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Thank you for checking out my blog. I started this blog to create a place where people are able to find inspiration and share ideas. I find myself surfing the web looking for inspiration that is unique and different. If I find an interesting tutorial I'll share it with you. I will include a "live" link back to the original blog, store or web site so that you may have the option to visit and learn more about the designer and other services, class or kits they may offer. By posting tutorials I am hoping to help inspire people that are interested in creating something fresh and new.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Little Princess Altered Tin Tutorial w/Coordinating Mini Album

Made by Corrine Paul

Hello, This was a QUICK and EASY project. My mom and my sister found these little lunch box tins somewhere and gave three of them to me. I made this little album JUST FOR FUN! This is my first Tutorial and Recipe so please forgive me if I left something out or made it too long. Any comment you leave on this post is greatly appreciated and respected. Thank you

Materials used: 1 Darico Finishing Accents Keepsakes Totes, One 12 x 12 sheet of Imaginisce Double Sided Enchanted, If the Crown Fits pattern paper, One 12 x 12 sheet of Imaginisce Double Sided Enchanted, Princess Promenade pattern paper, Imaginisce Enchanted Sticker Glass/Autocollants, Imaginisce Enchanted 6 x 6 Paper Pad, Gerbera Petunia Bazzill Basic Paper Flowers, Six 3 x 4 1/2 Flash cards, Two 1 inch silver book rings, Fiskars Cutting system, Fiskars Softouch scissors, Creative Memories Corner Rounder, Adhesive, Glue DOTS, Assorted Ribbon.

I removed the hardware

Measured and scored paper to fit

Reattached hardware

View of the back and side

Cut a Bazzill Basic Paper flower in half and attached to the front with a Glue DOTS

To assemble the coordinating mini album you will need six 3 1/2 inch by 5 inch flash cards (you can buy at any Dollar Tree for $1) Corrine's NOTE: As you can see I punched the holes in my flashcards BEFORE I applied the pattern paper. I would WAIT and punch the holes in after you attach all the pattern paper to your pages.

3 x 41/2 inch flashcards (you can buy at any Dollar Tree for $1)

Attached paper to front cover

Attached paper to the rest of the pages and punched holes

Cut simple photo mats out of coordinating paper

Attached a vairity of ribbon around the lunch box tin's handle

Attached the 1 inch book rings

Decorated the pages of the mini album & attached a variety of ribbons to enhance the book rings

The coordinating mini album fits nicely into the altered (lunch box) tin

Thank you~


  1. Your "lunch pail" is so cute. Thanks for sharing and I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  2. THIS IS ADORABLE!!!!!!! I WANT IT :o)

  3. That is sooo cute! It may be easy, but looks like a lot of work! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Dolls Link Up Party!

  4. Oh my thats a fabulous project & thanks for the deatail on how to make your craeation,I love it! Your so creative & talented! I'm Peeking in from scrappingmamma's link up Party :-) Thank-you for joining me ..

  5. What a Creative idea!! Love it, this is just the perfect gift idea:)

    I'm peeking in from scrappingmamma's link up party!

  6. peeking in from scrappingmamma's link up party...wonderful project!!

  7. really cute project :) The flashcards are a very good idea.
    peeking in from the" scrappingmammas link up party"

  8. That is AWESOME! Cutest mini I've ever seen.
    TY for the great tutorial. I'm peeking in from Scrappinmommas Link Up Party.
    Kathie AKA Kathlee

  9. I'm peeking in from Scrappingmamma's link up party!! I'm a follower -- Hope you'll come follow me too!! :)

    This is a darling idea -- And I never thought to remove the hardware for the tin!! LOL... Leave it to me to do it the hard way. :) Great tutorial and fabulous mini/lunchbox!! :) TFS!

    Amy :) at