Saturday, October 1, 2011

Matchbook Card Tutorial

This tutorial only uses a half sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock as well as a matching scrap of paper.  Usually matchbook cards need a 12" x 4 1/4" strip, but by adding the scrap for additional length, you can use smaller paper and use up those scraps you have laying around.  This would be a great card to use with those long-abandoned roller wheels on the top and bottom band - or a border punch.

11" x 4 1/4" piece of cardstock
4 1/4" x 3 7/8" piece of scrap cardstock to match
LaLaLand Stamp
Hero Arts Stamps

Score the 11" x 4 1/4" strip at the 1" mark and fold.  With the folded end on the 0" mark, score at 5 1/2".

Fold card at the 5 1/2" score line.

Measure 1/2" up from the folded edge and 2 1/8" from the left edge, mark and center staple over mark.

Place your 4 1/4" x 3 7/8" scrap under the fold to the staple.  Adhere.  This will extend the length of your base card, allowing you to tuck it in like a matchbook.

Decorate and you're finished. 
Copics:  [Skin E000, E01, R20][Hair Y26, Y32, Y23][Cake R21, R22, G03, Crystal Accents][Clothes N2, N1, N0, 0, Silver Stickles][Shoes N2, N1]

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous card, Cindy!!! Thanks for the great tutorial. I love Scor Pal tutorals. They're so easy to follow.