Friday, September 27, 2013

A Sweet Artiste Matchbox!

Okay, so you already know I'm TOTALLY on a SARITA kick right now! Of all the 3-D projects I've created the past few months this takes the CAKE!....errr....Nuggets! It takes the NUGGETS, not cake!! 

I Love the Hershey Nuggets! Well, I actually don't love to EAT them, but I REALLY love to create with them! it's my buds who love to EAT THEM! :) Did you know that they are the easiest thing to 'pretty up'?! Yeah! Just a 1" X 3" piece of (scrap) piece of paper (or cardstock) and a bit of adhesive is all it takes!  Here is another project & Tutorial I did not long ago using the Hershey Nuggets! Unfortunately the kit is sold out but you can still enjoy the artwork and tutorial! :)

Alright...getting down to business! Have you ever created the Matchbox cut from the CTMH Cricut Artiste Collection

It is the most darling little box ever! and SO EASY! My favorite size to cut is at 4.25"....why, you ask? First of all, my thriftiness always kicks's the perfect size to get (2) to a page of Cardstock! That's that size you can cut (2) Box cuts on 1 piece and (2) 'Slide wrap' Cuts on 1 piece.  (I have no idea what the technical terms are for those, that's 'Studio Sus' language) So...getting (2) full boxes from (2) different patterned (if desired) sheets of cardstock is always a great thing, and second, this size is PERFECT for (9) Hershey Nuggets!! Did I mention I love them? Okay..moving on! 

I mean, cute is that?! Don't tell me you wouldn't love to come to work and see this pretty little package sitting on your desk?! :) 

So, I cut my box from Outdoor Denim Cardstock and wanted a coordinating B&T Cardstock for my 'Wrap'....I love the Aztec-ish Damask (yes, that is really how I refer to it) Bright print from the Sarita MyReflections kit! 

Now, I did sit and ponder for a bit what to do with the top....luckily...some GENIUS at Close to My Heart thought it would be a fantastic idea to create MATCHING TEXTILES! 

Um...YES, Please! I created a Darling Rosette type cluster and adhered it to the top of my box! This technique is SO SUPER SIMPLE! In fact I have a tutorial on how to create it  included with my latest Sarita True-Fit Folio Workshop.....if you have not read my previous posts concerning this workshop CLICK HERE to see what I am offering for the small price of $20 plus shipping to you. :)  Can you tell my mind is wandering today? So...I created my cluster of fabric and adhered one of the Gems from the Teal Base & Bling Collection to the top! and OF COURSE you see again my very favorite embellishment CTMH offers....threads from my Burlap Ribbon!
I needed a sentiment and grabbed my stamp sets that are included with my Artiste Bundle (Yes, there are 3 stamp sets included as well as 3 packages of chipboard...all with coordinating cricut images!) 

My favorite stamp image from the Artiste Bundle is the 'Hope your Birthday's as Sweet as You'! Sweet....Chocolate...Who's Cleaver now? :) 

Okay, so maybe my matchbox it isn't as obnoxiously Wonderful as I let on but Hey, we're allowed to LOVE our own art, right?!  

I love the my Artiste Cartridge, I hope you love yours! Before I go I'll share a few older Matchboxes that I had loaded onto my computer. :) 

Here is one from Christmas Last year....:) 

And here's another one from one of my January 2013 Workshops.....

Inspiration from Jody Gustafson

I actually cut a transparency for the slide on this one so you could see the stamped Nuggets inside! :)

Thank you for Joining me again today! It Just BLESSES MY SOCKS OFF when you show up!

Happy Friday Everyone! Sus


  1. I would LOVE to get hershey nuggets in a cute package like this!