Christmas Card Twist: Photo in a Tin

This idea for the Contempo Christmas stamp set (have you seen the sale bundles yet?) uses a tin that once held Christmas chocolates.  Now it holds another sweet Christmas greeting!

When you untie the bow and open the tin, the card folds out in a zig-zag.  The punched ornament from the Contempo Christmas stamp set serves as a pull tab.

There are a couple things about this particular tin that make it easy to decorate.

Here are my **Tips for Selecting ‘Stamp-able’ Containers:**

  • No Embossing: it’s tricky to cover a tin that has a 1/4″ embossed Snoopy on the front
  • Solid Edge Colors: unless you like fussy cutting, picking tins with good edge colors means you can leave them uncovered
  • Decoration Limited: when the printed design on the tin front doesn’t go to the very edge, your decoration size can be a little more flexible

You could make this project into a mini scrapbook, too.  Just add more pages and more photos.  If you choose a larger tin, the ‘pages’ can be larger and you won’t have to crease your photo to fit inside.  Here’s an example using a little suitcase tin.

Actually, the Small Tin (124239) on the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack right now is just about perfect.  You can order these online through my store.

Reminder: Clearance Rack items are available only through ordering online and not at workshops or other events.

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