… here are the pics of the gift we gave my grandmother for her birthday. It’s a lunchbox style tin that I decorated and then filled with cards. Once again, it was not my idea but was really great to make. My grandmother loves to send handmade cards but my aunt who used to make them for her stopped. Last year I realized, I bet she’d like it if I made her some. So I gave her a set and she was very pleased. That makes gift-giving for her easier.
Anyway, I thought she might like a little box to keep her cards in before she sends them. The inside has a little pocket in the lid for stamps and it has six dividers to keep her organized. I didn’t write on them but I imagine they’ll say things like Thank You, Birthday, Holiday, etc. Like I said before, I filled it with cards — I made six varieties and made five of each to make 30 cards total — then I added a book of stamps in the lid. I think it turned out well and she really liked it. There are photos of the cards at my flickr.
*** UPDATE 08/15/2006 ***
People have been wondering where the tins came from. They are manufactured by Provo Craft and were ordered from Creative Xpress. Creative Xpress is having a sale on ProvoCraft tins through 08/17. This is the actual tin used but they have a variety of types. Make sure you show me what you create!