Nov 12 2009

Stamp Simply #113 – Matchbook Folds

Matchbook Folds — I’m on a fold kick latey, and today it is a matchbook fold.  With this fold you have one small fold and one large fold so it kind of looks like and opens like a matchbook.  Check out all the DT samples today for some fun ideas and great inspiration with this fun fold!

Keyword ssnotime113 – There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload your project at Splitcoast and/or your Blog, anytime at all. You (and that means anyone and everyone, blogger or not!) can play as many times as you like!!! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here.

Check out the great samples for the Stamp Simply Challenge today on the blogs of these fabulous designers:

Please bear with us all as we each upload and link on Thursday night.  Everyone should be up and set by Friday morning.

You may see all SCS Gallery Submissions here.

And here’s my matchbook creation for this week,


I haven’t done a matchbook fold in years and forgot how FUN they were.  I kept it simple, using Raspberry Tart DP and Cameo Coral (SU) for my color and some of the NEW product by JustRite for my Miss You Sentiment from JUST A NOTE  and my 2″ WIDE Border — links at end of post.  I have a piece of 3/8″ Black Velvet glued onto the bottom portion, and it’s just cut on the ends. (NOTE:  3 new types of Velvet are being added to the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store this weekend!)


Here’s the open view so you can see how it functions.  The top flap slides under the bottom flap, just like a matchbook.  I have the very bottom portion of the small flap glued down, way inside the fold, allowing room for the top flap to enter.  (When you click on Bethany’s link above, she shows a photo of exactly what I did — she did it just the same.)  My sentiment is attached to the bottom flap with SU Dimensionals.  It is cut with my Petite Circle Nesties and decorated with Kaiser Pearls in Snow.  Here’s the how-to:

  • Cut your paper the long way, to 11 x 4 25.

  • Score in 1.25″ from one short edge, score again 5.25″ down from your first score.


Two NEW sets available on preorder were used to make this sentiment.  JUST A NOTE BORDER AND CENTERS to fit the 1 5/8 and 2″ Stampers was used for the sentiment and the 2″ ROUND WIDE BORDERS was used for my pretty, wide border.

If you scroll to the bottom of this post you can see some of the NEW product and click on links to take you to the other sets in the November Release lineup. 

The above link also provides you with a comprehensive list and links to all items currently sale priced at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store — briefly:

Ribbon Spools (15% off) (not cut yardage)

Scor-It Full Sized and Scor-It Mini (20% off)

JustRite Christmas Sets (20% off)

JustRite Monogram Sets (30% off)

Buttons reduced

Check out the BIGGER BOW EASY here.

I am still accepting preorders on the NEW JustRite Product, due to arrive soon!  Email me at [email protected] to reserve your favorite sets!

Also my 6 x 6 Pads of Kaiser Paper have shipped so I should have them next week!


Thanks much for stopping in to check out our challenge!  I can’t wait to see what the DT girls have done and I hope you can give a matchbook fold a try as well!!! Have a wonderful weekend, everyone.  Hope to see you soon! 

17 responses so far

17 Responses to “Stamp Simply #113 – Matchbook Folds”

  1. Jerri Kay says:

    How fun Sharon, I haven’t seen a matchbook fold card before, love it!

  2. Teri says:

    Those are SOOO cool!

  3. I love the punches of black and the tiny pearls. Very pretty Sharon! I had fun with this one. I really love unique folds for cards. Thanks!

  4. Jenny Gropp says:

    Great challenge Sharon! Love your matchbook fold — You show off JustRite beautifully! The delicate punches mirror the circle’s border perfectly!!

  5. Janine says:

    Hi Sharon!! Love your card!! Beautiful paper… Have a lovely weekend…

  6. Deb Saaranen says:

    Very pretty–love the color combo!

  7. Beautiful, Sharon! Love how you used the JR piece as part of the “latch”!

  8. Kim Howard says:

    Beautiful matchbox card, love those colors.

  9. barb schram says:

    Love the pearls on the stamped border Sharon! And the colors are delicious! Perfect swirls in the corners, right amount of ribbon! Just perfect!!

  10. Kathie says:

    I love this fold – AND what you did with it. I have never made a card with this fold so you have inspired me once again. 🙂 TFS

  11. Angela says:

    Hey Sharon, I love the colors of your matchbook, I like pink and green together.

    I actually finally had a chance to play with you this week. I kinda had a hard time keeping it “simple” though. It was fun though. I haven’t done a matchbook for a really long time.


  12. AJ says:

    love it Sharon!! thanks for a great challenge- i need to remember to do them more often! 🙂

  13. Rose Ann says:

    Beautiful matchbook fold card, Sharon!! I love the pretty papers and pearls!!

  14. leslierich says:

    Oh, Sharon, this has such country charm and it’s so pretty! I just love the matchbook design!

  15. Barb T says:

    Sharon, I love this matchbook design. I made my card back in November and just got around to adding to my scs gallery.

    Here it is

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