Matching Tin & Card

A Daisy Fresh Gift Set Published by leslierich under Altered States, Made From Scratch, Stampin' Up! projects, Tutorials

Today I made this little altered Altoid tin and notepad set using a retired Stampin’ Up! Simply Scrappin’ Kit and some K&Company self-adhesive dimensional flowers. The tin is tightly packed with stamping type goodies but can be used later for paper clips or whatever anyone might keep near their telephone notepad. I don’t know why it is that I love altered Altoid tins so much. I have quite a stash of them in all colors…wouldn’t dream of throwing one away. It must be the treasure chest appeal of them. I feel the same way about pretty notebooks. A person can only have so many of either so I guess I’ll just keep making them for anyone I haven’t given a set to yet.

I sized the notepad around a Meade 3×5 scratch pad. You can buy them in multi-packs in different colors. They have a cardboard back and I designed the cover with a band to hold the pad in place. When the sheets are all used up you can slip another pad into the band and keep the cover until it’s all worn out or you’re tired of looking at it.

To make the cover:

1. Cut cardstock 3 1/4″ x 10 3/4″. Score across at 5 1/4″ and 5 1/2″. I also cut an 1/8″ strip of cardstock to adhere between the folds for reinforcement and lined the inside back cover with contrasting cardstock.

2. Cut the band 2″ x 7″. Center and adhere the band on the back cover about 1/4″ down from the fold and wrap it around to the inside. It’s important to use the cardboard back of the Meade pad as a spacer so the band won’t be too tight. Simply open the pad and lay the back on the cover, then wrap the band around it. Adhere with Sticky Strip or your favorite adhesive.

3. Decorate the front as desired

Note-I did not make this but found the tutorial on "Running With Scissors" website by Leslie Miller. Here is her website: it out, she has some very cool ideas going on over there.

***They sell these tins at Micheals


ctprezzia said...

So cute!
Oh, and I found the tutorial here...
hope it helps!

Monique said...

Love this! I'm going to have to try this one...I guess I'll have to buy some altoids..LOL

Renee said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
LG said...

WOW this is gorgeous. i love it!

Monique said...

I didn't know they sold these at Michaels...I'll have to check it out!

scrap4fun said...

Hi,saw your link on simply scrapping,you make beautiful things and I love the tin can!