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« on: November 13, 2009 07:28:44 AM »

This is a test matchbook I made to try out the idea. I want to make some of these for my friends this year since I'm making them little stockings and need crafty little fillers. Smiley

It's just the usual folded matchbook cover design, with a strip of paper inside folded into a concertina which is stapled into place. I used scrapbooking paper so it looked nice on both sides.



This is how it looks closed up








I can make up a tutorial or get the measurements if anyone is interested, but I think it's quite straightforward Cheesy

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ETA: Instructions copied from later post
basic, but it's just measuring and folding so hopefully it'll make sense! Of course you can make these any size you want, just concertina your paper and make the cover to fit.

1. Cut your inside strips from scrapbooking paper. If you use the 12x12 paper, measure 10.6 along one side & trim. Then cut 6 strips of 2 inches wide, so you have 6 strips measuring 2 x 10.6 inches.

2. Fold your paper into a concertina every 2 inches. I used a ruler to get a neat fold for the first one, then just folded to the same size for the others. You'll end up with 4 panels of 2x2 inches and one of 2x2.6 inches. This longer one will be stapled inside the cover.



3. Ink up the edges by rubbing the paper edge along an ink pad.

4. For the covers, cut out pieces measuring 2.4 x 5.4 inches. You can use the same paper, or a contrasting one. Ink the edges.

5. Fold the small flap (staple fold) over and press flat. Insert the longer edge of the concertina, and staple in place. (You could also sew across the strip instead.)

6. The fold to make the back should measure 2.6 inches, but make sure this fits over the concertina when it is closed, and slips a little behind the staple flap. Press the fold down flat. You should be left with 2.2 inches for the front.



7. The cover just pushes under the front flap to secure it closed.

8. You're now ready to decorate! Grin
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2009 07:36:02 AM »

I love it!!! I never would have thougth to use a matchbook to alter, great thinking.  I'm sure your friends will love them.  This might make a great swap too.  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2009 07:39:18 AM »

Your friends should feel very special to receive these.  So pretty.   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2009 08:11:01 AM »

This is beautiful, Phizzy!

I love how I can tell from a thumbnail when a picture is of something you made. And you never disappoint me.
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2009 08:18:38 AM »

Thank you! I'd hate to disappoint you AM! Cheesy

This might make a great swap too.  Wink
I think you're right, this could make a cute (and inexpensive) swap!

This was all just scrapbooking paper, but I have a casino matchbook from a holiday that would be perfect to alter for my bloke! Thanks for jogging my memory about that, Lique! Grin
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2009 10:12:33 AM »

Yes! This is totally the new crafty little paper swappy thing. I ADORE this! Awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2009 10:37:08 AM »

so beautiful! I would love a tute!
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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2009 11:17:43 AM »

 Cheesy Saw the thumbnail and knew it was yours. What a great idea!
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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2009 11:43:54 AM »

Phizzy does have a distinctive style.  Love idea Phizzy!  I just might have to steal.
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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2009 12:39:52 PM »

I might try these out as little Christmas cards for a handful of my coworkers.
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