Saturday, March 6, 2010

Spring Matchbox

Today is a beautiful day in Wisconsin. It is in the 40s, the sun is shining' the snow is melting and Spring is on the way. It's days like this that lift the spirit and make you look forward to the months to come. (Although living in Wisconsin, I know that this could turn around in a heartbeat and a blizzard dumping a foot of snow on us could still occur anytime in the next two months...LOL) But for now... all it good! :)

I'm excited to move away from the more subdued color schemes of winter. Although I'm not a big fan of purples--it is a must for spring, isn't it?

Here's my Spring Matchbox...

Inside a little chocolate wrapped in DSP...

Cardstock: Textured Old Olive & Pale Plum

DSP: Cottage Wall

Accessories: Matchbox Die, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die (Butterflies), Always Artichoke 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, dimensionals
Candy Covers: cut 1 x 3 "
Matchbox DSP band is 7"--score at 1 1/2, 2 3/8, 4 1/2 and 5 3/8.
Cutting 12 x 12 Cardstock to use for Matchbox Die
I found these cutting instructions on Patty Bennett's blog--originally this idea came from Lisa Freeman.
The matchbox die is a little longer than 12 inches and rather than waste a lot of paper Lisa came up w/ this awesome way to utilize your cardstock. :) Thanks, Lisa!
Measure in 5 1/2 inches on each of your 4 sides of 12 x 12 cardstock. Cut down 6 1/2 inches to the center of the cardstock. This will make 4- 5 1/2 x 6 1/2 pieces. These 4 pieces will make 2 matchboxes perfectly! Lay one piece over the top and tags and one over the bottom of the matchbox. Wah-lah...all your pieces and no waste!

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