Friday, January 29, 2010

Vintage Valentine Surprise

I haven't posted anything since my first post because I've been working on several swaps, challenges & learning how to use Photoshop Elements 8. I downloaded the trial version & I'm loving it so I'll be ordering it soon! After I learn the basics, I want to make my own background for my blog & begin to learn to design some digital scrapbooking stuff- so be on the lookout for some freebies while I learn! :)

Anyway, today I want to share my entry to the Craftster.org Valentine's Altered Matchbox Challenge. The requirements were that the matchbox had to be 2x3, mostly papercraft & the inside had to include a surprise. I decided to go with a vintage theme since I've been obsessed with that lately. I didn't have a matchbox that size so I used a template which I modified to make the correct size. I tried to make everything I could out of paper. Here's how it turned out:

 
  
Here's what you see when you slide open the matchbox...


What could possibly be behind that curtain? There's a little clue, but if you haven't figured it out yet...


The surprise is that the outside is nice & the inside is naughty! ;) Definitely not something you would expect from such a mellow looking (outside) package..
Her tassels are made from thread & I got the tiny play money at my favorite website to buy tiny things. :)
Here's a closeup of the inside:


This was my first altered matchbox, so I'm quite happy with how it turned out.  

5 comments:

Lyneen said...

How cute is this....

Thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaway... good luck

Rella said...

Well that just made me smile. Very darling!! Thank you for visiting Faerieluna and entering the give away...Good Luck!!

xox Rella

Antonella said...

I am having so much fun riding the magic carpet, hope you are too! Thanks for stopping by #234 on the magic carpet.
Hugs, Antonella :-)
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Vickie said...

I wanted to tell you thanks for stopping by! The match box is hubba hubba!

luverlie said...

love the box! What paper did you use for the outside? Is it paper or a stamp? Love it. Need it!
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