How to Create Matchbook Style Notebooks With Graphic 45

Create refillable matchbook style notebooks with Graphic 45 patterned papers, Cling Stamps, Cardstock and ribbon. These are great for gifts, random acts of kindness, teachers or showers.

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How to Create Matchbook Style Notebooks With Graphic 45
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Use the smaller patterns from the 8x8 inch and 6x6 inch paper pads for these little bitty notebooks.

Use the smaller patterns from the 8x8 inch and 6x6 inch paper pads for these little bitty notebooks.

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Choose a variety of Graphic 45 cling stamps. Use lighter colored inks so you can easily see what you've written on your note pages.

Choose a variety of Graphic 45 cling stamps. Use lighter colored inks so you can easily see what you've written on your note pages.

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I'm using a selection of Distress and chalk inks. You will also need sharp scissors, double sided adhesive tape, cropodile, glue stick, ribbon trims, blending tools, multiple stamp blocks.

I'm using a selection of Distress and chalk inks. You will also need sharp scissors, double sided adhesive tape, cropodile, glue stick, ribbon trims, blending tools, multiple stamp blocks.

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Cut cardstock to 6 3/4 x 3 inches. Score at 2 1/2 , 2 3/4, 5 3/4, and 6 inches. Cut patterned papers...2 at (2 7/8 x 2 7/8),2 at (2 7/8 x 2 3/8) 1 at (2 7/8 x 5/8 inch. Also a variety of fussy cuts.

Cut cardstock to 6 3/4 x 3 inches. Score at 2 1/2 , 2 3/4, 5 3/4, and 6 inches. Cut patterned papers...2 at (2 7/8 x 2 7/8),2 at (2 7/8 x 2 3/8) 1 at (2 7/8 x 5/8 inch. Also a variety of fussy cuts.

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I've cut 25 inside pages 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 inches. You can perforate 1 side 3/4 of an inch in if your paper cutter has that attachment...but it's not absolutely necessary.  begin stamping around edges.

I've cut 25 inside pages 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 inches. You can perforate 1 side 3/4 of an inch in if your paper cutter has that attachment...but it's not absolutely necessary. begin stamping around edges.

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Punch holes 3/4 inch in from each outside edge. Stamp additional images if desired. Ink outside edges with blending tool.  Having multiple stamp blocks will help this process go very quickly.

Punch holes 3/4 inch in from each outside edge. Stamp additional images if desired. Ink outside edges with blending tool. Having multiple stamp blocks will help this process go very quickly.

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Remember  to use the smaller patterns of Graphic 45 papers so you'll get full images on your cut papers.

Remember to use the smaller patterns of Graphic 45 papers so you'll get full images on your cut papers.

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Ink all edges on outside of notebook and attach patterned papers to corresponding sections on cardstock.

Ink all edges on outside of notebook and attach patterned papers to corresponding sections on cardstock.

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Ink all edges on inside of notebook and attach patterned papers to corresponding sections on cardstock.

Ink all edges on inside of notebook and attach patterned papers to corresponding sections on cardstock.

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Attach background piece.

Attach background piece.

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Next add stamp image being careful not to overlap edge by too much.

Next add stamp image being careful not to overlap edge by too much.

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Add vintage girl image and top with fussy cut flowers.

Add vintage girl image and top with fussy cut flowers.

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Insert metal eyelets to insure the trim does not pull through and tare the cardstock.

Insert metal eyelets to insure the trim does not pull through and tare the cardstock.

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Thread coordinating ribbon trim through the book securing on top with a bow or double knot.

Thread coordinating ribbon trim through the book securing on top with a bow or double knot.

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Add notes inside book and tare off sheets as needed. To refill simply undo trim and add additional pages.

Add notes inside book and tare off sheets as needed. To refill simply undo trim and add additional pages.

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Make these little matchbook style notebooks for every occasion to keep in your purse and to give away. Great little hostess gift or stocking stuffer. Also a lovely random act of kindness gift.

Make these little matchbook style notebooks for every occasion to keep in your purse and to give away. Great little hostess gift or stocking stuffer. Also a lovely random act of kindness gift.

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Use a variety of stamps inside to personalize the pages to the cover.

Use a variety of stamps inside to personalize the pages to the cover.

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