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Art & Possibility - Up-Cycling a Mint Tin

Updated: Sep 19, 2022

Happiest Friday! Seriously... this is one of the most happiest days of my life. It's a dream come true.

Hi, this is Julissa of Paper Gems by Jules and for today's blog I'm sharing some personal goals that are coming to fruition and a fun way to use your stamps to make custom gifts for loved one. First, story time...

Somewhere back in 2018, I discovered the Angie Girls line of Unity Stamp Company and I was so in love! I was still learning how to color and didn't have Copics, but I will never forget when I posted this card using "Grace of Letting Go" on Pinterest and Whitney reposted it on the Unity {Show & Tell} Facebook Group. OMG... I was so fan girling. They didn't know who to give credit to because it was using a grammar school email name and I think I was too shy to say it was me... but in that moment, I wanted to be part of Unity in some way!

I admired all the design team members and found such inspiration... which caused my Unity collection to grow (ALOT)! And on a glorious spring day in 2019, I was asked to be part of the Unity Design Team. It was a total dream come true! And of course, as life happens, the next release was coming up and I was heading on a trip... so the pressure was on (self imposed pressure). This was my first card for the design team.

I'm so grateful to have made friends on this team. Everyone is so kind and thoughtful. After a while, I envisioned us all getting together... and then the pandemic hit. We were all made to be apart, but it also gave us time to plan. And finally, this weekend... our little group finally gets to UNITE! It was such a dream and it's all finally happening. Unfortunately, not everyone could make it, but it's a start. Dreams do come true!

And now for the crafty part of this blog... these are upcycled tin cans that I decorated for the design team members I'm meeting this weekend! I paired three different Unity stamp sets and my custom stamp made by Magnuson Custom Stamps. Here's a quick list of supplies used:

I used my Cricut {click here for my Cricut file} to cut the pieces out as I was making 12 of them, but if you're making one or don't have a cutting machine, you can just trace the shape of the tin and fussy cut out the patterned paper. Once you have the pieces cut, you can decorate them. I chose to stamp the front piece with the beautiful girl from Grace of Letting Go and that first card. I also pulled the sentiment from Art & Possibility that I felt shared the Unity vibe.

For the inside, I wanted to make sure that each person that opened this tin felt loved and felt seen. The reality of everyone is that not all days are sunny, even when the sun comes out. So if you can be a ray of light for someone on their gloomy days, maybe you'll feel the light in return on yours.

Click the link below for a visual on how to adhere the the pieces to the tin.


I hope today's blog not only inspires you creatively, but also inspires you to shoot for the starts when it comes to your crafting goals. I hope you can make more friends in this beautiful crafting community and fine ways to be a ray of light for those around you.

Until next time... Happy Crafting!

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