I must admit I do love to work on 3D projects, and will save any little container I can paint or cover in any way. My new thing is matchboxes. I love all the little scenes people make in these little boxes, great fun! So when I saw the lovely little people that cover one of the papers in the 8x8 Enchanted Forest paper pad by Graphic 45 I new what I wanted to do with them...........they were destine to live in a matchbox!
I made my matchboxes using my Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machine but there are lots of free templates available online and as they are all straight lines, simple to cut and make up.
The first one I want to show you is my I believe in Fairies matchbox
I made my matchbox base in craft card and then used a piece of the black diamond paper to cover all the sides of the matchbox cover leaving a thin margin of the base card to show. I then chose one of the lovely panels from another paper, the I believe in Fairies one, and attached that to the top of the matchbox. Using a clear glitter pen I traced over some of the highlights to add a little sparkle.
For the end of the matchbox drawer I cut out one of the little roundels from one of the papers and then used one of my own brads.
The inside of the drawer I covered with the red script paper, picking out the Once Upon a time for the back. I then cut out a couple of the fairies from the page full of fairies and princesses. The main fairy I raised up on 3D foam but the small one I stuck flat on the back. The happy ever after is a small piece of the word strips also on one of the papers.
Then all you have left to do is place the drawer inside the cover and your little matchbox is finished
So that is my first matchbox I have to show you, the second one I will show you in my next post. So watch this space!!
You can find the paper here - http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/enchanted-forest-696-c.asp
Do have a look at this paper by Graphic 45, it truly is beautiful.