Top Secret Love Notes Tin

By  Kathleen Paneitz 

size: 4-1/2"x4-1/2"x7"


  • Metal Tin, 4-1/2”x4-1/2”x7” (Jo-Ann Essentials)
  • White cardstock scrap
  • Patterned: XOXO (Design Originals); Love Me Collection: Talking About Love (Sweetwater)
  • Girl Quotes Secret fabric sticker (Hot Off The Press)
  • Tall White Chip Chatter (Pressed Petals)
  • Luggage tag (Creating Keepsakes)
  • Rub-ons: Providence, black (Making Memories); Portobello Rd. Lettres (7gypsies)
  • Sugar Frames, Tabs, and Labels: XO tab (SEI)
  • Brooke Pink Dot Ribbon, 24” length (Making Memories)


  • Aleene’s Matte Découpage Glue, Sealer, & Finish (Duncan)
  • Aleene’s Memory Glue (Duncan)
  • Foam brush
  • 1. Cut two 3-3/4"x12" pieces from XOXO paper. Follow manufacturer's instructions to découpage to sides of tin, overlapping at back. Découpage Talking About Love paper to tin lid; turn lid over and use craft knife to trim away excess. Apply thin coat of decoupage medium over papers on tin; let dry.
  • 2. Adhere white letters vertically to front right side of tin to spell "LOVE". Apply Portobello Rd. letter rub-ons to white "E" to spell "NOTES ".
  • 3. Trim cardstock to fit inside luggage tag. Adhere "secret" sticker to cardstock. Adhere XO tab to cardstock left edge and slide into luggage tag. Apply Providence letter rub-ons to luggage tag window to spell "TOP " above "secret".
  • 4. Tie ribbon around tin. Slide luggage tag onto ribbon end and knot. Trim ribbon ends.