Friday, April 10, 2009

Matchbook Card Sketch

Happy Friday!! Today I want to share a card sketch and directions to make a matchbook style card. This was one of the cards we made in my Noteworthy Monograms class early last year. This style card is easy, fun and something just a little bit different. Here is the sketch and the directions. Samples from the Design Team are below.

You will need:
Card base cut to 4.25 x 11.5
Trimmer and scoring blade
Patterned paper
Ink pad
Monogram or other image

1. Score your card in two places- first 1.25 inches from one end and then 4.75 inches from the other end.
2. Fold your card.
3. Cut a 4x4 inch square from patterned paper, ink the edges and adhere to the front of the card (place it high enough that the flap doesn’t cover it.)
4. From the same sheet of patterned paper, cut a 4x1 inch rectangle, ink the edges and adhere to the flap.
5. From a scrap of solid cardstock, cut a 3.5x3.5 inch square. Ink the edges and adhere on top of the 4x4 inch square.
6. From another scrap of cardstock, put a small strip to go across the two larger boxes. I had one already cut at about 1.25 x 3.75 inches. Ink the edges and add to the card.
7. Add a monogram (or other image) to the smaller strip on the card.
8. Tie a coordinating ribbon around the entire bottom flap to hold flap in place. I added a little bit of adhesive to secure the ribbon.

My sample:
Jayne Jones' sample:

Stacey Curry's Sample:

I hope you enjoy making a matchbook card! If you create one, we'd love to see it! Just link to it in the comment section!


Tracy Kosofsky said...

Stacey, this is so cute!! I am going to try to get one of these done this weekend!!! :)

Daisymeh said...

I love your sketch Stacey and the samples are all beautiful ladies!