Sunday, June 9, 2013

Button Button

Button Up!  We are playing with buttons this week at  Simon Says stamp and Show challenge.  I had these fabulous Prima Buttons that I have been hoarding and decided to use them for the challenge this week.

I decided to create a matchbox drawer set:

I recently acquired a new set of stamps and couldn't wait to ink them up.  I used them to create tamp all the images in black on pattern papers.

I created a template for myself. I am not good with visualizing three dimensional shapes so I usually will play around and sketch what I want to try first and then create a template with scraps of paper that I have ruined or copy paper that was printed and recycled. 

If you click on the photos you can see the measurements:

I created the template and then repeated it on the pattern paper.  to assemble I used the score tape to give it extra stick.  I used a variety of embellishments and border punch to finish off the top of the box. 

Products: Prima Engraver Wood Buttons, Pink Paislee - Hope ChestEK Success Binding Edge punch  Stampers Anonymous - MemoirsJourney Awakens , Cavallini & Company - Paper Tape - Paris, Ranger Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Prima Clock Parts, Tim Holtz - Chit Chat - Stickers, Filmstrip, Gem Handle, Ranger Archival Ink - Black,  .

Come join in the challenge  for a chance to win a gift certificate from   Simon Says Stamp.

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  1. What a great creation...gorgeous vintage make!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  2. Suzz...your altered matchbox is so cool. I love the color scheme you've used. It looks so vintage. That binding edge die cut looks neat against Tim's stamped "creepy kids". :) Love the Prima buttons, too. This is such a creative project! <3 Candy

  3. Wonderful matchbox Sue! Gorgeous stamping as always and I love the colours you used and those cool buttons.

  4. I love the masculine feel of this matchbox. It's gorgeous!!

  5. Gorgeous work, Suzz!! Thanks for sharing the template too so others can make one too :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  6. This is fabulous Suzz, I just love the matchbox with the stamping and beautiful vintage colours. I'm like you too, just got to play with things and experiment until I can see how it will work. Thanks for sharing your dimensions, I can see me having a go at this one.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  7. This is so clever and I definitely want to try making this little matchbox! Thanks for the how-to along with the dimensions you used. That will be so helpful!

  8. Such a cool matchbox make - thanks for sharing those dimensions - the number buttons are great!
    Alison x

  9. Love your matchbox draw Suzz, the image s very eye catching as is your design. Love the film strip with the images added and the punched edge. Funny how some images just pass you by until someone else uses them. I need this stamp now. Gorgeous. Tracy x

  10. great project Suzz. You are a very talented artist. Your projects are always so inspiring.

  11. Gorgeous project and lovely buttons
    Rosie x

  12. You do amazing art!! I love visiting your blog, knowing full well I could never do what you do. It's a feast for the eyes!!

  13. AWESOME!!!!What a cool project! I love the drawer idea, and these images look fabulous with those amazing hoarded buttons!!!!

  14. How fun is this!! Love the altered matchbox Suzz. The vintage feel of the stamps, the boarders that you added and those fabulous buttons! Really amazing transformation.

    -- Mary Elizabeth

  15. What a fun matchbox drawer! Love the buttons! And the stamps are so pretty! Hugs, Sandra


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