Saturday, 27 August 2011

Sizzix Matchbook Bridal Sixpence Holder

Sizzix Matchbook Brides Lucky Sixpence
Oh my life, working with something this small nearly did my eyes in, completed it only measures 3cms x 4.5cms.
Sizzix Matchbook Die
I have a pile of old sixpences (for weddings) found for me by my mum, after I set her a “mission” and I was thinking of ways that I could present them other than in a box, organza bag or on a card, as seems to be the usual way and I thought my Sizzix matchbook, cover and page insert die (38-1128), would be perfect.
Wedding Matchbook Brides Sixpence
Once the matchbook was cut out I needed to get the text just the right size to stick onto the front of the insert, in the end I whittled it down to font size 8.5 in Papyrus and for the sentiment on the cover font size 9.
Sizzix Matchbook 2
Sticking the sixpence in was the easy bit, using a foam pad so that it could be removed if the bride actually wanted to put it in her shoe on the big day!
Brides matchbook with Lucky sixpence. 
A bit of tiny faux stitching and a couple of flat backed pearls finish everything off.
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Something a bit different and I couldn’t believe that I had tiny brads that were the exact same colour as the paper I used  …. that was such a bonus!

And The Winner Is …..

Well, it’s been a fantastic 2nd Blogaversary here at Fiddle Fart…. and now as the celebrations finally die down and before  I sweep up the mountains of party popper confetti from my craft room floor, all that is left for me to do is to announce the winner of a copy of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook ….. drum roll …….
…….. Suze Bain – who said that “Legends of Scotland”   would be the My Memories digital paper pack that she would put on her wish list – well done Suze!
Suze wins a free copy of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software but I have a special coupon code for anyone who has been holding out to see if they won the giveaway before making a purchase, this coupon gives you a £6.13 ($10) discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a £6.13 ($10) coupon for the store towards digital paper packs etc. a total of  £ 12.26 ($20) in savings.
The coupon code is STMMMS56353  and can be used at and the extra bonus is that this offer is open indefinitely!