Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Altered Matchbox Tutorial/Swap

Eileen has created some great inspiration amongst us all with her Matchbox!! So to get us all into the Matchbox craze how’s about a SWAP?!
Step 1:
Cut your matchbox out by using your SCAL or scissors, next score along the lines and fold them in.
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Step 2:
Glue along the gray areas and fold together. Glue on the inside some coordinating cardstock the size of about 2.5x1.5
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Step 3:
Alter up your matchbox! I cut out a butterfly and glued down using some of my little mushrooms as the antenna for the butterfly.
I then altered up a flattened bottle cap cut out Word Squares and glued in with glossy accents and a coat of PPA (perfect paper adhesive).
For the bead (great yard sale find) on the front I poked a hole in the tray and placed some wire in and reinforced with glossy accents. My beads inside are from yet another great yard sale find :D
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Altered Matchbox Swap
How to play in this swap: Make 3 Altered Matchboxes get 3 back! Don’t forget to fill them up with some little goodies :D
Deadline: July 20th 2010
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If you have no idea what an Altered Matchbox is check out Eileen's http://paperimagerydesigns.blogspot.com/2010/06/decorated-matchbox-by-eileen-bellomo.html
Check out the tutorial on how to put together your cut out matchbox
http://paperimagerydesigns.blogspot.com/2010/06/altered-matchbox-tutorialswap.html

PID also has some templates available for your SCAL http://www.paperimagerydesigns.com/item/Envelope-Matchbox-SVG-682
http://www.paperimagerydesigns.com/item/Matchbox-SVG-683
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We want to keep as many people happy with the swaps here at Paper Imagery Designs. One of the best ways to do that is to let you know what’s expected. Here are the basics of our Swap Policy http://www.paperimagerydesigns.com/swappolicy.pdf
When sending in your swaps read our release form and be a contributor of our image sheets. Signing the release form is optional. http://www.paperimagerydesigns.com/pidartreleaseform.pdf

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