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Genuine

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My stamp clubs began last week and our first project was embellishing tins. Believe it or not, I still had some old formula tins left over in the shed from when my first munchkin was born………they have come in very useful over the years!
After we covered our tins we embellished them with ribbons, stamping, papers, wire and jumbo eyelets. The tin above was embellished with the Bronc Buster and Wanted stamp sets. I experimented with the faux leather look and created a look-alike jeans label with the genuine stamp by water colouring it and sponging around the edges in Creamy Caramel ink with a sponge dauber. To create the look of stitching, I used the paper-piercer from my Tool Kit and joined up the holes with a Chocolate Chip marker.
Then I decided it was about time put the Cropadile to the test and see if it lived up to it’s reputation!
You can see the results below:
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This amazing tool made light work of punching holes through the tins and setting eyelets too. A little tip I would share with you is that, because tin is not as forgiving as card stock, we ended up punching two holes over-lapping into each side which left enough room to push the metal eyelet through easily.
Here are some of the tins that my very talented Club members decorated:
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Congratulations Pam, Lyndall and Deborah on your gorgeous creations-I hope you enjoy using your tins!

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