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I can no longer deny it. Summer is here. It's hot, humid, and buggy. Even the cat won't venture out today. That's why I am so glad to have received July's Seashore Kit from Alpha Stamps! Lots of lovely things to play around with and keep me occupied while everything outside melts. My first project is a simple Mermaid Garden tin. I'm a huge fan of tin inserts and used one from the Altoids Inserts Vignette - Set of 3 along with several chipboard pieces, like the new Sea Scape Layered Corner…

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How sweet are these little 1" by 2" tins? I made a couple shrines with the ones I had, and then begged Leslie at Alpha Stamps to send me at least 5 more. The tins come with a sliding lid, and I still plan to try a design incorporating the lid, but for now: tiny shrines. I started out making little fairy shrines. The backs of the tins are covered in scrapbook paper. Tiny wings from a collage sheet are added to create fairies, who dance on beds of moss amongst the smallest of mushrooms, made…

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Tutorial: Altered Altoid Tin. How to cut scrapbook paper to fit on the Altoid tin. junk: General Crafts, Recycled Cans, Altoid Tin, Altoids Tins, Altered Tins, Mint Tins, Tin Art, Creation Deco, Altered Boxes

Make your Altoid tins something special! I've altered dozens of Altoid tins, and have learned a few tricks I thought I would share. Here's what we're making today: And here's what you'll need: Mod Podge (I prefer Matte Finish), an old ink pad, heavy scrapbook paper (for this tin, I used paper from Graphic 45), a sharp exacto blade, an inexpensive sponge brush, a straight edge, a ruler, a brayer if you have one, and an empty Altoid tin. Figure out where your pattern will fall on the top of…

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Magically, my internet works again (for now...) so I'm just going to take advantage of it and blog before it craps out again randomly! I made this altered altoids tin shrine for my pal Audio for her belated birthday! I first sanded the whole thing down to remove the Altoids labeling and colors, and also so the paint would stick to it. I used regular artist acrylics, and they're a little bit transparent, so the shiny metal showed through a bit... I liked the effect :) For the inside, I took a…

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