Guest Stamper: Michelle


Stampin' Up! currently is offering their charming turquoise storage tins (114673, $3.95) and silver skinny tins (104333, $1.95) for sale individually, while supplies last.  Click here for full details and loads of inspiration on how to use them.

I bought a supply of each but have yet to come up with something fresh.  No worries.  This week's Guest Stamper Michelle . . . came up with a big dose of clever for the blue tins.  In addition to her tastefully decorated box above, she created little shadow boxes to display items with magnets.  They are fantastic and I simply had to share!

In Michelle's own words, "My daughter and her friends like these. You can use the
magnets to attach photos or other memorabilia to the back wall, and
then display your 3-D items on the bottom edge to set a scene. For
example, you could put a birthday party photo on the back wall and a
party invitation, and then display the cake topper and a party favor on
the shelf. I can think of many possibilities!" 

Michelle made the magnets with flat bottomed glass marbles and
magnets she bought at Michael's (paper used is Stampin' Up! Rainbow Sherbet Designer Series, 112471). 

Click photos for a larger view 🙂

Just think of the cute storage possibilities for ribbon, paper scraps, embossing supplies and more. 

IMG_0266 Isn't this one sweet, too?

COMING UP . . . MY SNEAK PEEKS (and lots of them) for Stampin' Up!'s Spring/Summer 2009 Catalog (release date Jan. 19) and Love You Much Bundle (starts Dec. 23). 



  1. WOW – Michelle – love what you’ve done with the tin – wonderful idea!!! I have three of those flying around I might have to transform them for my girls!!! ~TFS~

  2. This is adorable! I was wondering if anyone altered these tins to store Cuttlebug Embossing Folders or Nestabilities. Are they a good fit?

  3. You are the worst about making me realize I need something I previously thought I didn’t need. Enabler to the max! LOL Love this!! So clever!

  4. Mary,,,what would I do without YOU! Nice of you to have guest stampers. Thanks Michelle! 🙂
    Create those sneak peaks NOW! ha,ha,,just kidding! G

  5. Fantastic job with the tins Michelle! They are adorable.

  6. are teasing me with the sneaks. And saying giving hints of all the new stuff. Not fair! :):)
    Have fun and keep making some neat things to show us soon-I hope!

  7. Great idea for using those tins! I am so glad that SU is selling them empty…I use them alot for storage! Michelle did great. Looking forward to seeing your new sneek peaks!! And love the new colors on your blog..the brown and blue is fabulous!

  8. colleen kramer

    Oh what a clever idea! I didn’t order any tins, but will keep this in mind when I use up what’s in my hodgepodge collection. Thanks for sharing! Sneak peaks??? OOOHHHH it will be like Christmas just keeps going!

  9. This is a fabulous idea for the tins! And I cannot wait to see your sneek peak creations! (I am totally curious!)


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