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Hi stampers! Today we are going to make this matchbox holder and we are using a good egg stamp set and when we open it up it holds a thing, a jellybeans, so let us get started on making this great little treat for Easter. All right I am using apricot appeal and you are going to cut your cardstock at 3 ¼” wide x 8 ½” long and then you are going to score your cardstock at 3 ½” and 7 ½”.
Okay, first off I want to show how to make this scallop punch using the corner rounder. It is really easy, you are going to take this left hand side punch corner thing there and you are going to line that up with that up with that previous punch. Let me see if I can show you how to do this on the video, okay, hope you can see this but you are going to punch it out, line it up and then punch it out, line it up, punch it out. Really easy, okay, so there is your scallop, really cute huh?
All right, I went ahead and made another one so I went ahead and stamped it, let us put that one aside. I used the flowers and the dots and from a good egg stamp set. I used the flowers up here, I used the white gel pen, and then down here I used the circles all in apricot appeal. And then we are going to go ahead and, I went ahead and stamped this chick from that stamp set and they colored him or her, I colored the chicken with pretty in pink. The egg with certainly celery and then the beak with apricot appeal and I am using the water colored paper and I stamped her with stazon. We are going to use the aqua painter, the aqua painter is really great you are just going to unscrew this lid here and just put your tap water inside. And then you just squeeze it to get the water to come out and I am squeezing on in the napkin here because you do not really want it that wet.
So anyways, so I colored this chicken, let us put that aside and what I am going to do is I am just going to make sure that that is not so wet. Okay, I am just going to color or I am just going to use my aqua painter and I am just going to blend in that color just to soften it up a little bit and you want to make sure you clean you brush every time you change your colors. I am going to move to the pretty in pink, it just softens it up and I just used the markers for coloring, is it not that easy. Okay, well that was easy, okay now I am going to use my going grey and that is really dirty but I love it.
You are going to squeeze your inkpad to transfer the ink inside to the lid because then I am going to pick that color up on this side panel here. And what I am going to do is I want to give this little chick a little shadowing effect despite adding a little bit of grey to soften it up too, it does not have to be perfect. So, once you get enough ink on there, then I am going to blend it out so you can get rid of that bold line there and just keeping adding your color. Okay, I do not know if that is picking that up or not, okay.
Anyway, all right, so then, we are going to layer this onto pretty in pink and then we are going to wear it on certainly celery. Okay, one thing too is I used the photo corner punch and I used the pretty in pink and I am going to use a small corner right here. I am just going to line that up and punch that out and put some adhesive on there and then I am going to put this in the corner here like that and I am taking my one eight, handheld punch. I am going to punch a hole in the corner there. That is punching through almost four layers or three layers.
Okay, then I am using my rhinestone brads, the fire circles and I have got one out already but there is a bunch of fabulous colors in here, let me show you, can you see them? We have pink and orange and yellow, really nice. Okay, so then I am going to go ahead and add my brad. Okay, then now for my finished matchbox here, I am going to close up my holder and then I am going to position him/her up here to the left. Now, I am closing this because I do not want my little chick to be inside the thing, so you want to close it first to get it an eyeball on wherever you want to put it.
So let us go ahead and put that on there, let us put some adhesive. Okay, and now my stapler, this is the same thing you want to keep your matchbox closed. You want to look from the side because there is a little tiny gap, can you see that? That is where you are going to want to staple your staple. Put your staple where there is a gap there without the lid touching it, so I will go ahead and staple that, it is purple, do not you love it? okay, then I am going to add some white pink top at the ribbon, now you can position this to cover up your staple if you want. I just like the looks of it myself. It just brings the whole Easter thing together.
Let us trim our ribbon, okay so you can slide that down to cover up or camouflage that staple a little bit. Okay now the inside of my flap, I am going to stamp “Happy Easter” with my stazon. Just at the bottom, oh, that is a little crooked but that is all right because, I am just giving you the idea here and then you are going to tuck that in there and that is going to be hidden away. And then I went ahead and added some doodle dots, let me show you the other one.
And I did some doodle dots around the edge of the certainly celery and then here is the jellybeans now. This is another to use, you can actually just slide this in here or you could actually staple them in there and make them permanent. Either way it is good. And now I also have this whoopers, Robin Eggs, I wanted to see if those would fit, I have not tried that yet. They are a little, a little bumpy, a lot more thicker than the jellybeans, but we will see. Yes, it fits, all right and I will add it some dazzling diamonds with my two-way glue gun.
Thank you for watching today, we will see you later. Bye.