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Matchbox Birthday Gram

By: Laurie Cinotto for Fiskars

Send your friends and family a unique birthday greeting this year.  This cute Matchbox Birthday Gram is a fun and clever way to send someone a special message.  These little DIY birthday card ideas also make great favors for weddings or baby showers.

Matchbox Birthday Gram

Materials:

  • SureCut™ Scrapbooking Paper Trimmer (12")
  • Cloud Squeeze Punch (Large)
  • Cloud Squeeze Punch (Medium)
  • The Original Orange-Handled Scissors™ (8")
  • Up in the Clouds Interchangeable Border Punch Cartridge
  • Teresa Collins Banner Stamps
  • Teresa Collins Doily Banner Stamps
  • Large Matchbox (with window)
  • Washi Tape
  • Patterned Paper
  • Ink Pad
  • Embellishments
  • Buttons
  • Tiny Bird
  • Paper flowers
  • Cotton mushrooms
  • Glue gun and gluesticksAdhesive dimensional dots

 

Instructions:

  1. First, start by trimming a matchbox with washi tape or by stamping a border.

    Matchbox Birthday Gram
     
  2. Use your paper trimmer to cut a scrap of patterned paper to line the inside bottom of your box. Punch out a few clouds and stamp a sentiment on one of them. Attach these pieces with double-stick tape or adhesive dimensional dots.

    Matchbox Birthday Gram
     
  3. Trim the exterior of your box with a “valance” for the window made from a scrap of paper and a border punch. Add another sentiment, a few buttons and embellishments.

    Matchbox Birthday Gram
     
  4. In the bottom corners, add a few paper flowers and cotton mushrooms and attach using a hot glue gun.

    Matchbox Birthday Gram
     
  5. Add a little bird to complete the scene.

    Matchbox Birthday Gram
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