Bees box

I’m taking a little break from Easter themed projects today and instead am sharing a little altered matchbox:


This is the project I am sharing over at Sunday Stampers, where the theme this week is Things That  Fly. I’d hoped to have it ready to share earlier in the week but was thwarted when the little beehive stamp went AWOL. It literally just disappeared. One moment it was with all the other bits and bobs I had gathered in order to make my project and the next…gone! After I had re-traced my steps for the umpteenth time it finally revealed itself stuck to a packet of Promarkers!


Anyway, I started by covering a small matchbox, inside and out, with cardstock that had been coloured and stamped with distress inks. I used Antique Linen, Dried Marigold, Victorian Velvet and Iced Spruce with a smidge of Victorian Velvet around the edges. I’ve used stamps from the Beekeeper’s Tea Collection (Plate 13) by Clearly Constructed Stamps, stamping the beehive to the front of the box and the bee on the base of the inside.


I paper pieced the beehive and added the No 13 and a rose, both of which are also in the collection, then added a paper rose over the stamped image.There’s a second image of the little girl bee, which I cut it out and coloured with Promarkers, addling a little glitter on the wings. I used Pinflair glue gel, to give depth, and applied it over the original.To finish, I added a few more roses to the bottom of the box.


Thanks for buzzing by.


Bees box — 9 Comments

  1. Oh fabulous, I love this. I was only thinking last night (and when I say last night mean about 4 am this morning) that it was ages since I have done an altered match box and I wondered why I was making so many cards at the moment and not doing a match box. Then I thought, I bet that Mrs Beez would not hesitate to do an altered match box ,,,,,,, and look. How is that for a coincidence?

    This group of stamps are fabulous, how small must that 13 stamp be?

    Dionne xx

    • That is uncanny!! I hope you do do another matchbox as your last ones were fabulous. The 13 stamp is small enough to fit on the end of my finger so I didn’t need a stamping block! Strange that it wasn’t that one that I lost. There is a similar set, number 14, which I think I might just need to get very soon!! xx

  2. Oh my heavens, a match box will never look same to me. Yours is keeper. I will have to try to make one, don’t have stamps you do but will wing it, (No pun intended). Every time I empty a match box I feel guilty, what could I do with it? Would be fun to try to emulate yours somewhat anyway. Time to dig my bee stamps out that I put away.
    Sure hope you have a special and wonderful Easter.

    • Thank you. Sometimes an idea comes out of nowhere and this was one of those. I’ve given this to Mr B for Easter (he doesn’t want chocolate) then he has me an a box!!! Hope you have a good Easter xx

  3. Oh how cute is this!! I often find stamps sticking themselves to things they have no right to stick to too… rebel stamps perhaps? Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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