Friday, December 14, 2007

Yankee Swap

This is going to be a really quick post. I have stamp camp tomorrow so I am going to bed soon to try to get a good night sleep so I will be well rested for a full day of stamping :)

I mentioned a while ago that I was in a Yankee swap (my first time) and the gift was to be around $10. Of course, I knew I wanted to make something (it was for the ladies craft night in my community). Anyway, I decided to make a bracelet/earrings set in red and clear. I made them pretty simple and quick since I was going this the night before.

Once I had the set done I wanted to package it up nice so I went searching though, messy closet (don't tell Mom). I found some Altoid tins and thought they would be perfect but how to put the set in and make it look nice on the inside?

What I did to make it stay in place was I cut a piece of cardstock just a little bigger than the inside of the tin (minus the rounded corners) and I scored around the outside of this piece (I think about 1/2"). I then cut a slit in each corner on the score line to make it stand up inside the tin. I cut 2 slits for the bracelet to go through and I hooked it together in the back and punched 2 holes for the earrings.

The only thing I wasn't 100% happy with was the fact that the cardstock couldn't go to the outside of the tin. I think if I had had the time I may have tried to change that but maybe next time :)

Sorry the pictures aren't the best. I was in a hurry when I took them-just before I put it in the gift bag and ran out the door :)


Anonymous said...

I think it looks fine the way it is. If I had've known it looked like that I would have picked it when I picked out my gift!!


Anonymous said...

What a great idea, Karen.
Wish I'd have thought of that before I made all of those boxes.

Happy Stamper said...

You gotta love the versatlity of that little snowman! Love the gift idea-you are so talented! Actually, just buttering you up for one of those jewellery sets. He!He!