Three Stars Matchboxes

I’ve been collecting a match boxes and specifically like to look for vintage or unique ones at antique stores or flea markets. There are not very many but occasionally I’ll spot one for a good price. I even found a small vintage pill box that I’m excited to use one day. I would like to create small scenes in them like a world of their own but I’m afraid I’d ruin them in the process. So I decided to buy some to practice with and spotted this interesting brand on Amazon: Swedish Three Stars Safety Matches.

In these boxes are just paper scenes but that’s a good place to start. My first one was the snail with mushrooms. I used die cuts from Whimsy Stamps and the snail is from Polka Dot Pals Imogen set. The other two use stamps from Mama Elephant called Bookworm. My daughter gave me a box of colored pencils so we sat down and colored together – she did the cat one and I did the dog. Other supplies were used as well and are all listed below.

Here are the supplies used:

(top: dog and worm)
Swedish Three Stars Safety Matches
Paper Mill Curious Metallic Cryogen White Cardstock
Mama Elephant Bookworm clear set
Cra-Z-art Colored Pencils, 72 Count

(middle: cat)
Swedish Three Stars Safety Matches
Paper Mill Curious Metallic Cryogen White Cardstock
Mama Elephant Bookworm clear set
Cra-Z-art Colored Pencils, 72 Count
MT Washi Masking Tape – Books

(bottom: snail)
Swedish Three Stars Safety Matches
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Copic Sketch Markers
Polka Dot Pals Imogen clear set (snail)
No-See All Season Tree die set (mushrooms and grass)
Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue – Diamond