Remember a couple days after the January Gina K release when she announced on her blog that the counter wasn't working on her shopping page and almost 200 tins had been ordered that weren't in stock? Talk about a bummer! Of course she saved the day and generously offered free tins to everyone who'd tried to order in addition to the refund! But it got me thinking...I love Gina and it's really hard for me to see pictures of her buried behind a wall of boxes that I can't help pack, vulcanizing rubber when she needs to be calling people about Copic club, etc and now this! I want to just roll up my sleeves and jump in! But it's difficult to help when I'm all the way down here in Texas!
All DAY I kept fretting over all those tins people would soon be getting and needing to alter, and if there was anyway I could personally help Gina recoup her losses. About 2 AM I woke up with the an idea, and scurried to my computer and pad. I worked all night and had my sets finished the next morning, ready to call Gina (at a reasonable hour!) and explain my plan. (But first I had to call Vanessa and Donna to ask them to pray I wouldn't blow it, I was a little delirious from excitement and sleep deprivation!) Well, she LOVED it, and I'm sure you will too! Kinda poetic that this happened if you read this post and know I was puttering around with these Altoid tins years ago, funny how they crept back into "my story". :)
I can't even begin to tell you how many ways you can use these stamps for cards, tins, boxes tags, whatever!! They make such fast, easy, cheap, FUN gifts, and the labels are sized to fit on the top, bottom AND inside of your tin, you'll have it covered inside and out in no time! (I never liked having to try to measure, cut, trim sand to get it right these leave a perfect silver "mat" around the label, it looks so sharp! And no more having to search the threads online for kit titles ideas or trying to type, size and printing out the occasion or greeting you need, they're right here for you! (There are several other features of these stamps that will blow your mind, so stay tuned!) Gina k showed you one from the "Kid" set(although it's not just for kids and the other is not for adults, that's just an easy way to refer to them, but both are very versatile, and have different "must have" labels in each!
The projects below use ONE of my FAVORITE stamps in from the more "adult" set(let's say big kids instead, shall we??! "Open me!" It's just SO Alice in Wonderland- surreal! I read it and I imagine the tin sprouting a super cape and springing to my rescue! Or a genie billowing out to do my bidding! or Gloria freakin' Gaynor jumping out and singing "I Will Survive!" in my time of need! (my own private disco!)
The first I decorated for "the guys": the "faux screws" were created with a black Sharpie and some adhesive metal dots from Colorbok I found for a dollar at Jo-ann's(still have a ton left on the sheet) Make a line for flathead, an "x" for Phillips. And check this out, you CAN actually can pack everything you need an Altoid tin to survive! I can think of a few people to make these for, can't you? But if your man isn't going to be out roaming the woods, he could also put change, gum, playing cards etc, typical guy stuff. (As usual, I have a tip sheet for ALL the stamps in my two new sets with a bazillion ways to use them PLUS I will be providing kit contents ideas for you!)
And here's a "blinged out" girly survival kit, for ME! (the "emergency..." part is on the back) I call this a "wristy", my purse alternative for a hands-free night on the town, slide your hand through the loop and go! In here I can fit my driver's license, credit card, cash, gum, a lipstick, mirror, AND key! Did I forget anything? ( I'll be providing you a tutorial later with how I made it,of course) :)
So what do you think?? Are you as excited as I am? Ready to see more??
There will be another peek tomorrow on Gina k's blog of the other set!