Monday, March 31, 2008

Can You Dig It?

I made this little seed tin with a Nugget Tin that Kim from MFT gave me over the weekend. I know she doesn't sell them on her website, but they are available on Papertreyink ofr $2.00 a tin. I used a new stamp set from MFT that will be released on Wednesday 4/2/08 during our cocktail party from 9pm until 11pm in the MFT Forum on SCS - the set is called "Can You Dig It?".


I knew I wanted a little handle on the top of the tin so I had a place to tie the ribbon and attach the tag, so I cut a piece of Ranger Grunge Board into a 3" x .25" strip, inked it with olive chalk ink then attached it to the tin with brads. I used my crop-a-dile to punch small holes in the tin about 3/4" down and 1.5" apart. The grungeboard is really cool... it looks like a little leather handle!


Inside the tin are 4 seed packets - each one inside an envelope made with brown dp from K&Company. I'll have a template to make the seed packets and I'll post it on my blog tomorrow. I also made little bands to slip around the packet. I stitched the edges with my sewing machine, then added little cut outs of mini seed packets (from the new set). They fit in the tin perfectly!


The gardening girl was paper pieced together. I stamped her dress with the polka dot set from Behind The Scenes (also MFT)then colored the rest with Copics. She is attached to the front of the clear cover with glue dots. To answer Cassie's question... the flowers on her hat are pink glitter and pink pearl stickles dotted over the flower pattern.


Thanks for looking! Let me know if you're interested in a template to make the seed packet envelopes - and also let me know what you think of this project!

35 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

How great, looks like another great stamp set about to be released.

chelemom said...

What an awesome project!!! so cute!

Julie said...

WOW, your project is just amazing! I am looking forward to the new release on Wednesday!

Joanne B. said...

I literally just yelled CUTE in my kitchen just now! Great project!

Cassie said...

I am so excited about this set!! My mom loves to garden so I see using this for many cards for her in the future!!

One question - are those rhinestones on her floppy hat? They look sparkly, but seem different than most of the gems that I see used. Like they are actually "set" in a metal.
Thanks!

Cassie said...

P.S. Yes, I'd love a template for the seed packets!!

Shannon Wyman said...

great project!!

Tricia said...

I think it's one of the prettiest tins I've seen in a long time!! TFS!!

Anonymous said...

The tin is so cute and love the new stamp set I would love the template for the seed pkgs. This would make a really nice gift for a gardener. TFS Ann

stampqueen said...

Hallo,
Lovein the tin - looks like I'll be lovin the new set too!!!
Tera

pescbrico said...

How cool is that!!! it's perfect! wow!

Diane said...

Michelle,
THAT IS SO CUTE!!!!!!!
I LOVE it. Look'n forward to the cocktail party. ~~Diane~~

MWIT said...

This is just OH SO CUTE! Being a garden-lover, I'm looking forward to seeing this new set.

Diane said...

Wow,those are fabulous!!!Great job!

Heather Grow said...

This is a great project. I was actually looking for a seed packet template on the internet a couple days ago and I didn't find one I liked.

Lisa said...

OMGoodness... Love this... :)

terri said...

I love this - but I love almost everything you make. What a cute idea for a gift for a gardener.
Terri

Janine said...

Wow!!! Love it! Those tins are so nice...

jules said...

this is sooooo cute. i love little tins. and i know someone who would love this.
thanks for the idea.

Teresa said...

Michelle,

I have an enterprising thought for you....have you considered creating a "packet" containing all the materials (stamps, DP, embelishments, stickers, etc)needed for your project/card for the day. I would most definitely buy the stamp set, paper, tin, etc. used in your set today. Just a thougth....

I think the work you do is wonderful and I always look forward to opening my email to see what you have created.

Thanks and have a great day!

Diane said...

Love the new garden themes...I am a gardener, so this is "up my ally"!! So many stamps...so little time...now if I didn't have to do housework...well, anyhow I HAVE to get this set! Thanks for sharing!!

dpkennedy said...

Wow, fabulous project! Love the seed packets!

Mary Anne in NJ said...

Awesome! Would love a template!

DeniseLynn said...

Oh I love it. My mom is a gardner and would she ever flip over it ... what a sweet gift it would make. sheesh - such an enabler you are. *wink*

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Another adorable MFT release!! Cute idea Michelle.Love the new blog title..and cupcakes..yummy

Julie (Joypup on SCS) said...

Better than chocolate! Loving this. And usually the headless gals drive me nuts: faceless, I can handle. I am looking forward to seeing the set now!

Anonymous said...

Great project...perfect gift for the gardener in your life.

Charmaine

Feenie said...

Oh, so fun! You are such a talented girl--you know, you don't have to keep proving that over and over to us!!! ;)
Love that brown dp!

Linda SS said...

I most DEFINITELY "dig it". This is fabulous & you should submit it for publication. Your idea & creation is truly impressive.

Debbie Olson said...

Fabulous idea with the tins, Michelle!

Laura said...

This is so super cute, Michelle! I love it! Really creative.

Irene Lenihan said...

I love that project. So very cute. I really could use that template.

Dawny P said...

I love this and I would love a template if that's ok. TFS xx

mochamama said...

these are the cutest gift ideas! Just awesome

milkshake007 said...

Cute, cute, cute....just too darn cute!
I would love a template....these would make wonderful mother's day gifts.
Thanks....

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