Hybrid Decorated Christmas Tin

My Internet has been down. Isn’t that the pits?

You switch on the laptop and the internet is not working. Mine has been out since the 5th and only just came back on.

You don’t realise how much you have come to rely on something till it is taken away. Different being at home without it too, compared to going without it while you are taking a vacation. That is a choice.

Lets look at the positives.

I got a lot done. 🙂

Mind you, many of the things I went to do today were hampered by the fact that I could not research some things along the way. Every time I though I would go Google something.

Nah! You’re not online.

Anway – here is what I was working on when my ISP went down.I have had these Provo Craft tins for ages and not got around to doing anything with them. In the next couple of weeks I will be selling a lot of things in our annual Seasonal fairs. It seemed the perfect opportunity to do one of these and see how it goes. The uses for such a tin are many and varied. It could be used for a gift box or filled with photos of your holiday seasn. Filled with all your family’s treasured holiday recipes it would be a wonderful memory keeper in years to come.

Something ready to pass on to your children when they are having their own Christmas

Here are some more shots of it.

The top was a little tricky to cover. There are templates available at Provo Crafts or other places online if you don’t want to hassle with making your own. I made mine in half then mirror imaged it. Split it down the middle and slid the whole thing over the handle. Then there are no joins along the top edge of the lid that could catch or tear easily.

The paper is textured with a Friskar’s texture plate that really gives a leather like finish to it. Pretties up the plain background enough with out overtaking the design.

Some simple die-cuts and raised mounting tape with a few flowers and it’s done. Top it all of with plenty of pretty co-ordinating ribbons and you’ve got a lovely gift tin.

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