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« on: March 17, 2011 11:38:21 AM »

So I made this match stick box for my boyfriend. He is a very practical guy, likes things to have a purpose. I decide that the box could function as a family portrait to sit on his desk at work. It's very small so it won't take up much room.

This is the outside of the box

And here it is open

I've been making water colour inchie background  (shout out to Noooo for her awesome advice) and I decided to do a drawing of the most important people in Ben's life.

First are the cats:

Lou and Trouser (who I call T-woww) Lou is a big cat and has vampire fangs. One of which is much longer than the other.
Trouser is an orange cat who is wears a green coller.

Then I did a drawing of me and hockey:

Ben and I are big hockey fans. It's an inside joke of ours, I will tell Ben that I'm going to spend time with my other boyfriend, Hockey. And then there is another layer to the joke because I put a maple leaf as the image for hockey. I'm a Toronto Maple Leafs fan and Ben likes the Montreal Canadians, bit of a rivalry between the two teams. It's a jab at Ben for not liking the Leafs. He asked me why I used a Maple Leaf and I told him that the Leaf represents Canada, not the Toronto team. But that was a lie! HA ha!
Anyway here is a photo of all the inchies together:

Thanks for looking

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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2011 11:56:24 AM »

Fun little project! I like the idea of using just a matchbox to hold family photos - it's cute without being obtrusive or embarrassing.
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2011 03:54:05 PM »

Great idea! I really like your inchies. I'm going to remember this idea. it's a fun way to give a little love note Smiley.

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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2011 11:22:21 AM »

I especially love the decorations of the box Cheesy

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