Sunday, February 3, 2013

Valentine Matchbox Treat Holder

I bought the Matchbox Big Pro die before Christmas, but I never found the time or need to make a treat box.  I bet it could be crafted into a gift card holder for future Xmas gifts. Little Yellow Bicycle Valentine cardstock (purchased last year) was used to cut the outside sleeve of the matchbox and  AC Cardstock Tropical textured paper was used for the box bottom. The girl image was stamped with a Magnolia rubber stamp and colored with Copic pens.
The treat box front was further embellished with Jessie James mini buttons.  For a pull I tied some twine through a button heart and glued it to a Valentine printed satin ribbon.
Oh, the heart shaped opening was cut using a Spellbinder thin die and a piece of acetate was taped behind it to form the window. ( I used washi tape to hold the heart die onto the unassembled matchbox cardstock...learned this trick from Cheryl Miyashiro who writes the Life is Sweet blog and often appears on the Joy of Crafting show- Sunday 6:30 channel 12). Most of these craft products were found at Ben Franklin Crafts but if you can't find the exact item be sure to use your creativity to find substitutes....that's what makes you a crafter!  Live a happy, crafty life!

7 comments:

Annette said...

oh my word how totally adorable.. I love how you added the buttons...such a fun little treat box..

Creations by Shirl said...

Cute matchbox! Love that you've got a Tilda stamp and you colored her so pretty...
TFS Lynn~

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Cami said...

This is a cute matchbox! Love the window backed with acetate and how you adhered the hearts Tilda seems to be flying away! The loop treatment on the box for the pull is a great idea! Another fun project!

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eunice said...

what a super neat and clever idea to add a window to your matchbox! Gonna have to remember to CASE this one soon!

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