I LOVE little boxes - so when I saw this die - I just had to have it - it's the same size as a little box of matches. 2 5/8" x 1 3/4" by 1/2".
I used papers from the wonderful Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8" x 8" Paper Stash Collage. I started out making just this one with the Bingo design sheet. I added a sprocket, a mini gear and arrow to the top corner. I took an Art Parts Door Plate, inked it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, covered it with Glue N Seal and then poured Tarnished Brass Distress Glitter over it. When it had dried, I sponged over it again with Vintage Photo ink and adhered it to the box. I added a Faucet knob to the end that I inked with Orange Blossom and Dandelion Archival Inks.
I added another piece of the Bingo paper to the inside of the box which makes it a little sturdier and also covers the folded pieces from making the box. I also cut another piece for the top showing the full Bingo card since it was hard to place the paper on the die to get a perfect design lined up on top!!
I added a Chit Chat Sticker that I cut the edge of and sponged with Vintage Photo and added a cute Lucky Road Sign from Junkyard Findings/Street Signs by Prima on the end of the box.
Since the faucet knob was taller than the box - I added a button on the bottom of the box that I die cut out of thin cork using the Tim Holtz Alterations Sewing Room die to balance the front and back. I sponged it with Vintage Photo Ink.
This worked up so quickly - I was inspired to create two more boxes using a sewing theme paper and a postage stamp theme paper from the same paper pad. Here's the sewing theme box. It's the perfect size to hold some needles and threads for emergencies!
I added a Tim Holtz Buckle with Linen Ribbon looped through it and a Tim Holtz Curio Knob. I lined the inside with a panel of the same paper.
I die cut the Thimble from the Sewing Room die to balance the bottom of this box, inked the ends with Vintage Photo and drew the 'thread' with my Iced Spruce Ranger Distress marker
Here you can see how the piece underneath balances the box with the added knob on front.
And here is my postage stamp theme box. The perfect place to keep some stamps in your desk. I added a Tim Holtz Curio Knob, an Adornment arrow, a Tim Holtz Vial Label with Chit Chat Stickers that I sponged with Vintage Photo. Now that I'm looking at this bright red label - I think I should tone it down with some Distress ink!
I again, lined my box with an extra piece of paper so it looked clean and neat inside!
Here you can see the Tim Holtz Corner I added to this box. It keeps the box from being pushed all the way through - although the knob would preclude that as well!!
To balance the bottom of this box, I used a flag ceramic button I had in my stash.
So there we have it - 3 cute little Match Boxes for 3 different uses. These were SO fun to make! Anything you see here that isn't in the eclectic Paperie shop can probably be ordered for you - just ask Kim, the owner!
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