I have lots of bits and bobs on my desk including paperclips, erasers and stamps. I thought it was about time I used some of the gift box dies to make useful storage for stationery items!

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The matchbox die is a simple one as you only assemble two pieces. I chose some plaid and monochrome card stock, but you could go for something brighter if you prefer.

Paperclip-Matchbox

I had a sticker in the plaid pattern which I added to the outside of the matchbox. I think this could easily be used as a Christmas treats box too if you found some festive card stock.

Matchbox-Sizzix

Here are the supplies I used:
Sizzix Thinlits Plus Die Set 9PK - Box, Matchbox (#660843)
Big Shot Plus Machine Only (White & Gray) (#660020)
Mint Cutting Pads (#660522)
Standard Magnetic Platform for Wafer-Thin Dies (#656499)
Plaid and Monochrome Card Stock
Double Sided Sticky Tape

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