Friday, February 3, 2012

Matchbook Valentines

Today I bring to you 28 Matchbook Valentines, which I made for my daughter's 4th grade class.

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.

I then cut 28 hearts from Designer's Calender Cricut cartridge at 1 3/4 inches.  I applied Glossy Accents to all them.  I adhered the hearts to the front of the matchbook, leaving just a little room at the bottom for the heart to overlap the bottom of the matchbook to keep it closed.
I am so pleased with the way these turned out.  I am really loving the Glossy Accents, such a fun product to work with.

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:
Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my Matchbook Valentines!


  1. so adorable thank you for joining us at decorate to celebrate

  2. I'm filing this one for the future...TFS the challenge @ DTC
    Creative Wishes,

  3. These are SUPER! I may just have to lift them from you, in fact. ;) What a great way to say Happy Valentines! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CWC. :)

  4. These are so awesome, Carol!! What perfect treat boxes!! Thanks so much for playing along at Decorate to Celebrate!

    Decorate to Celebrate DTM

  5. Love these! Thanks for playing along with us at Decorate to Celebrate.

  6. Carol, these are SUPER!! I love your fabulous design, paper choice, AND the glossy accents idea!! :)

    Thanks so much for decorating your Valentine celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

    Amy :) at
    and Decorate To Celebrate!


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