Thursday 13 December 2012

matchbox project!!

so i had a day off doing the christmas projects yesterday for my dads birthday, this was his cards
hope you like as much as he did... it uses tim holtz distress ink pads and apothecary stamp set.

not sure where i got the dad stamp think it's a docraft/ papermania

well on to the match boxes

i have done this project for christmas as i think they make great gift boxes as you can see from the picture the blue one has a pair of earrings i made in it and the red one has some candy canes but you could put anything small enough to fit in a large matchbox. alternatively you could make a matchbox style box any size you wanted to fit your gift.

heres how i made mine...

first empty the matches out and remove the divide card if your matchbox has one

make a paper template of your matchbox

cut and fold your base paper according to your paper template. i have used some hot off the press paper

 glue this around your boxes using strong adhesive. i have inked the top and bottom edges too.

 measure and cut mats out of a patterned paper, i used the christmas village first edition paper pad.

glue these in place onto your matchbox,

stamp your focal image using memento, i used a magnolia stamp

colour the image with promarkers and cut out.

use your image and the matchbox to size up a mat, i also punch the bottom with a decorative punch from martha stewart, then make a smaller mat to layer on to in a lighter shade (i used my base paper).

glue these together and to the matchbox. remember you can layer the focal image with foam pads or silicone glue. i added a message from hot off the press in matching colours to my papers.

add mats of paper in your base colour to either end of your box. poke a hole in 1 end and i have added a loop of string for this matchbox (i added a brad to the blue matchbox instead).


now you have finished!!

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