouldn't mind sending it to me would you? We don't get that show here in the USA, too bad, I like to watch sewing shows, I get lots of ideas for things I'll never make but at least it keeps my mind active.
    thanks for sharing this with us at Pile It On.

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  25. Oh wow, wow, wow Dips, this is so beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our Passion for Flowers challenge this week x

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  26. Tis is just gorgeous, I love the colours you have sued, and the tin matches the contents perfectly. Love those mother of pearl buttons and all that lace. Maddy x

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  27. This is absolutely divine!! Thank you for posting so many details about how you made it. I love to read through these to see how things were done. I'm not much of a sewer, but my aim is to improve xx

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  28. Fabulous sewing tin and love your design and work you have crafted here! yes I have been watching the sewing Bee too! so inspiring! Thanks for sharing your Top Tip, Samantha Top Tip Tuesday! x

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  29. What a stunningly beautiful tin. I love the colours and the flower.

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  30. Oh Dips . . . your selection of beautifully patterned paper and handmade flower looks fabulous on this gorgeous vintage-looking sweets tin. Lovin' the mother-of-pearl button accents too! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "Bling It Up!" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

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  31. Lovely box. Great colors and papers. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.
    Big Hug, Yvonne

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  32. Gorgeous, lovely divine awesome pretyy !!!!1 I want. I love what you have done with this little tin....well done. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge blog and be sure to pop over tomorrow and join the Birthday blog hop with prizes to be won!!
    Hugs Carol xx DT

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  33. You have achieved a very nice card!
    Bravo! ...I love everything you put on it. .. that gives creativity.
    Can you please you on my blog.and if you want to become a Member?

    Crafty Hugs, Alex

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  34. Oh wow this is stunning.Really beautiful colours and i love all the pretty details.
    Thanks for joining us this week at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

    xx coops xx

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    1. Wow!!!!!!!, what a beautiful box. In one word fantastic! I waish it was my birthday present. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. really pretty well done you. and thanks for joining in at CC Challenge 'flowers for you'xx

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  36. This is a GORGEOUS altered tin!!! Wow!! Love the handmade flower. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
    ~ Crystal (DT)

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  37. What a stunning project, how very clever to decorate this tin in such a classy way. Thankyou for taking the time to enter into the Allsorts Challenge this week. Jo x

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  38. very beautiful. i love the vintage feeling and all the textures and details. thanks for sharing this with us at really reasonable ribbon! - vivian

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  39. This is stunning, love your altering x

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  40. LOVE when I see recycled items and now they hold such incredible treasures! Absolutely adore what you've created here and thank you so much for playing along at Top Tip Tuesday and sharing the super tip too!!
    Lisa :)

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  41. This is totally amazing, I love it. Thank you for entering the Crafters Companion Challenge. Margaret

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  42. Oh wow this is a stunning piece, I love the gorgeous papers, colours, design and all your attention to detail, just ADORABLE and thank you for sharing it with us at Crafters Companion Challenge.
    Huge Hugz, Lorraine xx

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  43. Very beautiful! I especially love the papers you used! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges.

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  44. Congratulations you've been hand picked in our top 5 over at Fussy and Fancy.

    Please pop over to the challenge blog if you'd like our badge for your blog :-)


    xx Sazzle xx

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