Well Hello there Peeps!
The tin? It started life as one of those tins for ladies to carry their "lady things" in their handbags (Bodyform and please do not sing the awful song!). I will admit that this particular brand is not one which I use regularly but like any good crafter, I knew the tin would come in handy at some point so I bought the packet complete with tin. (In my best BBC voice, there are other brands available!)
Then I sanded it and painted it with alcohol inks (terracotta, picket fence, gold, cranberry (I think!)). Then painted it a little more. As I couldn't seem to get the felt to take inside (even without applicator) I used a gold pen to colour around the inside edges of the tin.
I cut out six squares which then needed trimming to rectangles as the tin is not quite square! and I then made hinges using a Sizzix die and attached all the hinges with brads. Then came the fun bit. Making the stamped panels to go on the pages!
Then i had a not particularly fun job as I had to take all the brads back out and the hinges came off, then poke holes into the panels and then reattach the hinges with the brads. Why wasn't it fun? Firstly the little legs do not want to go back through the card and the panel and secondly, the little beggars go missing on the desk whilst you are attaching them!! I did get my own back by hitting all the brads with my Timmy Holtz hammer!! Haa Haa Haa!!
Here are some closeups of the individual panels for you to see.. (I am afraid no. 5 didn't save for some reason!)
Here it is in all it's glory standing how I actually want it to do!!