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Friday, February 3, 2012

Altered Heart Altoid Tin Swap


Once again, I am so happy that Wendy Aspinall of Bliss Angels hosted another fabulous swap.  This one was to alter a heart shaped Altoid tin.  After searching and searching for the heart shaped tins, and after sending my friends all over the west coast on searches also, CVS finally got them in last week.  Here is my creation for my swap partner Mina.  I decoupaged the tin with some fabulous napkins that I found, one of which that has French music on it.  I then added a vintage music paper yoyo and other embellishments.  For the inside of the tin I made a heart shaped banner out of papers and added crepe paper yoyos and glitter and glittered letters to spell LOVE. Wendy's swaps are always wonderful as she is such an organized and encouraging hostess, and the participants are always very creative.  I hope that my friends from Pink Saturday enjoy seeing this swap creation.  Stay tuned for my gift from Mina!  And have a very Happy Valentines Day!

37 comments:

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

You did a great job. I don't think I've ever seen Altoid hearts. I also like your banner.

HPS

LL

LV said...

It is amazing what you can do with an empty container if you have the talent. Very nice.

The French Hutch said...

Hi Marti, What a lovely valentine creation. I've never seen the heart shape tins. I love the sweet pink color.
Happy Pink Saturday.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Linens and Laurel said...

Just love it. Happy Pink Saturday!

Karin said...

So adorable!

Susan said...

How pretty! You've done a wonderful job here. I'm sure Mina will be thrilled.
Nice to meet you via Pink Saturday,
Susan

Sarah said...

What a sweet altered tin. I smiled at your comment of searching all over for these. I remember living in NYC in 2001 when these first hit the market. I search high and low to find a tin without any success. Once I found some a year later, I stashed them away in my box of valentine goodies. They are a keeper. ;-)

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

ohhh Marti, how beautiful ! dang, I need to get back to swapping with Wendy.
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Jann Olson said...

This truly is a gift to love! What a fabulous job you did. Sure wish I would have seen this swap. Can't wait to see your gift.
Hugs,
Jann
Happy Pink Saturday!

Mari said...

Wow beautiful job you did, it's soooo pretty....
Wishing you a happy pinky pink Saturday...

BLISS angels said...

Marti OMG your tin is wonderful and such a beautiful idea to put the banner inside.. I love it and big thanks for joining my swap again... Hugs wendy

Daniella said...

That is beautiful!
Your partner will be so happy!
HPS!
xxDaniella

Holly said...

how beautiful this is!! You are so talented, Marti!
Happy Pink Saturday!

thestonerabbit said...

Oh my!! That project was gorgeous!! You did an amazing job on that.....so pretty!!! I can't believe you could get all of those hearts, plus the ribbon, in the Altoid tin!! Good job!!!

I'll have to check out her swap...I'm sure it was a lot of fun!

HPS!!! dana

Linda M. said...

Beautiful, I would never guess they were Altoid tins. Have a great week. Joyous Wishes, Linda

chubskulit said...

Very cute!
Pink Cupcakes, have a great weekend!

Lorraine said...

Supercute!! I love the idea of a garland tucked inside the tin!!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Oh wow, Marti! You did such a wonderful job!!! Love, love, love it! :) Such a charming tin and adored what you did to it! Wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday!!!


XOXO's,
Jessie

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

That is so beautiful, I love it! isn't Wendy awesome? I've traded ATC over at her blog before and I have always received such beautiful cards. I like the tin idea, although I've never seen the heart shaped ones but I'll be looking out for them now.

Maggie said...

Fabulous creation and perfect for Valentine's Day.

Ira said...

Such an exquisite tin Marti! Love how you altered this, totally lovely! Enjoy your weekend, Ira

Gerri Herbst said...

Such a stunny piece, love all your glittery pink bits and baubles. Came over from PS...love your cupcakes and living room too! take care, gerri

Marcia said...

WOW!!! Marti, this is GORGEOUS!!! Heart-shaped Altoids tins? Where have I bean. Okay, now you're sending me off to CVS on a hunt today. ;) I mean it too. I'm not too sure I would ever be able to make my tin as beautiful as yours but I am at the very least going to try to find those heart-shaped tins. What a coward, huh? :)
Thank you for stopping by. I think I'll check out Wendy's swap.
HPS!

Gabriela Delworth said...

HPS!


So very pretty banner!


Gabriela

thistlewoodfarm said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I always love all the inspiration I find here! Thanks for sharing!

blessings,
karianne

bj said...

These are ALTOID tins ? Great balls of fire. You artist just amaze me...I love your talents.

I also love those three stands with the white tea pots and I am feeling like I am going to flat out steal that idea....It is sooo cute. Now, where to find those three stands and three white tea pots...Hahaa..all I have right now is DESIRE. :))

Nancy said...

What a darling tin you made. I'll be on the look out for the Altoid heart shape tin. Hope I can find one!
Thank you so much for leaving the lovely comment on my post. I am your newest follower.
Have a good weekend,
Nancy @ Two Cottages And Tea

JoAnne said...

That is one gorgeous tin and banner Marti! I know Mina will love it!

JoAnne said...

That is one gorgeous tin and banner Marti! I know Mina will love it!

Leovi said...

Yes, lovely, sweet and touching with those hearts.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I haven't seen the heart shaped A boxes. I am glad you found one. I bet those little boxes are so much fun to decorate. Yours is fabulous. HPS :)

Sylvie Créative - Créations Ma Déco Maison said...

Really cute! Happy Pink Saturday!

Mina said...

Oh Marti, I am thrilled with this beautiful tin and banner, which are now decorating my Valentine area in the living room. As soon as we get a little better sunlight(my poor little camera is not very good), I will be taking photos and posting the swap on my blog as well. Take care and thank you again. Mina

Jeanie said...

This is pretty gorgeous, Marti. Wish I could find enough of those tins for my shrine workshop in April. Love working with tins! Very nice!

Jeanne said...

Marti, your heart boxes are so pretty. I think the hunt was worth the trouble. Really, I adore what you did. I'm inspired. HA!

Thank you for the sweet comment about my journal. It was a new project for me but I enjoyed it so much.

Hugs, Jeanne

Jill ~*Feathers and Flight*~ said...

Marti! Its Gorgeous! Mina is Going to Love it!! Aren't these Altoid Tins Fun!
Have a Wonderful Day My Friend!
Hugs
Jill

Barbara Jean said...

sweeeet pinks!!

thanks for sharing with us.

blessings
barbara jean