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« on: October 01, 2006 01:48:00 PM »

2 x 2 inch matchbook notepad. 20 sheets inside. Mini collage on the cover.

« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2006 04:33:17 PM »

Wow!  Great idea, great collage!  I suppose your are uber crafty and make the "match books" as well?
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2006 07:50:54 PM »

Yes, do tell, did you make the matchbooks too?  Nice job, btw!
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2006 08:08:47 PM »

Awesome!  I just love mini formats.
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2006 12:12:59 PM »


   No, I didn't make the matchbooks, too. I get them at a really neat little stamp shop. They come like 50 in a box. I have been thinking of making some of my own with scrap paper. I will post instructions if/when I do that. Smiley

Thanks again.

p.s. I made a total of 46 - all different words.

« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2006 09:35:22 PM »

I liked this idea so much I just made one!  I don't have a camera but here's what I did - mine look nowhere near as professional - metal ruler lost in the move = no straightedge!

Cut 8 small pieces of paper, a bit bigger than 2x the size you want; fold in half in pairs (not all at once).  Nestle the papers together.

While holding the middle of the fold, trim the edges with good scissors

Cut a piece of heavy cardstock about 1/4" wider than the folded papers, and slightly more than 2x the length.

Score a straight line about one pinky's width from the bottom end of the cardstock; fold inward along this line.

Insert the folded papers into the bottom fold of the cardstock; staple in the center.

Score a straight line into the cardstock about 1/8" from the top of the papers; fold over to determine where you need to trim so the lid of the matchbook fits under the bottom tab above the staple.

*thoughts after-the-fact:
I covered one side of the cardstock w/ a pretty cardmaking paper before making the matchbook.  I put a ribbon on the bottom of the matchbook.  I wish I'd either stapled the other way, so the ribbon would cover up the staple tips...or put the ribbon on the bottom with enough extra to wrap around the edges and keep a cleaner edge

I'm happy though because it's a midnight blue fiber paper with touches of gold, and a gold ribbon across the bottom.  I think it's going in the mail to my friend Lindsey!
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2006 03:01:47 PM »

where do you get the blank books?  thanks for the info.

« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2006 01:25:45 PM »

all you need is cardstock and a paper cutter (makes life SO much easier). i just opened a matchbook i had and measured the length/width and matched where the folds were. i used a bone folder (again, makes life SO much easier) and then added the paper. i used a pamphlet stich to finish it up, but you could use a stapler. mine couldn't go through the paper all the way. it was just easier to sew it. but it is a great idea! and they are fun to make.  Smiley

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