Summer is Around the Corner
In the stores we see summer preparation . . . all the summer gear is laid out and my family is already using sunblock. I love summer (actually I love all the seasons) as it is a time where people gather around outdoor activities. I wanted to share with you a little invitation idea I put together recycling an Altoid tin. I made several different ones but wanted to share this particular one. This one serves as an invitation envelope but is a great idea for a gift card holder or just even as a little something set on a desk with a photo in it. I used some fun new Dazzler Glitter on this particular project from the Dazzle Days Art Glitter Kit. Here’s the how to:
Enjoy your Altoids and clean the tin.
Take desired patterned paper and trace with a pencil the shape of the Altoid tin. Cut out. I used my Fiskars microtip scissors especially when doing a lot of precision cutting. Do this for the top and bottom of the tin. Place the paper on top of the tin using Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive. Don’t worry if the paper overlaps.
Once the adhesive is fairly dry sand off the excess paper from the edges. Add rubons, embellishments and layer if desired. Here I used rubons and then I layered my elements with pop dots for a more 3-D effect. I used Fiskars Mak’in Waves squeeze punch, Fiskars Boundary Waters border punch and Cosmo Cricket patterned paper. One of my favorite new colors of Dazzler Art Glitter is Ariel which I used here.
The inside cover of the Altoid tin can constructed by tracing the outside once again. Then placing it inside the tin and creasing it. Once you find the crease, trim as necessary. After such a time, simply place down using Designer Dries Clear adhesive and embellish. On my fan I used the lovely color (Fiskateer are going to love this color) of Jamaica.
Once again for the ‘swimmer’ I used Ariel Dazzle Art Glitter.
I placed a small invite into the little altered box and invited neighbors for a pool party. Other ideas could include a thank you with a Starbucks gift card, a tea time for the ladies or any gift card for that matter. You’re recycling and personalizing a little gift or making a unique invitation for someone special. I’m loving the new Dazzler Art Glitter choices. Oh so yummy and perfect for summer layouts and projects. Enjoy!