Remove all the matches from the boxes and store in a sealed tin for safety.
Glue your boxes together - Use any multiples you like. I decided on 16 boxes.
Cut a strip of paper to cover the top and sides and overlap at the bottom about 1/4 inch. I decided to decorate my strip but you can use pre-printed paper of course.
For a stack of boxes this size my strip was the length of an A4 sheet cut 2" wide - which made it easy! You need to cut a strip to go across the bottom too (on top of the overlap from the longer strip.)
Next I glued the strip and covered the box overlapping at the bottom, then glued a piece to cover the bottom
Once inked and stamped I decided it looked a bit pale - so added another layer of ink
and over stamped it.
And then one more! As I am a mucky worker and often have ink on my fingers I painted the top with Shellac to protect the surface.
Then all I have to do now is to ink the little drawers as I go - with a blending foam pad then pop them into the appropriate box.
The match boxes push out from either end with your finger or you can add a little brad.
On the reverse of each box I put the make and colour of the ink I have used on the pad.
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
I did another little notebook - today - again just experimenting and it fits the challenge on This Thursday which is Marvelous Mettalics.
I used a piece of scrap paper I had - which was pale blue to start with. Dabbed on a bit of colour here and there, then stamped it, and embossed in black the 'lady'.
Swished over some gold and then heated up the embossing again so that it came through the gold.
Stamped and embossed the patterns at the top, then with a complimentary chalk blue/green, I stamped and embossed a little trio of leave stamp which came with my prize Trees Stamps from Stamping up Stamps around the page to create a vintage look wall paper effect.
This positively shimmers in daylight sunshine.