Snowfall Thinlits Dies – a Great Gift Idea

When my local club met last weekend, I prepared a super-fun project for my stampers. While this gift-giving project is designed around Stampin’ Up!’s Copper Tea Tins, the Snowfall Thinlits Dies completely steal focus. Here’s the project we made during our afternoon of stamping:

Snowfall Thinlits Dies, Snow is Glistening, Star of Light, Copper Tea Tins, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Snowfall Thinlits Dies. I added a 2-7/8″ square of Merry Merlot cardstock (framed with a 3″ square of silver foil) to the front of the copper tin with Tear & Tape. What a simple way to dress-up these darling tins! I stamped two snowflakes from Snow is Glistening on the Merry Merlot cardstock with Merry Merlot ink. I also stamped the sentiment from Star of Light with Merry Merlot. Snowfall Thinlits Dies, Snow is Glistening, Star of Light, Copper Tea Tins, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI cropped two snowflakes – one with Silver Foil Sheets and one with Copper Foil Sheets – and layered them together. What a simple, gorgeous look! I added a large epoxy dot from the Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets (this is one of the frosted one). Love it! Here’s a look at the Snowfall Thinlits Dies:Snowfall Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up!, 149692
  • Tea Tins. If you missed (or forgot about) these adorable Copper Tea Tins, you can find them in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog – they are part of the Tea Room Suite on page 15 of the catalog. Each tin measures 3-1/4″ x 3-5/8″ x 2-1/4″ –  perfect for a collection of 3″ x 3″ cards (how great is that gift?!). You receive four tins for just $15 – you can’t beat that deal! They are also perfect for storing little things in your craft room (like reinkers or accessories).Snowfall Thinlits Dies, Snow is Glistening, Star of Light, Copper Tea Tins, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • A Gift Inside. What to put inside the tin? The options are endless. A wonderfully thoughtful way to fill the tin is with 3″ x 3″ cards and envelopes. Who wouldn’t love to receive a bundle of your adorable cards inside this adorable tin? Even a tea tin of tea would be a lovely gift (image that!). I (partially) filled a 3″ x 6″ Gusseted Cellophane Bag with some homemade snack mix and tied it with 1/4″ Copper Trim – a perfect tie-in. Here’s a look at the final gift:Snowfall Thinlits Dies, Snow is Glistening, Star of Light, Copper Tea Tins, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Stamp Sets: Snow is Glistening, Star of Light  Papers: Silver Foil Sheets, Copper Foil Sheets, Merry Merlot, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Merry Merlot  Accessories: Snowfall Thinlits Dies, Copper Tea Tin, Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, 3″ x 6″ Gusseted Cellophane Bags, 1/4″ Copper Trim, Tailored Tag punch (for banner tips), Stampin’ Dimensionals

What do you think? Do you love these little tins? Grab some up today – you’ll be glad to have them in a pinch. 🙂

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  1. WOW!! what a beautiful and elegant way to give a gift, love the combination of silver, copper and Merry Merlot, paired with the copper tin can is just amazing.
    And you’re right, the snowflakes totally steal the show.
    Thank you for sharing.

  2. Brian, such a lovely project. I have found the dashing deer framelit challenging to remove without dents and pokes when done in the foil paper. I would guess the snowflakes are similarly challenging. Any tips for working with framelits and the foil paper? Thank you!

    • Thanks for your comments, Julie! The biggest concern for me has not been with getting the foil out but with damaging the remaining foil (outside of the part I’m cropping) when running the sheet through the big shot. To counter that, I either cut the foil to size or add a piece of copy paper so the plate doesn’t scratch it. With the die brush, we were able to get these out without issue.

  3. Oh, I’ve been thinking about decorating some of these tins for Christmas and now have some beautiful inspiration! Thanks, Brian!

    • They are adorable, Dianne! Most people seem to be wrapping them – just adding the front panel worked wonderfully for me – lets the copper shine. <3

  4. This is such a gorgeous gift idea. Thanks for sharing Brian, and have a great weekend!

  5. I have run out of adjectives to describe the beauty of your projects! Maybe I should get a French or Spanish dictionary so that I’m not so repetitive when trying to explain how much I love your creations! I don’t want you to get bored with my comments! Love what you did with the tin and I do need to get this set ordered. Why or why don’t you live in Maine so I can come stamp with you?????

  6. Beautifully decorated…thanks for the inspiration!

  7. This decorated tin is beautiful, Brian. You really dressed it up with the pretty foil snowflakes. It is a great idea to give a gift when the packaging is so functional and recyclable. Enjoy your day, my friend.

  8. Gorgeous mix of silver and copper. Perfect for a pretty tin and gift.

  9. I was thinking along this line using the tins. I was toying with other papers since the Joyous DSP is on backorder. I forgot about tone on tone and letting the snowflakes shine. Fantastic ideas. I need more tins though as I used mine already for little tea gifts. Love this project, it is definitely something I would make and give.

  10. Out of curiosity, since you mentioned it, do you know how many re-inkers will fit in one of those little tins? My re-inkers are taking over my desk! Beautiful project.

  11. Ooooo, what a beautiful container, love love the snowflakes and love the combination of those 2, beautiful my friend ♥️♥️
    Hugs Frenchie ♥️

  12. What a beautiful Card this layout would make! Hmmmm…

  13. Wow, very nice!

  14. Your tin is stunning! you’ve given me a great idea for the holidays.
    Thanks 🙂

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