by Eileen Bellomo
I happen to have a die to cut the matchbox, but before I did, I made them from a template. Not at all difficult to do, and they make perfect gift boxes for a small trinket or a pair of earrings. You can even make a lot of them and stack them to form a curio cabinet. PID has a SCAL file of a regular matchbox and an envelope matchbox.
I cut the matchbox from a sturdy textured cardstock. The belly band is from PID sheet #732 ("Eileen's Backs" -- yes, that's me!). I used one of the beautiful and colorful Marie Antoinette images on PID sheet #734, then just added a little tag with a stamped sentiment and some paper flowers.
A Tim Holtz hitch fastener opens the box. Here's a view of that:
And I lined the inside with another pattern from sheet #732.
Inside the box, a little charm.
I attached another Marie image, this one from a sheet of charm sized pictures (PID sheet #731), to a Charm blank, added some Stickles and Glossy Accents, a length of Ribbon, and voila! Instant jewelry.Pin It