Saturday, August 21, 2010

Caramel Apple Tin and a Card


I loved embellishing these little dollar store tins in so many different ways !
This is another old project, one I shared with a group of ladies several years ago.

All supplies are from Stampin' Up!, many of which are now retired:

Real Red, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Naturals Cream card stock
Decorative paper
Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Summer Sun, More Mustard classic inks
Bleach for the apple cut out on the caramel apple tin note card. I had hoped it would bleach out to a rusty color. You can safely use bleach on your stamps, but be sure to clean them right away! Using bleach as your "ink" on colored card stock creates a unique look. Each color of card stock bleaches differently, so you may want to experiment on a scrap first. I use a piece of white felt or wadded up paper towel dampened with bleach on an old plastic lid as my "stamp pad".
Bud Basics, Flannel Plaid, Happy Everything stamp sets
Round Tab Punch to create the apple core. Punch one out of white and another out of red. Lightly sponge Creamy Caramel ink on the edges of the white piece to create that discoloration apple cores seem to get =) Cut the top and bottom off the red piece and glue to the white piece to create the red peel on the top and bottom of the core. You may wish to stamp speckles of darker red ink or bleach on the red pieces before adhering to create those spots many apple peels have. Cut a little snippet of Chocolate Chip card stock then glue to the back to create the stem. Stamp seeds with a trimmed eraser or small rubber scrap if you do not have any stamps that would work.
Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon and button for the card

Distressing tool or carefully use the edge of scissors to ruff up the edges of the card stock





The card is called a triangle tri-fold card. Instructions can be found here.



Fill the completed tin with paper shred, an apple, caramels and stick. Wrap in a cellophane bag, tie with raffia and attach the small note card tag. Makes a cute gift for welcoming teachers back to school !



Thanks for looking !

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