Friday, January 23, 2009

Dollar Find Friday (Angela-Lunch Pail)

TGIF everyone! I am so happy that it's Friday cause I could really use a break LOL! Today the wonderful Angela brings us this weeks Dollar Find Friday! She has this super cute project using a lunch pail that she picked up for only $1! Check this out-

Happy Friday! Oh, how I love Friday......

Today I've got another Dollar Find Friday treat for you. If you are a new reader to my blog, basically Dollar Find Friday is where member of the There She Goes design team find stuff that costs a buck and transform it into something awesome!

My project today uses this Bart Simpson tin found at Dollarama.
I decided to transform it into a tin to hold little note cards. You could make this for anyone. I thought it might even work as a tin to hold love notes to send to your loved one :)

I cut white cardstock to fit the tin front and rounded the corners with a punch. The mailbox image and sentiment from Special Delivery are stamped in black Stazon. I added a sheet of red designer paper from SU! and rounded it off as well. A black ribbon from Michael's is tied to separate the two areas. A quick layer of colour was added to the mailbox image with a water colour brush (Real Red and Close to Cocoa). I went over the red again with a marker as I didn't think the red stood out enough. The cardstock is adhered to the front with a tape runner. It's stuck on there pretty good. I could have used some Modge Podge but didn't have the energy to drag it out and clean up those brushes.....
I then made some small 3x3 notecards out of white cardstock. The each have a 1x3" strip of matching red DP, a length of black rick rack (unknown) and a sentiment stamped in black ink.
Here's one of the cards close up.
This last picture is of the note cards and envelopes inside the tin tied up with ribbon and ready to give to some to lucky recipient! If I had some of those RSVP pens on hand, I would have made one to match and thrown it in too :)
Hope you like! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Tonight I am off to get my hair done (such a treat!) and follow it up with having my stamping friends over. Can't wait!
Lucky Angela! I want to go get my hair done and have stamping friends over too :) Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


paulssandy said...

Super cute!!! I love the concept. What a fantastic gift to give.
Sandy O

MakiJo said...

How cool is this!! I love it!

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

Oh Jess this project is adorable I love the colors you chose for this. I really like the size of the note cards too.

I just placed my order for the Special Delivery set. I have many plans for that one.

Hope you have any awesome day you deserve it. Happy Stamping.

Love Ya

Silke said...

Totally cute idea - Angela!!! Love this project and the cards!!!

Martha M., Tiffin Ohio said...

I love this idea!! I have been making different boxes, etc. to put my cards in for gifts and really not satisfied with anything I have done. This is the answer!!
Thanks for sharing!!

Christi said...

OMG what a super cute idea!! I love this!!!

Dawn Mercedes said...

I just love the dollar find entry each week! What a pail!

~*Joni said...

Oh wow, my kind of project! I love this idea, and so well made. Talk about eye candy. Thanks Angela and Jessica!

Anonymous said...

What a very cool idea!! Love your design!! :)