A Vintage Gift

Hello blog friends,

The challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow this week is to alter something in a vintage or shabby style. Oh dear, once again out of my comfort zone of card making! After a restless night of what to do for this challenge I started to dig up some old scrap. I found an empty coffee tin in the storeroom and decided to alter it into a gift tin to hold some vintage goodies. I hope this will make a useful gift to someone who loves vintage as much as I do. During the week a dear friend, Tienie, send me some script paper that I used to cover the tin inside and out. For the outside I glued on several layers which I distressed quite heavily for a vintage look. Well I have several photos of the tin with all the embellishments and also of the goodies that I filled the gift tin with.  I would love to know what you think of my project – if it is a thumbs up from you, I have some other tins in the storeroom waiting to be altered!

Challenges:

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A close up of the flower bouquet and ribbon

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The lid, embellished with metal butterflies, roses, lace, pearls and wax cord

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The side of the tin decorated with layers of distressed script paper, lace and pearls

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I added some vintage goodies such as lovely crocheted and guipere lace . The vintage cards are from Janet K-Design and embellished with a rose and metal butterfly. The embellished cards can be re-used as tags on other projects.

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Beautiful vintage buttons from my button box and some fancy pins

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I added a few doilies, wax cord on little wooden spools and a gorgeous little scissor.

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Vintage ribbon on a card and another hand dyed piece kept together in a bundle with a silver buckle.

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All the little vintage gifts fits perfectly inside the tin.

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Project details:

  • Empty coffee tin
  • Script paper
  • Heritage Modge podge (Matt)
  • Ribbon, lace and button cards by Janet K-Design Free digital vintage stuff
  • Lace
  • Paper roses
  • Pearls
  • Wax cord
  • Metal butterflies
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Oloroso” and “Cameo Beige”
  • Fancy scissor
  • Fancy pins
  • Paper doilies
  • Wooden spools
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Tea Dye”

Thanks for visiting today. I think altering this tin encouraged me to start early on handmade Christmas gifts this year. Remember to join in the “altered something” challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow  this week. The design team have made some beautiful projects for your inspiration. We would love to see your project.

Have a wonderful week and see you again soon. Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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37 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. just4crafters
    Mar 30, 2013 @ 02:28:08

    Wow!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! Your creations always amaze me. They are so beautiful!!!! Thank you for sharing these on your blog!!! ~Sophia

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  2. reasonableribbon
    Mar 28, 2013 @ 19:00:44

    This is just beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

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  3. Tammy
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 15:47:38

    wow! for being outside your comfort zone, you rocked this! it is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges this week.
    Tammy DT

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  4. Patti Painter
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 01:24:44

    I say you had better get started on those gifts….who wouldn’t love to have one of these? The paper layers and your flowers are super and the way you made the lace tags are so creative….love the added embellies at the top of those.
    Stunning creation!

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  5. suzanne b
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 08:51:10

    I have visited and commented once and you know I think this is amazing but I wanted to say thank you for sharing with us at Its all about the Vintage too.

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  6. Nicola
    Mar 25, 2013 @ 23:30:35

    Absolutely stunning. Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs and good luck, Nicola X

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  7. Karien
    Mar 25, 2013 @ 20:01:37

    Hi Amelia!
    Ek is mal hieroor, mooi soos al jou ander projekte! Genade waar kry jy nog hout gare-tolletjies?
    Liefde
    Karien

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  8. Starr Timmons
    Mar 25, 2013 @ 16:20:40

    Oh my goodness, this is absolutely gorgeous, stunning! I love it! Thanks for sharing it at TSTR!

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  9. hannelie
    Mar 25, 2013 @ 05:22:54

    dis ongelooflik spesiaal… ek kan net dink hoe die gelukkige ontvanger sal voel!
    Hoop jy het n wonderlik geseende week!

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  10. suzanne b
    Mar 24, 2013 @ 23:43:21

    Stunning piece of art and craft. Beautiful!! So lovely to have you playing along with us at the Craft Room. Suzanne xx

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  11. Debi Ryan
    Mar 24, 2013 @ 21:40:44

    Isn’t this darling!! just lovely, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

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  12. Carina Els
    Mar 24, 2013 @ 18:39:45

    Liewe Amelia

    Wat ‘n pragstuk!! Gaan haal onmiddelik die ander blikke uit, ek
    sal so gelukkig wees om so kunswerk te kon kry!
    Ai en al die mooi goed wat uit die kunswerk opgetower is. Jy het dit net!!
    Doen so voort, en dankie dat jy dit met ons deel.
    Liefde Carina.

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  13. sari
    Mar 24, 2013 @ 14:04:42

    Oh my shabby goodness!!! This is amazing!! So much beauty to look at!! Love the soft colors and small treasures!! Thanks for joining my challenge over at It’s All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

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  14. Sandra Mathis
    Mar 24, 2013 @ 10:30:54

    Hi Amelia,
    I hear you; I felt the same way when I recieved the e-mail from Cec with the details of this week’s challenge. 🙂 But it was a lot of fun though, wasn’t it?!!! Your decorated gift tin is absolutely breathtaking. I love the colour scheme, the papers and all the small details, especially the scissors. Sooooo beautiful! Thanks for having me as a GDT again.

