Hi friends, Anna Wight here, sharing some Sizzix inspiration for the new Tim Holtz Matchbox die!
For today's project, I chose to use some nice earthy, olive colored card stock I picked up years ago at an art supply store in Eugene, Oregon. I die cut the pieces of the matchbox from the card stock. I then ran the piece for the outer portion of the matchbox through my Big Shot again using the Polka Dots and Starflowers embossing folder for a bit of visual interest. I added Distress Ink to all the edges, and even over parts of the embossed dots as well. Once everything was good and inked, I assembled the matchbox. Once assembled, I wrapped it with a nice chocolate brown twill ribbon. I added a black brad for embellishment.
The super cute bow-tie was made using double sided printed card stock and the Sizzix Bow-Tied die. Once I had the bow-tie die cut, I inked the edges and assembled the bow-tie. Assembly is very quick and easy -- just a small glue dot on the backside of the bow-tie is all that's needed to hold this cutie together! I love how the edges have a slight distressed look about them, too! So fun!
Finally, I added a bit of small kraft paper shred to the matchbox tray, and set two fly-fishing flies (handmade by my dad!) into the tray. The Matchbox is the perfect size for gifting, or even for personal storage, of these beautiful handmade flies.
Thanks for enjoying my bit of inspiration today!
Paper: The Paper Loft, Card Stock |Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink | Adhesive: Tombow Mono-Multi; Ad Tech Hot Glue, Mini Glue Dot | Misc: Twill; The Stamps of Life Black Brad