Friday, December 14, 2007

My nugget tins are here!

That's right! I ordered a boatload of these awesome, clear-top hinged tins a LONG time ago, and they were just finally delivered to me. They were on back order for so L ...O...N...G! I was in the process of trying to cancel my order (because they couldn't guarantee they'd be here before Christmas) when they called to tell me they were shipping! Yippee!

So, I whipped up a few of these little babies right away for the Verve Visual blog. Today was my day to post something, so I got busy and made not one, but TWO nugget tins! The first one I made I used Verve's Winter Wonder stamp set. I stamped one of the large snowflakes on 12 mailing labels using Certainly Celery ink. Then I wrapped a label around each candy (and you'll be happy to know I didn't eat a single piece of it in the process!).

For the outside of the box, I stamped three different sized snowflakes on a strip of white cardstock, in three different colors: Certainly Celery, Purely Pomegranate, and Brocade Blue. I mounted the strip on a piece of Certainly Celery cardstock and then cut a decorative border down each side. I wrapped this decorative strip around the tin and adhered it to the back using double sided tape. To finish it off, I stamped a sentiment in the middle of a white circle and mounted it on a Certainly Celery scallop circle and then glued it to the white decorative strip that was wrapped around the tin.

For the second tin, I wanted to use an even older Verve set called Fancy Florals. I think this was the second set Julee released, and I haven't used it in forever. To make the flower on the top of the tin, I first stamped one of the floral images in the set onto a piece of designer paper using Purely Pomegranate ink. Then I stamped a smaller floral image on a coordinating striped paper. I mounted the smaller flower on top of the large one and then outlined the whole thing using my Signo White Gel pen and my Stardust Gelly Roll pen. The center of the flower is a Rain Dot by Cloud 9. For the sentiment, I covered a chipboard tag with a piece of pink scrap paper. The sentiment, also from Verve (Thoughtful Phrases), was stamped using black ink right onto the chipboard. I tied two ribbons around the tin (pink and orange), and then mounted the Fancy Florals flower on top of the ribbon using glue dots. The sentiment is attached to the ribbon using gold cording. The labels around the candy were made using more Fancy Floral images stamped in Pumpkin Pie and Purely Pomegranate. The white dot center of each flower is made using my Signo White Gel pen.

And there you go, two lovely nugget tins ready for gift giving! So much fun! I can't wait to make up the remaining 18 nugget tins that came in my order {{{{gasp}}}}! Yes, I was a little piglet and ordered a bunch. But heaven forbid, they were CHEAP. And what perfect gifts they make. I couldn't refuse. I'm so glad I didn't cancel my order!!!

Today I am taking a break from "work". The hubby and I plan on going to the Mall of America to get some shopping done this afternoon and maybe even have a bite to eat there early evening so we can turn the outing into a "date" of sorts. I'm really looking forward to hanging out with him for a while outside the house and having some together time again, which we really haven't had in a very long time. His style of shopping drives me crazy though, so it will be a challenge!

The rest of the weekend holds more basketball. We play at 1230p tomorrow afternoon, again at 3 or 4, and we could have a 7pm game as well. Ugh. Another long one in the works, folks. Another sore butt (from sitting on bleachers) is imminent, I guess!

Have a great weekend!




  1. Anonymous9:56 AM

    Those boxes are stinkin cute...have a great weekend!

    Mary S

  2. These are both super cute, Amy!!

  3. Great job on the nugget boxes! They're adorable.

    Oooohhh, and MOA -- it's my secret fantasy. *drool* Have fun! I don't think I could get my hubby to go there to save my life. Of course, he has a heart condition and he'd slow me down... so I'll leave him home. :)

  4. Nice job...I like how you used address labels...very clever. They both turned out wonderful. Have a super, shopping at thee MALL, sounds like a blast;)! Best wishes on the games...take a cushion.

  5. These turned out beautifully, Amy!

  6. Those are eye candy as well as sweet candy!

  7. Julie Brooks11:54 AM

    Oh so cute!! I love them!!!

  8. Remaining 18! I thought I was kind of excessive at 5! They are fun aren't they? I think I need some more for Valentine's Day, you did a great job and they're cute.


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