Gold Tin Class

This week I held a class using the gorgeous Gold Tin’s from this years Sale-A-Bration. I managed to get a stash of these, knowing they would make great gifts and would also make a fun class or two.
I used the Large Letters Framelits for the word “CARDS” and Flourish Thinlits for the flowers. My theme was Melon Mambo, Basic Black and Whisper White – I teamed this with the Pop of Pink Designer Paper, which added a lovely element to the card dividers. There was also a Night of Navy, Whisper White & Silver option too.
The tin came with 9 x thick Whisper White dividers, however I trimmed them down to be 6″ each (15cm), for 2 reasons – 1. so the dividers popped in and out of the tim more easily and 2. so that the DSP strips worked out evenly when I cut the 12×12 paper down. The strips were 1″ x 6″ each (2.5cm x 15cm).
The tabs on the dividers are designed to be stamped on directly – however I chose to stamp them on Whisper White card stock in Melon Mambo ink and then mount them on Basic Black card stock. I used the Layering Oval Framelits to cut them out. I used dimensionals to mount them on each of the tabs.
I’m a little OCD (no kidding!!), so I placed all the tabs in alphabetical order so that each tab is in order and the divider follows the alphabet – check out the photo and you’ll see what I mean.
The stamp set is the lovely “Tin of Cards” stamp set – page 86 of the current 2016-17 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, which is sadly retired now, but you could easily use the Labeler Alphabet on page 180 of the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue (#141936) and make any words you like for your own tabs – you could even use this as a recipe box and label the tabs – Soup, Dessert, Mains etc – that would make a great gift idea for anyone who loves cooking or baking.