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Christmas Advent Calendar Matchboxes | Tim Holtz Matchbox Bigz Dies Week 2

Hello and thank you so much for stopping by to check out my Advent Calendar Matchboxes, I am in love with how these ones turned out and I cannot wait to share them with you. Let's jump right in!!

I won't walk you through how I made the Boxes as I did that with last weeks post which you can check out here, I am only going to focus on how I decorated this set of boxes. I really wanted to focus on a white and gold design because I always love how elegant those colours look together. I started by creating the backround of this design, I used the Simon Says Stamp You Are background stamp and stamped it out in Delicata Golden Glitz ink on some Neenah Solar white cardstock. I trimmed them down to fit on all the sides and edged it with the same Golden Glitz ink or make the edges look finished. I then cut out the snowflake from some white glitter cardstock and used the Tim Holtz Snowflake 3D impresslet and added a large gem to the centre.

For the numbers and the inside of the boxes I used some Gold Matte Mirror cardstock and the dies that come with the sidekick, any number dies would work for this I just really wanted to use a different set that I used on the first boxes. As for the piece that went on the inside I trimmed it to be the full front and then kept trimming thin pieces off until it fit, every box was a bit different as it depended on how the walls folded in. I also drilled a little hole in the front of the box so I could add the hitch fastner so the drawer was easier to open. Now all that was left is to adhere the layers onto the matchboxes, I wanted the snowflake to over lap my number a bit so I adhered the number first to the bottom right side and adhered the snowflake to the top left corner overlapping the side of the box and a bit over the number. I LOVE how these turned out and canoot wait to hear what you think?!

If you want a more in-depth look at how I made these matchboxes please check out the video down below, I also have a full supplies list below the video in case you want to know exactly what I used. Thank you so much for stopping by and I cannot wait to see you again soon!!


Tim Holtz Matchbox Bigz Dies

Distress White Heavystock

Neenah Solar White 80 lb Cardstock

Simon Says Stamp Matte Gold Cardstock

Big shot die-cutting machine

Small Binder clips

Tim Holtz Glass media mat

Tim Holtz paper trimmer

Simon Says Stamp You Are Background Stamp

Delicata Golden Glitz Ink


Tim Holtz Retractable Craft Pick

Bearly Art glue

Gemini Die Cutting Machine

Gemini Jr plates

Mint tape

Prima Chantilly Metal Knobs

Tim Holtz Hitch Fasteners

Reverse Tweezers

Grid Acrylic Block

Tim Holtz Snowflake 3D Impresslit

White Glitter Cardstock

Studio Katia Icy Sparkle Crystals

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