Monday, May 2, 2011

Altered Matchbox Mini Album Swap

Tadah! My contribution to the matchbox mini album swap that I am hosting on scrappyhappiness ning!

Let me walk ya thru. I covered the matchbox with 1/4 dictionary paper and 3/4 7gypsies Lille collection paper, lace punched. Then diecut a baroque window and pierced a little hole to attach a mini ornate key. Don't ask me why I did that, honestly it was a pain to cut that little window and do that small piercing without tearing the matchbox, cos it was done very close to the edge.

Oh well... and finally I embellished it with a mini little flower, a hamply studios screenprint I cut and some lace.

For the inside, I made it a little pocket tag album, matted every page. And every page has a pocket for a pull-out tag which you can do some journalling on. The inside of the front and back cover also sport half pockets to slot some little photos or notes. I attached a little metal locket to the cover of the mini, and that acts as a closure, for me to thread some twine thru to hold the album in place. Can probably see better in the above pic.

So yea! Hope ya ladies like this! This is for group 1. I'm not sure if I can find an angel to fill in for group 2 yet, cos a couple of swappers pulled out. If I can't, I'll design another one for group 2. Won't be the same! :)

p/s: For my readers who want to have a sense of it's size, these matchboxes are about 5cm long! cute much?!

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