‘A hug in a mug’ Matchbook

5/27/23 Top Pick at Inkspirational Challenges!

Hi friends! Happy Friday to everyone – I hope you’re having a great week! I received an email a while back from the lovely Debbie, owner of the Creative Creases blog, asking if I’d like to guest design in 2023. Of course I couldn’t say no, so here I am with a fun GD inspiration project for Creative Creases Challenge #57! You know how much I love the Art Impressions Matchbooks, so I have the Coffee Shop to share with you today! I used the Coffee Shop stamps and dies along with the Matchbook Template Die and Matchbook Envelope Dies, and it turned out so stinkin’ cute I can’t stand it!

I cut the base from Polly’s Paper Studio patterned paper using the Matchbook Template Die. I stamped all the elements from the Coffee Stop stamps in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, colored them with alcohol markers, and cut them with the coordinating Coffee Shop dies.

I always enjoy the assembly the most. Here’s a shot of the Matchbook with the tiny envelope. I used the Matchbook Envelope Dies and the back side of the striped paper for the envelope.

And here are some angled shots. Love, love, love!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: May 2023 – Anything Goes w/ optional Flowers
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: May #4-2023 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: May #4 – Anything Goes
4. Inkspirational: #289 – Word Prompt Mini (Matchbook, real mini!)

5. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #223 – Alphabet Letter M (Matchbook)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Polly’s Paper Studio patterned paper, Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock
Stamps: Art Impressions Matchbook Coffee Shop Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Arteza alcohol markers- BR28/34/40/52/62, R31/56, RP09, NG06/08
Dies/Punches: Art Impressions Matchbook Template Die, Matchbook Coffee Shop Dies and Matchbook Envelope Dies
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my guest design project and will link up your fun fold with us! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

12 thoughts on “‘A hug in a mug’ Matchbook”

  1. What a cute matchbook card, Leslie! The colored images are perfectly done. I really need to look for this die set. Thank you SO much for being our guest designer for Creative Creases #57! Please come and join us again with your next fun fold creation.

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  2. Wow Leslie! This is absolutely brilliant!! I’m so in love with the pull out scene you’ve made! I would love to pull up a chair in that coffee place!! Congrats on your guest design friend!

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  3. Ohmystars! Look at all the incredible detail on your matchbox sized creation! So creative; so adorable! Thrilled you shared this marvelous mini in the Inkspirational gallery!

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  4. This matchbook thing is totally new to me, I love your mini project, so cute! Thanks for sharing with us at INKspirational!

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  5. Just popping by to let you know your fabulous matchbox-sized coffee shop is on of our Top Picks at Inkspirational. Thank you so so so much for playing along with us! Hope you’ll continue to do so, often.

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