Saturday, 16 July 2011

Woodware Design team Challenge - Anything But a Card

I'm back! Apologies for a lack of posting but I am extremely busy making over 40 samples for the next Woodware release/catalogue.

This challenge was quite challenging! It's easy just to go along making cards.

So I decided to make a matchbox pinwheel sandwiched between two pieces of the Woodware plain 'Chippies'. I used another one of my favourite sets FRCL162 Fairy Tots to make the topper.

I made and used a template to cut, fold and glue 4 matchboxes. I used gold 6mm Woodware brads to make little handles. 

I cut covered the two pieces of chipboard with Magenta gingham paper before rounding off the corners and sponging. 

The little birds are stamped directly on the gingham paper.
I have fond memories of collecting matchboxes when I was little to make a similar project at primary school. More people smoked then and plastic lighters weren't an option.

I used the Sakura clear Stardust pen to highlight the colouring. Added some gold 'Metals', Diamond Stickles, white sheer ribbon bow and faux stiching to complete the project.

If you have enjoyed this project why not pop along the Woodware blog to see what the rest of the design team has created,


  1. Great to see that you're back, am sure you are busy with all that preparation! Love the idea of the matchbox pinwheel and think that the Fairy Tots are so cute. Great inspiration yet again.

  2. It`s just lovely Francoise !!

    hugs Diane xx

  3. Oh how lovely to see you are blogging Francoise, I shall tell Shirley...

    Your creations are cute as ever, fabulous....
    Kim x

  4. this is a lovely gift, Fairy Tots very cute too, lovely colours and idea, thanks for the inspiration.

  5. I love the matchbox design another excellent creation. Jackie

  6. Uhooi,,
    Wow, It's a very nice, sweet and creative,,


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