5/2/21 Top 5 at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog!
Hi friends! Hope your week is starting off great! Mine started with a doctor appointment… new insurance January 1st means a new primary care provider and I only put it off four months, lol! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’ve popped in this evening with a fun birthday matchbook I created for a birthday coming up soon. Squeal – I’m HOOKED on matchbooks! OMG, they are so tiny and so stinkin’ fun!
I cut the base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and used a primarily-purple color scheme, with purple polka-dot paper on the base, and I cut the window frame, rug and sentiment panel from CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock. This was the first one I made and I learned a few tricks along the way for the next ones, lol!
I stamped all the elements on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, colored them with alcohol markers and cut them with the coordinating dies. So sorry about these close-ups. My camera is on it’s way out. It’s eight years old and doesn’t seem to hold settings anymore. Macro and super macro are blurry, no white balance (which is a nightmare in the light box), it literally gobbles up batteries in two or three uses so I have to keep it hardwired all the time, it no longer reads SanDisks so I have to connect it directly to the laptop with a USB cable to upload my pics… I could go on and on. I guess after eight years I’ve gotten my money’s worth. So my new Canon Rebel T7 shipped out today and I will hopefully have it in a few days. I can’t wait… :P
Here are shots going around the outside of the matchbook and with the little envelope. ;)
And one more peek… I can’t stand it! I’ve been looking at these sets for the past few months and finally gave in! So stayed tuned for a few more, lol! I treated myself to the birthday, den, kitchen and craft room sets! “Warning: Matchbooks are addictive!” ;)
Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #4 April Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes
3. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #144 – Anything Goes
4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #156 – Anything Goes
5. Sweet Stampers Challenge: #55 – Lots of Layers
6. The Creative Crafters: #39 – Anything Goes
7. The Outlawz Festive Fridays Challenge: Birthday
8. World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #04 – Anything Goes
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock, Sunny Studio Polka-dot Parade 6×6 paper
Stamps: Art Impressions Matchbook Birthday Set stamps and Wall Accessories stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 433, 439, 441, 443, 461, 465, 375, 379, 454, 428, 405, 497; Hero Arts Unicorn ink, American Crafts Gold Metallic marker
Dies/Punches: Art Impressions Matchbook Template Die, Birthday Set dies, Wall Accessories dies, and Envelope Die
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this little birthday matchbook! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)