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Matchbox Cover with a {FREE CUT FILE}

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Good Morning and {WELCOME BACK} to another beautiful crafting day!  Today we bring you another simple and fun project… a Matchbox Cover with a {FREE CUT FILE}!  This is my first experiment with creating a cut file, so I’m very excited to share it with you!

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If you were to walk into my home, 99% of the time there would be a candle burning.  My husband and I both love candles.  We love the warm glow.  We love the fresh scent.  We love everything about them. So when I spotted some matchbox covers on Pinterest, they immediately caught my attention.  As I browse through the pictures I’m thinking… what if there was an opening on the side to expose the area where you strike the match?… what if it had a loop to tie it around a candle to give as a sweet little gift?… what if I created my own cut file?…  Wait a minute!  Create my own cut file?  Me?  By myself?  ………………And so I did.  My very first ever Silhouette Studio cut file!

I know it’s not rocket science, many crafters create better cut files than I.  There is nothing too complicated about it.  There were no special skills or talent involved.  But hey, that’s okay.  I DID IT and I’m going to have a mini-celebration to enjoy my conquest!  So… back to my project!

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I gave the red one to my husband for Valentine’s Day.  As I stood there beaming, I’m certain he had no idea how special this little gift was {LOL}!

So here it is… THE LINK… my awesome free cut file… HERE: {Matchbox Cover Cut File} EEK!

I included the design I put on my box, just in case you want to do a {PRINT & CUT}, but feel free to decorate yours any way you want.  Once you cut out the matchbox cover, fold on the perforated lines and wrap around the match box.  You can use glue or double sided tape to secure it.  Just pop out the hanger and fold it upward to attach your twine or ribbon.

If you think I’m excited about my project, just wait until you see all the awesomeness brought to you by our monthly Silhouette Challenge Group Post!

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Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

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Thanks for stopping by today to check out these awesome projects!  Keep any eye out for some St. Patrick’s Day fun right around the corner!

39 Comments

  1. Kelly of Simply Kelly Designs

    Congratulations on making your first cut file Glenna! I love the idea of giving a matchbook with a candle as a gift! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. mypapercraze

    Thank you Kelly. I’ve been so excited waiting to share this. Such fun.

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  3. Stephanie @ Sandpaper and Glue

    cute idea! thanks for sharing the file. I almost included a cut file in my post (#4)… but I chickened out. it seemed intimidating! maybe next time! lol

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks Stephanie! I’m extremely challenged but I signed up for dropbox.com and discovered how simple it is. My next task is to figure out how to turn it into a svg file. Not so easy…lol.

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  4. Sara

    Very cute. thanks for sharing

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks Sara. We appreciate you taking the time to comment.

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  5. Sarah

    Such a cute idea, I would love to gift this. Thanks for sharing the file.

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  6. mypapercraze

    Thanks Sarah! It was so much fun to make.

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  7. Laura @ The Experimental Home

    Interesting. I made several cut files before I even fired up my Cameo for the first time… somehow the computer was less intimidating than the machine! I’m glad you made one, cuz those matchbook cover are such a cute idea!

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks Laura! I hope it’s the first of many because I had so much fun doing it.

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  8. getsilvered

    What a great project! It’s so cute. Congrats on your first cut file and thanks for sharing it with us too.

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thank you Pam! Making it was so much fun. I love these challenges.

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  9. Meredith

    How adorable is this? Very creative, and I love that you looked at ideas and improved on it…then went out and made it yourself! Kudos to you! Ooh, and when you figure out how to save it as an svg, post to the group! TFS.

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  10. peaceloveandjoyce

    The matchbox covers are such a clever idea!!! It’s one of those, “Why didn’t I think of that?” projects! I always decorate candle jars before I give them as gifts, now my gifts will have an extra special touch thanks to you sharing the file so generously! I’m new to the Silhouette world and I’m so glad that I’m a part of this amazing Silhouette Challenge group!
    Peace, Love and Joy,
    Joyce

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  11. mypapercraze

    Thanks so much Joyce! I hope you enjoy it. I love making little gifts for friends and family. You have picked the right Silhouette group. They are such a helpful and supportive group of people. They are amazing!

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  12. Rachel Beach

    Grats on your first cutfile. I just got the Silhouette Cameo after having the original silhouette for many years. I love it and use it all the time! Most recently with my Disney Album on my blog. The monthly challenge looks very interesting. How did you find a group to hang out and do challenges with?

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks Rachel! I actually won my Silhouette Portrait in a contest a year ago and didn’t even know what a cut file was. lol I was lucky to stumble on a blog called The Thinking Closet by Lauren Lanker and saw she had a facebook group so I asked to join. Everyone is welcome and the whole group is centered around Silhouette. Everyone is so helpful and supportive. Once in a while blogging ideas and comments come up. The challenge is monthly and each month has a different theme. It’s a lot of fun and challenges me to branch out. If you would like to join, here’s the link. I hope you do. http://www.thinkingcloset.com/the-silhouette-challenge-facebook-group-new-members-welcome/

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  13. xo Dee

    How neat! And the idea of pairing it with a candle is genius! I bet a lot of brides will find this tutorial useful as well. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks Dee! I hadn’t even thought of the wedding idea. I would be a nice inexpensive favor.

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  14. bunnytan

    Never really thought of making a cover for matchboxes – these are too cute!

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks! I never did either until I saw them on Pinterest. Lots of fun.

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  15. Angela (Life in Velvet)

    So cute! I love the matchbox cover idea! Thanks so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE!

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  16. mypapercraze

    Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment!

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  17. Karen Marie Kedzuch

    Glenna,
    Your love for candles has sparked your creativity. Nice work making a lovely gift. I know I despise looking for a match, when a candle awaits my assistance, to scent the room and create a soft glow.
    SC Buddy,
    Karen Marie
    Dragonfly & Lily Pads

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks so much Karen. I appreciate you taking the time to come by and comment.

      Reply
  18. Randi Sowders

    You did a GREAT job on this!! congrats!

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  19. Katie @ Addicted 2 DIY

    Such an adorable gift idea! Thanks for linking it up to Thursday S.T.Y.L.E.

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  20. mypapercraze

    Thanks so much Randi! I was so excited about this and couldn’t wait to share it.

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  21. mypapercraze

    Thanks Katie and thank you for taking the time to comment!

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  22. Kristina and Millie

    Those are so pretty! And I love the little challenge too! Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle sunday.

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks! We appreciate your comments.

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  24. Sukie

    Very cute idea! Thanks for joining our linky party over at Craftin Desert Diva’s!

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks! We appreciate you taking the time to stop by and comment.

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  25. Janis

    Thank you for Linking Up at Pause Dream Enjoy. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

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  26. mypapercraze

    Wow! Thank you so much!

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  27. yetiwillpraisehim

    This is such a cute project. Thank you did joining us at cause Dream Enjoy.

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  28. mypapercraze

    Thank you stopping by and commenting.

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