Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Festive Unity

Greetings!
I'm pleased and excited to be sharing in this fabulous
AUTHENTIQUE PAPER & UNITY STAMP COMPANY 
BLOG HOP

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Then come on board as we hop and share projects
that combine both of these beautiful companies into one!
**You should be arriving here from my sweet friend, Thienly's Blog** 

Do you remember a few years back when the altered lunch tins
were all the rage?  Well, I've had a couple in my keeps and ran across
them the other day.  I thought one dressed up in Authentique Paper would
be perfect for Christmas, so I chose the Festive Collection and coordinating
stamps from Unity, Naughty or Nice (which is now on SALE!)

 In times past I have covered the top of the tin (when I actually had a pattern), but I 
went with tons of colorful ribbons and stamped tags on the handle instead.
 After measuring the height of the body, I cut two strips of "Joyful" paper into 5x12".

Next, I cut two strips of "Glistening" paper into 2.5"x12", center and attached to the
"Joyful" paper.  Machine stitch and distress with ink if desired.  I used a quick dry tacky
glue in attaching my papers to the tins.  To hide the seams, I glued on some ric-rac.

Using my newly acquired mftstamps.com doily dies, I layered the two different
sizes onto each other and embellished the top with the sentiment stamped from
the "Naughty & Nice" set.  Now, this stamp is inset into a swirl of snowflakes, but
wanting the cute shape to really stand out, I decided to trim it from the background.

The tags were as easy as stamping and trimming out.  But I took them one step
further and dressed up the tips with the sweet holly tab stickers from the
 "Festive" Details Sticker Sheet.  I also distressed the edges just a bit with
a walnut ink.

Now, what to do with my FESTIVE tin?
Every Christmas it seems I'm in search of extra hooks for the ornaments
that the kids make at school, replacement bulbs for the tree, tape for that flap that's
loosened from a present or a quick name tag.  So, now I will have a handy little
keeper for all of these things and I'll sit it neatly under my tree :)
Let me know if you have any questions!

It's time now to head over to my fellow Authentique gal, Heather's Blog!
 Here's a complete list of today's hop if you're in need: 


Be sure to leave a comment as you hop...there are several prizes to be
given away during the course of this two-day blog hop...good luck!
Thanks so much for stopping in!

70 comments:

  1. This is just so beautiful and so Christmasy!! Love the touch of ric-rack!!

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  2. What a beautifully vintage Christmas tin xx just stunning xx

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  3. LOVE this Shellye...sooooo pretty...love the red stitching.

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  4. Oooo, very pretty!! And a super idea to store those items under your tree!!

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  5. Love this project.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  6. this is gorgeous!!! i want a tin like that ;)

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  7. beautiful project - love that xmas paper.

    Barb Housner

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  8. This is so beautiful! It would be fantastic for holding Christmas cards!

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  9. WOW!! This is so beautiful and practical too! I am thinking you should make many more and fill them with cookies for the teachers and your friends! The ric rac to hide the seams is so smart! I love it!!

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  10. The Christmas tin is beautiful! How you're going to use it is a great idea!

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  11. Christmas paper immediately reminded me of my grandmother. Love it!

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  12. WOW!!!! I just LOVE this project!!! What an amazing work of art!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  13. I love this tin and all of the detail. Gorgeous Shellye...you always amaze me :)

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  14. wow really this is so pretty...totally love it

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  15. Here's what I particularly like about this project: The papers you chose are very elegant. I like the added touches on the tags. I really, really like the idea of having such a cute storage space for things you might need that you can keep under the tree!

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  16. and I thought I was the only one that still had a few of those around....mmmm......that paper is so yummy...I think I might have to lift that project....thank you!!!!! very cute blog you have

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  17. LOVE this! The festive line is just that, perfect Christmas colors, love all the ribbons and the stamps!

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  18. I love it and I love what you're using it for, great idea :)

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  20. I like covering these tins. Great
    idea for the things to put in the tin.

    Carla from Utah

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  21. Really pretty!!Love all the littledetails

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  22. Very pretty tin. I am sure it will be very useful.

