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Whimsical Christmas Advent Calendar Matchboxes | Tim Holtz Matchbox Bigz Dies Week 3


Hello everyone and thank you so much for joining me for week 3 of the advent matchbox calendar!! This week I really wanted to make something whimsical so I went for this really fun spinning star design, Let's jump right in!!


I ended up using the same white Heavy stock as I did last week because I thought these would look really pretty with a white 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 brought out a beautiful pattern paper from my stash by Whimsy Stamps and cut it down in the dimensions of the boxes, which are 2 5/8 X 1 3/4 X 1/2 inch atleast that is the closest measurment I have gotten ... it does depend a bit on how you constructed the boxes so that might fluctuate a small bit. I left the top flap of the boxes flat so that I was able to cut the hole in both the patten paper and the part that holds the box and make sure they lined up perfectly.


I then cut the numbers, scalloped frame, and the box liner out of some white glitter cardstock. I brought in the smalled star from the Christmas 2021 Vault collection and cut it out of some Meallic Jewel Kraft stock twice so I would be able to have a star on both sides. Once I gave dimension to both stars I adhered a piece of white thread with a 1/8th inch score tape to both stars so that I would be able to have the star spin in the middle of my matchbox's hole. I then used some 1/4 inch scor-tape to secure the thread on the top of the box and used some liquid glue to adhere down the pattern paper on top of the thread and trimmer off the access. I adhered the sides of the top parts to create the part that holds the drawer, I then poked a hole into the drawer part so that I could add the hitch fastner making it easier to slide the drawer out.


After adhereing the rest of the pattern paper and the scalloped frame, I layered up the number for some added dimension. Once out of the white glitter cardstock on top and two layers of the white heavy stock to add some weight to the numbers. I couldn't help myself and had to add some gems on the matchbox as well, so I brought in three Glacier Jewels from Pink Fresh Studio to finish off the design.


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

https://shrsl.com/39ztp


Distress White Heavystock

https://shrsl.com/3aajj


Big shot die-cutting machine

https://shrsl.com/27qri


Small Binder clips

https://shrsl.com/39zub


Tim Holtz Glass media mat

https://shrsl.com/2crp9


Tim Holtz paper trimmer

https://shrsl.com/27qra


1/8 inch Scor-Tape

https://shrsl.com/39cv8


1/4 inch scor-tape

https://shrsl.com/3avwh


Nuvo Deluxe Glue

https://shrsl.com/39ug7


Bearly Art Glue

https://shrsl.com/31e98


Studio Katia Embellishment Wand

https://shrsl.com/2ic42


Pink Fresh Glacier Jewels

https://shrsl.com/3avw6


Tim Holtz mini snips

https://shrsl.com/38bca


Tim Holtz Remnant Rub Tool

https://shrsl.com/3avwm


Tim Holtz Retractable Craft Pick

https://shrsl.com/31e9e


Gemini Die Cutting Machine

https://shrsl.com/2vwj3


Gemini Jr plates

https://shrsl.com/36chr


Mint tape

https://shrsl.com/2y1mf


Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Everything Tool

https://shrsl.com/3avx9


Tim Holtz Vault series Christmas 2021

https://shrsl.com/39zua


White Thread

https://shrsl.com/3avx7


Tim Holtz Metallic Jewel Kraft Stock

https://shrsl.com/3avw0


Whimsy Stamps Bokeh Bliss 6 x 6 paper pad

https://shrsl.com/3avx0


Prima Chantilly Metal Knobs

https://shrsl.com/39zu6


Tim Holtz Hitch Fasteners

https://shrsl.com/39zu4


White Glitter Cardstock

https://shrsl.com/3aakd


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