Saturday, March 16, 2013

Shadowbox Tin

Feeling crafting fortunate today, I submitted my shadowbox tin project to Paper Crafts Magazine for their Paper Crafted Creative Ideas For Every Season & Holiday publication, and here it is! in print! going on sale March 19th, 2013. Thank you Paper Crafts Magazine for including my project!!!

I was inspired to make projects with these fun black matte tins when we received them in the October 2012 Peacock Club Scrap kit, so one thing lead to another and I'm still wanting to make more!

This wasn't on purpose, but in the process of putting this shadow box tin together, I think I've crafted the world's smallest drawer!

Since the Black Matte Tins were a goodie in the Peacock Kit, I enjoyed doing projects with them for the Scrap Rap, but then I just kept making projects with this sweet little tin.

I'm going to let the pictures tell most of the construction story, but I started by cutting dividers from black book board.

Once the dividers were in place, I put together the teeny tiny drawers.

Here is the other mini drawer I made for the upper corner of the tin (perfectly sized for fortune cookie fortune storage).
Then it was fun filling in the other compartments with other odds and ends.
I decorated the lid by spreading a thin layer of Book Binding Glue and attaching a color photo-copy to it.

Then used sand paper to trim off the excess paper, followed up with a little brown ink on the edges to give that warm used & handled look.

While I'm talkin' tins, here is a photo tin I put together.

I used the same steps for attaching my photo-copied photo as the lid above. It's amazing how well rubbing sand paper on the edges works for trimming off the excess photocopy.

Lastly, I couldn't resist making an accordion album using Club Scrap's October Peacock Paper in at least one of the tins. Here it is.

With a little rubber stamping on the lid and some button embellishments, it's also really cute! What a different look than the other tins!

Thanks checking out what I've been up to. Wishing you an inspiring day!


  1. Cute cute cute! Can't wait to get my hands on that Peacock stuff (running to GHM now!)

  2. Kay, this is just the sweetest project.
    That drawer is just darling.

  3. Kay, What a wonderful project that deserves to be published! Congratulations!

  4. Kay, these are fabulous. Truly. I am always inspired by your creativity.

  5. Kay, I'm so proud of you! PaperCrafts magazine is seen by LOTS of people and you deserve to be seen!

  6. So sweet! Congrats on being published by PaperCrafts!