Friday, January 30, 2009

Faux Matchbook

Most all materials shown in this project are from Club Scrap.

Supply List
pattern paper (Club Scrap Science kit)
(3) 6.5x3.5 coin envelopes (Club Scrap)
Stickers, cut outs, and embellishments (Club Scrap)
Fiber (for tying book open or closed)
Ribbon (for binding project)
hole punch
Rubberstamps (Club Scrap)
Bone folder or scoring tool
Circle Punch


Coin Envelope pages:

1. Take a coin envelope, cut to top off at 4 inches.
2. Take your circle punch and punch a half hole in the top of the envelope.
3. Rubberstamp various images all over the envelope, and ink edges.
4. Repeat on other 2 envelopes, set aside.


1. Cut 3 rectangular shapes 3.5 in x 3.25 in.
2. Punch a 1 inch circle, ink edges and mount at top of tag.
3. Decorate with pattern paper, stamps, inks, photos as desired.


1. Cut a piece of blue pattern cardstock that is 3.75in x 11in.
2. Score lines at 4.25in, 5in, and 10in.
3. See Diagram. Ink all edges of cover.


1. Fold cover and punch 1/8th inch (more or less depending on the size of your ribbon) holes 1/2 inch from each side through both layers of the cover.
2. Insert one of the coin envelopes, center envelope, and mark where the hole needs to go, punch the hole.
3. Repeat punching holes on other 2 envelopes.
4. Cut a 9 inch strip of ribbon. Feed the ribbon from the front through to the back going through the front cover, all three envelopes, and then the back cover, repeat on both sides. Then feed the ribbon back through but on the opposite side from the back to the front through all layers. This should hold the project together snuggly.
5. Now you can insert the tags into the envelopes.
6. Punch a 1 inch circle and attach to bottom front cover using a brad and fiber to create a closure. Decorate inside cover to cover up the brad back.
7. Punch a 1/2 in circle and attach to top front cover with a brad. Cover backside of top front cover with cutout to conceal the brad back.
8. Now you can wrap the fiber around top circle to close matchbook.

Good luck and have fun!!

Debbie Weller

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