Sunday, November 23, 2014

Card and Matchbox

Hi friends!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  I know the weather has been crazy in some areas of the country.  We've had a chilly week; however, tomorrow's temperature is expected to soar to near 75 but, by Wednesday, there is a chance for a snow/rain event just in time for Thanksgiving!

A dear friend recently celebrated her birthday so I made a card and matchbox set for her.  The matchbox is a first for me and was so easy to make.

The card base was made with kraft cardstock and a sheet of K&Co paper.  The doily is Wilton.  The diecuts are all from Kaisercraft, and the green flower is Petaloo.  I added a few rhinestones and a pebble from Recollections.  Foam dots were added here and there for dimension.

The matchbox was made using a Tim Holtz die and made to match the card using the same products.

The stamped sentiment on the tag is from Paper Salon.  Below is an image of the box opened.

I decorated the inside of the box with more diecuts from Kaisercraft.  It can be filled with tiny goodies or even a small dimensional decoration.  I have a lot of plans using this die for Christmas gifts.

Have you started making Christmas gifts yet?  I just finished five tags for a Christmas swap, so now I can devote the next few weeks to making some cards and a few of these matchboxes.  It's hard to believe there is only about one month to go!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit here and the sweet comments you leave.  Have a wonderful week and, for those celebrating, Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Yes it is hard to believe how close Christmas is getting... I have made cards, but I haven't made any gifts... I love your sweet card and the cute matchbox is so pretty too.. Those papers are amongst my favorite from Kaiser.. and the weather here has been so hot... Enjoy your week!

  2. I cannot tell you enough how thrilled I am to be the recipient of these beautiful projects, Patty! They are both so stunning, and you really nailed "me" in the colors and design. The details are truly jaw-dropping! I love all the layers and all the beautiful embellies. I just LOVE everything! And love you, too! Thank you!

  3. this set is beautiful! Love those papers! I have made lots of mini albums to give away at Christmas. Cards are in the process too! Happy Thanksgiving Patty!

  4. Beautiful set of projects Patty! Your card is gorgeous! Love all the pretty collaged elements and the little matchbox gift box is darling! Now I NEED this die! Thanks for the enabling!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving Patty. This is a lovely gift set. ..The colors, layers and textures. Your friend must have been thrilled to receive it!

  6. Lovely set you have made !

  7. Wow! What a sweet gorgeous gift set you made, Patty! Love the details with butterfly, die cuts, and flowers!