Monday, March 23, 2009

Asian Matchbox Tower

Stampin Up's exclusive matchbox die for the Big Shot is a hit! I've been making these from scratch. It is so much quicker now using the Big Shot. The die is available for purchase on April 1 (no foolin). Here's my version of making matchboxes that are "out of the box": a few views below. The band with 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain holds each matchbox together. Each pullout drawer has Grosgrain pulls made by punching (2) 1/8" circles and threading the grosgrain through with square knots.

Here's the top view. Each Embossed flower is hand curled and has a Gold Brad. The Larger flower has 2 dimensionals for additional "height".

This view revealing contents of the drawers.

(2) drawers have chocolate kisses.

The middle drawer contains a long note: stamped flowers along the inside. "for you" is the stamp from Great Friend (available in the Occasions Mini Catalog on April 1). Just think: how many matchboxes can be stacked!

The Tower: Unassembled

  • Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Embrace Life, Great Friend
  • CS: Real Red, Black, Naturals Ivory
  • Ink: Versamark, Real Red, Black
  • Accys: BIG Shot Match Box Die, Gold Embossing Powder, 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/8" circle Punch (or Crop-o-dile), Gold Brads, Dimensionals, Pop Up Glue Dots.

Thank you for stopping by today...............more tom.

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