Welcome to day the final day of our Hip Hip Hooray for winter series. Goodness, this week has flown by - I really hope that you've enjoyed all of the projects.
I'm sharing a tutorial on how to make a matchbook album. It's a paper based project with small manilla envelopes inside. These can be used to hold receipts, notes, important messages or anything really. This project literally took me 10 minutes to make and that was with taking photos along the way!
Materials required: Small manilla envelopes 8cm X 13.5cm (available at most newsagencies), a piece of cardstock, vintage book pages, small paper doily, scissors, stapler and some deco tape.
Let's get started!
Step 1: Trim the top flap off each envelope (I used 5 envelopes) and add a piece of deco tape over the existing adhesive. Cut a strip of cardstock - mine measured 30.5cm (length) X 9.5cm (width) and position the envelope at the bottom of the strip - approximately 2cm up from the edge. Fold the 2cm flap of cardstock over and up towards the envelope, as shown in the step photographs above.
Step 2: Fold the top flap of cardstock over and down, ensuring that it tucks under the bottom flap slightly - shown above in the step photograph. Trim and adhere some vintage book pages onto the outside of the matchbook album (or patterned paper) and add a piece of paper doily to the side.
Step 3: Staple a title onto the front doily. Adhere extra patterned paper/book pages onto the inside cover of the matchbook album. Staple the envelopes into position. Pop it into your bag for extra cuteness while you're out and about.
I hope you have enjoyed our little winter series - back to normal blogging tomorrow:) Don't forget to head over to Tamar's blog to see what she has for you today.
Thanks for stopping by.