Once I saw Beate’s awesome tutorial found here I knew I had to make not just one but TWO (one for each kid)! I know insane, a blog that I visit daily was saying that these are a labor of love, well, indeed they are! If you make one be prepared to spend some many hours making them!
I already had canvas’s in stock, all I had to get was the watchmaker tin’s, I used ones that Beate suggested, I used a coupon at Michael’s but they are still quite costly (about 60 cents per tin, there are 30 in a bucket) and I had to buy some Velcro which runs about $2.97 per package for 15 sets, I couldn’t find any at the dollar stores. I bought some gold thumb tacks at the dollar store to reinforce the ribbon and I also punched a scallop for the inside of the lid as seeing the adhesive on the inside of the lid was a little disturbing…to ME!
Instead of stamping the title and all those little numbers and THAN cutting them out I used a friend’s Sizzlets in my Cuttlebug, a little quicker, other than that I just followed Beate’s awesome tutorial since I just loved everything about her’s!
I’m about 1/2 way finished the second one which is using Basic Grey paper, so hopefully by next weekend I’ll have it done if not sooner.