Tuesday, November 19, 2013

What's in the Match Box?


It's Luann with the answer to the question you all are just wanting to know. What is in the Match Box that I blogged about on October 2nd.  Did you see the clue?

Did you guess.....

Yep, bathroom tissue roll centers. (My husband kept asking why I was saving them!) Ever since I saw Arlene's Butterfly Kisses blog where she made a mini using them, I wanted to give it a try. BTW:  Who knew that they come in  different sizes?

I squished the rolls in half and used my bone folder to help crease the edges. I put them under a very heavy book for a few days.  I painted the outside and about a fourth of the way down on the inside using my Tim Holtz Black Soot Distressed Paint. I added a couple swipes of the Bronze and Broken China to break up the black.  Then I used a little Heidi Swapp in gold to make them sparkle. I also used Prima's Chalk Edger for added color.  Next came the grommets.  This was fun!

Then on to decorating the mini album.  Keep in mind that to fit in the match box you should use flat embellies.  Also, this is another way to use up your scraps.  I used the scraps from Theresa Collins Now & Then and Carta Bella Winter Fun for the background and journal cards.  For the embellishments I colored up Prima Wood Icons, Tim Holtz Idealology, Mod-Podge Molds, Prima Flowers, Cosmo Cricket Glitter Sheets (I used as the tabs for the pull out journal cards.), stash lace, binding tape, stash items, and charms. 

And here is the complete project! 

I know that my snow family is glad I got replaced the matches!

Until next time! 


Got the fun inspiration for my snow family from Bitz of Me blog (Suzanne Dean).

1 comment:

  1. Luann this is adorable!!! I think I am going to be sorry I just threw a bunch of these away!!!! Love the grommets!


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