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isabelchun
« on: December 29, 2010 05:41:13 AM »

I love painting matchboxes and filling them up with little things that go with the theme of the box. Here are some of my favorite matchboxes that I have made. Not everything in the matchboxes are handmade though. Some of the stickers are handmade, I made them by printing out my doodles on labels and cutting them out. The stamps are handmade and so are the felt objects and the wire bird nest.

I paint them with acrylic paint. The matchbox template I found online here: http://blog.swap-bot.com/rachels-matchbox-template/





Here are some more:



This one is probably my favorite!

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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2010 06:36:14 AM »

These are cool too! How do you go bout making stamps though?
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2010 07:06:11 AM »

So cute!
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2010 07:12:49 AM »

Those are adorable!!  That apple stamp looks SO juicy!
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2010 08:16:19 AM »

Holy smokes I LOVE the apple one! I love anything apples and this is just the cutest little thing! Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2010 08:38:11 AM »

so cute and tiny!!!
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2010 10:20:53 AM »

These are wonderful! I love all of them.

Your drawings are adorable and I really like all of the bright colors and super fun little goodies you put inside.

Thank you for the inspiration Smiley.
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2010 11:32:29 AM »

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!  Thank you so much for sharing Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2010 12:00:51 PM »

this is the cutest idea!!it would be so fun to randomly get these in the mail
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« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2010 01:30:41 PM »

There was a matchbox swap a while back that was fun. 
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« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2010 03:14:29 PM »

These are adorable! I love the themes.

There was a matchbox swap a while back that was fun. 

I'm starting the next round in January Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2010 06:27:22 PM »

Thanks everyone!
These are adorable! I love the themes.

There was a matchbox swap a while back that was fun. 

I'm starting the next round in January Cheesy

Really?? I can't wait to join!
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« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2010 03:13:20 AM »

This is incredibly cute! You're also very good with colour matching - looks fantastic
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« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2010 07:03:42 AM »

I love those matchboxes! I was going to add that this would make a great swap and am glad that someone is organizing something Smiley

Hopefully I'll be able to join Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2010 07:16:41 AM »

I love the bird one, Matthew 6:26 is one of my favorite verses.  Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2010 10:11:59 AM »

isabelchun, you never cease to amaze me. You are so talented!
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« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2010 12:53:19 PM »

These are adorable! Little boxes full of surprise treasures - how fun!!
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« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2010 02:05:37 PM »

CUTEST THINGS EVER!!!!!! I would LOVE to have a million of these!
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« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2010 10:07:24 AM »

Sweet! It looks like you had fun making them. Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2010 11:32:37 AM »

Oh, I love the little books you added! Beautiful.
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« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2010 01:35:51 PM »

I love them all so much!  Very creative and soooo cute!
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« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2011 01:09:24 PM »

There is a matchbox swap that just started up!  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369044.0
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« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2011 06:50:20 PM »

There is a matchbox swap that just started up!  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369044.0

Yep, I already joined it! I'm so excited for it!
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Oh man how cute!
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« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2011 06:37:21 AM »

These are awesome- downloaded the matchbox template...
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« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2011 09:43:08 PM »

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« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2011 09:19:01 AM »

These are SO COOL!!! :O
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« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2011 12:50:51 PM »

They're so cute! I have some empty matchboxes saved, I think you may have inspired me to do something with them now.  Cheesy *gonna go download that template now.*
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