Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tutorial: Easy Matchbook Paper Pads



Thanks to one of my readers {Poe} for her request to post this tutorial. I was really excited, because I LOVE these cute little paper pads!!  They are so cute and have a variety of fun uses.  Here we go....

First you need:

*scrapbook paper

*printer paper

*paper cutter

*stapler

1.  First you need to cut the Scrapbook paper into 2 x 5 sizes.  You can make about 10 matchbooks with a 12 x 12 piece of paper!  Cool, huh?

2.  Fold the bottom of the matchbook over about 1/2 inch.

3.  Cut your printer paper into about 1 3/4 x 2 inch squares.

4.  Stick about 10 sheets of printer paper cut into the small squares in side the 1/2 inch fold and staple on the inside of the matchbook.  Make sure when you staple you leave some room to tuck the top of the matchbook inside!


5.  Fold the top flap over and tuck it into the stapled fold.  Thats it!!!  Easy Peasy, huh?

These are perfect to tuck in your purse, to write notes on, use as party favors.

My sister-in-law used them at church when she was giving a lesson.  The women she was speaking to could write down notes on them during the lesson...so COOL!

I want to make some cute Thanksgiving ones and put them on the table for each person to write what they are thankful for.  Dinner is at my house this year!  FUN....

28 comments:

  1. Cute idea to have these at each place setting at your Thanksgiving table! I had all my guests write what they were thankful for last year, we put them in a vase and then took turn drawing them out during dinner and reading each other's...my family really enjoyed it and I am sure your guests will love it!

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  2. Thanks for the cute idea! I have so many scraps of paper this will be perfect to use them up!

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  3. Those are so cute! They'd even be neat in birthday party treat bags!

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  4. OMGosh, I ♥ these. Cute, cute little pads.

    Thanks for visiting me over at Pittypat Paperie and leaving the nice comment.

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  5. Very sweet Idea!

    thanks for following me and joining in my long weekend blog hop! I'm following :)

    Best wishes!

    Nay x

    Moonangelnay Handmade Blog

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  6. too cute..stopping by from Friday Follow over 40 I am already subscribed!!!

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  7. What a great idea! I'm your newest follower via Boost My Blog Friday. Come check me out and enter my giveaway.
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  9. Following you back!! Thanks for visiting my blog. This is a really neat idea, I will have to try it!

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  10. Thanks for stopping by Sassy Sites and especially for adding my new button to your cute blog! I have enjoyed looking around your blog at your many talents. I look forward to getting to know you more. Have a wonderful weekend!! xoxo!

    -Marni

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  11. Such a great idea. Perfect for stashing in my purse. I'm a new follower from Friday's blog hop. Come check me out. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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  12. This is so cute! I'm going to have to make these for party favors for my daughter's upcoming birthday. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Wow, looks easy, I might just give it a try!

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  14. These are adorable!!! Can't wait to follow you and see more! Hope you check stop by and follow me at www.iheartdigiscarpping.blogspot.com

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  15. Just dropping back by to say thank you so much for following me. Your name is entered in the giveaway.
    Love these little notepads more every time I look at them.
    Have a happy weekend!

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  16. I always love a good idea for my scrap paper! And I know my daughter would love to color on them. With come cute Christmas paper on the outside it would make a really cute gift tag for a present too!

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  17. I'm glad I found your site via the blog hop. Now following. Love this idea for a teacher's gift! Hope you can follow me back and make sure to drop by and check out some of my crafts

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  19. Great idea! I'm a new follower from WW. Can't wait to read more of your blog!
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  20. You're so crafty- I love it. And I love these little books. I'm a new follower:)

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  21. Hi - what a cute idea. I love paper - LOL. I have a tendency to collect it because I like the way it looks. "sigh"

    I'll definitely be back. I'm following you from a blog hop and I'd love to have you visit my blog.

    Tina "The Book Lady"
    http://familyliteracyandyou.blogspot.com
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    http://holidaygiftsandmore.blogspot.com

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  22. Stoppin by from The Pink Dandy Sunday Blog hop! I am your newest follower.. love the matchbook notepads.. what a clever idea! Hope you will link them to my Pink Hippo Party tomorrow @ www.pinkapotamus.blogspot.com

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  23. These are cute! I'm following from the Welcome Weekend hop :) Please drop by if you get a chance!
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  24. Very cute! Love this idea! I'm your newest follower - thanks for following me, too!

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  25. Thanks for stopping by!! Love these they are so easy and effective!

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