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Matchbox Die Christmas Countdown

Matchbox die Christmas Countdown


Oh my goodness, to say that this project was a journey from concept to complete is quite an understatement! This was not what I originally had envisioned, but it is close. Of course now that it is finished, I have at least figured out how I could have made the original plan work!


The general concept is to stack 24 matchboxes together to form a chest and to hide a trinket, candy or other surprise in each little drawer. Each day the corresponding drawer is opened to reveal a prize and then the drawer is turned around when it is replaced. The back of the chest has a design that is revealed as the countdown progresses.


Matchbox Die Christmas Countdown


Christmas Countdown


In general, it is a fairly easy project. I did come up with several tips to make it easier as well as a host of “don’t let this happen to you” examples! There is definitely a trick to getting the drawers ordered correctly when you flip them around to reveal a picture.


I am giving away a free tutorial for this project to anyone who places an order in my online store in December! Be sure to enter your email address in your information so that I can contact you within 24 hours to send your tutorial.



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Congratulations Pam!

Pam Brown is the winner of Novembers FREE stamp set!


I am giving away a free set every month and all you have to do to be entered in the drawing is place an order during that month. Novembers set was the hostess set, Punch Potpourri. Congratulations Pam, I’ll be delivering your set this week.


December’s set is Four Square. Good Luck!



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