Saturday, March 14, 2009

Matchbox Die Treasure Chest

I cased this treasure chest from Gretchen Barron. She made three of the boxes, one each in Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink and Almost Amethyst. She made all the tops in Almost Amethyst. then she used Sticky Strip Adhesive on each of the box top flaps to hold them together and used Sticky Strip as well to adhere the Tea Party Designer Series Paper around the assembled chest. A 2" piece of 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon serves as the drawer pulls, held in place with the adorable new Flower Assortment Brads. She wrapped a piece of DSP (2 5/8" x 10") around the assembled drawers, securing it all around with Sticky Strip. She then wrapped a generous piece of the new 5/8" Satin Ribbon (again available April 1st from the Occasions Mini Catalog), leaving enough to tie a bow on the top. Oh my gosh, this new ribbon is so beautiful and easy to work with! The tag is made with one of the tags on the Die and the new set (yes, from the Spring/Summer Occasions 09 Mini ) called Great Friend. The butterfly antennae are from the Pretties Kit! She punched a tiny hole in one butterfly wing and tied a loop of Linen Thread thought it to attach the tag to the bow!
Here's what it looks like from the front. Isn't it darling?

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