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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tenth Day of Christmas: Matchbook Charm

We are so thrilled to feature this project by Tammy Wark. She is part of our group of very talented design team members and when we saw this darling charm and card we pleaded with her to provide you with instructions on how you could create this darling gift set. Tammy has many great ideas on her blog too!

UPDATE: Just learned that Tammy is giving one of these cute Matchbook/Charms away. Leave a comment on "her" blog and win!
Matchbook Tutorial
1. Cut 1 Lightweight piece of chipboard and 1 piece of coloured cardstock in the same dimensions 3 inches x 6 3/4 inches.

2. Adhere chipboard and cardstock together and allow to dry if necessary.

3. Score chipboard/cardstock at 1/4 inch, 3/4 inch, and 3 3/4 inches.

4. Fold on score lines and place a strip of sticky tape on the 1/4 in fold. Adhere 1/4 inch fold and 3 3/4 inch fold together making a triangle.

5. Cut a white piece of cardstock to the dimensions of 3 inches x 7 3/8 inches.

6. Score the cardstock at 3/4 inches, 3 3/4 inches and 4 3/4 inches.

7. Fold on score lines and attach to triangle chipboard/cardstock on the backside and bottom 3/4 inch piece only.

8. Attach ribbon to the back of the matchbook holder using sticky tape and wrap around to the inside of the holder to hold your charm.

9. Embellish front cover as desired


Glass Tile Charm Tutorial
1. Choose an image from either scrapbook paper, or one of your personal photos that fits your glass tile.
2. Apply Diamond glaze over the textured side of the glass, place image on the textured side of the glass so you can see the image through the non textured side of glass. Work out air bubbles by applying pressure. Let Dry.
3. Trim any excess paper off with scissors.
4. If your paper is not 2 sided or if you do not like the image on the reverse, use any metallic looking paper stock for the backing of the pendant by applying a thin layer of Diamond Glaze or Mod Podge over the back of the paper or photo you used for the pendant. Apply the metallic paper to the back of your pendant. Let Dry.
5. Apply diamond glaze to the back of the glass pendant to protect it and give it a glossy look. You may also use any sealant that dries clear (it does not have to be diamond glaze.)
6. Attach a stainless steel bail with crazy glue, to the back of pendant. Let dry.
7. Enjoy wearing and getting nice compliments on your unique creation.

51 comments:

Betty said...

GREAT JOB Tammy! Beautiful and easy...can't beat that :)

Erin said...

This is so cute. I just love it. It is so versatile.

Miya said...

this is sooooooooooo awesome!!!!

karen said...

Beautiful charm! Thanks for the instructions
:-)

Carla said...

What a wonderful project! I love the charm! Thanks for the instructions on this, I will definitely be trying this one out!

Thebug415 said...

Very nice. Thanks for sharing the instructions too.

Erica912 said...

So cute! What a great embellishment for any project! Thanks for sharing with us.

Ann Cicilie said...

That's so cute, thanks for sharing!

Helen said...

So cute!! I just love all these ideas.

Melissa said...

I love the charm! What a cute, easy idea!

MEMORIAS EN PAPEL said...

I love this charm

Teresa Jaye said...

This little charm is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Bella said...

Beautiful! I love it!

Mryia said...

What a cute little charm! I will definitely have to try my hand and making some of these.

Samantha said...

Such a lovely charm:)

Cristina said...

Such a special gift! Thanks for sharing!

colleenak said...

I love this!! I'm in love with charms so this is perfect! Thank you!

Rebecca said...

very cute :)

KateB said...

love all the small details to include the printed ribbon!

wetpaws69 said...

I love it!! I love to make these little matchboxes. I also love the printed ribbon.

Susan said...

This is beautiful, I love it.

Samantha T. said...

Love this project!

Emily said...

Cute!

Chris C said...

Stunning - i am definitely going to make one of these.

KellyG said...

COOL idea, thanks for sharing!

Rikki G said...

Love the charms

mica said...

This charm is beautiful and so is the matchbook!

Melisa said...

Fabulous project and great tutorial.

hminnesota said...

this is what I call as creativity.!would love to win.

Tracy said...

I love this Tammy - thanks for the Tutorial ...

Love, Tracy G

DebL said...

What a great project and gift! Thank you for sharing the tutorial!

kathy s said...

just found your blog- thanks to Tim Holtz and the iTop he was using didn't know you were doing a 12 days thing too great ideas thanks.

Bobbi said...

I found this blog because of Tim Holtz blog where he used the iTop on his 12 Days of Christmas tag. I love the vintage look he got by creating his own brads. Love this matchbook too. I saved the instructions so I can try it this weekend.

benedick4 said...

I saw the itop on Tim's blog. What a cool tool.
Sue

Conchita said...

Love this proyect.
Hugs

twig_tea said...

Tim Holtz linked this over on his blog; I love the little matchbook charm. Completely adorable!

Erica Saubermann Alem said...

SO cute! Thanks for the instructions!

CherrieScraps said...

love this idea...a matchbox mini album hmmmmm - think of the possibilities!! LOVE IT!!

Rebeca Zanini said...

Lovely!

KimR said...

This is just beautiful!! Thank you for sharing the directions! I would love to make one!! First, I am going to go try and win one! :)

Jenny B in Indy said...

That is so cute.. definitely going to have to try this!

Karen L said...

Love Matchboxes! I'm making a few to hold gift cards!

Katrina said...

so so cute!! I have made something similar...but love the winter theme!

NWFlamingo said...

Love that charm!

DeniseB said...

Love the charm and the matchbook wrap too. Very clever and it would be a fun project. Great gift idea too.
DeniseB

Alienka said...

Very beautiful!

JenE said...

WOW! Great job Tammy! Thanks for sharing your creation w/us!!

Christy said...

such a beautiful necklace! Great idea!

Ruth Ellen said...

Wonderful project and tutorial!!! Thanks!

Anna said...

Great job Tammy, such wonderful work!

Renata Pacheco said...

Very cute, thank you for sharing!

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