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Topic: My First Papercraft Project Ever - Matchbook Notepads  (Read 4469 times)
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maneneko
« on: September 12, 2005 07:33:06 PM »

Hi everyone!
This is my first papercraft project, so it's a lil rough, but I'm pretty happy with it.
I excavated a box of origami paper that I had played with when I was a little girl so here they are!
I undid a matchbook and used it as a template. 





I lined the inside with a contrasting color, and attached the papers with either a staple or string.
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2005 07:34:41 PM »

cute idea. I love origami paper
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2005 07:39:13 PM »

These are so cute!  Cheesy I'm definitely keeping this in mind the next time I cam across origami paper and wonder, "It's so cute.... but WHAT would I do with it?!" Great idea  Kiss
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2005 08:02:14 PM »

that is so cute! so how did you make it?
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2005 10:42:02 PM »

There is a matchbox template here
http://www.ruthannzaroff.com/mirkwooddesigns/matchbox.htm
you can use. . .am going to make some.
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2005 11:46:05 PM »

craftykate, shortestkitty, roxybadoxy - Thanks for all your nice comments! 

princessblueberry - thanks for the contribution!  actually, i used a matchbook instead of a matchbox, but the same concept applies.  i saw a matchbox version of this on Crafters Coast to Coast, except it was MUCH cuter than mine. hehee http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/shows_hcc2c/episode/0,1806,HGTV_19117_35518,00.html  Now that I have a template, I will definitely try this version too.

In the meantime, here's a description of what I did.  I kinda played it by ear, but here goes.

1) undo a matchbook (i.e. take off the staple and remove the matches)
2) trace it onto card stock, cut it out, and score it at the same place as the original (actually, I just used an index card - the biggest one of the three wasn't cut at all)
3) cover it up with origami paper, decorate it, and fold it at the scores you made in (2)
4) assemble a tiny pad of paper (about 1/4 inch smaller on each side than the matchbook cover)
5) staple or sew the pad of paper into the bottom  flap of the matchbook cover.
6) the end

You can also easily find a template for matchbooks online.  It didn't occur to me until princessblueberry told me =P
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2005 07:11:07 AM »

Those are too cute! Perfect to stash in those small coat pockets! Ph x
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2005 07:53:07 AM »

so cute! i love cute notebooks...one might say "addicted"..... your notebooks are very nice!
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2005 09:18:30 AM »

Used the matchbox template (top only) and disregaurded the first fold at the top and, vala, match book. . .actually printed it in a few sizes.  Will finish them today and post later. . .

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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2005 01:52:42 PM »

you just gave me the greatest idea!!!!!! thanx!
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