Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy Birthday, Gail!

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Vintage Altoid Tin 2014-1

Happy Monday everyone!  Today is my sister Gail’s birthday (yes, December is a busy birthday month for us!) and she is one of my biggest fans; she loves my paper crafts, loves to shop yard sales,  and is a great encourager!  She flew up from South Carolina for my birthday this summer and helped tremendously!  She is a lot of fun to be around too!


She loves vintage stuff too so I made her another altered Altoid tin for her birthday:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Front Vintage Christmas Altoid Tin Altered Art Crafty Secrets 2014

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Vintage Christmas Altoid Tin Top 2014 Crafty Secrets

Here’s the back:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Back Vintage Christmas Altoid Tin Altered Art Crafty Secrets 2014

And the inside:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Inside Vintage Christmas Altoid Tin Altered Art Crafty Secrets 2014

Santa has several layers, and lots of sparkle and glitter; his “snow” is a piece of quilt batting covered with vintage glitter:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Right Inside Vintage Christmas Altoid Tin Altered Art Crafty Secrets 2014

And the other side is also layered and glittered:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Left Inside Vintage Christmas Altoid Tin Altered Art Crafty Secrets 2014

All the images were from Crafty Secret’s Retro Christmas CD, except for the back sticker, which I think was from Melissa Frances.  As always, I had a blast creating it and I hope she likes it!  If you have any questions, shoot me an email!

Yesterday afternoon my daughter’s half-brother and his girlfriend came for a visit; he travels a lot and lives in FL, and we don’t see him much, so this was a real treat for us!  He held up well, playing with Cassidy, helping her make sand art and just being a great uncle!





Enjoy your day!


  1. Happy birthday to Gail! What a pretty tin LeAnne, love all of the sparkly detail. Cute photos of Cassidy with her uncle, looks like they're best buds!!

  2. Wow, what a gorgeous altered tin! So much fabulous detail! I'm always inspired by the beautiful vintage images you find to download.

  3. Totally adorable present for your sister! Merry Christmas!

  4. This Altoid tin is AMAZING, LeAnne! I especially love the Santa inside!

  5. Happy Birthday to your sister. Love the tin.
    I think Cassidy could steal any ones heart. What a sweet visit. TFW

  6. Fabulous job on the Altoid tin. I like how you added the glue & glitter to the quilt batting for the snow.

  7. This is so wonderful!!! I visited yesterday, but got distracted and didn't comment - imagine that, lol! (was trying to get a bit of wrapping done before midnight Christmas Eve! I did manage some of it!) I am in love with all those fabulous vintage images - they are so much fun. I love all the little details you added, especially the glitter. She is going to adore this!
    Enjoy every moment of precious family time as you celebrate together!
    Shanna :)

  8. love your altered tin! those digital images printed beautifully!


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