Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Match-Box Pretty

Not my best work, but I did want to share this little cutie with you! (Only Stampin' Up! products used to create this project.) I used the Stampin' Up! die to create this match box. I ran the 'top' of the box through the embossing folder Elegant Lines to give it some pizazz. The box is made with Crumb Cake cardstock, so it needed something, (and yes, I'm trying to run out the door to go to work). The flower is made with 3 scallop circles (I used the standard hand held punch by Stampin' Up!). You wad-up the scallop circles repeatedly until the fibers in the cardstock break down, and then you separate the layers. So, you punch 3 scallop circles, but after your 'altering' you get 6 scallop circles. Then you stack the layers, use a brad to hold the 'flower' together and fluff the scallop circles until you like the 'look'. (If you spritz the flower with water, the flower will be 'stuck' in that position.) You can spritz your flower with some shimmer paint or smooch to give it some sparkle. If you sponge the edges of the scallop circles before assembly, there will be some color variations. So, you can really jazz-up this beauty, or leave it plain and simple, like I have. After I made this, I thought, wow, this would be a cute wedding favor. What do you think?
Post a comment and let me know how you would use this little box. Remember, its a match box, so the box itself is not deep. But, isn't it a little cutie?

1 comment:

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

It's a beautiful box Sharon, very elegant and it would be perfect as a wedding favour or maybe a little something to a friend.