So I saw this idea on Pin interest somewhere. I can't find it now sorry! I have TONS of tins in my organizing stash so this was a perfect idea to make for a good friend who sends LOTS of cards. I think I will also make one for each of the Great Grandparents as they still believe in handwriting cards too and I love getting them, so why not encourage that? LOL!
This is the top. I cut various pattern paper and card stock to size, added some bling, letters, flowers, pearls and LOTS of ribbon. This thing is also glimmer misted to within an inch of its life! It is very sparkly!
A side few. I tried to dye the blue handle to a more green with the limited alcohol inks I have but that was not a great success so ribbon works! There is sheer polka dotted ribbon, textured green ribbon, and gross grain wide ribbon! LOTS of ribbon! I finished up TWO rolls on this and half a roll of what I had left of Scor Tape!
Inside. I covered the top and bottom panels with pattern paper. A vellum envelope with ribbon and letter stickers to hold her postage stamps, a pen, pencil, some magnets and of course post it notes on the top. The inside holds pre-made cards/envies (as she rocks the cards and I was NOT going to try to top her!), scotch tape, some shipping tags, and paperclips (mounted on a magnet strip). I sure hope she can use it, and likes it! So there you go stationary/writing/cards all in one pretty box that latches closed!