Sunday, September 9, 2012

Grandparent's Day

cover of tin 

front of booklet inside

needs photos and embellishments added

Happy Grandparents Day for those of you that are !

I am not a Grandparent, nor do I have any living Grandparents, but I do have kids so I made this project to give to my parents today. I also plan on taking supper and dessert to them - or maybe out to eat if they feel up to it.

This little tin came with a circular "book" already cut out of a Coral color as well as two scalloped circles on the front and back. I bought it at a yard sale a couple of years ago and never did anything with it since it was sort of an odd color (maybe that's why it was unused at the yard sale). Knowing Grandparent's Day was coming up, I decided to dig it out and try to make something of it. Seeing the new color challenge at Color Me Beautiful the other day was perfect for this project ! I had to change it up a tiny bit since I don't have all of the exact challenge colors, but they are pretty close (and look so pretty together!).

This project is also submitted to the new Anything But A Card Challenge blog. Take a peek at the inspiring Design Team projects - and the over 100 submissions to the first challenge , WOW !

Most of the items I used to make it are from Stampin' Up!; noted otherwise if not.

Card Stock and ink:
Very Vanilla
Cameo Coral
Purely Pomegranate
Always Artichoke
More Mustard

Stamp Sets:
DD Cottage Rose
Happy Everything
Wonderful Words
Hand Painted Petites (this is the first time I used the stamp set I rescued from a yard sale earlier this year)
Snap Stamps by Karen Foster- Small Formal

Stripes embossing folder
Crystal Effects (clear liquid dimensional glue)
Ruby Art Accents Microfine Glitter from ProvoCraft
Yellow Rhinestones
green grosgrain ribbon (manufacturer unknown)
Scalloped Circle die
Circle Cutter
Tombow glue
Stampin' Sponge
Paper Piercer
printer - for sentiment

Tin - no idea who manufactured it, no markings on it

Thanks for looking =)

No, I am not a grandparent nor do I have any grandparents, but here are some links (I especially like the quotes on the last) for those of you that may be.   - this is the site where I found the quote I printed out


  1. What a creative way to use the colors! I LOVE your album & your cover is really beautiful! Thanks for playing with us @ Color Me Beautiful!!!

  2. I love your little booklet! SO creative! I get stuck in a rut making cards and forget I could make something else. :) Thanks for playing along at CMB this week!

  3. Heather your grandparents mini album is just gorgeous and will be treasured by your parents I am sure! Thanks so much for playing along with the Color Me Beautiful challenge.

  4. Heather, I tried leaving you a comment this morning but blogger logged me out...trying this again!
    I am so glad you found a use for your yard sale find and what a gorgeous creation it is! Love the depth on the flowers and the quote is perfect! I am so happy you are joining us again this week at Color Me Beautiful!!

  5. What a lovely mini album!! I especially like the shape:) Thanks for playing along with us at CMB!

  6. Well, hello again!! So glad you linked up this fabulous creation at Anything But a Card Challenges too!! Such a wonderful gift and I'm sure the Grands loved it too!

  7. Awesome!! I just love this!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Color me Beautiful! :)

  8. What a PERFECT little this project :) Thanks for joining us at ABAC :) :)

  9. this is an awesome project for the grandparents! love the colour choices and the flower decoupaged on the front too! Thanks for joining us on our debut challenge at Anything But A Card!

  10. I loved reading your post about your parents and taking them a gorgeous treat too! What a fantastic makeover your yard sale item has had! Wonderful colours and images and I'm sure it will be treasured too. Thanks for the ABAC mention too!
    I do hope you'll join us again at ABAC very soon and thanks so much for sharing with us on our very first challenge.

  11. Thanks for sharing your creative project with everyone at ABAC! I am a fan of your work and I'm glad you joined in on the new ABAC challenge. I love how you turned this EK tin album into a lovely grandparents day gift album. Circlular albums are a challenge in and of itself and you created a beautiful keepsake :)

  12. I love the makeover. Lovely colors. Thanks for joining us over at ABAC.

  13. Hi Heather

    What a fun bright and fresh project perfect for anyone I would say not just grandparents! LOL.

    Thanks so much for joining us over at Pin and Tack for the Spark Your Creativity Now Challenge. We hope to see you again next month.



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