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Anything but a Card: Decorative Matchboxes

January 31, 2019

Looking for a fun Valentine gift idea? Elizabeth Allan joins us today with a set of adorable decorative matchboxes created to hold a specific size lip balm.

Elizabeth wanted each box to be different, yet have similar elements. To streamline making multiples, she made all the matchboxes from white cardstock and covered them with our designer papers. Note: For matchbox templates, simply google “paper matchbox templates” for loads of ideas.

Elizabeth kept her die cuts and stamping in tones of red, black, and white, making it easy to mix and match her stamps and dies (exact supplies listed below) as she embellished each box.

For the insides, she used two different layout ideas and repeated them for the rest of the boxes.

Ready to create your very own Valentine matchboxes? The stamps and dies from our Happy Heart Day collection are perfect for customizing your gift giving.

Shop for today’s featured Penny Black supplies

80-009 Painted Blooms Designer Paper Pad
51-489 Heart Charms
51-493 Heart Balloons (the bird)
51-486 Stitched XOXO
51-490 Which Way to Love
51-484 Lovely Border
51-494 Love & Miss You
51-485 Hearts Around
30-523 Key to My Heart (Just for You)
30-524 Happy Hugs
30-526 So Much Love (Valentine)
30-528 Kisses & Wishes

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Andrea Hastilow permalink
    January 31, 2019 3:15 am

    Fabulous project, so cute, can just imagine some of the cute love gifts you can hide in these. Great patterns. Thank you for the inspiration.

  2. January 31, 2019 8:45 am

    Oh wow–these are just so clever & cute! Love the background paper & your choice of dies & the perfect stamping! The little red bird perched on the V is such a great design! So happy to see your work on the blog today, Elizabeth!

  3. Debbie P permalink
    January 31, 2019 1:25 pm

    Love the match boxes.

  4. January 31, 2019 2:05 pm

    Super sweet projects!

  5. judka permalink
    February 1, 2019 11:05 am

    So happy to see your project today! Adorable and so unique as always! Hugs.

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