"Cass Creating Now Tutorial" - Altered Match Boxes - 7/3/2015

Click here for the CURRENT CHALLENGE.



Hi! I'm Cass and I am a Guest Designer today for this tutorial.  
Today, I am going to show you how to alter a matchbox.



ALTERED MATCHBOXES

Match boxes are great for creating little treasure boxes for small things and for gift boxes.  They can also be 
mounted in a box frame to hang on a wall etc. 

Supplies
Matchboxes (different sizes)
Mod Podge (or something similar)
(Glue Stick can work well also)
Coloured images
I have used "Chicky Chick,"  "Beautiful Christmas Wreath,"  "Fruity Strawberries,"  "Basket of Apples," "Apple with Smart Worm,"  "Flowers for Mom,"  "Heloise Garden Gal," and "Sunflower 2"
from the Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More Store
(all the images have been coloured with Copic and Touch Pens)
Then go to your stash and find all those little pieces of ribbon,
scraps of paper and any embellishments you can find in your stash.
 Remember these boxes can be quite small, so you only need little bits and pieces.


Here are all my supplies



Matchboxes
These are the four sizes I found in my local supermarket.



I am using the 2.75 x 2 inch box (the second smallest) for demonstration purposes.
You need to measure the paper the length of the box, in this case 2.75 inches.  The best way to find out how long your paper needs to be is to wrap the paper around the box.
Once done I needed a piece of paper 2.72 wide x  6.5 inches long.
Mark with a pencil where you need to cut.




Here are the cut pieces,  one for each Match box.



Double check that you have the measurements correct
 by wrapping your cut paper around the Matchbox.



The paper has to wrap around the box completely.



Place glue on the box



Make sure that the start and finish points meet at one of the small sides. 
Start wrapping the paper around the glued box.



This will then give you a seam that you are going to hide.



Once the box is covered, you can start to decorate with embellishments. 
 Rub some glue down the small side of the box.



Glue some ribbon/lace/edging down the side.   This will cover the seam.



Then do the same on the other side.



Glue the image to the top of the box.   I have printed and coloured the flower twice.
(Tip: to ensure 3d dots adhere strongly, use a little glue before you add the 3d dot.)



Then attach to image.



Here is my finished Matchbox, I have added a pearl to the centre 
of the flower and a pearl flourish to the sides of the flower.
(Tip: I rarely use a flourish in one piece. 
Try cutting your flourish into smaller pieces to add to your projects)






Here is my collection of Matchboxes. I needed some red ric rac and only had orange.
(Tip: Use your pens to colour ribbon, lace, ric rac etc. to match the colours you require.)



Tops and sides



I hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial and will try making some of these little boxes..

They make great little gifts for your friends, perfect for holding those little embellishments.

Thanks for joining me today!

Happy crafting!

Cass








  • Digg
  • Del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Reddit
  • RSS
Read Comments

CHALLENGE #270 - "ADD LACE" - 6/28/2015

Click here for "CASS CREATING NOW TUTORIALS."


BIG NEW CONTEST EVERY MONTH ON THE ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE BLOG!

BEGINNING JUNE 7, 2015, THERE WILL BE A MONTHLY CONTEST.

LEAVE A COMMENT FOR THE DESIGN TEAM  ON THE CHALLENGE POST  EACH MONTH AND

 YOU WILL BE ENTERED INTO A RANDOM DRAWING TO WIN 1 FREE DIGITAL STAMP

 OF YOUR CHOICE FROM THE ROBYN'S FETISH DIGITAL STAMPS AND MORE STORE!



Last week's challenge was


CHALLENGE # 269 - "MUST ADD BUTTONS, REAL OR FAUX"


and the sponsor was


ALL DRESSED UP STAMPS



The WINNER of CHALLENGE # 269 is


#8 - Lisa s



Congratulations Lisa s!   Your card is beautiful.  You have won 2 digital stamps of your choice from the ALL DRESSED UP STAMPS STORE!

Please email me at susan_paulson@verizon.net so that I can tell you how to claim your prize.

Please type this in the subject line: WINNER OF THE ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE # 269.

Don't forget to take the WINNER'S BADGE from the side bar and place it on your blog!




Our TOP PICKS for CHALLENGE # 269 go to











#5 - Ursula Uphof



Congratulations on your beautiful entries and your TOP PICKS!  Don't forget to take the TOP PICKS BADGE for your blogs.



This week's challenge is


CHALLENGE # 270 - "ADD LACE"


and our sponsor is


THE EAST WIND

The artist behind The East Wind digital images is known as Unky LaStrange.  Unky makes her home in British Columbia, Canada with her wonderful daughter, Aurora, the love of her life and source of much inspiration. She has been creating art since she was a child always allowing it to reflect her interests, humour, and love of all that is quirky. Her unique images run the gamut from the darkly humourous and sometimes creepy through the world of fashion-forward Lucy Loo to the sweet Aurora and Baby Aurora where life and people are good and beautiful. There are images to suit every taste, occasion, or whim at The East Wind 




The PRIZE for CHALLENGE # 270 is


the winner's choice of 3 digital stamps from


THE EAST WIND STORE



We thank THE EAST WIND for providing these digital stamps


that we have used for our samples!



