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Friday, June 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Matchbox Swap




What a fun theme for a swap:  Happy Birthday!  And since this is my birthday month I couldn't wait to participate.  The challenge was to design a matchbox with a birthday theme and fill it with goodies.  I love little cakeboxes, and knew this would be perfect if designed in scale for the top of the matchbox.  I decorated the cake slice with pretty papers, festooning, tulle, netting, seam binding robbon and flowers.  I couldn't resist making a birthday crown to send with my matchbox.  I have recieved both of my swap boxes from my partners Marsha and Sheila but haven't opened them yet because I thought it would be so fun to wait for my birthday!

Happy Pink Saturday to visitors from Beverly's fabulous link party.

17 comments:

trisha too said...

Lovely, Marti!
:-)

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

love this! was in a Christmas matchbook swap and it was sooo much fun, this one looks like it is fun too. Your box is sooo sweet .

LV said...

Great idea and will make a nice little appreciation gift.

Ineke van den Akker said...

Wow! Just love this!
Happy Pink Saturday greetings from Holland!
with love,
Ineke

Sharon said...

Just gorgeous matchbox creations!!! Happy Pink Saturday!!

Pamela Gordon said...

These little decorated matchboxes are adorable.

Fun With This and That said...

You have done a wonderful. I like your style
Have a happy PS

Sue said...

Oh my goodness- you are a wonderful crafter, Marti! I'm sadly lacking in that department. LOL Your box is lovely- Thanks for stopping by for a visit today. :-) Sue

chubskulit said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Happy pink Saturday.

Come and see my PINK entry, when you get a chance, thanks!

dix said...

The matchbox swap is such a clever idea...and your little box and cake slice are fabulous. Thanks for sharing...love your blog! dix---

Michele said...

such loveliness! wonderful work Marti, very romantic, too. happy pink saturday! xo

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Marti,
Such a sweet creation and Happy Birthday!
enJOY a lovely day,
Kimberly

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

I just LOVE my birthday box and all the treats inside!!!! Thank you so much!!!

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!!!

xoxo

Sares said...

Who knew you could create such a beautiful thing from an old matchbox! WE crafters, that's who! Love it! Happy Pink and have a wonderful week Marti!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such darling teeny little boxes! They must be pure pleasure to make!

Rostrose said...

Your creations are so wonderful, Marti! Thank you for visiting me on PS - and sorry that I write you only now. I was very busy, because of our wonderful little bloggers-picnic that I organized with my friend Elizabeth :o) The pictures of our meeting you can see here:
http://rostrose.blogspot.co.at/2012/06/bloggertreffen-laxenburg-2012.html

xox Traude
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Jeanie said...

Reading backwards and loving your music flowers, the matchboxes, too!