My boys aren't losing teeth yet, but at almost 6 years it could be any time for Jonathan now! I had to remember when making a "boyish" tooth tin not to make it too baby/cutesy looking since kids don't usually start losing teeth til they're about 6-8. (In fact, by the time he actually does start losing his teeth, he'll tell me he needs "camo" paper! Now that he's in kindergarten, he think he's become the quite authority on what's "cool" and "not cool" . Cute things are "cute", and cute, if you're a 5 year-old boy, is "not cool".) We'll see if he wants it or maybe I'll be gifting this one, I just love these colors and big spots and dots.
This is DP from a DCVW 12X 12 pack. A strip 12 inches (or a little less if you don't want the overlap) by (just a hair under) 1/2 inch is perfect for wrapping around the side of the tin to match your top. I stamped the "my tooth..." on the DP AND a white piece of CS. Then I sketched simple tooth shape (a loose "M" for the top connected by a loose "W" for the bottom!) on the white CS over the word "tooth", cut out, and lined up with my stamped image on the DP(just like with paper piecing, it fits perfectly!) I used my "postage stamp" edged scissors to cut around the inside border of this label, then stamped the label again on Real Red CS and cut around the outside edge with snips for the mat.
Remember these little images from SU!'s "Fairy Nice"? I just love these little fairies, will probably be hanging onto this set forever, they're just so dainty and sweet. I stamped the label and my tooth first, then positioned them around the words so their faces would be showing, just eyeballed it. I used my stardust gel pen to accent the wings and fairy dust, and an EK success punch for the flowers with adhesive rhinestones in the middles. For my layers on this one, I used the same label image* as on the tin above, but this time the DP(SU!) is the mat. I used my snips to cut my focal layer (again on the inside border, straight cutting this time), and stamped on the reverse side of the DP, using a medium scallop scissor on the border, then flipped so you'd just see my scalloped edge. There are so many ways to cut these labels to change the look, I will show you in an upcoming post.
TIP: When choosing which border label you want for your tin, try matching the thickness of the lines in the font of your sentiments with the border. * The "my tooth" is thick so I used the thick border. For the more delicate word stamps in these two sets, try the "double lined narrow" border. Several of the sentiment stamps have both thick and thin lines making up the letters. Which is why I gave you a border with a thick and thin line! :) I think about these things, you know, always looking out for ya! ;) If you go back through my other tin posts, I think you'll find I've stuck to this pretty consistently when choosing, but this is, of course, just suggestion, not a rule. Using thick with thin and vice versa can look great, too. Another easy way to decide on the look your border should have is from the patter of your DP chunky patterns look good with the thick, striped paper, look at the width of the stripes, etc :)
*You might be wondering then about that really fat border is for then?! wait til you see...! (it's a good one!)
PS Remember back in the day when we got a quarter or loose change for those teeth?? I've been informed the stakes are MUCH higher now: 5 bucks?? Maybe I need to make myself a tooth tin to start saving up money for all the upcoming tooth fairy visits! (better get to designing some more stamps!)