Sunday, August 17, 2008

U-niversity Prepared!

Hello, my step Daughter and Nephew are both starting University in September. I’m making them each a little survival tin, this is the one I made for my Nephew.

I used the ‘Little Tee’s stamp set designed by Melanie Muenchinger sold at GinaK, this set has unlimited possiblities! I stamped the shirt with black ink onto white and cut out. The U is also part of the set & I stamped it in red and coloured in with a yellow marker. I trimmed the sleeves to ¾ length and shortened the bottom to fit in the window.

The sentiment is computer generated and layered on real red cs. The paper I used to cover the tin and for the background of the lid is handmade paper. I wanted the tin to look more masculine, and this paper reminded me of leather.

I used the SU round tab punch to make the thread holders.

I also made a little book type holder for needles & pins. The belly band velro’s closed, I put a piece of felt inside to hold the needles & pins.

The tins were purchased at a local store called Prima Wrap.

The tin is filled with all kinds of goodies they’re probably used to having at home, and may need while away.

Here’s a list of things I included, I can’t believe it all fit!

Safety pins
Ear plugs
Nail clippers
Emery boards
Tape measure
Cough drops
Post it notes
Folding scissors
Elastic bands
Dental floss

I’m also going to include a gift card for the coffee shop! Cause I’m sure they’ll be needing that!

Hope you have a great day

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