Saturday, 17 January 2015

Birthday Matchboxes Using Tim Holtz matchbox Die

I am having a glorious time looking through my embellishment boxes looking for anything that could “work” in a matchbox!
For this idea I have used some of the Tim Holtz matchboxes Marc cut out for me and a pack of birthday cake embellishments from Paper Cellar that I must have bought at least five years ago, I think they have gone unused for so long because, for me, they were just a bit too deep to put on a card I put the sleeves of the matchboxes together first, using scraps of paper, sentiment circles from CraftWork Cards, my scallop edged circle punch and silver peel-off corners, plus a bit of faux stitching.
Inside the box was simple, matching it to the box sleeve I simply cut a base for the bottom, fiddle farted with it a bit and then added the cake embellishment in the middle.
So, at last, another pack of my old embellishments are finally used up ….. goodness knows how many more packs I have to go!!
I am always on the look out for matchbox dies and templates as I know I will be featuring them a lot of the coming months  ……. and I found this one below …….
…… which made me realise how out of touch I am with new and not so new box dies …. I could be tempted, but in my being out of touch, I couldn’t believe how expensive some have now become!


Mrs B said...

Hi Helen. How cute are these? They are gorgeous, I can just see our grand daughters opening one of these on their birthdays, they would love it, as would anyone no matter their age. Take care.

marc said...

great use of the boxs and so different from a card lots more to do with those boxs i see a printer's tray coming on glue box trays on to some chipboard then cover with a layer of kitchen towel or loo roll and pva paint and fill trays with little things you love job done lol big love marc

Cheryl W said...

This idea would really be fun for my grandkids. I know they would love to glue together some matchboxes and then adhere tiny treasures or dimensional stickers inside. Maybe I'll need to look into one of those dies. Like you said though, they've gotten to be horribly expensive!!

mumasu said...

Fantastic idea and as usual uniquely different :)

Stacey said...

Check out your Silhouette library......all sorts of little boxes there!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love these.... there is something very special about little boxes ..... everyone loves them and as always, your design choices are beautiful!...Dianne