Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Fun Size M&M Matchbook

I am making these really cute M&M holders for a thank you gift to be given to the volunteers who will be helping out at the Northmont Science Olympiad Invitational on Saturday. They turned out so darn cute I had to share how I made them.

(First I want to let everyone know some of the supplies I use is either not Stampin Up or retired products. I went with what supplies I had on hand, I had to make 40 of these so I figured this is the best way to use up product that I have had around my Stampin Studio for a while.)

The first step was to take an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamp a background stamp all over it to give me a simple background. I used a retired paisley stamp set that had a background stamp in it. (Stampin Up has several current background stamps that could be used. Most of them are on pages 132-134 in the current idea book & catalog) I also use Green Galore ink.

After it was stamped all over I cut the Whisper White cardstock down to 3 x 8 1/2. I am able to make 3 holders out of 1 piece of cardstock

Score at 1inch and at 5 inches. I also took a sponge and put ink around the edges to give it a little bit color (I like doing this, I do it to just about everything I use white cardstock with)

I took my remaining piece of 2 in scrap and cut it down to 2 x 1 3/4 and stamped it with the Thank you stamp (sorry non stampin up, I bought it for this event-if it wasn't for our volunteers we couldn't have our invitational) I also used another stamp out of the retired paisley stamp set to add a little more texture and again sponging around the edges.
I also cut a piece of Green Galore cardstock at 3 x 3 to layer. I adhered the two piece together placing the white closer to the top so I had room to add some ribbon

I added some ribbon and adhered it to my matchbook.
I used my Crop-a-dial to punch the holes and I thread the ribbon (non Stampin Up again sorry) down through the two holes crossed the ribbon underneath and back up through the holes and the ribbon lays real nice this way.

Last I stapled the fun size M&M to the Matchbook

Tuck the cover into the stapled flap and VOILA project completed.
I have made 26 of these in about 2 hour, they go together really quick. The longest part is threading the ribbon.
Hope you like!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Sheila Braughton said...

Kudos on this one Nik. I really like the M&M matchbook holder. It looks easy to make and with little or no effort - - which for those of us that need something quick once in a while for an event, it's perfect and adorable!