IT’S A MATCHBOX!!

As I had said in my previous post I wanted to show you how to make these little matchboxes.  They are so cute and soooo easy to make!

When I went looking on the internet, a number of sites had tutorials to make them but they were a little more involved.  The instructions for this originally came from the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator website.  The measurements were in inches so I converted them to metric.  I made the first one up and took the photos for this tutorial.  I found there was a lot of leftover cardstock though and because I had to make so many I wanted to be a bit more economical with the cardstock.  So I adjusted the measurements to get more out of 1 sheet.  So here goes!  These measurements will allow you to get 4 boxes out of 1 sheet of cardstock.  You will get a number of outside cases from 1 sheet of the paper.

MATCHBOX GIFT BOXES

1 piece of cardstock – 10.5cmx10.5cm

1 strip of Designer Series Paper – 21cmx5.5

Score the square of cardstock at 2.8cm on each side.  Cut up to the score lines on two opposite sides.

Score the DSP strip at 5.2cm, 8.2cm, 13.4cm and 16.4cm.

Fold and crease on all the score lines.  This is how it should look like.

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Adhere the 2 flaps on each end and fold together to form a box.

Fold up the strip.  Place adhesive on one end and adhere to the other end overlapping the ends.  (I hope that makes sense!!)

The box should fit snuggly into the outside cover like this.

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You can decorate the top as you like.  This is the one that I had made.

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While I was blurfing around I came across this clever idea by Rachel.  She put a number of these little matchboxes together to create  great little storage drawers.  Now I just went with one side.  Of course, mine doesn’t look as exquisite as Rachel’s but what a clever idea!

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Make up the boxes as the instructions then adhere the 3 together using Sticky Strip.  I have added some Pretty in Pink Designer Flower Brads.
Aren’t these so cute though?? Any little girl would love to put her trinkets in one of these.  Or, maybe put a chocolate or a small gift in each drawer  for someone.  The possibilities!!!!!

I would love to see your creations.  Make one up and send me a link or a photo and I can show them here.

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