Altered DVD Tin

I'd never embossed a tin before, but I always loved the end result, so I figured I'd give it a shot... Whoaaaaa, I'm halfway there. LOL, sorry, the 80's girl in me kicked into overdrive. I promise to refrain from outbursts of Bon Jovi for the remainder of this post... :P

I made this for a friend of mine, who is always such a great friend to me. I was thinking about creating cards to fill the inside of the tin, but in the end decided to stamp out a bunch of images on WCP for her.

I started by stamping the pumpkin image randomly on the cover of the DVD tin, then sprinkling silver embossing powder and heating with my heat gun. I set the tin aside to cool, and started working on the belly band.

I cut a piece of Soft Sky Textured CS (3 x 12") to fit around the outside of the tin, as well as a piece of Fall Flowers DS (2 3/4 x 12") paper. I used my corner rounder to scallop the edge of the patterned paper, then attached it to the textured CS.

Next, I cut a strip of Really Rust CS (2 x 4") and ran it through my crimper. I also cut out another piece of Fall Flowers DS (1 3/4 x 3 3/4") paper, and a 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" piece of Whisper White. My sentiment was stamped in Chocolate Chip, and the corners were punched before attaching them together and adding the Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon.

Stamps - Give Thanks
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Paper - Soft Sky Textured CS, Fall Flowers, Really Rust, Whisper White
Miscellaneous - Silver Embossing Powder, Ticket Corner & Corner Rounder Punches, Paper Crimper


  1. The tin turned out beautifully! The embossing looks great.

  2. So neat! I like how this turned out!

  3. Oh my gosh...this is so great! I have never seen this done before. It looks amazing and I'm sure your friend will love it! There's more embossing for me to do. ;)

  4. That tin is wonderful! I love the clever way you embossed it- looks like it was made that way. I have a couple of those tins sitting just begging for this CASE! TFS

  5. This tin turned out great Heather - love it! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  6. I am in AWE! I never would have thought of embossing ON the tin! That is so-o-o cool! Thanks for sharing, Heather!

  7. You did such a lovely job on this!! I love the embossing and beautiful belly band! I bet your friend will love this!

  8. Wow ,its looks fabulous! The embossing is fantastic!

  9. Howw fun. I've never done this before, but I just got a tin like this and guess what's on my to do list for tomorrow! Yours turned out great!!! TFS!

  10. SHUT UP!!!! I didn't know you could emboss on tin!!! YOU ROCK! Thanks so muh for sharing your ideas and your Bon Jovi outbursts!!

  11. These tins look brilliant - what a super idea!!


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