Mint Tin Album

I love being inspired!  Every two months, as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I receive a magazine geared toward our business... but included in this is also many inspirational ideas.

This issue got me creating an album in a mint tin... Here's the idea:


Since I have saved a few tins... I felt I needed to save them for something since they are so cool... Who would've thought?!

Here is what I created:
Closed tin.  I sanded down the paint all over the tin so that they adhesive would stick.
I cut a long piece of cardstock; 12"x 3-1/2" and scored every 2" so there are 6 panels...
How the album looks as you pull it out of the tin.
DECORATE!!!  I made a couple pocket panels... There's room for a few small photographs.  I did not decorate the back of the panels though... I felt they might make it too thick to fit properly.  But you definitely COULD if you'd like!

This was a super-fun project and I plan on making a class of this.  It took only a few measurements and only a little bit of paper and a few embellishments, but the impact is HUGE!  Imagine adding a gift card to one of the little pages... Birthday?  Anniversary?  Graduation?  The possibilities are ENDLESS!

Here's the stuff you'll need (you can use whatever paper and stamps you like... I listed what you would need but then also what I used):

One mint tin

Stamps:
Any stamp set you like!
-(I used Best Day Ever (Sale-A-Bration 2015), Kinda Eclectic and Butterfly Basics)

Paper/Color:
Designer Series Paper(I love the little paper stacks we have... TOO CUTE!)
-(I used Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack - NEW!)
Coordinating Cardstock
-(I used Calypso Coral as the accordion)
Stampin' Pads to match
-(I used Calypso Coral, Pacific Point and Old Olive)

Accessories:
Ribbon
-(I used Calypso Coral 1/4" ribbon from Sale-A-Bration 2015)
Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly punches
Tear & Tape Adhesive (NEW!  Just like Scor-Tape!)  LOVE IT!
White Perfect Accents (NEW!)
Paper Trimmer

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