Sunday, July 6, 2014

My Cards and Tags: Matchbook Notes

"From Scratch" is the theme this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog, so I decided to make some matchbook notes starting from good old patterned paper and die cuts. 



These are a snap to make using the Lifestyle Crafts matchbook die.  I like to make matchbook notes because they are visually interesting and not your typical shape for a greeting card, tag or thank you note.  



I know that "back in the day," matchbook covers were very decorative, so I tried to make mine mimic that with some vintage images that I cut out of my patterned paper.



Once I wrote the note inside, I folded up the matchbook and wrapped ribbon/yarn around the top and added some flowers and number plaquettes.  You could throw anything on top of these to jazz them up (buttons, flair pins, buckles, etc.) or you could leave them as-is and they still look great.



I always go to the matchbook die when I need a quick little card or tag.  I love the matchbook shape!

Here are some of the supplies that you can get at Simon Says Stamp that I used to make these little notes:



The great thing about this week's "from scratch" challenge is that it is referring to crafting and not cooking!  ;)  So do be sure to upload a picture of your creation to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  You'll inspire many others and will enter yourself into the drawing for the $50 Simon Says Stamp gift voucher, so it really is a win-win.

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18 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous little designs Andrea with beautiful images. I love the plaquettes adorning each one xx

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  2. Andrea, these are so sweet! Love them and how you've embellished them is so pretty! Love your style! Hugs, Sandra

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  3. Brilliant and great inspiration. I only have the Tim Holtz sizzix match book die but I am guessing it will be pretty similar, this is such a fab idea and I love how you embellished them. Will defo be making some of these!!

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  4. Well you did it again.. .I LOVE THEM ALL... each one is so cute and inspiring... I too love to make small little cards to send like this... I use to love LARGE ones... LOL.. Life is so full of changes and you have certainly made sure of that with this challenge... love them ALL... Love, Light and Peace... Bonnie

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  5. Gorgeous set! Love the touch of beautiful yarn along the top with the enamel tags. These make me want to pull out my poor abandoned ephemera and papers and make some mini notebooks!

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  6. these turned out great!i especially love the pink and green together!

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  7. What darling treasures! I love them ALL! The fancy fibers add such a special touch!

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  8. Lovely mini pieces of art Andrea, I love the addition of the plaque numbers and the wonderful imagery. Gorgeous. Tracy x

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  9. How gorgeous! Love your beautiful creation! :)

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  10. Beautiful little creations with a real sense of vintage to each of them. Gorgeous! Jenny x

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  11. Very cute matchbook notes! I like how you embellished them to make them your own :)


    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  12. I love your choice of papers and the whole lovely vintage look of these!

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  13. I love your darling little matchbooks!
    These tiny tomes are quite impressive with the plaquettes. Super-Cute idea!

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  14. Really beautiful! I've made ​​me want to try this die! BArbarayaya

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  15. These are beautiful Andrea! Love the images you used and those great numbers.

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  16. Oh Andrea, these are such wonderful miniature pieces of art and just so beautiful and I love the images you've used!! Wonderful work as always! Hope you have a great weekend... :)

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  17. Beautiful creations, beautiful photos....yowza! Thanks so much for stopping by my Blog and leaving those oh so kind words--and many of them! ;)

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