    Hugz,
    Sandy

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  15. Moz
    Mar 24, 2013 @ 10:22:27

    You can alter anything and make it drop dead gorgeous! Bring out all the other tins Amelia and spoil us with more or your stunning work! Your blog post always makes my day and inspires me! Thanks for sharing you amazing talent. Enjoy your week!
    Hugz

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  16. Bearkis
    Mar 24, 2013 @ 10:06:30

    My admiration!!!

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  17. elma
    Mar 24, 2013 @ 06:35:19

    thanks for join in at It’s all about the Vintage
    Elma

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  18. Maria
    Mar 24, 2013 @ 00:33:08

    Wow, what a stunning gift! Your altered coffee tin is beautiful, and the presentation of the gifts inside is just as lovely. Go get the rest of the tins!!!! Thanks for joining in with our “in the garden…anything but a card” theme over at the Craft-Room.

    Maria x

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  19. dsmiles2
    Mar 23, 2013 @ 22:37:24

    Sigh. Emily, how gorgeous. Yours is the only blog I have visited today. I always feel peaceful and happy visiting you. Gorgeous gift set. I wonder if the same can be done with old oatmeal containers. It would be a fun project to make. So many beautiful details – the shading, colors, and magnificent embellies. Very pretty! hugs, de

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  20. Meggymay
    Mar 23, 2013 @ 22:19:39

    WOW an amazing altered gift, this is a gift to be treasured. hope you will alter more in future this is so gorgeous.
    Yvonne x

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  21. Marie-Louise
    Mar 23, 2013 @ 21:47:00

    What a fabulous tin and such marvellous treats inside. Just gorgeous

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  22. Pauline
    Mar 23, 2013 @ 21:21:22

    What a beautiful gift, lovely colours and fabulous attention to detail.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Pauline
    x

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  23. Paper Profusion
    Mar 23, 2013 @ 21:02:08

    Stunningly pretty Amelia -love all those special little details! Nicola x

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  24. Jytte
    Mar 23, 2013 @ 21:00:08

    Oh, wauw!! This set is stunning!! Love it!!

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  25. Carol (Granny)
    Mar 23, 2013 @ 19:55:01

    Definitely a “thumbs-up” my friend. What a gorgeous creation with beautiful design and embellishments. How you’ve created the vintage cards is amazing and so creative. I always love your beautiful treasures and this altered tin is spectacular. Will make wonderful handmade gifts for Christmas. “Hugs” Carol

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  26. Mervi
    Mar 23, 2013 @ 19:52:16

    hi Amelia,
    from trash to treasure, What a beautiful gift, I’d love it!
    Absolutely gorgeous altering!
    And thanks for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

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  27. Anonymous
    Mar 23, 2013 @ 19:05:15

    You would never guess it is an old tin container! It is just wonderful. Thanks for giving our mojo a boost. You do just lovely things. Donna, Kansas USA

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  28. Sandra Mangrum
    Mar 23, 2013 @ 18:52:59

    Simply Beautiful!

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  29. zoechaosz
    Mar 23, 2013 @ 17:59:35

    Oh goodness this is heavenly such a treasure. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

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  30. Petra Swart
    Mar 23, 2013 @ 17:57:43

    Sjoe, vrou ek stuur vir jou al my ou koffieblikke!! Dit is ‘n PRAGTIGE projek. Jy het soveel aandag aan al die detail gegee – dis regtig mooi! Jy het ‘n pragtige styl; ek’s mal oor jou werk!
    Hoop jou langnaweek is lekker sover!

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  31. Tee
    Mar 23, 2013 @ 17:27:13

    Simply Beautiful! I love everything about this altered tin! And each item you created to put inside, was beautifully done also.NICE!

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  32. Tonniece
    Mar 23, 2013 @ 16:48:59

    Just STUNNING
    Hugz Tonniece

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  33. Judy
    Mar 23, 2013 @ 16:06:44

    Oh Amelia, it is a thumbs up alright! It is beautiful! Love it! I just love this Vintage look! Judy x

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  34. Joyce Hessen
    Mar 23, 2013 @ 15:46:36

    Dear Amelia
    Your vintage look for this tin is lavish and stunning.
    Love the lace and flowers.
    Have a great Easter.
    Happy Stamping always Joyce.

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  35. Heather
    Mar 23, 2013 @ 15:31:42

    Amelia~This is GORGEOUS! I really feel I could just copy and paste what I always say when visiting your blog :0) Love all the details of how you did the paper layers..and all your beautiful little cards that hold your buttons and stick pins! GORGEOUS!!
    Hugs
    Heather

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  36. Nessie
    Mar 23, 2013 @ 15:24:26

    How beautiful. On Monday is my birthday… *lol*

    The tin is just gorgeous, I always love your beautiful flowers. I never see some like them over here.
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Nessie

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  37. Thea
    Mar 23, 2013 @ 15:05:43

    Love it… who could think that a coffee tin could look like this!!

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