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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Challenge #100 - A Match(BOX) made in Heaven- EDITED (again)

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The little challenge blog that could has hit the century mark - that's right, 100 challenges and still going strong.

Mixing creativity, craft supplies, and humor is a Match made in heaven to us.

Like Peanut Butter and Jelly, Peanut Butter and Chocolate, Iced Tea and Lemon, Chocolate and MORE Chocolate, Glue and Glitter
You get the idea....

So, this week's theme is a

Match(box) made in Heaven
(because we can't resist a bad pun, no, we really can't)

You need to create a matchbox; you can make one from scratch or alter one.
Whatever style you fancy - no limits really!

There's loads of templates to find - here and here for a start. 

Then fill this little treasure box full of trinkets, take a photo of it and share it with US.
You'd be amazed at how much fits into one

It gets better....then we want to swap matchboxes.  A matchbox swap amongst all the creative and talented Opus Gluei players!

So, leave us a comment and let us know if you want to participate and something about your likes and dislikes, your favorite things. 

Then we'll match you up and send you an email!

But allow us to tempt you with some of our creations.


Jana here: I decided to make a different kind of matchbox. I love making/decorating them, and have wanted to try this little style out. So I did.

All of the elements store inside. I have a little more detail and a couple more pictures on my blog HERE.


Rosemary here and I'm turning into a matchbox making monster.  
I have three done now and ideas for at least 9 more- yep, a dozen matchboxes in all and who knows if I will stop there!

I used the matchbox template on my Cricut cartridge - Tags, Bags, Boxes and More set at 2-1/2" for my matchboxes

The fun is in the embellishment and then FILLING them up!

I'm sharing with you three very different designs with a look at the insides too (just to give you an idea of all the goodies that fit inside, more may be added to these little treasure boxes)
Now is the time to get out those little extras - brads, buttons, ribbons,  ephemera, and share share share


So, think about participating in this our CENTURY challenge
and share some of the goodness with your fellow artists
You never know, you might get a little matchbox fun from the Poobahs!!!!

It's your turn now.

Show us what you did with your MATCHBOX.



1. Sign up by May 15. Leave a comment indicating that you would like to swap a matchbox.

2. Challenge will be open for 2 weeks. We will still have Challenge #101 post on Sunday, May 8, but you can share your  matchboxes here until Sunday, May 15.

3. Partner info will be sent via email on May 16.

4. Mail your matchbox by May 20.

5. Blog about the matchbox you send AND the one you receive. (You get extra credit for this blog post.)



Deena said...

I am in...I am sooo for it these and the idea of the swap...

Beverly G said...

Sounds like fun--I'm in--you don't know me very well yet, but I collect hearts--hint, hint.

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Awesome matchboxes! I just did my first [for a swap elsewhere] and loved it! When does this challenge end? Aargh. I can't get one done this week but look forward to all the fun entries!


Bobbi said...

Wow and Congrats - 100 fun challenges..
Now that is is cool!
I like what you girls did with your little matchboxes. That is one of my favorite boxes to make.

Bobbi said...

Oops I forgot to tell you to count me in, the swap sounds fun!!

June Houck said...

Terrific pun (I love a good pun, or even a bad one heehee). You gals are rockin' the eye candy with these match boxes!

Electra said...
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Electra said...

Oh, I definitely want to play. Let's see, I like handsome men, good food, soft sheets...what? That's not you want to know? OK, anything vintage, anything pink, anything bling, birds. Is that enough? I still like handsome men though.
Your matchboxes are awesome!!

Linda said...

Thease are amazing...and oh what fun...

Beverly G said...

Looking forward to getting my exchange partner. Great matchboxes gals.

Electra said...

And neither one of you looks a day over 80.
Thanks for all your glue-ey goodness, ladies, and Rosemary, I hope you're healing well!