Beach Floral Matchbox Giveaway

Hi everyone! Do you have unfinished projects lying around? Raise your hand if you do. ✋Well, this is an unfinished matchbox that I cut out and put together the box part of it about six years ago but never finished. I ran across it while straightening my craft room and had a brilliant idea on how to finish it off.

A lot of times I hit the proverbial wall and instead of forcing creativity I put my projects aside and “sleep on it” for a while.
This matchbox diecut I had purchased from Stampin’ Up several years ago. I decided to go with a beach floral theme for the outside of the matchbox. I added an assortment of flowers, cheese cloth that I inked up, mini seashells and cording. 

Of course the inside had to have an assortment of beach inspired goodies too.

I  found this vintage image of this boy dressed in a sailor outfit on The Graphic Fairy and knew I  wanted to somehow create a mini journal for the matchbox. 

I stapled five pieces of notebook paper to the inside of the mini journal. 

Now for the fun part! Adding goodies! I raided my stash and added colored items that could be used for the beach/ocean and a mini set of rubber stamps with its own stamping block. 

Giveaway Time!

Would you like to win this little matchbox with all the goodies you see here? Well, I will tell you how can win this!!!

First, follow this blog and comment below that you are a new follower or hey I am already following you and that will get you one entry. 
Bonus enter if you follow me on Instagram…so that is two entries…and you can find me as Mscraftyt.
Now the not so fun stuff this is only for US…sorry 😔 unless you want to pay for the extra postage, custom fees, etc. 
This giveaway is open until the 19th of July and I will announce the winner the 21th of JulyIf you have any questions about this project or the giveaway please let me know.

 I would also like to submit this project for consideration for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge Weeks #290-#291 

 Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Christmas Tree and Snowflake Matchboxes

Hi everyone! It has been awhile since my last post but I have had my sinuses go crazy the last few weeks. When I take meds it pretty much leaves me with a medicine head and all I want to do it lay around and sleep…not good at all. 😦 I did have a nice thanksgiving and was able to get out and shop on Black Friday with a friend. I was out at 7ish in the morning and I must say there was hardly anyone out. So there was no dealing with crazy people and I got what I needed and was home by 11:30am. My type of shopping! 😀
Well, I want to share two little matchboxes I created for a swap I was in over on Swap-bot. We had to decorate in a Christmas/Holiday theme and fill with Christmas goodies.

I emptied two 32 count matchboxes and covered with cardstock. This one I had received the “tree” button in a previous swap. I clipped the loop off of the back of the button and after added Ric Rac, button, sequin and dew drop to the sleeve of the matchbox I adhered the tree to the top and then filled the drawer with goodies. Do you see the little gingerbread man ornament I included? 🙂

The next matchbox I when with a wintery theme. The beaded snowflake is also from another pervious swap along with the glittery snowflake which I glued together. I added a little pearl dew drop to the top to finish off the snowflake. I printed the Merry Christmas sentiment from the computer, cut out and made a banner out of it. I glued a sequin and silver dew drop on top of the banner after adhering trim to the edges of the sleeve of the matchbox.

I filled this one with mini jiggle bells, sequin trees, snowflake ornament, brads, dew drops, etc. You would be surprised at how much you can stuff in one of those little matchboxes. 

I love altering these! All I do is gather up my scraps…which is a great way to use them up…and decorate. If you have any questions about these projects please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!

A Merry Pink Christmas!

Hi everyone! I’m here to share a project I created for a swap I was in for my dear friend Lisa aka Lisa Laughs since she loves pink I found this snowman digital image to use as the bases for the matchbox. We had to alter a 300 count matchbox in a vintage Christmas theme and include three handmade items (which I have blogged about in pervious posts) and then fill up the rest of the box with goodies.

I am submitting this matchbox for the following challenges:

Eileen Hull’s Art With Heart Holiday Traditions Challenge
Paper Wing’s Productions December Challenge

If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Snowman Fun!

Hi there! I’m here to share another 32 count matchbox I altered for a swap I am in. I love the soft vintage feel of this Bundled Up paper collection from Crate Paper!  

I wrapped and tied some red twine around the box and added snowflake sequin and button with another clear sequin and dew drop to finish off this adorable matchbox. Now all I have to do is fill it with tiny goodies and mail. Hope my swap partner likes it. 🙂
If you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Holly and Gingerbread Men

Hi there! I’m here to share a really quick project I created using the Bigz XL Matchbox diecut which I had got several years ago from Stampin’ Up! As you can tell I’ve been on a matchbox kick. 🙂 I love decorating and filling them with crafty goodies. 
This one though I plan on filling with candy and adding it with other gifts for Christmas. I haven’t decided if it will be a stocking or what yet. Last year’s gifts I stuffed gloves with goodies and the year before that was oven mitts. I like things that can be used afterwards instead of being put away until the next Christmas. 🙂

Also I am submitting this project for Eileen Hull’s  November’s Art with Heart: Favorite Recipes Challenge. 

If you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Altered Mini Matchboxes of Love

Hi everyone! I’m here to share two 32 count matchboxes I altered. I used leftover scraps of Sorbet Glitter Cardstock, Red Glitter Stripe Cardstock and Pearl Dew Drops from the Robin’s Nest. Also the little angel sticker is from the Robin’s Nest but I can’t find the link for it. I spruced the angel up with a little Stickles on the wings, gathered a little bit of lace which I adhered to her neck and added a Dew Drop.

The heart I used a small heart punch first on a piece of cardstock and then punched a larger heart around the smaller heart opening to create the outline of a heart.

A little bit of lace, buttons and a Dew Drop and you have a super cute matchbox to fill up with fun little goodies.

If you have any questions just give me a holler. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

Altered Fall Theme Matchbox

On this crisp cool Fall day I would like to share a quick project I created all in one afternoon. I took a empty 32 count matchbox and covered the outside with some scraps of scrapbook paper. I added some Prima flowers with a brad in the center and a leave to the upper right hand side of the matchbox. I gathered a little bit of lace and added some Fall berries and taa-dah!!! Instant super cute gift!!!


Anything tiny can be added to the inside…buttons, brads, beads, lace, ribbon, charms, the list goes on and on.

I hope this inspires you to create something 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and looking!!!