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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Matchbook Notes! Weekend Project!

What? It's not the weekend already is it? Nope, just a little fun project you can do alone or with friends & family on the weekend. And guess what? You don't even have to wait until the weekend to try it!!! LOL

This matchbook is bigger than most of them and I like it that way. You can at least add more than 5 words on a page in the notebook part!!!

To make this notebook you will need the following items:
Decorative paper cut 10-1/2" x 4"
Copier paper cut 3-7/8" x 4-7/8" (this notebook contains about 20 sheets of cut copier paper)
Crop-a-dial
Ribbon

Score your decorative paper on the long side at 7/8", 1", 6" and 6-1/8"
Fold the scored lines.

Jog your cut copier paper on a flat so the ends are all even. Insert the paper in the 7/8" scored area and center it within that space. Holding the papers firmly in your hand, punch a hole on the right side with the crop-a-dial. Repeat for the left side. I set my punch so it went as deep as it could and I eyed the center of the 7/8" area.

Insert the ribbon and tie a bow to hold it all in place. With all the scored lines folded the front of the notebook should just fold over the copier paper and tuck in just behind the 7/8" piece with the ribbon on it. Now the front is ready to decorate as you like.

My decorative paper is from the Stampin' Up! Razzleberry Lemonade package. The card stock used here is Summer Sun and Rich Razzleberry.

I used the oval punches and the scalloped oval punch on the "Notes" word. That came from a custom made stamp. The flower image is from the Stampin' Up! "Kind & Caring Thoughts" Hostess set. I am just LOVING this set. It's so fun, pretty and very versatile!!! I thought it would look cute with this decorative paper!!

These are VERY simple and impressive to make. These would make a fun Stamp Camp project, Hostess Gift, Customer Appreciation Gift, Make & Take, Craft Fair Item and even fun for an Open House project.

Just have fun making them!!!

Thank you for visiting today,
Wanda

5 comments:

jenie said...

you're really good! an artist in your own VERY special way=) blogname suit you well...creative to the extent.

Bella Rose Creations said...

Too right they need to be BIGGER...I can't express a thought in a mere 5 words! Besides if I write that small I can't read it...LOL. TFS.

Charlene H. said...

This is an adorable project. I definitely have to try this. thanks for sharing.

Cherie said...

Wanda, This is just too cool! Can't wait til I have a few minutes to make some of these! TFS!

Sara Paschal said...

what a great idea, I love this one!