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!