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Matchbox die tutorial

Filed under: Projects — April 9, 2009 @ 12:36 pm

Here is a quick look at how to assemble the matchbox from the new die in the Occasions minicatalog.  Again, I love this box (and the box die #2) because you only need one piece of adhesive for the whole box!

1.  Place separate pieces of cardstock or other paper over the bottom and top of the box when you use the die.  In this case I used Baja Breeze for the bottom and Window Sheet (Occasions minicatalog) for the sleeve.

2.   Using the bone folder, fold on all the creases.  The tiny little creases on the ends you will fold in the opposite direction – AND only fold these at a 90 degree angle – you want them to stick out because this is what holds the box together without adhesive.


3.  Fold the long sides in first.  Then fold in the ends.  Those tiny flaps should hold the other sides in.  See photo.


4. Fold your sleeve around the box and adhere the flaps together.  I used 2 glue dots here.  I found that the window sheets didn’t score well for me.  I had to go over them well with my bone folder.  Now that the Extended Crease Pad is available, I wonder if that will help.  I fit in 3 Treasures, but you can also use 4 Nuggets.  I have some other ideas of fillers for these boxes which I will share in future posts.


The tag is made from the oval scallop punch and the Oval All stamp set.  The Baja Breeze backing is part of the matchbox die – it comes with 3 tags!


All these items from the Occasions Minicatalog can be ordered at

Well over enough to earn you 2 free items for the April Special!  (see the April 2 post below). 

113790 Oval All $16.95

114889 Scallop Oval Punch $15.95

114323 Window Sheets Medium $4.95

114890 Matchbox Bigz XL die $42.95

113800 Matchbox Messages $25.95

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