Hi everyone! Can you believe it is only 6 more months and Christmas will be here?!?! Yep, I said the “C” word and in July too. Eek! But I have found out if I don’t start creating some of the things now for Christmas most of the time it won’t get finished since I am so busy with family get togethers, shopping, wrapping presents,etc. and that makes for one insane and crazy gal meaning me.
So I am here to share a 300 count matchbox I altered using the Farmhouse Christmas Fabric Panel and cardstock from Canvas Corp. The panel I received is an assortment of different old time country farm images. I chose the sled image since it was the perfect size for the top of the matchbox. I spritzed some Tattered Angels Crushed Shells glimmer mist into a bowl and added a couple drops of water to it. Mixed and then painted the sled and once dry I fussy cut out.
Next I used the following cardstock: Tan and Ivory French Script and Lime Green and White Ribbon Stripe to cover the outside and inside of the matchbox.
I added ivory colors trim to both ends, along with buttons, flat back pearls and sequins.
The silver snowflake ornament I bought in a pack but found out when I got home one of the ends of it was cut off. Instead of throwing it away I was able to still use it by covering up the damaged end with the sled and other decorative pieces of thread, tulle, paper holly leaves and such.
There you have it one project finished and ready for Christmas. 🙂 Be sure to stop back by my blog Friday because I will be sharing what I did with the other half of the Farmhouse Christmas Fabric Panel I received. 😉 Also if you have any questions please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!
Hi everyone! I’m here to share my altered matchbox using the Robin’s Nest Christmas Collection for the Robin’s Nest “Christmas Blog Hop” linky party which is going on today.
Please be sure to hop on over to the Chattering Robin’s Blog and checkout everyone else’s creations using Robin’s Nest products and be sure to become a follower of each blog and leave a comment too for a chance to win a bottle of the Christmas Dew Drops because each blog will pick a winner. 🙂
For my project I altered a 300 count matchbox. I covered it with Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter Cardstock.
I printed the “Santa” image from a digital sheet I purchased from Pink Paislee. I inked the edges of the image and adhered it to a piece of red cardstock.
I added bits of tulle, ribbon, holly and twine decoration to the top of the box. I finished off with some buttons and Christmas Dew Drops.
The “drawer” I added a pull to make it easier to open.
I filled the inside with crafty bits of fun for my friend to use in some of her many craft projects.
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Also I am entering this in the Ellen Hull’s Art with Heart Challenge.
Remember to leave a comment and follow each blog for a chance to win a bottle of Christmas Dew Drops!
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!
Hi everyone! I’m here to share a quick post of a 300 count matchbox that I had altered over a year ago for a magazine call. It wasn’t selected so I put it back to share at a later date and since I have Spring fever…lol…I thought I would share. 🙂
I used scrapbook paper, a variety of flowers, gems, dew drops, seam binding, and a “Spring is Here” sticker to create this vintage Springtime matchbox. Also I had found the little ceramic dove when I was cleaning so I added Crystal Stickles to it to glitter it up.
If you have any questions about how to alter a matchbox please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!!!
Hi everyone! Can you believe that there is only two more days until Valentine’s Day??? Have you bought or ordered that special someone candy or roses??? If not you better get out there and order something. 🙂
I’m here to share a 300 count matchbox I altered for a swap I was in for my friend, Norma. It was really easy to create. I used a variety of leftover embellishments I had on hand and the little vintage girl I printed on photograph paper and then fussy cut her out.
The pullout I painted with two coats of soft pink acrylic paint and once dry I Mod Podged and then added scrapbook paper to each end and to the inside bottom on the pullout.
The little mini paper sack album I created fit perfectly inside.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!