Thursday, September 8, 2016

Tiny Matchbox Theatre

Hi everyone!  Barbara here today on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts blog.  Today I want to share this sweet  Tiny Matchbox Theatre, another new item from GSL.  Wait til you see what can be done with these little boxes.

These are the two pieces to make this cute little box.

I glued the two pieces together, but left the flap on the inner box unglued.

I covered the outer "box cover" with a piece of the flower print paper.  In order to allow this piece to slide easily over the "inner box", I left the chipboard bare on the inside.  Next, I chose my chippies to use on the cover ...

... and painted them with a beige chalk paint.

I next cut a piece of print paper to fit inside the inner box and chose my chippies to use on the inside. These pieces were also painted with the beige chalk paint.

I used Twinkling H20s to color all of my chipboard pieces.

I simply added some Platinum Stickles over the Victorian Corners, and Star Dust Stickles was added to the wings on both fairies. 

Waterfall Stickles was added over the water colors on the star, and more Star Dust Stickles was added over the mushroom top.

I painted the inner box with the beige chalk paint, then added some texture by dabbing some of the H20 water colors over the background.  

Next, I used a damp baby wipe to blend out some of the darker colors.  As you can see, I left the top flap open so I can insert my pieces when I get it put together.

Glue your pieces to the top of the outer box, as shown.

Glue the remaining pieces to the background paper for the inner box, as shown.  Trim off any excess chip board, as needed.

Slip the background paper inside the inner box and close it.  You can decide whether or not to glue the lid closed,  but if you choose not to, you can always open it and change out the background paper and chippies to suit any occasion.  Better yet, you could make multiple "cards" to keep inside the box.  That would be super fun!

At this point, you can also add more tiny embellishments, if you wish, like tiny flowers, bits of lace, glass glitter, beads, charms, the possibilities are  endless. 

Supplies used:

GSL Tiny Matchbox Theatre (coming soon)
GSL Garden Fairies Small
GSL Victorian Corners 1
GSL Celestial Shape Set (star)
GSL Mushrooms Shape Set

ColourArte Twinkling H20s  
Prima Fairy Belle 6x6 paper pad
Beige chalk paint
Glitter Glue (Star Dust, Platinum, Waterfall)

I hope you enjoyed this project today, and be sure to stop by the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts shop to see more new and exciting chipboard available.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful, creative day!


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