For My Love Matchbook
Here's a love story with a happy ending...and beginning! With this inspiring project and your own customized details, any recipient will appreciate the altered effects and vintage appearance you can achieve with Tim Holtz-inspired Alterations Dies for Sizzix.
Other Supplies: Grungepaper, Manila Cardstock, Distress Stain, Archival Ink, Brads, Stamps: Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous CMS100 Odds and Ends, Alphabet stamps, Sewing Machine (Optional)
Die-cut one small matchbook from Grungepaper using the Matchbook die. Die-cut a piece of manila cardstock using the Vintage Lace die. Stitch a piece of cardstock lace to the bottom edge of the matchbook. Cut multiple pieces of cardstock to 3 1/4" x 2" to create pages. Emboss the top edge of each page with the Pattern & Stitches embossing folder with the X stitch design. Stamp small letter Os in-between the Xs to create an XOXO pattern. Stack the pages together and place them inside the matchbook. Use a paper piercer to poke holes through the covers and pages. Place brads through each hole. Die-cut one Grungepaper heart using the Mini Hearts die. Add color to the heart using Distress Stain. Adhere the heart to the front cover of the matchbook. Machine stitch around the heart if desired. Die-cut the tickets using the Ticket Strip die. Stamp tickets onto the die-cut tickets using the Odds and Ends ticket stamps. Use alphabet stamps to add sentiments to the tickets. Adhere one ticket to the front cover of the book. Adhere the remaining tickets to the inside book pages.