Tuesday, July 19, 2016

It's Tuesday!!! Time for a New Challenge at Shopping Our Stash!!! "You Are Matchless"

Challenge #261 at Shopping Our Stash is You Are Matchless ~~ Create your own Matchbook or Matchbox any size any shape. I have made them before to fit some small chocolates, the were very simple so I wanted to do something with a little more work, since while I was trying to make them I wasn't feeling up to par, I seemed to be a tad dizzy so everything had to be right in front of me on the table, bending over the cuttlebug wasn't an option. I googled some tutorials and I used One Crafty Writer's tutorial but I used measurements from another I looked up, my base was 3 X 8.5, I might just give the smaller size a try though. I made two the same and here they are.


The patterned cardstock I bought at Walmart before I retired 15 years ago, probably before I really got into cardmaking a lot but it was on sale and I loved it, I have use this pattern a lot and it was a scrap left from a birthday card. The flower and leaves were cut from scraps with Stampin'up's Botanical Builder dies. I added 15 scraps of computer paper for the notepad, I might try 20 next time.


Close-up of the front.


The inside of the cover stamped with a sentiment from Impression Obsession 

I made these with some challenges in mind:




Naughty or Nice challenge #29 ~~ Anything goes

Thanks for looking today and have a wonderful day!!

12 comments:

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are gorgeous, Barb! I like your old Walmart paper! So sorry you are/were feeling dizzy and I hope you are better now. There's no way I could create while I'm dizzy so you are awesome!

lauren bergold said...

apart from how CLEVER your matchbook notebooks are AND how valiantly you crafted on despite feeling poorly (which i hope is over now & you've feeling GREAT!) i'm in looooooooooooooove with that gorgeous hibiscus die! wow! beautiful! ♥♥♥

Mimi said...

Awesome job with supplies you had on hand... Yay for 15-year-old paper! Use it up! These are very cute-- a perfect little gift, and I love the message inside :)

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

Wow! Your project is awesome! I love, love, love the paper! I can't believe how old it was! Awesome!

Lindsey said...

These are sweet! I really like this idea for a little notepad. Hope you're feeling better by now, too. And... thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges!

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

I hope you are feeling better! Your notepad is adorable!! I love that big flower!!

Tracy said...

Such a fun project!
Such pretty papers :)
I hope you are feeling better.

Chris Dring said...

I never even thought about making the matchbook into a note holder! What a brilliant idea! Love this! Sure hope that you are feeling better!
Oh, and thanks for joining in at Just Us Girls!

Dotty Jo x said...

What a lovely idea! So glad you've joined us at Naughty or Nice, Jo x

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

And, to add to my earlier comment, Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenge! I love your project! Cyndi, DT

Lynne in NI said...

What a fab noteholder, love your DP! Thanks for playing along at Naughty or Nice :)

Corrie said...

This is so pretty, love it. Thanks for joining us at HIMCR - Corrie DT