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Sizzix Tutorial | Summer Camp Greetings Matchbook Notebook by Anna Wight

Hello, hello! Anna Wight here, sharing a Sizzix Tutorial: a fun matchbook notebook filled with happy campy critters, made especially for a summer-camping kiddo!

Sizzix Tutorial | Summer Camp Greetings Matchbook Notebook by Anna Wight

Let me show you how to put this little cutie together.

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Use Matchbook Notebook to die cut a cover for your project, as well as insert paper pieces. For the cover of my project I chose double-sided printed paper, so the inside of the matchbook looks as cute as the inside. For the insert pages, I chose to die cut watercolor paper so I could later add stamped images and watercolor the images. Two different insert pages are provided on the die: one with a cut-out heart, and one with a cut-out bird. I chose to use only the cut-out heart inserts, but you could use both. Ignore the two buttons in this photo as I originally planned on using them, but later you will see that I decided to use two paper circles for the closure, which are also part of the matchbook notebook die.

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Choose a variety of images from your stamp stash, and stamp on each insert page. I chose images of cute critters, hiking boot tracks, and even a happy marshmallow. Look for a variety of sentiments to use on your cards as well. I chose to stamp a unique sentiment and image on each insert, to make the stack of greetings special for each day of the week.

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To assemble the matchbook, fold on the scorelines that are created when the paper is die cut.

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Using a strong adhesive, adhere the tabs on the side of the matchbook in place.

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Attach a piece of twine or string to the front of the matchbook using brads and the die cut circles. Wrapping the twine around the die cut circles creates a cute "office envelope" style of closure.

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Color your stamped images. The insert pages I created were cut from watercolor paper. I stamped the images in a permanent ink and watercolored them with cheerful colors.

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I created eight pages for my matchbook. Even though I used a heavy watercolor paper for my pages, there was still room in my matchbook for more pages! I was surprised just how many pages would fit!

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Tuck your colored insert pages into the matchbook cover, and send it off with your favorite summer-camping kiddo!

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Thanks so much for joining me today... and, I really do hope your day is awesome!

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Sizzix Die Cutting Supplies

Other Supplies Used:

  • Paper from Cosmo Cricket and Fabriano Watercolor Paper
  • Stamps from Whipper Snapper Designs, Cosmo Cricket and Stampin' Up!
  • StazOn Ink
  • Derwent and Faber-Castell watercolor pencils
  • Tombow Dual-Tip markers
  • Niji Waterbrush
  • Brads from The Stamps of Life

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