I had seen on either The Cricut MB or someone blogged about it, but they had made these adorable Matchbook Valentines and I knew I had to try them. First I found which cartridge I had that had the matchbook cut on it, Alphalicious Cricut cartridge was it. I brought it up on my Design Studio so I could figure out what size I needed. I determined that I didn't actually need to use the cartridge to create this matchbook, I just needed to create the folds. I then got out my Martha Stewart scoring board. Using an 8 1/2 by 11 piece of cardstock, I scored the cardstock at 3/4, 1, 4 1/4, 5 and cut to a length of 8 inches and 2 3/4 inches in wideth each. I got 4 matchbooks out of 1 piece of cardstock. I creased all of the scored parts and then inked all the edges. I cut strips of white cardstock, punched the edges with my Martha Stewart edge punch and inked all the edges. I used my Advanced Tape Glider (ATG) to adhere the punched edges to the front/bottom of the matchbook. I cut some Valentine ribbon and adhered that to the front of the punched edge. I stamped the inside with a wooden Studio G Valentine stamp and a Recollections clear "From" stamp. I then adhered the Sweethearts candy to the inside.
Here's all 28 ready for Valentine's Day...and I got them done way ahead of time...YAY ME!!!
I am entering these Matchbook Valentines in the following challenge:
- Decorate to Celebrate Challenge #17- Valentine's Day Party - you are to create any project to be used as a party decoration (or party supply) for a Valentine's Day Party!! Celebrate EVERYTHING WONDERFUL ABOUT LOVE with table decorations, party banners, pennants, yard signs, cupcakes, party favors and more!!
- Paper Playtime Challenge #66 - Anything Goes + Blog Hop
- Party Time Tuesdays - 53 - Anything Goes
- Cooking with Cricut Challenge #71 - Child's Valentine - Must Use Pink, Red, and White