Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Halloween Matchbook

This cute little "Boo" matchbook idea belongs to Carrie Gaskin. She generously let me share the dimensions and directions with you. This was one of the fun make and takes we did up at the Boyne Highlands crop. It's so easy and so fun, just imagine passing these out at your kid's Halloween party at school! First you need to choose some cute fall paper, this one is our Enchanted paper, the colors aren't necessarily typical Halloween which is why I love them! Cut the long Sunflower cardstock 2 3/4" by 6". Cut the smaller patterned paper piece 2 1/2" by 2". Cut the orange paper 2 1/2" by 1 1/2." Punch out a 1 1/2" circle from the Sunflower cardstock.

Distress everything with black ink and a sponge tool.

Stick the 6" paper into your trimmer and use your dry embosser to score it at the 3/4", 3 1/2" and 3 3/4" marks. Now fold them all in and distress the folds.

Glue the patterned piece to the front of the matchbook.

Lay your matchbook flat and stamp the words "trick or treat" from the October Word Puzzle at the top of the lower flap of the match book.

It should look like this before folding it back up.

On the circle, stamp the bat from same stamp set.

Glue the "moon" with the bat in the center of the front flap of the match book.

On the orange piece, stamp the word "Boo" with the Homestead Alphabet.

Stick that piece inside the match book cover.

Stick two lifesavers (inside the cellophane wrappers of course) inside the cover, use Tombow to glue them down, make sure the word "Lifesavers" is not showing.

Punch out two black circles, about 1/2" to 3/4" in diameter, whatever you like, use a white pen to add a little sparkle.

Put those down on the center of the Lifesavers with a glue dot.

Staple the bottom flap under the word "or." To close just tuck the top flap into the bottom and you have a sweet treat!

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