Tuesday 16 December 2014

GD: Anneke De Clerk Project #2 Altered Matchbox

"Hello everyone,Anneke here. Tonight I have another recycling project to share with you. I altered a matchbox  into a gift box. For this Christmas project I used the beautiful ESN05 set by Sara Naumann". 

The size of the matchbox I worked with is 3 x 5" (7,5 x 12,5 cm).

I started by covering the box with PaperArtsy Smoothy 240 gsm Card. I also trimmed a piece of paper to cover the bottom of the inner side element.

I coloured the box with Dina Wakley Media Paint (Sky, Lime & Turquoise). I used an old credit card to put on the paint.

I added white acrylic paint randomly to soften the colours.

I made some dots with a template, used the same colours.

To create the tree I coloured some paper with Dina Wakley Media Paint 'Ruby' the same way. I stamped on it with a stamp from the ESN05 stamp set and StazOn Cherry Pink. I cut a triangle out of the paper for the tree and a rectangle for the tree trunk.

On the matchbox I stamped randomly with stamps from the ESN05 stamp set and StazOn Cactus Green.

With the help of a skewer I made a paper roll and attached it to the bottom of the tree.

I added some cord and a small bell.

A gift box like this is perfect to wrap up small presents/gift certificates/money....

As you see you can easily make Holiday projects without specific Christmas stamps.

I hope this post inspired you to create your own gift box. Easy peasy! Again thanks for stopping by, I'd love to see your own interpretations, so why not link up to this months challenge.

A huge thanks from all at PA HQ Anneke we love how you have created this festive gift idea using non traditional stamps. This is a perfect way to add a touch of festive glamour to those last minute christmas gifts.

We would love you to join in with the challenge. If you are inspired to action by any of this month's guests who have blogged in December 2014 then join in and link up your creativity HERE. You might win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. You need to add your link by 17:00 (London time) Dec 31st 2014, the winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00, Dec 31st, 2014.


Helen said...

what a great idea for a lovely little gift box... thanks for giving us some gorgeous ideas.

massofhair said...

Been using this stamp set today Anneke, love what you have done here, the rolled bottom of the tree is genius and i love the bright colours :-) xxx

Craftyfield said...

Delightful little box with another imaginative Christmas tree!

Words and Pictures said...

That's so cool - love the vivid take on the traditional red and green, and the funky little tree is fabulous! Wonderful use of the stamps...
Alison x

Felicia said...

I absolutely LOVE this! Fabulous color, texture and presentation! Just beautiful! :)

Kirsten said...

Gorgeous! A great idea & the colours are fab.

craftimamma said...

Lovely, neat idea Anneke. Now I know why I've been saving those matchboxes, lol!

Lesley Xx

craftytrog said...

Great design, I love the bright colours!