Saturday, October 28, 2017

Rock til you Drop! Altered Altoid Tin

Good morning!  Today I am showing off another altered Altoid tin.  This one was made for a friend's 40th birthday.  I used Cricut cuts, charms, and some old Rusty Pickle papers.

It's mostly "metal" colors of black and silver, but I wanted to add a pop of color so I asked her favorite...her response Kentucky Blue.  

I  used lots of die cuts, maual and electronic.  I added fancy fibers instead of plain ribbon.

When I began to gather the photos of which I printed many, I noticed a reoccurring theme, many of the photos my dear friend is using this hand gesture (she is also sticking out her tongue in most of them as well) I went with it and almost all of these pics have her throwing horns.  I have used the Cricut Rock Princess for this image before, so I knew exactly which images I need to bring this mini together.

My dear friend is also a former smoker and Altoids are her replacement addiction.  She actually gave me this tin and about 15 others to make more!

I doubled the inside pages from previous tin's I have completed.  So I kept the inside pretty free from lumpy embellishments.

I also created a custom box for my mini.  I used my Crafters Companion Ultimate scoring tool for the first time.  It was very easy and I will be pulling this out a lot more in the future.

Cricut Rock Princess cart
Crafter's Companion Ultimate tool
Altoid tin
Rusty Pickle papers
misc papers and card stock
Tim Holtz/Sizzix dies
misc other dies and punches


  1. This is such a wonderful gift for your friend! It really is such a beautiful and personal mini album and that Kentucky Blue is pretty amazing! It never ceases to amaze me what you can fit into an Altoids tin! Thanks so much for joining our October challenge at Mini Album Makers. Anne xx

  2. WOW!!! What a fabulous gift!!! Very creative. Thank you for joining us at Connie Can Crop.

    Sue - Connie Can Crop DT

  3. Perfect gift for your friend! So personal and shows you know her and what she loves! Wonderful!! I love that I am not the only one with hoarded Rusty Pickle papers! ha ha ha Thanks for sharing with us at Mini Album Makers Challenge!

  4. She will definitely love this! What fun! A love the color scheme and use of photos in this project. A great mini! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Mini Album Makers. Hugs, Autumn

  5. A very creative gift, a beautiful album, a great idea!
    Thank you so much for playing along at Mini Album Makers.

  6. Wow, what cool mini album. Love the die cuts and the color scheme. TFS and for joining the "To die for" challenge at Connie Can Crop. Good luck.

  7. Super cool theme and design - all the elements work brilliantly together. Another great Altoid Album! Thanks for playing along with us at Mini Album Makers.
    Alison x