"KIMONO GIRL" - CARD

CASS




"FLOWER FAIRY AND BIRDIE" - CARD
chanya13




"KIMONO GIRL" - CARD
EDWINA




"KIMONO GIRL" - CARD
LAURENCE





"FLOWER FAIRY AND BIRDIE" - CARD
MARLENE




"FLOWER FAIRY AND BIRDIE" - CARD
MICHELLE




"SPRING BUTTERFLY" - CARD
RHONDA




"FLOWER FAIRY AND BIRDIE" - ALTERED EASEL FRONT VIEW
SHERRY




"FLOWER FAIRY WITH BIRDIE" - ALTERED EASEL - SIDE VIEW
SHERRY



That's our inspiration for you for this challenge!



Now, let's see what YOU can make when you


"ADD LACE" for CHALLENGE # 270!





CHALLENGE RULES:

1.  Please follow the theme of the challenge.

2.  All work must be new.  No back linking, please.

3.  You may submit up to 3 entries per challenge, however, each entry must be different.

PLEASE NOTE: ENTRIES OVER 3 WILL BE DELETED IN FAIRNESS TO THE OTHER PARTICIPANTS

4.  Please remember that this is a child friendly and a family oriented challenge.  Please do not submit adult or suggestive images.  They will be deleted.

5.  All prizes must be claimed and redeemed within 1 week.




DON'T FORGET TO READ ABOUT OUR MONTHLY CONTEST!

TO LEAVE A COMMENT, JUST CLICK ON THE BOX THAT SAYS "READ COMMENTS."










  • Digg
  • Del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Reddit
  • RSS
Read Comments

CHALLENGE # 269 - "MUST ADD BUTTONS, REAL OR FAUX" - 6/21/2015

Click here for "CASS CREATING NOW TUTORIALS."




BIG NEW CONTEST EVERY MONTH ON THE ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE BLOG!

BEGINNING JUNE 7, 2015, THERE WILL BE A MONTHLY CONTEST.

LEAVE A COMMENT FOR THE DT ON THE CHALLENGE POST  EACH MONTH AND

 YOU WILL BE ENTERED INTO A RANDOM DRAWING TO WIN 1 FREE DIGITAL STAMP

 OF YOUR CHOICE FROM THE ROBYN'S FETISH DIGITAL STAMPS AND MORE STORE!




Last week's challenge was


CHALLENGE # 268 - "WEDDING CARDS"


and the sponsor was


A DAY FOR DAISIES



The WINNER of CHALLENGE # 268 is


# 8 - Brenda



Congratulations Brenda!  You have won a $12 gift card to the A DAY FOR DAISIES STORE!

Please email me at susan_paulson@verizon.net so that I can help you claim your prize.

Please type this in the subject line: WINNER OF THE ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE # 268

Don't forget to take our WINNER'S BADGE to place on your blog!




Our TOP PICKS for CHALLENGE # 268 go to












Congratulations ladies!  Please take our TOP PICKS BADGE and place it on your blogs.


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER AND OUR TOP PICKS!  YOUR CARDS WERE STUNNING!





This week's challenge is


CHALLENGE # 269 - "MUST ADD BUTTONS, REAL OR FAUX"


and the sponsor is


ALL DRESSED UP STAMPS
Hi I am Wendy Burns I live in Nottingham UK with my husband and two children who have been the inspiration behind the characters, in particular my daughter who has kept me up-to-date with blogging and trends.  I work predominantly within the textile children’s wear market, fashion and interiors.   I trained as a textile designer and although my work is digital based, I love to retain that hand drawn /sewn feel which I hope comes across in my artwork.
Digital stamps is a new challenge for me and the opportunity to work with the All Dressed Up Team and has been very exciting, in particular the creative way my characters have been given individual personalities by the designers .
 All Dressed Up is a newly launched blog with an enthusiastic team who are passionate about stamping.  The coordinator, Anne Lise, along with an amazing design team are also known as The Dressy Girls. 
We have a friendly Facebook page, regular blog posts, tutorials, challenges and freebies.  The stamps can be purchased from the Etsy shop which is updated on a monthly basis.

We really are friendly bunch and would love to see your creations so please feel free to contact us and visit the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog.





The PRIZE for CHALLENGE # 269 is


the winner's choice of 2 digital stamps from


the ALL DRESSED UP STORE



We would like to thank ALL DRESSED UP STAMPS for the


images provided for this challenge!




"DADDY'S LITTLE HELPER"
CASS




"LITTLE FLOWER GIRL"
chanya13




"LITTLE FLOWER GIRL"
EDWINA




"LITTLE FLOWER GIRL"
LAURENCE




"LITTLE FLOWER GIRL"
MARLENE




"DADDY'S LITTLE HELPER"
MICHELLE




"LITTLE FLOWER GIRL" - CARD
RHONDA





"DADDY'S LITTLE HELPER"
SHERRY


That is our inspiration for you for this challenge!


Now we challenge YOU to make


some cards and show us


MUST ADD BUTTONS, REAL OR FAUX!"


for CHALLENGE  # 269







CHALLENGE RULES:

1.  Please follow the theme of the challenge.

2.  All work must be new.  No back linking, please.

3.  You may submit up to 3 entries per challenge, however, each entry must be different.

PLEASE NOTE: ENTRIES OVER 3 WILL BE DELETED IN FAIRNESS TO THE OTHER PARTICIPANTS

4.  Please remember that this is a child friendly and a family oriented challenge.  Please do not submit adult or suggestive images.  They will be deleted.

5.  All prizes must be claimed and redeemed within 1 week.




DON'T FORGET TO READ ABOUT OUR MONTHLY CONTEST!

TO LEAVE A COMMENT, JUST CLICK ON THE BOX THAT SAYS "READ COMMENTS."













  • Digg
  • Del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Reddit
  • RSS
Read Comments