Monday, 31 August 2009

Freebie 38!

A Match Made in Heaven?

I've started to make my files available from my blog again and am adding a new set each week. Check out the "Cutting Files" tab at the top of the page to see which ones are available for download.
I can't take the credit for this idea, someone emailed me a couple of weeks ago suggesting it as a future freebie. Try as I might, I can't find the email anywhere, so humble apologies to the person concerned!

I've been a bit pressed for time today so didn't really have time to decorate these properly, but the important thing is that I've cut them and tested to make sure everything is ok. Hopefully you can see from the picture that that is the case!

The great thing about these is that you don't have to cut them at regular matchbox size. I've put the sleeve and drawer in the same file so that no matter how big or small you resize them, they'll always match. Why not use them to make a stunning Advent Box like the one my friend Linda made last year? (Click on the picture to read her blog post about making it). They're also perfect as gift boxes or for small party favours!
Templates © dan99crafter@gmail.com 2009

45 comments :

Kim Bush said...

Yet another great file with so many possibilities!!!! I wish I had more time to create my own projects, however scraplifting works too............lol!

Kim B

Kerry Stanek said...

Thank you for sharing this great file, Dan!

Christine said...

Absolutely brilliant....can't wait to try them out.

Anne said...

Brilliant thanks Dan these sure will come in handy
Anne xx

Amy said...

Yay! I've been wanting to make one of these advent boxes, but had not yet had the time to make the match box file. Thatnks for your time and talent! It's greatly appreciated.

Jill said...

Thank you so much!

Dschrader said...

Thanks so much Dan! This is great!

Jen said...

Thanks Dan!

Eileen said...

Now perhaps I will get round to making one of these advent calendars, I kept meaning to last year, but didn't get round to buying the matchboxes!

Karen said...

thank you so much Dan, I feel a project coming on : )
hugs
Karen

Annette Goodey said...

I made a matchbox advent calendar last year for my grand-daughter and was amazed at how much the matchboxes cost!! I shall be tempted to make another one now and can't thank you enough for the templates - in this day and age of cutbacks they will really make it a cost effective venture!
Best wishes
Annette

Linda Elbourne said...

Thank you Dan ... fabulous idea and fabulous timing ...this is going to save me some money XXX

Saskia said...

Thank you again for your kindness to share this file with us!

Saskia
Netherlands

Joanne26b said...

Thanks Dan :o)

Hels said...

FABULOUS!!! Love the design...and your clever "someone" certainly knows how to make GREAT art! Thanks for another fab freebie Dan...did I ever tell ya...you is a STAR!!!! Hugs x

Sid said...

Thanks Dan for another super template !

Shazza said...

looks fabulous Dan, wish I had a machine to make use of them lol!
x

Marg said...

What a great file. thank you.

Jean said...

You are a STAR Dan - thank you....this will save me having to buy umpteem boxes of matches again this year (not to mention having to dispose of hundreds of matches!!!)

Lindsay Weirich said...

thanks dan!

Lisa said...

Thanks, Dan. Posting without decorating it more gives me encouragement, since I seldom get things to the super decorated state that is typical with you. The box looks good plain.

poppyscraps said...

Thank You, Dan :) It's so nice that you share your files with us. Your a talented artist :)

~ Amanda

Mima said...

How Cool is this, Dan. Look forward to making some. Just right for the holidays. I will be using them for giving earrings gifts to my granddaughters. I'll give it a more personal touch. Love it! TFS, Mima

Cazzy said...

Brill, thanks Dan. As a non smoking family we hardly ever have matchboxes, and I often see little things made with them that would be fun to do.

Cazzy x

Deb said...

Thanks Dan!
This is so cool! I've tried several times to make the match box on the Tags, Bags, Boxes cartridge and always been disappointed with the results. This is so much better than the one on the cart. With a 12 by 12 piece of paper, I was able to cut four boxes with the largest being 4.5 cm by 6 cm and the smallest 2.5 cm by 4 cm. The fun thing is they can be nested one within the other.

Sue Denning said...

Yet another great file. Thanks so much Dan for all that you do and for your never ending generosity.

Hugs
Sue

Deloris said...

Thanks so much for sharing the matchbox! It will be fun to use it for Halloween treats.

Nic said...

Thanks Dan. I'm another with tonnes of matches left over from last years advent makes!

Monique said...

Looks great. Thank you.


Monique

Anonymous said...

awesome!! thanks for sharing and the extra slide so they size the same!! that takes alot of frustration off my hands!!
thank you!!
lesliefolks

Mole said...

Great idea, Dan. You're just full of 'em!

Joy said...

Briliant Dan and thanks for the link to Lindas fab avent box xx

jayne said...

i made one of these before but like your colour combo.

Jewellery Making said...

Love it, its so cool, thanks for the update :)

Minxy said...

Nothing to do with the freebie, Just wanted to wish ya a very happy birthday :O)
hugs Nicky x

Sheree said...

DAN--HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Carole N. said...

How perfect for those small gifts that we need a box for. I love that you designed it so it can be resized.
Thanks so much for sharing, Dan.
Hugs!

Sue said...

Thanks, much appreciated!

Sue

SCRAPGIRL : PATTY TANUZ said...

wowowowow, love your blog, Im a mexican scrapper and I wanto to say thanks you!!!! So happy to be here!!!!!! Kisses!!!!!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Well, I don't have either one of those programs, so I won't be able to make one of those fab-u-lous boxes. However, I can certainly ooohh and ahhh over YOURS!

Happy belated birthday *smiles* Keep the celebration going!

craftaddict said...

Thank you, thank you, just what I was looking for.

Glen said...

Thanks so much for sharing your talents Dan.

mommyto3bugs said...

Cool beans, Dan!! Bet it works better than the one on the Cricut cartridge that you have to adjust (and I always forget by how much!!)

I believe I forgot to leave a comment before, so I'm doing it NOW. Better late than never!

Thanks again for all you do!!

cal8007 said...

Hi Dan!

I've been missing you and I hope you are getting along well.

Thank you for leaving the download active for these boxes. I was having a breakdown when I couldn't find the one I thought I had downloaded, or maybe I downloaded it and can't find it.

In any case, thank you so much. I will be making a box like the one on your friend's blog. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Best regards,

Carmen L

Selena Gomez said...

What a great idea, simple and inexpensive….Thanks for sharing it your idea!

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