I have always admired the altered tins with the paper pads inside of them. I always wondered where do you find paper to fit inside the tins? Well, I still dont have that answer, but I can show you how to cut the paper down to size.
Supplies you will need:
- Small Paper Pads (I got the recycled ones from Staples)
- DVD Tin
- A razor (be careful!)
- A straight edge - I used my Tim Holtz Design Ruler
I first measured the paper inside the tin to see where I should make my cut. I then lined up my straight edge with the line on the paper and cut through the sheets of paper. I had to go back and forth several times and use a bit of pressure to get through the entire stack of paper. The paper pad is then ready to be decorated and placed in the tin.
I decorated the DVD tin and the paper pad with Daisy D Paper. I inked the edges of the paper before adhering the paper with my taperunner. I put tiny buttons on top of the pink polka dots as accents. I covered the inside of the tins too.
I also created a little holder for a USB drive out of Small Hinged Top Tin. I have seen these done with Altoid style tins, but I made my holder with a smaller version of that style tin. I found the USB drives to fit inside this tin at Costco (which is a price club discount warehouse in NY).
I also customized my USB drive with the same paper.
I hope you enjoyed my little project. This was quite possibly one of the quickest projects that I have ever done. Thank you for stopping by =) Do not forget to enter my blog candy contest. I will select a winner for a $25 gift certificate to my store on July 9, 2008.
Edit: If you are interested in the smaller USB drive, I found it on sale at Staples this week.