Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Matchbook






I love smart people! You know, the kind that come up with awesome ideas that I can then "borrow"! I always wonder how they come up with these ideas. I admire that kind of talent. Here is one of those great ideas. So before I go any further, let me tell you that this comes from the brilliant mind of Carolina Buchting.

I used SU Birthday Cupcake set. I REALLY am trying to use other colors- BUT IT"S TOO HARD! Anyway, I LOVE this idea.

-You start of with a 4 1/4" x 7 1/2" cardstock- score at 1", 4 1/2" and then 5".
-Fold the bottom flap and staple in the middle. That will be the bottom of your matchbook and will keep it closed.
-Then I used DP cut at 4 1/8" by 7 1/2" and adhere to your cardstock.
I had a whole bunch of the large paper clips, so I used those. I think Carolina used the small (or regular) paper clips.
Check out Carolina's awesome example.
I liked this idea so much, made another set that I'll post later this week.
Thanks for stopping by!

8 comments:

xiumaiyuki said...

So darn cute!

Becky said...

What a great idea and this came out so cute.

Debsg said...

Gorgeous. Love those clips.

Shannon said...

Very cute!

Cindy said...

Really came out cute!

Joanne Travis said...

Hi Rosie, I'm Joanne from Blogger Group #9, I look forward to getting to know you better. Your blog is wonderful!!
I love the matchbook cards, thanks for sharing the how-to. Can't wait to try the one with the M&M's, what a cute treat that makes.

Alison Anderson said...

Thank you for the instructions! I LOVE your big cupcake!

Carolina said...

So fab!!! Love what you did with the matchbook...so excited you created one.