How to Make Matchbook Notepads

An adorable matchbook-sized notepad for capturing doodles or for sketching on the go! Supplies available at www.flourish-art.com

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How to Make Matchbook Notepads
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Dilute metallic acrylic paint with a small amount of water (about 3:1). Paint sheets of heavy paper with the diluted paint. Let dry.

Dilute metallic acrylic paint with a small amount of water (about 3:1). Paint sheets of heavy paper with the diluted paint. Let dry.

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Place a stencil over the painted heavy paper and spray with Perfect Pearls Mist spray.

Place a stencil over the painted heavy paper and spray with Perfect Pearls Mist spray.

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Remove stencil and allow to dry.

Remove stencil and allow to dry.

4
Use full strength metallic acrylic paint to apply a stamped image. Allow some of the stamped designs to run off the edge of the paper, protecting your work surface. Allow to dry.

Use full strength metallic acrylic paint to apply a stamped image. Allow some of the stamped designs to run off the edge of the paper, protecting your work surface. Allow to dry.

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Trim the heavy paper into as many 2 1/4" x 5 1/2" pieces as you can get out of it. I was able to cut 3 of this size from my paper.

Trim the heavy paper into as many 2 1/4" x 5 1/2" pieces as you can get out of it. I was able to cut 3 of this size from my paper.

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Measure 1/2" from one short edge and fold up. Crease the fold well, using a paper creaser or scorer if possible.

Measure 1/2" from one short edge and fold up. Crease the fold well, using a paper creaser or scorer if possible.

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Place 15 sheets of thinner drawing paper (cut 2 1/4" x 2 1/4") under this fold and staple in place. Do not staple through two layers of the heavy paper, refer to the photograph for stapler placement.

Place 15 sheets of thinner drawing paper (cut 2 1/4" x 2 1/4") under this fold and staple in place. Do not staple through two layers of the heavy paper, refer to the photograph for stapler placement.

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From the opposite short side, measure 2 1/8", fold and crease well. Measure 2 3/8" from the same edge, fold and crease well.

From the opposite short side, measure 2 1/8", fold and crease well. Measure 2 3/8" from the same edge, fold and crease well.

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Fold one short side under the other short side. Use alphabet stamps and a stamp pad to add the message of your choice on the front of the notepad. If desired, stamp a small "chop" on the back.

Fold one short side under the other short side. Use alphabet stamps and a stamp pad to add the message of your choice on the front of the notepad. If desired, stamp a small "chop" on the back.

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Done! Gift these fabulous little notepads to all of your friends and tuck one into your pocket or purse too!

Done! Gift these fabulous little notepads to all of your friends and tuck one into your pocket or purse too!

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