Thursday, March 13, 2008

Open Me!

German Phrase of the Day: Gehst du mit mir ins Theater? = Will you come to the theater with me? My husband actually asked me the other day if I would be interested in seeing We Will Rock You. I was shocked! He RARELY plans outings...and for him to think of a date is quite the rare thing. It's been playing in Cologne just down the river ever since we moved here, but apparently it is ending in June so he thought we could go see it. WOW! :-) Now to figure out when.

This may not rock you...but I've been playing with my new GinaK stamps this morning. I had a tin that I made a belly band for and gave to my husband as part of his 10 Valentine's while I was gone, but since it was empty I recently "rescued" it from his basement office to re-use it. (What's HE going to do with it now??) I had been thinking, why limit myself to Altoid Tins with Melanie's new stamp set. I mean...Joanne made an adorable notebook, Melanie herself just put it on a bottle, so why not use the new What's In your Tin? set on this larger tin?

I stamped the outline and the Survival Kit sentiment from What's In Your Tin? Set 2 with white stazon onto the plastic window first. Then, I covered the bottom part of the tin with some retired SU! designer paper (linen prints I believe it's called) and covered the rim of the lid with the new Old Olive twill ribbon (I love this stuff!) and then I colored 2 flowers from my little round tin - the bottom with the Cameo Coral marker, the top with the So Saffron marker and put a rhinestone brad through the center. This was then attached with a mini glue dot.

Then, I took some mailing labels and stamped them with my linen background stamped off once using So Saffron ink. Next, I inked up one of the small flowers from Carolyn's new Framed Flowers set with my Cameo Coral and Old Olive markers and stamped the flower in the center of each label. Lastly, I attached the labels to the Hershey Nuggets and Voila! I have a great gift for a friend all ready to go.

Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Spring Blooms
, What's In Your Tin 2 by GinaK Designs
Old Olive, cameo coral, so saffron, white stazon
CS: Linen Prints DSP
Acc: paper flowers and brads from GinaK, old olive twill ribbon



  1. This is terrific Jana! The proportions of this look terrific on that window tin! Cool, an option for when you need lots more chocolate thatn an altoid size serving to survive!

  2. Shut Up! OMGosh is that not the cutest thing ever!!! Jana, Jana, Jana... You rock girl!

  3. What a wonderful idea to use this set on a larger tin, Jana--it turned out great!

  4. Hi Jana - just found your blog through SCS - I'm wondering why you live in Germany - maybe I'll find out as I read down your blog! Love this decorated container - I'm always looking for good ideas for boxes and baskets etc! Love your blog! and your daily German lesson!


  5. OH I LOVE this, Jana. How did I miss it? Fabulous!

  6. Adorable! Such a great dea Jana! :)

  7. great idea jana, love what you did with the larger tin. my other stuff arrived today so I am looking forward to playing soon

  8. How precious----LOVE those stamped nuggets---fabulous tin too.. sooo clever girl!


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