Here’s a wonderful, sweet little printable matchbook Christmas album that’s just so quick and easy to make you’ll love it. It’s perfect for giving as a last minute gift to anyone on your list and it may be adapted to fit any occasion or theme. It’s just perfect for a birthday, thank you, friendship, teacher, or Valentine’s Day gift. It could be a mini album of vacation/special event memories, or any other occasion you can think of!
This tutorial uses the digital scrapbooking supplies included with the product. To demonstrate product versatility, I have also included photos of examples to fit other occasions. You will just need to change your digital papers and embellishments to fit the occasion or theme you are creating it for!
NOTE: The digital supplies needed to complete two matchbooks (as shown in boutique product description) are included with the template set.
Outside dimensions when closed: 3 1/4 inches wide x 3 1/2 inches high
Inside pages: 3 inches wide and approximately 12 inches in length when pages are extended,
Digital Scrapbooking Supplies – Printable Craft: Matchbook Christmas
8.5 x 11 Sheet of white cardstock
12 x 12 Sheet of cardstock (white or color to coordinate with cover)
Scoring tool: bone folder, stylus, or other tool which can be used to score fold lines
Stapler and staples
Adhesive: adhesive runner, glue stick, glue or any adhesive suitable for use on paper
Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking supplies (papers/embellishments) to coordinate with the theme of your book
Photos as desired – sized to fit 3×3 inch pages
Other embellishments as desired: buttons, charms, glitter, lace, ribbons, rubber stamps, trims, etc.
Creating the Cover:
Print the file “MST_Matchbook_Christmas_TemplateAndEmbellish.jpg” on 8.5×11 white cardstock.
Wait for the ink to dry.
On the back of the cardstock you have just printed, print either:
Using the guides for reference, score along the rectangle of the template. You will be folding along these lines.
Cut the rectangle out of the template side.
Fold along the scored lines.
Creating the inside pages:
Cut a 3” x 12” rectangle of cardstock.
Make a light mark 1/2” up from the bottom of one edge for reference.
Fold the 3×12 rectangle down so that the top edge meets your 1/2” mark. (This will
nearly fold it in half).
Fold this in half again.
Embellish the pages, leaving the bottom 1/2” undecorated.
Slip the inside into the narrow fold of the cover and staple twice to hold it down.
Insert the top cover edge into the bottom front edge, like a matchbook.
There! Now you have a nice neat little matchbook album ready to give to someone special or maybe even keep for yourself.
Why not make several with various themes? The Scrap Girls Boutique has lots and lots of wonderful digital scrapbooking supplies to choose from. These are easy to make and we’d love to see some of them posted in the gallery so we can admire your creativity. Please upload your finished projects to the Scrap Girls Hybrid Gallery, we’d love to see them!
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Tutorial written by Theresa Guyer