I loved the nugget purses made out of the build-a-brad tins so much that I wanted to order lots of the tins to make more! I had heard that Specialty Bottle had tins similar to the build-a-brad ones, so I went to check them out. The shipping was a little steep, so I asked a bunch of girls in my group if they wanted to do a large order together and we could split the shipping. Long story short, we ended up ordering over 130 tins and they came yesterday! They are bigger than the build-a-brad ones, so we can do even more with them! They will hold more nuggets, plus yesterday I discovered that SU’s Gift Cards & Mini Envelopes fit perfectly…oh boy, the wheels started turning…what a cute little gift idea!!

Did I mention that my big order from SU came yesterday also??? I was so excited for the sets I preordered from the new Occasions mini, and the new rub-ons that are in the Sale-a-bration flyer, and lots of accessories I ordered too! Guess what else I forgot… the mini catalog sets are die-cut, which means the second I opened them I got to start stamping!!

Okay, okay, on to what I made with my new tins and new stamps! I used a gorgeous new set from the Occasions Mini called Bloomin’ Beautiful, which is right up my alley…I love the soft flowery look. I think my favorite all-time stamp set was Long Time Friend, which had a beautiful watering can filled with flowers…do you want to know how much I loved this set? I actually still have it, which is huge for me…everyone who knows me knows I get rid of my stamps as soon as they’re officially retired!

So I made these cute little note cards:

And I put them in this tin:


It’s kind of tough to tell from the picture, but I used the
S-A-B rub-ons word "friend" in olive green across the front of the tin. I also covered the sides of the tin with LeJardin designer paper, and of course used my crop-a-dile to punch holes in the metal, then used artichoke grosgrain ribbon for my handle.

I think this picture from the top will help you see the detail of the rub-ons and paper on the sides (click on the pictures for a close-up look):


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