I recently participated in Speckled Egg's Petite Matchbox Swap - Curiosities Edition. Here are the boxes I made for my partners.
Before I was assigned my partners in the swap, I had this idea of doing a really goth-y spooky dark themed box. However, once I got my partners and realized that they might enjoy something prettier and more "Autumn" themed, I changed my plans.
I decided on a sort of natural cabinet of curiosities theme, with lots of little bottles of things and items numbered like specimens in a collection.
I was pretty proud of the way these button cards came out. At first I tried handwriting the little numbers, but it didn't look right, so I ended up doing them on the computer. Yay for "Bickley Script", my new favorite font.
Once I added all the little numbers to everything, I think it really pulled it all together. What I forgot to photograph, was the index of all the numbers with a description of the items that I glued to the bottom of each box. Oh well - you get the idea.
So, what about my original goth-y spooky dark idea? I'm going to make one of those for my Etsy "fancylinda" shop. I should have it ready to sell this weekend.
And... tomorrow I will show you the boxes I received from my partners in the swap!
P.S. Don't forget about Liz Mathews blog giveaway. You can sign up to win every day of October. Please go there and check it out!