January 24, 2010

Come On...Light My Fire!

First, you take one of these...(sidebar: matchbox has a "great new look"? Like people choose matches because of the packaging? What puh-foodle! Everyone knows you choose matches for their sulfur to pine ratio! ;)





Then you throw away all of these...(so much for that sulfur to pine ratio!)





Add glitter, tulle, tiny sand dollars and various other pretty elements.




Then stuff with treats! And you have my creations for the Valentine's swap I am participating in.
Once I stopped stressing over my design, they were really a blast to make!


Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special




40 comments:

  1. Oh how lovely and fun!!!

    - The Tablescaper

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  2. Tulle time. That's so cute! Love your boxes.

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  3. Thank goodness they updated their packaging.

    Your little prettties are gorgeous.
    ~Amy

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  4. How pretty girl..I love all the glitter you use...you are the glitter queen of Calif. hope your having a great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  5. You? Stress over design? NEVER! You are a natural...love everything you do! They are just beautiful! Definitely like you're packaging a whole lot better! Now...what to do with all those pesky matches???

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  6. Oh, excellent! Just shows me that anything can become a container for precious bits and pieces.

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  7. How pretty. You are very creative.

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  8. As if I don't already have a problem throwing boxes and scraps of fabirc or ribbon away anyway, now here is one more reason to hold on to materials to make pretty dainties.

    Susan

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  9. How creative you are. They are very pretty and so romantic looking. They will be a joy to receive.

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  10. Those are so pretty! They will love them for sure!

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  11. I love, love, love... the Valentine treat boxes!! I have had so much fun in the past stuffing the tiny ones!
    OXOX
    Christina

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  12. Oh, Most Sparkly One! These are just precious! You are so talented!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  13. really pretty!

    I wish I was in the swap LOL

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  14. You never cease to amaze me! You can look at the most common object and make it breathtakingly (is that a word) beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  15. Oh my gosh...you mean that just because my little one is too big this year to make a valentines box for school does not mean that I don't get to help decorate one? I can make one of my own?
    I love it. Your boxes are so beautitul!

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  16. Wow what a beautiful idea, I could use the H. Lucky person that gets your trade.

    Barbara

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  17. oh, now you are just showing off...first it was the ginormous pics...now it's the ginormous pics mosaics...hmmmmmf...LOL...your match boxes are gorgeous, i love the little bit of tulle that you used...and all the glittering!!!

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  18. So beautiful!!! Love your design!

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  19. Very pretty, M! I think we all should vow to not stress over our designs! I can't wait to try doin' up a match box, myself. we recently bought new matches for lighting our stoves and I also noticed that "NEW LOOK!" promo! Ha-ha! But seriously, your new camera makes their new look even better! ♥

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  20. I love them. What a great idea. They are absolutely beautiful!!

    I can't wait to start on some.

    Ruth

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  21. Seriously cute! I love all the sparkle and glitter.

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  22. Cute idea using a match box. :-) What did you use for all the pretties inside the box?

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  23. How pretty! You're recipient is very lucky! I'm guessing that's the large box of matches and not those little ones.

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  24. Love your designs! Those tiny sand dollars are a treasure. I thought I was the only one who stresses over coming up with a design. ;) Vicki~

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  25. I love my beautiful box, it is really lovely and I love all the beautiful goodies that you sent. Thank you so much. It really was a wonderful swap. It was a pleasure to meet you. Thanks again. Hugs, Terri

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  26. This is just too sweet! I love the boxes recovered...and just think of all the possibilities! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Sharlotte

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  27. How gorgeous... they look fabulous!! I'd be quite happy to be on the receiving end of one of these beauties... Thanks for stopping by my way... Julie

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  28. Oh my gosh that is gorgeous!!!

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  29. I love these! So precious and feminine! Love it!

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  30. Tulle time. I'm cracking up. Seriously cute project too!

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  31. Beautiful Valentine gifts, so pretty.
    Also I loved the photo of the teacup and ribbon, in the previous post.
    You will be happy to have a new camera.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  32. Beautiful! those would make great boxes for wedding favors or bridal showers too. thanks for linking up!

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  33. You have a lovely blog and the match boxes are beautiful. Thanks for visiting me today ~ so I could find and visit you! : )

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  34. cute idea! Tulle can make anything look good!

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  35. What a sweet idea :)

    Thanks for taking part in Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family! Don't forget to come back next week!

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  36. So gorgeous! What lucky swap partners - they will love it!
    Sharon :-)

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