Monday, October 29, 2012

Frosted Designs...Matchbox Tutorial

Hello Friends!  Lydia here with a gift box tutorial for you today.  Whether we are ready or not, the holiday season is just around the corner.  I love to find useful or pretty containers to give gifts in. For this project I transformed a match box into a gift box.  The box is small enough to be perfect for a gift card or something small like a necklace.  

We use matches to light our fire place so when the box was empty, I added it to my stash of "will use for something" as any scrapbooker does.  I loved the way this project turned out so much that I made sure to buy a couple boxes of matches the next time I was at the supermarket.  :)

Supplies you will need include:

*match box
*double sided tape
*glue dots
*lace, ribbon, or trim
*flowers or other embellishments
*alphabet letters

I'm not very precise in measuring.  I usually just eyeball it.  The size of your paper will depend on the size of your matchbox.  I did measure for this tutorial and my box was approximately 4.5" x 8.5".  This includes some overlap of the paper.

Begin by wrapping your box with double sided tape.  It doesn't have to be completely covered, just enough that the paper won't come up anywhere.

I have only wrapped the outside of the box since the inside part is white.  Wrap the box and use another piece of the tape to secure the edge of the paper. 

When the box is wrapped, you will have a seam.  Put a strip of the tape on it and attach lace or ribbon to it.

Then you are ready for embellishments.  I have chosen to use paper flowers and resin frames and attached them with Glue Dots.  You could use as much or as little of whatever you wanted.

Inside the frame, I have added a second scrap of patterned paper so it would stand out from the paper on the box.  I have used small alphabet stickers to put the recipients name on the box.  You could add any saying or phrase instead.

Here are three different ones I have made.  Now they are ready to have a small gift slipped inside.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and will give it a go.  I'd love to see your creations.  You can link it up to the comments in this post or to my personal blog.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Crafting!
Lydia :)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Paints/Mist/Inks...Frosted Designs

Time for another Fabulous Friday challenge at Frosted Designs.  This week the challenge is "Paints/mists/inks" on your project any way you like.  I took a white metal tin and painted it teal and then added a coat of glimmer glam to it.

I cut the hearts out of corrugated cardboard and painted them.  Some lace, and a few other embellishments completes the project.

Hope you'll join us at Frosted Designs for this week's challenge.  Make sure you link up your project for a chance to win a great prize and so I can check them out!

Happy Crafting!  :)

Friday, October 12, 2012

Master of the Wild...

"Wild" is this week's Fabulous Friday challenge over at Frosted Designs.  Anything wild goes.  I just love this photo of my son Aron.  He has always love "survival" stuff  like outdoor camping items.  He had just gotten a new flint and knife and put it to use to make this fire.  He was quite proud that with just a few flicks of the knife on the flint he has sparks and flames.  He later told me he was doing the Haka which is a traditional ancestral war cry, dance, or challenge from the Maori people of New Zealand.  I just love the intensity on his face.

Hope you will play along with us at Frosted Designs this week for the "Wild" challenge.  Make sure you link up your projects for a chance to win a prize and so I can check them out.

Happy Crafting!!  :)