Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Love Inside

It is such a treat to share amazing artwork with you from our design team each week!  They are an inspirational group of gals that inspire me over and over again.  I always look forward to what surprises will arrive in the mail.  Ü

This decorated tin by Jennifer Toussaint really got me drooling (and I’m sure it has nothing to do with the dark chocolate she sent with it… Naw, nothing.) Box Of Love Clip

In addition to being a very busy wife and mother, Jennifer is a faithful member of our Yahoo Community.  She assists as an administrator, participates in many of our swaps and designs incredible art like this to share!  

The luscious Hershey’s Kisses I mean, luscious alcohol ink colors that Jenn selected for this project really got things off to a great start!

Box of Love

Materials list:

(Recycled) Calypso poinsettia paper flower tin

Adirondack alcohol inks in Citrus and Stream

Cardstock bits from Stampin’ up

Music sheet paper

Assorted crushed bead bits

Watch pieces

Crystal Effects

O’So Sticky Tape from Pennywise Arts

Paper flowers from LTD catalog

Copper charm from Beyond Beautiful

Glue dots


Peeled paint stamp from All night media

Versa Mark ink pad

Micro beads from Pennywise Arts: Copper and Lettuce

General directions:

Using Adirondack felt and stamper to randomly stamp alcohol inks all over metal portion of tin and lid. Dry completely. Wrap a long piece of O'so Sticky Tape all the way around tin and cover with mixture of the copper and lettuce colored beads. Rip up random scraps of cardstock, and stamp a lighter piece of cardstock with peeled paint stamp using Versamark. Dry completely. Rip up pieces of sheet music. Use adhesive to apply the random scraps of paper on the front of the tin. Use adhesive to apply flower pieces randomly. Use glue dots to apply copper charm to the front. Use Crystal Effects to apply crushed bead bits and watch pieces to front.  Here’s a blown up of the close up – Yum-O!

Box Of Love Clip

Next cut a large circle of O’So Sticky Tape to cover the circle of see-through plastic on the lid of the tin. Peel back paper and apply bead mixture to the top of the lid completely.

Box of Love 3

I can’t think of a better way to “go green” than with this lovely green tin and the use of so many recycled materials!  Way to go Jenn!

Box of Love 2

If you like this project you’ll surely want to check back here next week for more!

You can also find Jennifer sharing on her blog too: http://craftychickfrommaine.blogspot.com/


  1. That is absolutely luscious, Jennifer! Very nice work.

  2. Jennifer! This is just gorgeous! I love altering tins, but you've done such a fabulous job with the embellishments, as well.

  3. Beautiful! Someone would be very lucky to receive this.

  4. Jennifer,
    This is the most beautiful tin I have seen in a long time. Thanks for making me want to make one too.

  5. Absolutely beautiful - love the colors and wonderful detail work!

  6. lovely, your colors are beautiful


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