Saturday, June 11, 2011

Gift Card Tin

With my daughter and son-in-law’s first anniversary coming up, I plan on getting them a gift card to their favorite local restaurant.  Being as they are on a budget, I thought it would be nice for them to take a night out to eat together {I’ll even babysit!}.  How many times have you thought that these little mint tins must be good for something once they are empty?


I’ve been saving all of mine, especially after seeing several different ways of decorating and using them.  Did you know that gift cards fit inside them perfectly?  I decided to dress one up for the gift card to “the kids”.  I got a scrap of scrapbook paper, some embellishment papers, and some dimensional embellishments. 


I used an old JC Penney reward card as my template {it also works well to get air bubbles out of Mod Podge projects and to use in applying vinyls}.  You can sand and paint the tins, but I decided to just work with the red in this tin.


I will either use some shredded paper or tissue paper to cushion the gift card inside the tin.  Plus, it will make a nicer presentation.


Here is one I started for myself to hold a mini-album of pictures of my granddaughter and myself.


“E” is for Evalyse and “L” is for my grandma name ~ LaLa {which actually has a story behind it; I’ll tell you about it sometime.}  This cardstock has been cut and will be the base for the album.


Another month or so and then I’ll start decorating a few for Christmas.  I think this might be a banner year for gift cards {especially for gas}!  The tins will fit perfectly into stockings or tucked onto a branch on the tree.

My Joss & Main $100.00 e-spree Giveaway ends this Sunday! 



Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

What a great idea! Can't wait to see them all when you're finished!! :)

Okio B Designs said...

Really cute idea. And to think I've been throwing those tins out all this time. Argh!


Karena said...

Kathy how cute an idea, the tin is perfect for gift cards!

I have a new giveaway!

Art by Karena

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Great idea! I have a couple I've been holding onto and have a file filled with inspiration! One day!


Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Clever idea. I needed a gift card holder yesterday for a graduation gift card. Love this idea.

Controlling My Chaos said...

What a cute gift card tin! Personally, I love giving and receiving gift cards because people can pick out EXACTLY what they want. You did a great job decorating your tin.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

How beautiful! I'm telling you.....nothing should be thrown away - ever! That is just perfect! Linda

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hey, Kathy! You always have the most creative uses for odds and ends! I can constantly looking at things trying to decide if I would use it for something else. Recently, I had this battle over the plastic fruit containers you recommended we use when we did our swap. The trashcan won this time but now you've given us another creative, eco-friendly idea!

Be Colorful Coastal said...

These are so fun AND useful. You have done a terrific job with this project. My daughter did something similar for the moms and wedding party to be prepared for whatever might happen. I still have mine. Would love it if you wanted to share this on Motivated Monday at BeColorful

Gail said...

O' Kathy, what a beautiful idea!

Have a wonderful day,

Passionate for White said...

Adorable! I'll never toss another altoids tin.

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