Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Matchbox Week: It's a Bug!

This was a fun matchbox to make! Yes, it's a plastic bug inside. I didn't have smaller bugs and this large spider worked out fine. I wanted to put in chocolate ladybugs but I guess it's not this time of the year and I just couldn't find any. A handle is added at the top of the Matchbox.

Here's a better photo of the box. The lady bug is attached by using a dimensional. The word "bugs" is made by using the Sizzix SU exclusive Billboard die. I'm lovin' this alphabet die. The acetate: I found that around the house - it is attached to the Matchbox cover with adhesive inside.

Here are the "ingredients" to make this box. Missing is the Acetate in the photo. This photo shows the Large Dot Texturz Plate used for the cover.

How did I make the window for the Matchbox cover? The Scallop Square Punch is used by punching twice. Punch once and then align the scallops (see photo below) and punch again.

How is the handle made? Cut (1) piece CS 3/8" wide x 2-3/4" long. Score @1/2", 7/8", 1-7/8", 2-1/4". Be sure to position the handle and apply brads BEFORE completing the Matchbox. The inside Matchbox fold will cover the unsightly brad "legs"

Completed Handle should look like this:

Here is the lady bug: Punch (1) 1/2" Black Circle, (1) 1/4" Black Circle, (1) 1/2" Real Red Circle. Cut the Real Red Circle in half, make "dots" and make eyes using the White Gel Pen. Position on to front of Matchbox cover with a dimensional.


  • Stamps: none
  • CS: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Black
  • Ink: none
  • Accys: SU Exclusive Matchbox Bigz XL Die, SU Exclusive Billboard Alphabet Die, SU Exclusive Backgrounds I Texturz Plates, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch or Crop-o-Dile, Scallop Square Punch, Stampin' Write Black Pen, White Gel Pen, Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals, Sticky Tape, Gold Brads, Piercer, Clear Acetate (non SU).

Thank you for stopping by today...........a girly matchbox stay tuned.


Going with the Flow By Renee said...

Very interesting. I love it! Thanks for sharing!

Ann said...

I love it! :)