Monday, June 1, 2015

The Tin Man Crafty Secrets June linky party and complete tutorial

Welcome to another fun Crafty Secrets Linky Party! This month is all about the guys in our lives, be they Fathers, sons, Brothers, Friends, Uncles...friends Uncles...Okay you get the idea :)

I decided to go with a Fathers Day project and use a stamp set not typically thought of as a "go to" for Dads day! I have a "thing" for metal so the Tin Man from Wizard of OZ is one of my favorite characters of all time, The Crafty Secrets   Digital stamp set features the most charming image of the tin man and a separate heart on a chain that resembles a pocket watch that I just love! Inspiration struck!

I colored the tin man is shades of gray and a gray blue and golds.... I love that its a little different but no too far away from the original. I wanted to add the yellow brick road on my card without being too obvious, so I opted for an embossed patterned paper to do the job!

Scewhead brads, distressed papers and wonky stitching all add to the masculine feel of the card while also giving me all the layers and texture I love. Its a tiny bit steam punk meets vintage romance! { I do get carried away don't I?}  :-)
Speaking of getting carried away.... Lets talk about all that inspiration I was struck with! I thought an entire "OZ" theme for Fathers Day is pretty fabulous! The Family is the "Lollipop guild" Cute huh? we can get Dad a box of Munchkins and a coffee for breakfast, let him be the great OZ all day, schedule a massage for those tired wobbly scarecrow muscles and if he is brave enough to go on an adventure how about a hot air balloon ride? Take Dad down the yellow brick road {a sunday drive} to his favorite place for dinner, but watch out for flying Monkeys and try to be Glinda the Good all day! LOL 

I made a sweet little paper funnel to top off a gift of "yellow bricks" nuggets chocolates, and tin covered kisses. I'm adding the template for you so you can make your own! Here is how I made mine:

Cut out parts in gray or silver cardstock and gather a few supplies, you'll need:
adhesive, a paper  piercer, 2 brads, and scissors.

Add your handle before assembling the funnel, I tried it the other way around and got "hung up" in the adhesive.

Pierce your holes for the brads, and add the handle.

Once the tube is in place add a strip around the seam to create a smoother "weld" look the the place where they join, this will look more like metal and give it more stability.

The tag was made with the Mustache Men digital stamp set and is embellished with another screwhead brad and some twine. I filled a mug with yellow bricks and tin kisses, and placed the funnel on top for a cute and Wizard-ly look! (I think next time I might use silver paper) what do you think?

Be sure to hop over to every one of the Design teams blogs to see what "dude goodness" they have whipped up for you this month! (seriously some good stuff) ;)


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh, wow! I am so in love with this project! That funnel is the icing on the cake! And the card is so totally adorable and whimsical that it makes me clap my hands for sheer joy! The tutorial (and are a GREAT writer!) are just fabulous. Thanks for another great Linky Project, Shantaie! xo

Elizabeth said...

I am so impressed with this project Shantaie. It really jumped off the page for me when I glanced through the Linky file earlier this week. That stamp set is one of my faves but I rarely use it. The candy jar with the tin man funnel lid is brilliant. Love love love this

Darlene said...

OMG this is just so darn clever & AWESOME! Love the entire ensemble ... so creative and sure to bring a smile! Well done ...

Diane said...

This is so creative and fabulous I don't even know what to say...but that I LOVE soon as I saw it hit the linky files I was in it love it!!

Andrea Murdock said...

fantastic card and project! I love the tin man and you have done a great job with him!

Sheila Rumney said...

Oh, this is too super cute! Love this card and project! Thanks for sharing a great tutorial!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is so cute and the funnel is very creative. Thanks for sharing.

Gloria Stengel said...

I love the tin man hat! So "fun-nel!" hee hee This is a super project. Just perfect for dad!

Hetty said...

Winderful Father's Day gift idea.
Thanks for the instructions and you made a beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

This is the dynamic duo of fabulous masculine gifties..card and candy??? Genius! I love it : )