Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Using Basic Grey's Matchbook Kit Bits on Cards

I ordered the Phoebe matchbook kit by Basic Grey online, even though I didn't know what it was. And I don't really scrap yet, so I don't need to make a matchbook album. I did want to have fun with it on a card though. The pieces fold up to make the perfect square, & then you get to see both sides of the paper! I find it a bit of a luxury item, ($5) but I don't have a Cuttlebug to make the die cut bits, sighhhh... ;0) This is a standard 4 2/8 x 5 4/8 inches, so that gives you an idea of the size of the Basic Grey bits (3 6/8" sq after folding.)

A couple of lil' pointers for working with these precut bits:

--After you pull them apart (and when you take the tiny pieces out, for instance holes) they leave little bits of paper. I used a nailfile to remove them, but I like the looks of Basic Grey's file set ($7)
--The ones I used have precut holes, so if you don't want them to be holes, just put a little bit of tape over the back & they stay in.

You can see the indent of the little hole (on the pink section) if you click on this pic below, but it's not an obvious thing on the card:

Card Details:

If you'd like, here's a tutorial to make the flower. Other things I used: hand-dyed SU ribbon (River Rock double-stitched and Very Vanilla 5/8" Grosgrain (dyed with Always Artichoke reinker to get Mellow Moss ribbon); altered Pixie Pink cardstock--rolled with Speckled Stampin Around wheel (in White craft ink) and with direct to paper Versamagic chalk ink (in Perfect Plumeria); plain Sage Shadow mat & Soft Sky main card stamped with Sanded background (in Versamark) then stamped with the wee cloud from the By Air set (White craft); torn bit of Chocolate Chip cardstock to make soil. All the paper is distressed & the sentiment is a Rub-on (Saleabration mini) :0)

Hope you have an astoundingly beautiful day!

P.S. I'm not affiliated with Basic Grey; I just like their papers & thought I'd share a different way to use this schtuff. :0)


Alhambra Club said...

This card is great, love the flower

~* Tracy *~ said...

*giggle* schtuff has been my word of the week! Love how you've done the flower :)

** Isa ** said...

I so love this card and the beautiful colours ;oD... Love your creations...

Hugs xxx