a crafty purse tin

Last night I had fun playing with a “new-to-me” product from Letraset called Safmat.  It’s an adhesive-backed transparent film that you can print on with your computer.  Cool, huh?  All you need to do is print, peel off the paper backing, and apply it to your desired surface.  Easy!  The hardest part was thinking of what I wanted to create and designing it on my computer.  LOL.  Not really difficult, just took a bit of time. 

I found this purse shaped tin in my stash that I bought quite some time ago at Hobby Lobby on clearance.  Then as I was searching through my files, I found a pic that was taken last year this time after the Spring-Fest stamping event in Buffalo, NY.  I’ll be heading to the same event later this month and I am so anxious to see these friends again that I only get to see once a year…so this pic was perfect!

Once I created the photo, background, words, etc., the printing was simple.  I just changed the paper setting to A4 size and selected the Photo setting.  After printing, I trimmed it to fit with my paper trimmer, peeled the backing off and stuck it down.  I only had a few tiny air bubbles but I’m sure that was user error and should be better with practice.  I was able to press 99% of them out without difficulty.

Then I added some ribbon and trims with red-line tape and finished it off with a few Primas and a button.  Here’s a close up…

The bottom of the tin is not perfectly flat…it bows down in the middle and made the tin “rocky”.  So I added some button “feet” to the base…now it sits perfect!

Here’s a pic of the packaging if you would like to look for it.  You can buy it here on the Letraset site but I see it’s currently out of stock.  I do believe, though, that I read somewhere it will soon be available again.   Click here to see more ways to use the Safmat product.  I look forward to trying this again!


 Thanks for stopping by…have a great night!

8 responses to “a crafty purse tin

  1. Hey Diane – your project is total perfection. Wat a monster you have created! I LOVE IT!
    PS: You see the layout on the new Safmat packaging? Thats my daughter **shameless plug**

  2. cute!!! Love the buttons on the bottom!

  3. wow – what fun could be had with this new stuff….great memory of such a cool bunch of gals.


  4. What an awesome shaped tin. LOVE the way you altered it. Thanks for giving us a heads up about this product.

    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs and smiles

  5. HEY! I know those people!! Looks like a super fun project. It won’t be long now until SF4 is here

  6. Ahhh, now I see what you were up to! Interesting product and I can’t wait to see all those people in less than three weeks!

  7. This looks amazing, what a great thing to treasure, I may have to have some of this safmat and have a go, loving the trim, gorgeous work hugs pops x x

  8. diane this is just an amazing project. great to give it as a gift.

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