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    Special Delivery Christmas Matchbox with Tiny Package Tutorial

    Filed under Art Projects, Gifts/Decorations, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Newsletters, Tutorials

    As a follow-up to Design Team Member Kristin Batsel’s recent Kitschy Christmas Matchbox (at left), here’s an (even smaller!) Christmas matchbox: Special Delivery! Just look how tiny this one is (in the photo at right)… this is made with the 2×3 size of the Chunky Matchbox with Window.

    I love the whole vintage look of this new little project (see below)… from the paper (inside and out — and notice the ends of both matchboxes showing the candy stripe) — all from the Jingle 6×6 Pad, to the tiny tree & presents inside. Oh, and of course (!), the cute kids inside from the Tim Holtz Sepia Paper Dolls – Christmas!

    And… note that Kristin includes a step-by-step tutorial for making those ridiculously tiny packages! Just look at the preview below for how tiny they are (and they’re wrapped with the papers from the same Jingle 6×6 Paper Pad). Another hint on their size: the “ribbon” used to tie them is embroidery floss.

    For more photos and tutorial please visit Kristin’s blog post. And here is her supply list (plus see the Giveaway below for more info on this sweet little project, AND a chance to win EVERYTHING in the supply list)!

    New Goodies!

    Note that I found some new ceramic beads, shaped like Christmas presents (in case you want to make a little scene like Kristin’s and mix up the gifts or speed up the time wrapping tiny gifts).


    FLASH SALE! This is a 40% off sale on everything with SANTA in the name! Note: only cardstock & digital versions of collage sheets are included in this sale, but note that the sale includes things beside collage sheets, too!

    I constrained this to a small group (22 items… ok, kinda small) as there are so many Christmas options, including the 4 highlights below.

    The sale ends at midnight on Sunday night, November 18th.

    Click: SANTA SALE to see everything!

    Hooray for the Special Delivery Matchbox Giveaway!

    Yes, I said it! EVERYTHING in Kristin’s Special Delivery Christmas Matchbox Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway!

    I’m only highlighting a few of the NINE spiffy items in the supply list/Giveaway:
    – Chunky Matchbox with Window – 2×3
    – Jingle 6×6 Paper Pad
    – Tim Holtz Snippets Tiny Die-Cuts – Christmas Ephemera (note: beside some mini posters on the back wall, that also includes the Santa on the bottom left of the matchbox)
    – Tim Holtz Sepia Paper Dolls – Christmas
    – Flat-Back Gold Star Studs – 8mm

    Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Kristin’s artwork, which are also all included in the Giveaway!

    Bonus: I’m also including two each of the NEW Ceramic Christmas Present Beads in the Giveaway prize! (I’ll pick a mix of colors… note: more than 4 are shown in my pile of beads at right.)

    To enter the Special Delivery Matchbox Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Friday Night, November 16, 2018).

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org).

    Hey, who won the Sweet Retro Gift Boxes Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Luanne Shoup! Congrats! Check your email for info.

    Posted by Leslie, November 15th, 2018

    54 responses to “Special Delivery Christmas Matchbox with Tiny Package Tutorial”

    1. trudy a widner says:

      Love the gift packages! Can’t wait to try!

    2. Ready for a Christmas project…this looks like a sweet one…..keeping my fingers crossed.

    3. brian hughes says:

      cant wait to try these little packages…love Alphastamps.

    4. Ann F. says:

      This project is right up my alley!!!

    5. Kim R says:

      The Christmas presents are so cute!

    6. Kay W says:

      So cute!

    7. Rhonda S says:

      I love the retro one with the blue deer. So cute.

    8. Traci says:

      REally cute-love miniature things.

    9. The project is just perfect to get into the holiday spirit!!!

    10. Kat Cashwell says:

      I love the little presents and the boxes are adorable!

    11. Kim Lucak says:

      Adorable!!! I need a little Christmas 🙂

    12. Debora L. says:

      Love all the cute ideas!

    13. Barb A says:

      Awesome matchbox! Great giveaway……so many ideas for all the great things in the giveaway. Thanks for a chance to win.

    14. DeniseHumenik says:

      What a fun gift to make & give. I have the perfect friend in mind! 🙂
      Thanks for another opportunity!

    15. Jean Marmo says:

      Oh my goodness – those presents!!

    16. Jen R says:

      Love this sweet vintage look

    17. Nancy Sherman says:

      Just wonderful,cute little scene!!

    18. Angie M says:

      This is just so sweet. I want to make a similar one with the pink tree

    19. Can’t wait to win! Thank you!

    20. Nadine says:

      Great tutorial!

    21. Bonnie Moran says:

      So cute and Christmasy!!!!

    22. Cathy Skrehot says:

      How darn cute are those little ceramic present beads…thanks for sharing!

    23. Cherylle says:

      This is a memory-jogger, especially with the two kiddos and the Christmas tree! Love it!

    24. Carla says:

      Love the Christmas matchbooks! Great package tutorial!

    25. Kathryn Logan says:

      This is so adorable, those presents! 💕

    26. Karen Mallory says:

      What a sweet little project! Right up my alley as I am so into miniatures now!

    27. Sandie says:

      Very, very cute. Love the presents.

    28. Jo says:

      ADORBS! Want to make Christmas cards and other things now!!

    29. Catharine McCammon says:

      Weeeeeeee for the little presents for my grand babies!

    30. Marykay says:

      Absolutely adorable

    31. Kathy Toews says:

      The present beads are so cute!

    32. Sharon Bolmey says:

      Another sweet poject!! So much fun to send someone this as a holiday greeting!

    33. Marilyn Ray says:

      Love the little match box projects. So many variations to do

    34. Susan Fornelli says:

      How cute is this! I like the little pink dog!!! Perfect small gift for Christmas giving!

    35. Ann Pierce says:

      Oh yes, I wanna make this! How fun!

    36. Chris K. says:

      Oh, how cool to get everything you need! Thanks for the giveaway.

    37. Lana says:

      I love matchbox art. These are really nice and I love the idea for making tiny packages, too.

    38. Janet Turner says:

      I love those little boxes. I would love to make them for Xmas decorations and gifts.

    39. Congrats Luanne! Love the Christmasy matchbox art. I like all of the goodies, especially the tiny mantle and stockings. So cute. Thank you for the opportunity to win the whole kit.

    40. Noreen says:

      So many clever things to do with the matchboxes. I love the Christmas ideas!

    41. Lea Cook says:

      I’m working on vignettes right now!

    42. Sharon Phillips says:

      This is just to cute. Hope I get lucky!

    43. Jennie Ingram says:

      This is so dang sweet!

    44. Mary Mac says:

      Just love those ceramic Christmas present beads.

    45. Rebecca R. says:

      Awe! I Love the mini presents! So cute!

    46. Laural says:

      So creative, I’m in Love

    47. Jennifer Sobolewski says:

      The sweetest yet! Smart idea for the mini presents!

    48. Anne W says:

      Love the retro vibe!

    49. I love the mix of vintage kids and Christmas cheer. Speaks to me!!

    50. Andrea Pretlow says:

      All of the elements for Christmas cuteness!

    51. Love the tiny pink scotty dog!

    52. jackie says:

      so tiny and so cute

    53. Nancy E says:

      This box is just so darn cute!