Hi, it's Karin here with some Sizzix Inspiration!
Quilters love 'quilty mail'. I'm involved in the Supernova Friendship Block Swap; every month my partner and I make two blocks and swap one of them. At the end, we'll both have a nearly identical quilt. One of the fun aspects of this swap is that we share information about ourselves in each package we send.
For the first month, we are sharing 25 random things about us. I used the Matchbook Notebook die with my Big Shot, and I die cut 25 of the little cards out of a variety of scrapbooking papers. On each card I wrote one fact about myself. All 25 cards fit in the little matchbook perfectly! I used the Chip Block Alphabet to die cut the 'Hi!' out of glittery paper. Since the Chip Block alphabet is all capital letters, I cut the top off the 'I' to make it lowercase and cut the bottom off the 'L' to create the exclamation point.
With the Butterfly Frenzy Decorative Strip I die cut a few butterflies out of scrapbook paper with some sparkle in it. I used small Dodz to attach the center of the butterflies so I could bend the wings up a little bit to create a 3-D effect.
One of the most common things I receive in quilty mail is chocolate. Incidentally, a Ghirardelli chocolate square fits suspiciously well in the matchbox notebook. I have a feeling I'll be using this die often. The chocolate didn't fit in the matchbook with the 25 cards; I sent it separately. It would, however, fit nicely with two or three cards. I only photographed a handful of the cards as a sample, but I promise all 25 fit!
The matchbook closes with a piece of hemp twine wrapped around two white brads that are shaped like tiny buttons. I hope it'll be a nice surprise.
Thanks for stopping by!
- Hemp twine
- Button brads
- Dodz adhesive
- Glitter paper
- Patterned paper