Susan's Saga

Sunday, January 03, 2010

A New Little Matchbox




Whew it is so hot and humid here. I was glad to hear rain on the roof at lunchtime and it has cooled the weather down a little. The heat is a perfect excuse to stay inside and craft away in the air con! Lol! So I did!

I altered this little matchbox for a swap I am in. It has little crafty goodies in it. I think I overdid the goodies a little. It was hard to close!

I covered the insert with Stampin' Up! designer paper and added angel brads to the front so I could thread ribbon through the 'drawer' as a pull, then I made a sleeve for the outer box and wrapped wide fabric ribbon around it. It's a stitched ribbon also from Stampin' Up! Then I made a bow with more ribbon and some of my own manual stitching, then added another type of ribbon on top. The matchbox is finished off with some rhinestones and some gold ink.

I hope my swap partner likes it when she gets it in the mail this week!

5 comments:

Chriss Rollins said...

i love altered MB;s and yours is even cuter as it's filled to over flow with crafty goodies. lucky girl who receives it.

Susan please try for the blog candy.

chriss x

Jo Whitton said...

I'm sure she'll love it - it's GORGEOUS!! You're so clever. :)
Jo xx

Laura Thorpe said...

This is so cute! I am sure youe swap partner will love it!

Christina said...

Your bows are so perfect! WOW! Stopping by from sparkpeople~

Pearl said...

i seemed to have missed this great little project ! too cute , Susan !