Friday, June 15, 2012

Cowabunga! Trinity Paper Arts Surf N Swim Altered Gift Tin

Welcome to the Clearsnap and Trinity Paper Arts Blog Hop!! Our Design Teams have "teamed up" to share layouts, projects, and more featuring Trinity Pap[er Arts' paper collections and Clearsnap's distinctive inks and accessories. From sports to summer and everything in between, kick your sandals off, grab a cold lemonade and enjoy the inspiration.   Hop along to each blog listed below and leave a comment.

Each comment is an entry into a drawing to win the entire Trinity Paper Arts' "Surf N Swim" Collection!

PLUS, a second winner will receive Smooch Spritz in Gingersnap, Designer Foils in Blue, and Design Adhesives! 

For extra entries, post about this blog hop to Facebook, Twitter or your blog! Just leave a comment on either company blog telling us what you did and each comment will count as your extra entry. And now, let's heat up the summer!!

Today I created this cute little tin using Trinity Paper Arts- Surf N Swim by Christopher. This paper set went perfectly with a new set of Color Box chalks called Queties- small stacks of Cat's Eye pigment inks. The one I used is called Fiesta! This collection of Surf and Swim is double sided and has a great mix of patterns and larger design prints for full page layouts. The colors are vibrant and the card stock is nice and thick! So if you are like me and you keep all those cute little gift tins because you know "I'll use that for something!".... Time to get them out and give them new lives!

{I got to use the BOY I found of these vintage advertising pieces}

{Trinity paper Arts sticker, raised up on some foam core and backed with some burlap}

{I used smootch Spritz on this sticker trim to make it shiny and of course inked all the edges with my Color Box pigment ink}

{I also used smootch spritz on the "waves" I made by curling the card stock around a pencil}

{This pennant is also from the Trinity Paper Arts collection, it was just too cute!}
Trinity Paper Arts Surf N Swim
ColorBox Queties- Fiesta collection
Smootch Spritz- Ice Rink
Smootch Glitz


  1. This is such a fun project! The lil' surfer dude just makes me it!

  2. This is so summery fun! Made me smile.

  3. This is so unique. Loved the curling waves and the burlap used on the label. Great job.

  4. What a great project. Love the summer and vintage feel of it. Thanks for sharing!

  5. So how you made the waves out of paper..great design

  6. Super cute and creative!


  7. This is too awesome Denise! Good Gravy! I love this project! Yahooo! Too darn cute for words! LOVE IT!


  8. Oh my gosh..this cracks me up!! That little guy figurine is PERFECT on top of the tin! Love this unique project!

  9. Ha ha!! This is hilarious and and so cute. It looks like one of those toys that you squish the two sticks together and make the little guy jump!

  10. Awesome - I need to go looking for some tins!!

  11. This is really too cute and the paper colors go absolutely perfect with it. Colors are gorgeous together never thought to combine them.


  12. How cute!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win prizes. Great work

  13. This project is great. I love the banner across the top and the surfing guy. Thanks for sharing with us.