So I stewed on it for a bit, and came up with a super cute idea (if I do say so myself)…I decorated the matchbox to use as a frame…
Okay, so maybe the idea is not completely original, but here is my take on it anyway…
Here are the supplies I used...
- 6X6 papers from SEI
- Misc. rhinestones
- Pearl-head straight pin
- Misc. metal embellishments
- CTMH stamp and black Archival ink
- Zip Dry glue
- and one empty matchbox (from Morton's Steakhouse...yummm!)
I measured the matchbox and cut a piece of paper to wrap around the outside, making sure the paper was long enough to overlap on one side. I started attaching the paper just below the edge of the firts side (hope you can see that in the picture below). I used Zip Dry to attach the paper (it is my new favorite glue!)
Then I cut a strip of paper to fit on the inside edges (measure the height of your edge and add ¼” to lap onto the bottom of the box), scored it and snipped small triangles out where the strip would overlap on the bottom.
I punched small holes on each end of the slider box and added ribbon “handles”.
Then I just decorated the top…with whatever I had on hand.
Add a small photo to the bottom of the slider box…( I still have to print out a picture for mine, just imagine a really cute picture of me and Jon there)…and there you have it. This one will be a small Valentines present for my sweetheart!