Friday, August 1, 2008

Cards - “Happy Birthday” Sweets Box

This is the cutest little matchbox card. You can lift up the accordion card from the box to read a message, then fill the box with sweet treats. Just a nice little gift for someone special. Most all materials used in this project is from Club Scrap.

Supply List:
Pattern Paper: Club Scrap
Rubberstamps: Club Scrap
Ink: Adirondack Currant & Eggplant inks: Ranger
Ribbon: Offray
Glue Dots
Crafter’s Pick Ultimate Glue
Wooden plugs: Vermont American Head plugs (Home Depot)
Metal handle: unknown, swap item
Medium Matchbox template


1. Use matchbox template to create drawer and slider for matchbox using pattern paper.
2. Fold drawer and slider into matchbox. Adhere edges using glue dots.
3. Ink edges of slider to distress.
4. Take wooden plugs and ink to match. Adhere to bottom of matchbox with Crafter’s Pick glue. Let dry.
5. Cut piece of pattern paper 3.5 inches x 11 inches.
6. Mark along 11 inch length, every 2.25 inches and score, creating 4 folds. Ink edges of each fold
7. Rubberstamp “Hello Friend”, “first class” and “HI” on first flap. Attach metal handle.
8. Rubberstamp “HAPPY” on second flap.
9. Rubberstamp “BIRTH” on third flap.
10. Rubberstamp “DAY” on fourth flap.
11. Rubberstamp sentiment on last flap.
12. Adhere the last flap to the top of the box.
13. Rubberstamp two other sentiments and cut out, ink edges and mat on front and back of matchbox.
14. Cut piece of ribbon approx. 30 inches long. Adhere to bottom of box using glue dots.
15. Fill matchbox with various sweets, close. Fold flaps down onto top of box and use ribbon to tie everything down into place.

Have fun and good luck!
Debbie Weller

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