Hope Tin

By  Melanie Muenchinger 

size: 2-1/2"x3-3/4"

  • Hope Tin
  • With Lid Closed
  • With Lid Open


  • "Altoids"-style hinged silver tin*
  • Pure Luxury White layering-weight cardstock*
  • Sea glass
  • White tea light candle


  • Stamp sets*: What's In Your Tin? 1 and 2; Hope is Faith; Comfort & Peace; Vintage Backgrounds
  • Ink pads: Memento Tuxedo Black dye (Tsukineko); Vivid! Butterscotch (Clearsnap); Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
  • COPIC markers (Imagination Int’l): Warm Gray (W3); Cadmium Red (R27); Honey (Y38); Orange (YR68); Yellowish Skin Pink (YR61)
  • Scor-Pal scoring board (Scor-Pal)
  • Sponge daubers
  • Large corner rounder punch (Stampin' Up!)
  • Small magnetic snap (BasicGrey)

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer
  • Note
  • 1. Use black dye ink unless otherwise noted.
  • Tin
  • 1. Stamp eight label borders onto white cardstock. Stamp Antique Linen verse background across all labels; randomly sponge same ink onto labels for smoky effect. Lightly sponge on Butterscotch. Color label borders with markers.
  • 2. Stamp "Hope" onto lid cover label and entire sentiment onto inside lid label. Stamp remaining sentiments on next five labels. Stamp "to/from" onto outer bottom label.
  • 3. Stamp images around sentiments and color with markers; outline undersides Warm Gray to create shadow. Trim labels along outside border.
  • 4. Stamp butterfly onto white cardstock, color and cut out. Bend wings on each side of body for added dimension. Glue magnet snap to bottom of body.
  • 5. Cut 3"x10-5/8" white cardstock strip; score and fold every 2-1/8" to create five-panel accordion book. Round corners.
  • 6. Center and adhere labels to surfaces as shown. Place tea light, sea glass and book in tin, and butterfly on lid.