Today’s tutorial is a super easy, super quick Easter Treat Matchbook. You can see where its name comes from in the picture below:
The thing I love about this project is that it is very customizable. You probably won’t want to use my exact dimensions, as it’s really going to depend on the size of the treat you put inside. As long as the treat is relatively flat, you can pretty much adapt the template for as many treats as will fit across a 12" length. The "matchbook" that I created was to hold three gummy Easter Eggs.
- Stamp Set: A Good Egg
- Ink: Black Staz On, So Saffron & Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink, So Saffron WWC
- Paper: Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, So Saffron, Rose Red CS, Designer Prints DP:Amethyst , Celery, Rose Red
- Accessories: corner rounder punch with guard removed, regular stapler, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Rich Regals brads, 1/16" handheld punch, paper trimmer with scoring blade, bone folder
- Almost Amethyst CS 7 1/2" x 9 3/4" (remember – you can customize this to YOUR treat by following the directions on the template)
- Lovely Lilac mat: 2 1/2" x 7"
- Whisper White: 2 1/4" x 6 3/4"
- So Saffron CS strip: 1" x 7 1/2"
- Rose Red CS Strip: 1 1/4" x 7 1/2"
Template: I have included a template for you to download HERE. The template is actually more of a worksheet – it only includes the one essential dimension, and then describes for you how to customize it to the size of your treat.
Step 1: I started by taking my 7 1/2" x 9 3/4" piece of Textured Almost Amethyst CS at 1", 5" and 6". I then creased along the score lines using my bone folder.
Step 2: Fold up your 1" flap. Slide the plastic bottoms of the Easter treat packaging as far as they go in the crease of the 1" flap. Carefully staple them in place – make sure your staple is no more than about 1/4" from the bottom (any higher up and you won’t be able to tuck in the front flap).
Step 3: Tuck in your matchbook cover underneath the 1" flap.
Step 4: Decorate your cover as desired, I’ve included the dimensions of the mats I used for this particular size of matchbook cover. If you alter the size, you’ll need to alter the dimensions of the CS mats.
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