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Traditional Christmas Advent Calendar Matchboxes | Tim Holtz Matchbox Bigz Dies Week 4


Hello everyone and thank you so much for joining me for week 4 of the advent matchbox calendar!! This week I really wanted to make something a bit more traditional so I went for a christmas wrapping style design, Let's jump right in!!


I ended up using the same Kraft Heavy stock as I did from the first week because I thought these would look really good with a Kraft base. I wont go into the box building itself in this post as I talk about it and show it in week 1's post and video which you can find here. I am only going to focus on how I decorated this set of boxes. I pulled out a beautiful pattern paper from my stash by Echo Park, sadly its no longer avaliable but any pattern paper would do. I used the match box die and cut out the pattern paper into the wrap that goes around the boxes and adhered it to the box. I then cut out the box pieces and assmebled them with some silver mirror cardstock, and trimmer out 1/4 inch pieces to wrap around the box as if it was ribbon. I also cut a small tag out of the same kraft cardstock and hand wrote the number on them with a silver Posca marker and White gel pen. I used some bakers twine to attach the tag and adhered it under the bow.


I hope I explained that well enough.. if not or you want a more in-depth look at how I created these boxes please check out the video below where I have a step by step tutorial, I also have a full supplies list below the video in case you would like to know exaclty what I used. Thank you so much for stopping by and I cannot wait to see you again soon!!

Supplies


Tim Holtz Matchbox Bigz Dies


Distress Kraft Heavystock


Big shot die-cutting machine


Small Binder clips


Simon Says Stamp Matte Silver Mirror Cardstock


Tim Holtz Glass media mat


Tim Holtz paper trimmer


Gemini Die Cutting Machine


Gemini Jr plates


Scrapbook Magic Mat


Tim Holtz mini snips


Mint tape


Tim Holtz Retractable Craft Pick


Bearly Art glue


Tim Holtz Vault series Christmas 2021


Prima Chantilly Metal Knobs


Tim Holtz Hitch Fasteners


Reverse Tweezers


1/4 inch Scor-Tape


White Gel Pen


Silver Posca Marker


Pearl Blackwing Pencil


Orange Pawsitivly Everything Tool


Tim Holtz Tag Die Set


White and Silver Bakers Twine


Paper Rose 6 x 6 Winter Rose Pattern Paper


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