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  23. Shellye that is beautiful,love the warm colours and the stamps!
    Gorgeous.
    Hugs
    Tracy
    xoxox

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  24. It seems like every stop has an amazing project and yours is simply elegant. Thanks for sharing your idea with us.

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  25. Awesome Christmas project! Definitely gets me in the mood for the music to start! TFS

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  26. This is so pretty, love these stamps and papers!

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  27. Shellye this is amazing!! Such detail and beautiful colors!!

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  28. I love the look of this...and would be so handy for the holiday treats we make for school and the neighbors...great idea....:)

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  29. New to your blog. LOVE your festive tin! What a great idea to store the things you always need to use at Christmas time. Thanks for the chance to win free stuff to feed my papercraft addiction!

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  30. wow you box is so pretty. this is my favitore project. so, far for today I love the paper.

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  31. This is a really beautiful way to use the stamps and papers. I love your idea of storing the odds and ends for the tree in it and putting it under the tree.

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  32. Another really great project! What a great idea for storing all those little needed items you can't get your hands on when you need them. Love it!

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  33. What a gorgeous box! I love that collection of papers :) I have the Naughty or Nice stamps-really cute set!

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  34. Your know what I would so with this adorable tin. If I had a Christmas Party I would use it as my little clutch purse. It would be talk of the party.

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  35. How lovely is this project??!!! And that sentiment is so inspirational! Lovely combination of patterns and collors Shelley!

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  36. Lovely project!! I love the little santa hat!!

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  37. What a great idea for a gift!
    So Festive & Bright!

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  38. That would make a great gift filled with something nice. It is too good to give away though.

    Carol x

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  39. Super cute lunch pail!! Love the paper!

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  40. My favorite Authentique paper! Tins are soooo much fun.

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  41. So festive--I like all the ribbons on the handle.

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  42. I am loving this, so creative Shellye, this would look amazing filled with your Christmas cards!

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  43. Wow shellye you are amazing as always. You always inspire me with so many ideas on what stamps and paper could do ! Who would have thought to do this? Well, I didn't! So, thank you for showing me how to use my supplies in creative ways

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  44. This is such an adorable project! You did such an amazing job on this!

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  45. such a pretty box for a terrific idea!

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  47. OMG, I'm so jealous! I've been trying to put some time aside to make a lunchbox project. You did an amazing job with Authentique's fun papers!

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  48. This is so pretty! I love this! Your projects are always so clean and elegantly done!

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  49. Well, I can't seem to get the above comment "OMG, I'm so...." to show that Sandy J from FlockPaperGlitter posted. I guess, I've been out smarted by this blog. But it's still a cool project. Thanks!

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  50. Gorgeous Christmas Project!! Have some of that paper in my hands already!

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  51. OMG!
    Your creative ladies are Blowing me away with these wonderful, cretive projects

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  52. What a great idea for containing all those little items needed around the holidays. And pretty enough to sit out in plain site. Gorgeous ! Love that sparkly red rick rack.

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  53. Fun project, love the design!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. With authentic's fabulous paper and those wonderful stamps, it makes altering a tin so wonderfully easy. Love the touch of holly leaves on the stamped tickets. So cute. Me, I'd use the lunch boxes for small candy gift boxes. That's just the right size for a small thank you gift, etc. Thanks for the fabulous idea.

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  55. Sweet and festive indeed! I love the doilies!

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  56. Oh, wow. that is super cute. i love the papers on here and the ric rac.

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  57. It is such a gorgeous holiday project! The ribbons give it a very festive feel.

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  58. Wow, this is gorgeous! I love it....

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  59. Cute box! I love how colorful it is!

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  60. I have one of those tins ready to be altered. What a great idea to make it for the holidays!idea

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  61. Simply beautiful! LOVE the papers and the tied ribbons on the handle!

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  62. What a pretty Christmas tin!! A great idea to fill with goodies as a gift!

    rebmnmny@gmail.com

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  63. WOW!!! I would never have thought to use paper on a tin like this. Absolutely gorgeous work

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