Archive for May 10th, 2012:
This month my club members made this simple Matchbook Cover. This idea came pretty easy this month from my Magazine I get as a Demonstrator once a month- Stampin' Success. I love my magazine even more these days because they changed it up and they show beautiful projects and directions to make them. The samples they had were beautiful. I wanted to showcase one of my favorite sets retiring and I thought the Styled Beautiful stamp set was perfect. This little gem would brighten any person's day as it has Sticky Notes inside.
I used the Wisteria Textured Cardstock for the base of the project and then worked in Daffodil Delight. I'm not much for the color purple but Wisteria is a such a soft beautiful purple that I love. The Daffodil has become a color that I use quite frequently as well. Again, it's a soft yellow. It doesn't blind you. I used the Flirtatious Designer Series Paper on this project. This paper is being discontinued. You can find it HERE. Here is a look of all the papers:
This paper is bright and cheerful and comes with Doilies that you can cut out and add to any project. SUPER fun.
I did tweak this project a little on the measurements to get more bang for my buck. The directions said to cut a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock at 11 1/2 x 6 1/4. Instead, I cut my cardstock to 11 1/2 x 6. This way I was able to get 2 Matchbooks from one piece of my textured cardstock. The only change this made was my matchbook was a little shorter. No biggie. Once you have your paper trimmed, score along the long edge at 4 1/4, 4 1/2 and 9 1/2. Fold on all your scores and put your matchbook together. It's super simple and fun.
You can also get this fantastic magazine each month straight to your door when you become a demonstrator. Don't forget starting May 1st you can join for $99 and customize your ENTIRE kit YOUR WAY!! Love, Love, Love this. I would love to have you on my team.
I hope you have a great day.
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